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Introducing Our T’21 MBA Fellows

Patrick Wheeler

About the CDS MBA Fellows Program Two decades ago, thanks to the generosity of Ed Glassmeyer, Roger McNamee and others, the Center for Digital Strateg...

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Tech 101: Learning Series Teaches Tech Fundamentals to Future General Managers

Posted by Joe McDonald

Over the past several years, the Center for Digital Strategies heard from Tuck students and alumni that some students need to learn the basics of the ...

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T’19 MBA Fellows Projects

Posted by Nadia Clement

The MBA Fellows projects have undergone a significant transformation in recent years, with fellows authoring strategy white papers in addition to pres...

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Retrospective: Fireside Chat with Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair

Sarthak Vaish T'21

On October 7, the Center for Digital Strategies hosted Wayfair co-founder and CEO Niraj Shah for a fireside chat with the center’s Faculty Direc...

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Uber, Lyft Face Serious Challenges to Their Business Models

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

We started this week’s conversation with the following prompt: “The City of Seattle recently announced it would require Uber and Lyft to pay the d...

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Microsoft ZeniMax Acquisition is Smart Digital Strategy

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax shows how far the company has come under CEO Satya Nadella in understanding the future of technology business mod...

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Our Take on Apple’s Disruption of IDFA and Digital Ad Tracking

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

A key topic for discussion this fall (and especially this week) is centered on data privacy and a feature embedded into the forthcoming iOS14 update t...

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Walmart+ Demonstrates a Patient, Focused Digital Strategy

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

On Tuesday, Walmart announced the launch date for its new membership platform, Walmart+. At the Center for Digital Strategies, we spend a lot of time ...

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CDS Fellow Christopher Waltham T’20

Posted by Joe McDonald

The Center for Digital Strategies at Tuck recently sat down with T’20 CDS Fellow Chris Waltham to learn more about his background, interests, an...

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Simple Value Proposition, Complex Digital Strategies

Posted by Joe McDonald

What is your clear promise to your customers, your clients, your constituents? That’s the question Professor Alva Taylor, Faculty Director of th...

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Creating a Digital-First Strategy

Posted by Joe McDonald

In a recent article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, CDS Faculty Director Alva Taylor was quoted in an article about how non-profit organization...

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The More Things Change . . What does General Management Mean in the Digital era?

Tom Monahan

Last fall, the Center for Digital Strategies hosted PK Executive Chairman Tom Monahan at Tuck for the Britt Technology Impact Series. Tom reflects on ...

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Lessons Learned: Silicon Slopes 2020

Joe McDonald

In late January 2020, the Center for Digital Strategies descended upon Salt Lake City, Utah, with 3 CDS Fellows for the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. Si...

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Product Led Growth & The New SAAS Buying Committee

Alex Becker

How do you evaluate enterprise software? A free trial? A sales demo? A Request For Proposal (RFP)? A recommendation?  The answer increasingly depends...

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On the Ground in China: Witnessing Digital Transformation at a Global Scale

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that the Bay Area has new competition for tech dominance. We’re not talking about Seattle, New ...

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