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Why George Lucas is more than just a Creative Genius

Sydney Finkelstein says, "Collaboration and creative exploration were two of the keys to what helped translate the vision of George Lucas into a series of era-defining films, and technologies.”

Dec 16, 2015

Mahindra Seeks Styling Cachet With Ferrari Designer Purchase

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan on Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s purchase of Pininfarina, an Italian design house. “Italian design has flair, an element of style that makes these cars so desirable, just for their sheer design. Mahindra has an opportunity to succeed globally with frugal engineering and world-class styling. That could be a game changer.”

Dec 15, 2015

Building a Better Internship

Meet three Tuck students who landed unique internships by tapping into the school's extensive career resources and alumni network.

Dec 15, 2015

The Force Awakens — And With It, Our Workplaces?

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on the history of George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, an epicenter of filmmaking’s digital revolution during the 1980s and 1990s (and today).

Dec 14, 2015

State Farm Angles for a Brand Repositioning

Kevin Keller says, "I'd be surprised if they're walking away from the 'good neighbor' tagline—that agent system is their business model and how they operate. But they may rethink how they want to express that."

Dec 11, 2015

How Costly Is Bankruptcy For The CEO?

New research by Tuck professor B. Espen Eckbo sheds light on the impact of corporate bankruptcy on CEOs’ personal careers and wealth.

Dec 10, 2015

Keurig Deal is Sweet in Era of Low Premiums

Quotes Colin Blaydon on the recent $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. by JAB Holding Co., a privately-held fund. Blaydon says, “Any take-private transaction has to be seen as a strong valuation or it will be vulnerable to shareholder lawsuits, or even be in danger of not attracting sufficient current shareholder support to complete the transaction.”

Dec 10, 2015

With a Rate Hike Around the Corner, It’s the Right Time to Buy Value Stocks...

Cites an article in Barron's quoting Jonathan Lewellen on purchasing value stocks when the US Fed is expected to raise interest rates. Lewellen stated, "The short answer is that value stocks seem to outperform growth stocks during periods when the federal-funds rate is increasing, mostly because growth stocks do relatively poorly."

Dec 10, 2015

Schools With the Happiest MBAs

Cites Forbes’ most satisfied business school graduates survey that ranks Tuck second noting that over 70% of alumni contributed to the school’s annual fund. Poets and Quants highlights that Tuck is the only program besides Darden to rank in the top five in all three satisfaction measurements.

Dec 10, 2015

American Unions and a Steelworker Lockout

Dean Matthew Slaughter weighs in on the lockout struggle Allegheny Technologies employees from the United Steelworkers workers’ union are engaged in over benefits and healthcare. Slaughter says, “The example of Allegheny technologies is very representative of how these global companies connected to the world through international trade investment really are the canaries in the coal mine for the competitive pressures and the creative destruction that globalization creates.”

Dec 10, 2015

A New Dean at Tuck, a New ‘Refined Vision’ for the School

Dean Matthew Slaughter says, “We’re a place for people who want to be part of a community that aspires to improve the lot of the world. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to making a better world. And the way we do it is by creating a community where you feel a strong sense of belonging. We empower students and instruct them to pursue their dreams. Our goal is to prepare wise leaders to better the world.”

Dec 10, 2015

In the Emergency Department, the Urgency of Non-Urgent Care

Physician Kevin Curtis is leveraging his Master of Health Care Delivery Science experience to help high utilizers in the ED.

Dec 08, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Survival of the Nimblest

Technology continues to remake large swatches of the global economy. Want Exhibit A that the world of finance is being transformed? How about banks deciding whether to lend to you based on how quickly you run down your smartphone battery?

Dec 07, 2015

Vanguard Should Get Active

Mentions research by Kenneth French in an article around Vanguard adding $185 billion to its low-cost and passively-managed funds which may put the company on pace to bring in more money than any other asset manager in history.

Dec 04, 2015

Disrupting Mr Disrupter

Highlights the recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review co-authored by Andrew King, which argues “the majority” of Christensen’s 77 case studies did not fully fit his theory. The Economist says that Clay Christensen should not be given the last word on disruptive innovation and should be treated as one voice among many on this subject.

Dec 04, 2015

Business Schools with the Most Satisfied MBA Graduates

Tuck ranks second on a list of Forbes' most satisfied business school graduates.

Dec 04, 2015

Stanford’s Business School Tells M.B.A.s to Wait on Startups

Quotes Nathan Sharp T’12, co-founder of Nifti. Sharp says his view has shifted since creating his startup. The article also highlights Justin Gerrard T’16 and co-founder of Bae.

Dec 03, 2015

Scrutiny on Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Grows More Intense

Sydney Finkelstein says, "That's kind of how the CEO culture really works in America. If Mark Zuckerberg showed up [at Yahoo] and said, 'I'm going to spend three years trying to figure it out,' I'm not sure he would. If [former Google CEO Eric] Schmidt did, I'm not so sure, either. You ride a wave, you're doing great, but the world changes."

Dec 03, 2015