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The center and its team members are often in the news.
Here are recent highlights.

First, Forget What Works - Interview with VG & Chris Trimble
By Edward Teach
CFO Magazine, February 01, 2006
Interview with VG & Chris Trimble. The success of an innovative new business may depend on forgetting what makes the core business tick.
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Strategy & Leadership - Interview with VG & Chris Trimble
By Alistiar Craven
ManagementFirst, January 2006
ManagementFirst's FeatureOfTheMonth! Read and get an indepth visual of the making of the book "10 Rules For Strategic Innovators: Idea to Execution".
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Idea to Reality - Interview with VG
By Diane Brady
BusinessWeek Online, December 2005
Listen as VG talks about how to turn innovative ideas into reality.
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The most influential management gurus
The London Times
December 1, 2005
The Thinkers 50 ranking is based on the votes of 1,200 business people, consultants, academics, MBA students and visitors to the projectís website. Learn how VG, ranked 30th, made "The Thinkers 50" - a list of the 2005 world's most important and influential business thinkers.
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Tuck Research on Strategic Business Experiments Featured in Harvard Business Review
Contact: Kim Keating
July 1, 2005
New research from Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble at the Center for Global Leadership was recently featured in the lead article of the Harvard Business Review. As organizations embark on strategic business experiments, understanding the concepts of forgetting, borrowing, and learning (and how they are related) is critical.
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Divine Designs
by Vinod Mahanta
Economic Times, June 10, 2005
"Strategy is all about competition for the future and that's not about what the company has to do in 2020, but about identifying and allocation resources across the three boxes in year 2005 so that it all has a chance to intersect in 2020." says Govindarajan in a recent interview with the Economic Times.

A Global Perspective
by Sarwar A. Kashmeri
The Valley News, June 5, 2005
Nationally recognized Tuck professor urges a broad world view, "Your competition is not the student sitting next to you, it is your counterpart in Hyderabad...Today's competition for talent is global, and there are billions of people in the rapidly developing countries of the world."
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Ghoshal inspires new generation; MBA World
by Des Dearlove
The Times of London, June 2, 2005
A group of Indian-influenced thinkers are emerging with a new approach to business and management, says Des Dearlove. They include Ram Charan, formerly at Harvard and now one of the world's most sought-after executive coaches; C. K. Prahalad, co- author of the bestselling Competing for the Future; Nobel laureate in economics, Amartya Sen; and Vijay Govindarajan, professor of international business at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business.

A Master Professor; Passing Through: Vijay Govindarajan
by Barkha Shah
Business Standard, March 3, 2005
Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan, who was in Hyderabad some time ago to handle Tuck's global leadership 2020 program, charts out the roadmap for India to become a global super power. "India is a huge market for all kinds of products. So, a lot of corporates can do good business here," he says. "Students over here are way ahead of their counterparts in other countries in the fields of science and technology," Govindarajan says.
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Sunny? Cloudy? A Weather Eye on Business Climate
by Sarwar A. Kashmeri
Valley News, February 13, 2005
This is the first in a new series of twice-monthly columns that will explore the Upper Valley's "business climate," focusing on the issues and conditions affecting the region's economic health. Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan says we now live in an era of constant change, driven by the dynamic forces of technology, globalization, the Internet, changing demographics and shifting customer preferences. As a result, companies find that their strategies need almost constant definition.
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Head of the Class
by Ann Pomeroy
HR Magazine, January 2005
With a customized executive education program, Hasbro is developing its future and current leaders by infusing skills and knowledge at the top ranks in partnership with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan, who serves as faculty director for the Hasbro program, worked closely with the Hasbro team to develop a Hasbro-specific curriculum. After identifying Hasbro's "skill gaps"--they planned five modules for the curriculum: global strategy and competitive advantage; personal leadership; brand building; emerging markets; and ethics.

Lessons from India
Business Today, January 30, 2005
During a recent trip to India, Vijay Govindarajan was profiled in Business Today. '...Vijay Govindarajan will be bringing some 50 visitors to India, "to expose them to the true marketing potential in India." VG's argument, "If their products for India succeed, they would succeed globally, even in their own countries."'

H'bad Plays Classroom to Future Global CEOs
by J Padmapriya
The Economic Times, January 19, 2005
Why bring high-potential executives to India as part of an executive education program? Vijay Govindarajan explains, "Global business is not business as usual. A market like India is a paradox and it is not homogenous. While it offers a mega opportunity, it also has its share of hassles...from bureaucracy to infrastructure bottle-necks to culture, language and food. The idea is open up their minds so that they can operate in a global environment."

YSR Expects Good Returns From Projects
by Staff Reporter
The Hindu, January 17, 2005
As part of a panel speaking to 35 executives participating in the Global Leadership 2020 program, Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy addressed several issues relevant to the fast-growing environment in Hyderabad. Other panelists included, faculty director, Vijay Govindarajan, and Infrastructure Panel of CII, Y. Harish Chandra Prasad.
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More Than Indian Inc.
by M. Dinesh Varma
The Hindu, January 17, 2005
On a recent trip to Chennai on the invitation of the BPO firm, Lason India, Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan discussed how "all companies cope with what he calls the three boxes-the first involving managing the present, the second selectively abandoning the past and third creating the future." VG deconstructs strategy as "dealing with the second and third boxes without losing focus of the first. Given the rapid pace of change, companies need to plan short-term actions within the framework of a broader long-term vision."

The BPO Industry Has to Drastically Transform Itself
by Shabanahussain
The Financial Express, January 15, 2005
Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan was in Chennai recently to conduct a session on the Global BPO Vision. "The Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, which has seen good times so far, might have to drastically rethink its business strategy to sustain the present level of growth," opines Govindarajan.
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We Have to Find Ways to Break Up Audit Firms
by D. Murali Sriram Srinivasan
Excerpt from The Hindu Business Line, January 13, 2005
It is the in-thing to think 'out of the box'. But Vijay Govindarajan takes us into not one but three boxes. Which is how he began the hour-long chat with us a few days ago when we met VG, as he is called, in a Chennai IT company. VG believes that everything a company does can be slotted into three boxes. The first box is the present, which includes all that most companies do. Second is to 'selectively forget' the past. And third, 'create the future'.
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Change Can't Just Scratch the Surface
by Steven Pearlstein
The Washington Post, May 5, 2004
National Public Radio recently announced that they were replacing Bob Edwards as host of "Morning Edition" after 25 years. The decision--difficult as it was for them personally and in terms of negative listener reaction--was supported by a good deal of recent management research. "Competence creates rigidity," explained Govindarajan. "Successful enterprises," he said, "not only have a hard time "selectively forgetting" about the things that created their last success, but they tend to develop cultures that resist the learning and experimentation."

A Prescription for Risk
by Manjari Raman
Business Standard, March 23, 2004
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited is an emerging global pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad, India. Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan and Dr. Reddy's CEO G.V. Prasad were brought together to discuss Dr. Reddy's Laboratories' discovery-led globalisation strategy. Can the company make the cultural transformations critical for moving up the value chain?

Give me a C-O-A-C-H!
by Marci McDonald
U.S. News, February 16, 2004
Over the past five years, executive coaching has mushroomed from a sideline on the motivational and consulting circuits to an expected perk in virtually every executive suite. Some coaches, like Tuck Professor Vijay Govindarajan, specialize in strategizing, while others, like Boston coach Dan Ciampa, focus on merging clashing corporate cultures. But at a time when globalization makes the delegation of authority de rigueur and corporate governance scandals abound, both boards and shareholders are increasingly obsessed with leadership development.
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Review of "Strategic Innovation and the Science of Learning"
ManyWorlds.com, February 1, 2004
ManyWorlds.com, the knowledge network of business thought leadership, recently reviewed the center's newest publication "Strategic Innovation and the Science of Learning" (By Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2004).
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When I say work, I mean work
by Betsy Streisand
BUSINESS 2.0, January 30, 2004
The ideal life coach is an expert listener and strategist who draws your goals out of you and then holds you to them. A life coach won't improve your relationship with a teenage daughter or act as a management consultant. "We are concerned with questions, not answers," says Vijay Govindarajan, a professor of international business at the Tuck School of Business and an executive coach who's worked with brass at IBM, Pitney Bowes, and Hewlett-Packard. "There are no white papers delivered at the end of the day."
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Cisco Chairman Urges Investment in Science Education
by Omar Sacirbey
The Valley News, January 18, 2004
John Morgridge, Chairman of the Board of Cisco Systems, Inc. spoke to a Tuck audience as part of the Center for Global Leadership's CEO Speaker Series. Morgridge talked about challenges facing US businesses and the possibility that India and China will dominate the technology industries in this century. "The country faces a challenge and education is part of the solution," he said.

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