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What I Was Wrong about This Year

Quotes Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about how to fully understand probabilities, especially low probabilities. “Just because it’s rare,” he says, “doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.”

Dec 24, 2017

Finding the Right Funding Partners

In an article about how businesses can find the right funding partners, Daniella Reichstetter T’07 says it's important for businesses to align their needs with investor expectations in order to effectively leverage the relationship.

Dec 22, 2017

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

American Airlines Vows to Take Steps against Racial Bias

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about steps American Airlines is taking in response to passenger complaints regarding racially biased treatment. Argenti says the proposed changes are a good first step but the company needs to make bolder moves to significantly change its culture.

Dec 01, 2017

MBA Programs Edging Closer to Gender Parity

“Much of the progress in encouraging more women to enroll in MBA programs has been made at the leading business schools,” writes Poets & Quants. At Tuck, women make up 44 percent of the Class of 2019, up 11 percentage points from five years ago.

Nov 29, 2017

Smart Beta: What’s in a Name?

Cites the three-factor model designed to describe stock returns by Kenneth French and Eugene Fama in an article about smart beta. Smart beta is a set of investment strategies that emphasizes capturing investment factors or market inefficiencies in a rules-based and transparent way.

Nov 27, 2017

Club Store Shopping Makes You Spend and Eat More

A feature article about new research by Kusum Ailawadi regarding how club store shopping affects consumers. Ailawadi found that people who shop at club stores spend more, shop more often, and consume more calories than those who don’t.

Nov 24, 2017

Macy’s Suffers Credit Card Payment Glitch at the Worst Possible Time: Black Friday

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about issues Macy’s had with its credit card systems on Black Friday. Argenti says that even though the issues were resolved by Friday evening, the experience may turn customers off to the retailer throughout the holiday shopping season.

Nov 24, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Whining. It Turns out U.S. Manufacturing Was Surging All Along

Cites research by Andrew Bernard in an article about the strength of U.S. manufacturing and the perception that the sector has shrunk. Bernard found that some manufacturing firms have changed their methods so drastically in recent decades that they are no longer considered manufacturers in economic statistics.

Nov 22, 2017