News

There’s More to Naming a Company after Yourself Than Ego

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller in an article about the challenges that arise for businesses with eponymous founders. Keller says having a namesake business makes it difficult for the company to be flexible and move on from the name if need be.

Jan 05, 2018

How a Tragic Oversight Led These Two 20-Somethings to Build a Lifesaving Tech Startup

Features Vijay Govindarajan in an article about Stasis Labs, a startup that created innovative health monitoring systems for the Indian market. Govindarajan says the company has a clear path for expanding into Africa, but breaking into the U.S. will be more difficult.

Jan 04, 2018

Clifford K. Chiu Joins Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship as Senior Fellow

Chiu, a corporate director and private investment firm senior advisor, hopes to guide Tuck students with an interest in the buy-side and sell-side on Wall Street.

Jan 04, 2018

Taking Measure of Experiential Learning

Kerry Laufer shares strategies business schools can adopt to ensure they deliver project-based, experiential courses with strong learning outcomes.

Jan 03, 2018

B-School Deans Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article sharing New Year’s resolutions from prominent business school deans. Slaughter says the Tuck School resolves to foster even more reflecting inward and looking outward in 2018.

Jan 02, 2018

Too Much Screening Has Misled Us about Real Cancer Risk Factors, Experts Say

Highlights new research by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, about the potential risks of widespread screening for scrutiny-dependent cancers. “Detecting cancers that would never become apparent is screwing up our understanding of risk factors,” Welch says.

Jan 01, 2018

A Prescription to Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending

Features Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about how to curb the $765 billion a year that is wasted by the U.S. health care system. Welch says that while the waste needs to be eliminated or reduced, finding a solution for doing so is not the most difficult obstacle standing in the way.

Dec 21, 2017

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Sydney Finkelstein offers advice on how business leaders can become expert teachers, gleaned from his years of research on world-class managers.

Dec 20, 2017

The 50 Big Ideas for 2018

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article predicting business trends for 2018. Finkelstein says there will be a boom in mergers & acquisitions, and that he’s eyeing companies like Amazon and Viacom to make moves in the new year.

Dec 19, 2017

Let Intrapreneurs Bloom

Cites “Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave” by Vijay Govindarajan in an article about intrapreneurs—employees of large companies that are given the freedom and resources to spur new ideas.

Dec 13, 2017

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Succeed Resigning Sen. Al Franken

Tina Smith T’84, Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, was chosen by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to fill the Senate seat vacated by Al Franken. Smith is also expected to run for election next November to finish out the term.

Dec 13, 2017

Why Success Is a Matter of Time

Features Ron Adner in an article about Disney’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, and the importance of timing when launching a new business.

Dec 11, 2017