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Blog Entries in May 2017

Celtics Should NOT trade their Number 1 Pick

Once Celtics sign two players under maximum contract ($30 million pay per year), they wont have enough cap space to sign a third star under max contract. So that leaves one more slot. Isaiah Thomas (IT) is coming up for free agency in 2018 summer. He will demand max contract. Can Celtics beat Cavs with IT and Horford. After Game 1, the answer to this question: Are you kidding me? Celtics need 3 All-Stars to beat Cavs....
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 05/18/2017 at 12:44 pm

HBS Professor Mihir Desai’s New Book

In The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return, my friend and HBS Professor Mihir Desai shows how the big ideas of finance can be mapped to ways to understand one’s life. Each chapter is a big idea of finance (risk, valuation, leverage, etc) but the intuition is developed entirely by using the humanities - literature, history, philosophy etc. And, through the use of the...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 05/15/2017 at 05:43 am

Vote For Ron Adner in Thinkers 50

My good friend Ron Adner, David T. McLaughlin Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth, a Best Selling Author, and an Award-Winning Teacher, is the world’s leading expert on strategy and innovation. May I request you to cast your vote for him on the Thinkers50 List this year: https://thinkers50.com/nominations/.  Be sure to nominate Ron Adner for the Strategy Award in addition to voting for him in the Overall Ranking....
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 05/02/2017 at 06:21 am

DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN US HEALTH CARE

US health care system is on an unattainable path— very high cost, not necessarily world class quality, and cannot guarantee universal access. Here are 21 companies that are using digital technologies to transform health care: https://fortune.com/2017/04/20/digital-health-revolution/ We need more bottom up innovations in health care. 
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 05/02/2017 at 06:19 am