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3 box strategy for success of corporates need of the hour: Dr VG

Vijay Govindarajan spoke about his new book, "The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation." The Hans India writes, “Dr. Vijay inspired the audience by saying that planning for future is meaningless, but preparing for the future is very critical.”

Jan 27, 2016

M and A little bit of history repeating

Quotes Anant Sundaram on the timing of the merger of industrial giants Johnson Controls and Tyco. "One would think that sensible, smart M&A activity should be countercyclical to the market," says Sundaram. "You want to buy something low, not when it's high!"

Jan 26, 2016

Who You Know and How You Shop

New research from Scott Neslin shows how social contagion influences purchasing behavior.

Jan 26, 2016

Iconic brands under pressure

Sydney Finkelstein comments on recent successes and failures at McDonalds, Walmart, and other major brands.

Jan 25, 2016

Savings, Investment, Wealth Creation and Access to Capital

Frederick McKinney, managing director of Minority Programs, Executive Education, offers four suggestions to increase greater access to capital for minority businesses; growing profitability, marketing future profitability, growing minority household savings, and attracting more minority savings for minority firms.

Jan 25, 2016

Global MBA Ranking 2016

Tuck is ranked 13th among U.S. full-time programs and 22nd among MBA programs worldwide by the Financial Times. The FT rankings are calculated as an aggregation of 20 distinct measures of a school’s performance.

Jan 25, 2016

Advice From the Anti-Steve Jobs

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees, senior fellow at the Center for Global Business and Government, on the book A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates, best known as secretary of defense, first under George W. Bush and then under Barack Obama until 2011.

Jan 25, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Lessons on Leadership

It is one of the most pressing issues facing companies, government agencies, and educational institutions: what are the most effective styles of leadership, and how can they be developed?

Jan 25, 2016

Legendary grape grower betting Lake County will be the next Wine Country

W. Andrew Beckstoffer T'66, owner of the To Kalon Vineyard, plans to give away Cabernet from his Amber Knolls vineyard for free to 10 worthy winemakers.

Jan 22, 2016

The Daily 202: Cruz and Clinton each lose another news cycle as the Iowa caucuses approach

The Washington Post highlights that former Governor John Lynch, senior fellow for the Center for Global Business and Government, introduced presidential candidate John Kasich when he held a town hall at Tuck.

Jan 22, 2016

Why Anonymous Feedback Does More Harm than Good

Sydney Finkelstein says, "Successful leaders understand that mistakes happen, and they encourage employees to speak up so that everyone can learn, adapt, and adjust in real time.”

Jan 22, 2016

Four Reasons Not To Bail From Stocks in Your 401(k)

Cites the Dimensional Funds 2015 Matrix Book written by Kenneth French giving four important points on why you shouldn't bail from stocks in your 401(k). The book compiles returns from the past 80 years and, according to Forbes contributor John Wasik, “is incredibly useful in seeing the virtues of a long-term, buy-and-hold strategy.”

Jan 21, 2016

Schmoozing like a winner: A guide to networking Davos-style

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how to effectively network at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Finkelstein offers four tips on how to network “Davos-style”; Always look to trade up, work on social capital, not economic capital, network like a superboss, and remember that CEOs are just like anyone else.

Jan 21, 2016

From economy to econoMEH: global growth is mixed

Matthew Slaughter says, “You know, the world economy on the whole, it’s too much Piglet,” referring to the skittish character in "Winnie the Pooh" stories. “We’d love to have a lot more Tigger in the world economy, we’d love to have innovation happening in lots of countries, a sense of clear job growth and new companies being created.”

Jan 21, 2016

A CA topper from over 40 years ago reminisces

Vijay Govindarajan recounts his experience of being awarded the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in the Chartered Accountancy exam in 1972. The article was triggered by James John Britto, a student from Chennai – the same city as VG, becoming the all-India topper in the Chartered Accountancy exam for 2015. “It was such a pleasant surprise to see a Chennai lad bagging the Gold Medal this year. These youngsters are what give me hope about India. This is going to be India’s century. These youngsters will make the dream come true,” Govindarajan stated.

Jan 20, 2016

N.H.’s 2016 Economic Outlook; Solar Net Metering Update

Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses how the broader U.S. economy is on stronger footing, but how there are still concerns, especially regarding China's economic woes.

Jan 20, 2016

Cornell To Launch Big Data-Focused MBA Program Featuring Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon

Quotes Alva Taylor, director for the Center for Digital Strategies, in an article on Johnson’s recent development of a digital technology program for MBA and computer science students.

Jan 19, 2016

He’s building a charcuterie empire one link at a time

Highlights a group of Tuck students who did a study for Joshua Smith, chef and charcuterie specialist at Moody’s in Waltham Massachusetts. Smith enlisted the help of Tuck to see if it was possible to recreate his Waltham business in Boston.

Jan 19, 2016