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Innovation in health care delivery can be boiled down to these 4 ideas

An excerpt from How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time by Chris Trimble, on four ways an innovation can improve health care delivery.

Jan 04, 2016

2015: The Year of Health Reform

Quotes Chris Trimble on new health care innovations being less costly in the U.S. "The thing that makes me most optimistic is how often I'm seeing health systems make big commitments in this direction. If we keep seeing that, the next question is: Will physician innovators step up and do this kind of work? Will leaders support them?"

Jan 04, 2016

The Sum of all the Business School Rankings of 2015

Tuck was recently ranked ninth in the annual "Ranking of the MBA Rankings" compiled by MBA50. The annual ranking combines the results of all the rankings of the last 12 months by regions of the world.

Jan 04, 2016

What Your CEO Is Reading

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein from his newest book Superbosses on what makes a particular CEO a superboss. “They didn’t just build organizations; they spotted, trained, and developed a future generation of leaders. They belong in a category beyond superstars: superbosses.”

Jan 04, 2016

Nine leadership books to watch for in 2016

Provides a brief introduction to Superbosses, a forthcoming book by Sydney Finkelstein on business personalities who are nurturing a new generation of leaders.

Jan 04, 2016

Season’s Greetings Mean Corporate Stress

Paul Argenti says, "The pressure is so great among companies to avoid offending individual groups that they end up offending everyone."

Dec 23, 2015

Paying Off $150K in MBA Debt in Five Years

Phil DeGisi T’09, head of marketing at CommonBond, paid off his $150k debt from Tuck in just over 5 years.

Dec 22, 2015

Ten Women from the Class of 2017 to Watch

Highlights Nicole Burns T’17, as one of 10 women to watch in the Class of 2017.

Dec 22, 2015

One Terrible Habit that Jack Dorsey and Steve Jobs have in Common

Cites Sydney Finkelstein's remarks on what Jack Dorsey needs to do to be successful as CEO of two companies. "To make something like this work, you have to have a world-class team around you. Effective leaders delegate."

Dec 22, 2015

The Worst CEO Screw-Ups of 2015

Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, offers his input for a list of CEOs who made the most egregious errors in 2015.

Dec 22, 2015

Rising in the Mideast: The World’s New Landlord

Article quotes Tom Arnold T'91, head of the Americas real estate group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), which has become one of the world's largest property owners.

Dec 21, 2015

The Top 10 Business Schools with the Highest GMAT Scores

Tuck is highlighted as one of 10 business schools where students entered with average GMAT scores of at least 715.

Dec 18, 2015

3, 2, 1…Lift off!

Peter Fisher spoke about the affect of the Fed's announcement on markets, the mechanism of the short-term rate hike and what "lift off" really means.

Dec 18, 2015

Chris Trimble, Author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time

Chris Trimble argues, “Here in the United States, we need to find ways to deliver higher quality care at lower cost. Why wouldn’t we look for inspiration to nations around the world that have struggled with minimal resources for decades.”

Dec 17, 2015

10 Business Schools To Watch In 2016

Mentions Tuck as one of 10 schools to watch in 2016. The article highlights Dean Matthew Slaughter’s vision for Tuck ‘to prepare wise leaders to better the world’ by increasing students global engagement with programs such as TuckGO.

Dec 17, 2015

Vogel: Smart Philanthropy

John Vogel’s focuses on how to make smart philanthropic donations during this holiday season. He recommends looking for the United Way symbol on organization websites and using sites such as the Vermont Community Foundation.

Dec 17, 2015

22 MBA programs where graduates earn more than $110,000 right out of school

Highlights Tuck as one of the recently ranked top MBA programs in the world by Business Insider where students earn an average base salary of $110,000 or more post-graduation.

Dec 16, 2015

Public opinion too influences business decisions

Cites a working paper in which Pino Audia analyzed Pentagon press briefings from 2003 to 2006 to see how their content changed when public support of the war shifted.

Dec 16, 2015

The 50 Best Business Schools in the World

Tuck is ranked 8th in Business Insider's sixth annual ranking of the world's best business schools. Business Insider examined the 60 perennially top-rated institutions that offer MBA programs and evaluated them based on the most recent data available on five metrics: reputation, average starting salary after graduation, job-placement rate, average GMAT score, and tuition and fees.

Dec 16, 2015

Why junk bonds won’t spark new crisis: BlackRock

Peter Fisher says, "I think we could see the U.S. economy as a whole do okay. But we could see the corporate sector not do so great, because the cycles are out of sync. Margins already had their run. This is one of the problems of the Fed having extended what they've done so long."

Dec 16, 2015

Why George Lucas is more than just a Creative Genius

Sydney Finkelstein says, "Collaboration and creative exploration were two of the keys to what helped translate the vision of George Lucas into a series of era-defining films, and technologies.”

Dec 16, 2015

Mahindra Seeks Styling Cachet With Ferrari Designer Purchase

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan on Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s purchase of Pininfarina, an Italian design house. “Italian design has flair, an element of style that makes these cars so desirable, just for their sheer design. Mahindra has an opportunity to succeed globally with frugal engineering and world-class styling. That could be a game changer.”

Dec 15, 2015

The Force Awakens — And With It, Our Workplaces?

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on the history of George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, an epicenter of filmmaking’s digital revolution during the 1980s and 1990s (and today).

Dec 14, 2015

State Farm Angles for a Brand Repositioning

Kevin Keller says, "I'd be surprised if they're walking away from the 'good neighbor' tagline—that agent system is their business model and how they operate. But they may rethink how they want to express that."

Dec 11, 2015

Keurig Deal is Sweet in Era of Low Premiums

Quotes Colin Blaydon on the recent $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. by JAB Holding Co., a privately-held fund. Blaydon says, “Any take-private transaction has to be seen as a strong valuation or it will be vulnerable to shareholder lawsuits, or even be in danger of not attracting sufficient current shareholder support to complete the transaction.”

Dec 10, 2015

With a Rate Hike Around the Corner, It’s the Right Time to Buy Value Stocks...

Cites an article in Barron's quoting Jonathan Lewellen on purchasing value stocks when the US Fed is expected to raise interest rates. Lewellen stated, "The short answer is that value stocks seem to outperform growth stocks during periods when the federal-funds rate is increasing, mostly because growth stocks do relatively poorly."

Dec 10, 2015

Schools With the Happiest MBAs

Cites Forbes’ most satisfied business school graduates survey that ranks Tuck second noting that over 70% of alumni contributed to the school’s annual fund. Poets and Quants highlights that Tuck is the only program besides Darden to rank in the top five in all three satisfaction measurements.

Dec 10, 2015

American Unions and a Steelworker Lockout

Dean Matthew Slaughter weighs in on the lockout struggle Allegheny Technologies employees from the United Steelworkers workers’ union are engaged in over benefits and healthcare. Slaughter says, “The example of Allegheny technologies is very representative of how these global companies connected to the world through international trade investment really are the canaries in the coal mine for the competitive pressures and the creative destruction that globalization creates.”

Dec 10, 2015

A New Dean at Tuck, a New ‘Refined Vision’ for the School

Dean Matthew Slaughter says, “We’re a place for people who want to be part of a community that aspires to improve the lot of the world. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to making a better world. And the way we do it is by creating a community where you feel a strong sense of belonging. We empower students and instruct them to pursue their dreams. Our goal is to prepare wise leaders to better the world.”

Dec 10, 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