How risk taker Jay Chiat became adland’s ‘superboss’

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on how Jay Chiat, creative risk-taker and advertising agency founder, became a superboss.

Feb 01, 2016

How I realized the incredible impact that great bosses have

Highlights the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein and his definition of what it means to be a "superboss."

Feb 01, 2016

MBA graduates’ love affair with consultancy endures

Quotes Stephen Pidgeon T'07 on how consulting firms hired the most MBAs at Tuck in 2015 for the second consecutive year. More than a third of Tuck’s students this year have entered consulting, with the big three—McKinsey, BCG and Bain— hiring 18 percent. Pidgeon says, "Consulting provides a very good match for the interests of MBA students in that it looks for intellectually curious people with a strong mix of hard and soft skills."

Feb 01, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Let the Games Begin—and Let the True Math Be Revealed

Here in the United States, the long wait ends starting today. In the great state of Iowa, in about 12 hours from this missive hitting your inbox voters will congregate in school gyms and other public spaces to caucus for their preferred presidential candidate.

Feb 01, 2016

Indian B-schools need to an eco-system to promote research: Prof Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan discusses impacting the world of business by improving management practice and academic research in American business schools. “Instead of viewing them as conflict, we should bring them together. B-schools must publish rigorous research but also inform practice with that research,” he says.

Jan 29, 2016

Choosing the Best B-School for Consulting

Beat the GMAT cites a recent story, Tuck Class of 2015 Enjoys Record-Breaking Career Results, that reports 18% of the class of 2015 received offers from the elite three consulting firms alone—McKinsey, Bain and BCG. The article provides examples of how Tuck students train for the industry, and also gives credit to distinguished strategy and management professors.

Jan 27, 2016

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