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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

5 Behaviors of the Most Successful Leaders

Cites a recent article by Sydney Finkelstein in the Harvard Business Review and outlines five common behaviors of the most successful leaders.

Dec 01, 2015

Vogel: Hang Ups

John Vogel comments on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that allow loan servicers to make robo calls. “The motivation seems to be that the government wants to do a better job collecting the trillion dollars of outstanding student loans.”

Dec 01, 2015

Nonprofits, Aiming for Relevance, Try On New Names

Kevin Lane Keller says, "One of the hardest things with nonprofits is that they do a lot of different things. It's hard to put in a box and put a label on. It's a paragraph, not a couple of words."

Dec 01, 2015

China’s Currency Joins the IMF’s Elite

Matthew Slaughter comments on news that China’s renminbi will be added to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reserve. "When you're a kid, there is a moment when you cross that line of enjoying being with your little cousins to wanting to be at the grown-up table," says Slaughter. "The grown ups set the rules. The grownups decide what the menu will be. In a very tangible sense, China is now more at the grown-ups table for policymaking than they were last week."

Dec 01, 2015

Minimum Wage Migration?

Paul Wolfson argues that unemployment does not rise when the minimum wage increases. Rather, it pushes up wages all around that results in more spending, and therefore more business, that offsets the need for business to pay higher wages.

Nov 30, 2015

Pfizer-Allergan Merger Won’t Lead to New, Innovative Drugs

Donald Conway T’72 comments on the $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan deal that instantly turned the combined company, Pfizer Plc, into the world's largest drug maker. Conway argues that these types of mergers are going to increase the cost of health care.

Nov 30, 2015