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O’Malley in No Mood to Give Up

Quotes William Martin D’87 in an article on presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley’s recent visit to Dartmouth. Martin comments on the candidates that have come through the region describing them as, “earnest, smart, hardworking people trying to solve problems.”

Oct 19, 2015

From Academia to Plan Design

Punam Keller helped Ohio Deferred Compensation simplify it's opt-in form for retirement savings, which increased employee participation in its first six months of use.

Oct 19, 2015

Q. and A.: Louie Cheng on Chemical Contamination in Tianjin

Louie Cheng T'03 discusses why recent explosions in Tianjin, China were not entirely a surprise and how people can protect themselves.

Oct 16, 2015

The New Faculty Faces at the Top Business Schools

Highlights new Tuck faculty member Laurens Debo, who previously spent six years at Booth. Debo says, “I was blown away by the quality of the MBAs.”

Oct 16, 2015

How Useful is Christensen’s Theory of Disruptive Innovation?

Review of a paper co-authored by Andrew King about the usefulness of the theory of disruptive innovation—or the theory that innovators with cheap solutions to a vexing market problem can unseat larger, more established rivals.

Oct 16, 2015

DraftKings, Airbnb Exploit Loopholes to Cash In

In an article about the government updating laws for companies such as Draftkings, Uber, and Airbnb, Sydney Finkelstein says that the digitalization of the world multiplies the potential number of insurgent business models such as these.

Oct 16, 2015

Still a Must-Have

Matthew Slaughter comments on the challenges that U.S. employers face with the complications of the H-1B program. “If (American firms) can’t import the talent, they will export the jobs. Unlike lawyers or doctors, the MBA qualification is transferable across borders.”

Oct 16, 2015

Tuck Ranked #3 by the Economist

Tuck is ranked third in The Economist's 2015 "Which MBA?" rankings. The ranking is based on student surveys and takes into account schools that open new career opportunities, provide personal development and educational experience, an increasing salary and networking potential.

Oct 16, 2015

Cable-Tec Expo: Bright Ideas Don’t Guarantee Success

In a recent keynote speech, Ron Adner said, "Edison, Apple, Amazon—they thought about what else needs to happen, beyond the technological innovation. Edison looked at the lightbulb and saw the systems that needed to be built, and he went out and built them—including means to generate and transmit power, and the power meter, to bill for it."

Oct 15, 2015

Square, Mobile Payments Giant, Just Filed for its IPO

Sydney Finkelstein comments on what Jack Dorsey needs to do to be successful as CEO of two companies. "To make something like this work, you have to have a world-class team around you."

Oct 15, 2015

MBA Careers: Shortage of Digital Chiefs Presents Employment Opportunities

Alva Taylor says there is a need to reform established philosophies and cultures when trying to pivot with technology in traditional enterprises. He states, “Managing that evolution requires rethinking longstanding trade-offs between standardization and innovation, efficiency and flexibility, and centralization and decentralization.”

Oct 14, 2015

How Much Does Cheap Money affect Mega-Business Deals?

Anant Sundaram comments on Dell’s purchase of data storage company EMC for $67 billion. He says, "Interest rates play a very small role in affecting mergers and acquisitions."

Oct 13, 2015

The Biggest Culprit in VW’s Emissions Scandal

Concerning the Volkswagen scandal, Paul Argenti says "It may be many things, but my sense is that rather than a large conspiracy, it is yet another example of a company hell bent on growth whose performance culture created this problem rather than direct orders from the top of the company."

Oct 13, 2015

What Makes a Good Unicorn?

Adam Marcus T'07, managing partner at OpenView Venture Partners, explains why unicorn companies should focus more on execution than raising as much capital as possible.

Oct 13, 2015

Democrat Jumping into N.H. Governor’s Race

Highlights the announcement that Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern T’09 will be running for governor of New Hampshire in the upcoming election.

Oct 12, 2015

Fed ‘Painted in a Corner’

Peter Fisher argues that one of the reasons we have such weak energy and commodity pricing is because the interest rate has been kept at zero for the past eight years. Fisher states, “The boom and bust cycle in energy and commodities is partly brought to us by the zero interest rate policies. The perverse consequences are coming home to roost.”

Oct 12, 2015

The Briefing

Sydney Finkelstein says Volkswagen's CEO should be held culpable in the diesel emissions scandal. “We don’t know if he did anything (illegal), but it is the job of the CEO to set the cultural and ethical standards and values in an organization.”

Oct 12, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Three Reasons to Support the TPP

A plurality of Americans support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Oct 12, 2015