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Teachers: Melania Trump would have gotten an F—or even expelled

Quotes Aine Donovan about the glaring similarities between Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. “This would definitely be at minimum a yellow flag,” says Donovan, noting that college students are held to different standards than politicians. “We’re trying to train students in principles of integrity and academic honesty."

Jul 19, 2016

Vogel: Pre-Kindergarten

John Vogel discusses the shortcomings of Vermont Act 166—state funded pre-kindergarten for three and four year olds.

Jul 18, 2016

With Back-to-School Approaching, Gap Seeks New Grip on Shoppers

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller in an article about Gap’s declining sales and the opportunity for the apparel company to regain their footing in this back-to-school season. "It's great to be a timeless brand, but you have to thread the needle," says Keller. "The extent to which you try to blend classic and contemporary with the Gap brand—they can play with that audience, but it's also making sure that people appreciate what the brand stands for and what its values are."

Jul 18, 2016

Gun brutality emboldens CEOs to speak out about race

Paul Argenti is quoted in an article about CEOs sharing their thoughts on social media following the fatal shootings of two black men and five police officers last week. "There are people who are going to complain you’re siding with one group -- supporting the police or supporting Black Lives Matter," says Argenti. "It's a lot more dangerous for companies to take a [stand] on this."

Jul 11, 2016

Global Golf Lessons

Charles Wheelan of the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth offers an "I told you so" acknowledgment to two academics including Dean Matthew Slaughter for predicting a working class backlash nearly a decade ago in a Foreign Affairs article titled "A New Deal for Globalization." Dean Slaughter and Kenneth Scheve, a political scientist at Stanford, observed in 2007, that "U.S. policy is becoming more protectionist because the American public is becoming more protectionist, and this shift in attitudes is a result of stagnant or falling incomes. Public support for engagement with the world economy is strongly linked to labor-market performance, and for most workers labor-market performance has been poor."

Jul 11, 2016

A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline

Cites a paper co-authored by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch about the drop in colon cancer deaths—nearly a 50 percent decline since its peak in the 1980s. The study suggests that patient screenings play a part in the decline but not enough to explain the great difference. “The magnitude of the changes alone suggests that other factors must be involved,” writes Gilbert.

Jul 08, 2016

The Explainer: Reverse Innovation

An animated video based on the Harvard Business Review article, What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like, co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan.

Jul 07, 2016

Is Trump Right That the TPP Will Destroy Millions of Jobs and Cede U.S. Sovereignty?

An opinion piece co-authored by Emily Blanchard about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-trade stance, and the impact of free trade on jobs, congressional power, and economic independence. “Claims about the impact of trade, and especially trade agreements, will continue to animate the ongoing presidential campaign,” writes Blanchard. “Given the importance of the topic, it is essential that claims be weighed against the evidence and that voters understand what trade can and cannot do.”

Jul 07, 2016

The Difference Between Food Loss and Food Waste

An op-ed written by Punam Anand Keller about the growing problem of food waste not only in the U.S., but worldwide. This article is part of the Huffington Post’s “Reclaim” initiative—which showcases solutions to the issue of food waste.

Jul 07, 2016

Tesla’s controversy: Are self-driving cars safe?

On CNBC’s Halftime Report, Sydney Finkelstein weighs in on the latest statement from Tesla in response to the fatal crash. “Provide the context and the justification for your system, autopilot, and technology but say what actually happened. Then if you like the market so much let the market decide what they think of that,” says Finkelstein.

Jul 07, 2016

Elon Musk overstepping his bounds?

As a guest on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Paul Argenti discusses Elon Musk's response to Tesla's fatal autopilot-related crash. “Obviously you have to defend your company, but taking eight weeks before you come out with this information publicly and selling stock in the meantime, I think you're skirting around the edges of what is responsible corporate governance,” says Argenti.

Jul 07, 2016

EMBA Leaders Talk Experiential Learning

Highlights the participation of Kerry Laufer, director of OnSite Global Consulting, and Emily Nichols, associate director of OnSite Global Consulting, at the Executive MBA Council Western Regional Conference at Haas. The conference includes over 60 administrators and faculty from more than 20 executive MBA programs that join together to discuss experiential learning. Laufer and Nichols spoke about OnSite, noting it has featured more than 200 projects for 139 clients in more than 50 countries.

Jun 30, 2016

This is why start-up culture fades out fast

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, offers five points on corporate culture for employees at all levels within an organization. "While a strong and aligned corporate culture will help get you to the winner's circle, when times change (as they always do) it might also account for your eventual downfall," says Finkelstein.

Jun 30, 2016

Here’s how Trump’s anti-trade stance could backfire

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter in response to remarks made by presidential candidate Donald Trump on free trade agreements. "If the United States is not participating in global agreements, the rest of the world isn't going to stop negotiating them among themselves," says Slaughter. "What America needs is a much stronger, smarter, better-funded social safety net so that we don't lose the benefits of trade."

Jun 29, 2016

Will UK Political Leaders Revisit EU Membership in Election?

As a guest on Bloomberg Radio, Giles Chance T '85, visiting professor of business administration, discusses the possible effects of Brexit on the United Kingdom and the E.U. and the possibility that Liberal Democrats will seize upon the issue of E.U. membership in an upcoming election.

Jun 28, 2016

Why progressives should rescue the TPP trade deal

An opinion piece by Emily Blanchard, associate professor of business administration, about the rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by progressives. "As an economist who specializes in trade and trade agreements—and as a progressive who believes in the importance of environmental protection, workers' rights and shared prosperity—I believe the TPP presents a rare opportunity to rewrite key rules on global trade for the better," says Blanchard.

Jun 23, 2016

Zuckerberg Approves Re-Election of Trump-Loving, Gawker-Bankrupting Billionaire to Facebook’s Board

Quotes Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communications, about how Mark Zuckerberg recently allowed the re-election of billionaire Peter Thiel to the company's board of directors at an annual shareholder meeting, despite revelations in recent weeks about Thiel's legal efforts to destroy Gawker. “When you realize the guy has values that run counter to what most of the people who support your organization or work for you believe, you kick him off the board,” says Argenti.

Jun 22, 2016

What Innovative Companies Can Learn from Keurig’s Highs and Lows

An opinion piece by Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, where he uses Keurig’s highs and lows to illustrate how an organization's success is reliant on tending to both the future and the past. “Keurig’s story nicely illustrates three points: breakthrough business models are based on weak signals; experimentation is key to building the future; the three-box solution is not a project but is a continuing and ongoing journey,” writes Govindarajan.

Jun 22, 2016

The Financial Insecurity Bias

Eesha Sharma, assistant professor of business administration, is featured in an interview about how feeling poor can affect the way people spend and save, among other habits. "I've found that people who feel financially worse off than their peers tend to select and consume items that seem relatively scarce," says Sharma. "Based on the existing literature, we know that items that seem scarce become more desirable, in part because people tend to take that scarcity as a cue for value."

Jun 20, 2016

How to Talk About Office Politics with a New Colleague

Quotes Judith White, visiting professor of business administration and faculty director of the Tuck Business Bridge Program, about how it’s okay to indoctrinate a new hire into office politics if it will help them navigate the office—setting both the new hire and the office up for success. “If somebody is helping you learn the unspoken and unwritten norms of the organization in order for you to function more effectively, that’s a good thing,” says White.

Jun 17, 2016

Rising Costs Of An MBA Impacting School Choice For Applicants

Highlights results from an online open survey of applicants sponsored by Association of Independent Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). Tuck was singled out in the survey as the business school that got to know their applicants the best.

Jun 16, 2016

The leadership delusion keeping you from promotion

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, discusses the benefit of having a “customer focused” leadership style—creating more advancement opportunities for worthy employees. “To a much greater extent than other bosses, superbosses create suitable opportunities for employees that fit their developmental needs, rather than slotting employees mindlessly into an existing, bureaucratic system,” writes Finkelstein. “The employee as customer—what a strange idea!”

Jun 13, 2016

Jobs abound, but skills to fill them are lacking

Highlights Eric Spiegel T'87, CEO of Siemens USA, as the keynote speaker on Monday at Governor Maggie Hassan's summit on work-based learning and better preparing students for the job world. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Spiegel will speak about America's "training gap" and how New Hampshire can develop public-private partnerships to train workers for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Jun 07, 2016

The Climate for Corporate-Charity Partnerships Is Hotting up

Cites the 2011 study, Does Retailer CSR Enhance Behavioral Loyalty: A Case for Benefit Segmentation, co-authored by Kusum Ailawadi, Scott Neslin, and Gail Taylor that showed that extremely price-conscious consumers are not swayed by corporate giving.

Jun 07, 2016

Stop Saying Big Companies Can’t Innovate

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how contrary to popular belief big companies can still innovate just as well—if not better—than startups. “The world faces many complex problems,” says Govindarajan. “Big companies, such as GE, with historic global presence and valuable resources can help to tackle some of those complex problems. Emergent firms would do well to follow their example.”

Jun 07, 2016

How Disney Found its Way Back to Creative Success

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how the contrasts between Disney and Warner Brothers provide an instructive study on how the key to success is adapting to industrial changes. "Repeating what you've done in the past or copying what someone else is doing now is not innovative, and it's innovation that underwrites future success," says Govindarajan. "The contrasting fortunes of Disney and Warner Brothers highlight the importance of continuous innovation. Indeed, long-term competitiveness depends on it."

Jun 03, 2016

Big automakers vs. disruptors

As a guest on CNBC's Power Lunch, Paul Argenti discusses management issues in the auto sector as companies like Uber and Tesla are disrupting the industry. "This comes at a really bad time for them, and I think the new competition is something that they're not ready for," says Argenti.

Jun 03, 2016

No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted

Highlights Dana Ehrlich T'05, founder and CEO of the grass-fed beef company Verde Farms, in an article about successful startups that have been growing and expanding without the help of investors or venture capitalists. Ehrlich used $100,000 from savings and student loans to secure debt financing. The New York Times writes that the company, “Sold 10.1 million pounds of grass-fed beef in 2015, up from 240,000 pounds in 2008. Sales, which totaled $665,000 in 2008, surged to $7 million in 2009 and more than $50 million in 2015.”

Jun 03, 2016

What’s At Stake: Politics of Fear, Exclusion and Hate a Threat to Progress

An opinion piece by Fred McKinney about the rifts that the presidential campaign is causing in America. McKinney challenges readers to come together as a nation before the current crisis becomes an existential crisis for the Republic. “There is too much at stake to let hate and ignorance rule,” he says. “The only superiority one group or person can ever have over another group or person is based on the capacity to love.”

Jun 03, 2016

AOL’s newest employee perk: VC funding for your startup

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan in an article about a new incentive being offered to AOL employees—the chance to launch their own startup with funding and six months to develop their project. Govindarajan argues that the more a company is productive in the present, the less it can be focused on the future. “The performance engine is too powerful,” he says. “The focus on preserving it is too intense.”

Jun 03, 2016

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

Vijay Govindarajan describes how Abraham Lincoln applied elements from his book The Three Box Solution during the Civil War. He writes that Lincoln, "decisively left behind the conventions of the past and created a new relationship with both the military and the general public."

May 31, 2016

How Bae is going to change the game with mobile dating for Black people

Features an interview with Brian Gerrard who worked with his brother Justin Gerrard T'16, to create the mobile app Bae (Before Anyone Else).The brothers won a Dartmouth pitch competition last year and received $30,000 to launch the app.

May 27, 2016

Laid-Off and Looking for Work? Access to Credit Can Give You a Big Leg Up

Continued coverage of a study conducted by Gordon Phillips and colleagues that examines the correlation between job loss and credit access and how it can affect the job seeking process in the U.S.

May 27, 2016

From Accountant to Yogi: Making a Radical Career Change

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about making a radical career change—offering six tips on how to be successful while making the shift. Govindarajan writes, “Once we’re on the path of growth, we can continually move through the seasons of transformation and renewal.”

May 27, 2016

Book Review: Balance The Boxes

Review calls The Three Box Solution by Vijay Govindarajan, "a clear winner" with concepts that should be part of every organization's DNA.

May 27, 2016

Column: The downward spiral of IPO generations

Cites a recent study co-authored by Anup Srivastava about why successive cohorts of certain firms are persistently riskier. The study found that each new cohort uses riskier production technologies and operates in more competitive product markets than its predecessor.

May 26, 2016