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Too Much Screening Has Misled Us about Real Cancer Risk Factors, Experts Say

Highlights new research by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, about the potential risks of widespread screening for scrutiny-dependent cancers. “Detecting cancers that would never become apparent is screwing up our understanding of risk factors,” Welch says.

Jan 01, 2018

Our Favorite MBAs of 2017

In a roundup of its favorite MBAs from 2017, Poets & Quants features Ema Pasic Reid T’17. A refugee from the Bosnian War, Reid helped shed light on the refugee experience in 2017 by sharing a video of her Tuck Talk online.

Dec 30, 2017

Four Generations of Coaching Wisdom Created the NFL’s Hottest Young Coach

Features Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the connection between Hall of Fame football coach Bill Walsh and Sean McVay, the upstart head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

Dec 29, 2017

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year

An article about financial mistakes to avoid in 2018 highlights research by Kusum Ailawadi on the effect shopping at club stores, like Costco, has on consumers.

Dec 28, 2017

Business Schools Now Teaching #MeToo, N.F.L. Protests and Trump

Quotes Alen Amini T’18 in an article about business schools reshaping curriculums to address ethical and social issues of the day.

Dec 25, 2017

What I Was Wrong about This Year

Quotes Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about how to fully understand probabilities, especially low probabilities. “Just because it’s rare,” he says, “doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.”

Dec 24, 2017

Finding the Right Funding Partners

In an article about how businesses can find the right funding partners, Daniella Reichstetter T’07 says it's important for businesses to align their needs with investor expectations in order to effectively leverage the relationship.

Dec 22, 2017

A Prescription to Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending

Features Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about how to curb the $765 billion a year that is wasted by the U.S. health care system. Welch says that while the waste needs to be eliminated or reduced, finding a solution for doing so is not the most difficult obstacle standing in the way.

Dec 21, 2017

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Sydney Finkelstein offers advice on how business leaders can become expert teachers, gleaned from his years of research on world-class managers.

Dec 20, 2017

The 50 Big Ideas for 2018

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article predicting business trends for 2018. Finkelstein says there will be a boom in mergers & acquisitions, and that he’s eyeing companies like Amazon and Viacom to make moves in the new year.

Dec 19, 2017

Let Intrapreneurs Bloom

Cites “Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave” by Vijay Govindarajan in an article about intrapreneurs—employees of large companies that are given the freedom and resources to spur new ideas.

Dec 13, 2017

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Succeed Resigning Sen. Al Franken

Tina Smith T’84, Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, was chosen by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to fill the Senate seat vacated by Al Franken. Smith is also expected to run for election next November to finish out the term.

Dec 13, 2017

Why Success Is a Matter of Time

Features Ron Adner in an article about Disney’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, and the importance of timing when launching a new business.

Dec 11, 2017

Index Funds Rule the World, but Should They Rule You?

References research by Kenneth French in an article about the effectiveness of index funds.

Dec 08, 2017

Valeant Catches the Eye of Investors after 97% Plummet

Cites the factor-based research of Eugene Fama and Kenneth French in an article about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global investment manager built on Fama and French’s research.

Dec 06, 2017

Top Tuck 2017 Employment Stat Takeaways: Salaries up, Tech Growing, West Beckons

Highlights employment data for the class of 2017, which includes a new high for average first-year base salary and signing bonus, plus a record number of graduates who accepted positions on the West Coast and in the technology industry.

Dec 05, 2017

Your Company Is Only as Good as Its Hiring Process

After a decade leading teams at Google, running Evernote, and serving on various boards, Chris O’Neill T'01, CEO of Evernote, shares his guidelines for hiring.

Dec 01, 2017

American Airlines Vows to Take Steps against Racial Bias

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about steps American Airlines is taking in response to passenger complaints regarding racially biased treatment. Argenti says the proposed changes are a good first step but the company needs to make bolder moves to significantly change its culture.

Dec 01, 2017