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Reading list

Books and articles that matter

This contribution to "Reading List" is by Dean Andy Boynton

I'm concerned these days about whether we know enough about how to equip our students with the most valuable long-term asset they can bring to a life of work: the ability to spot great new ideas and then to shape them so they catch fire within an organization.

Two books that have stimulated (and I hope advanced) my views on this topic are Sam Harrison's Ideaspotting: How to Find Your Next Great Idea (How Books, 2006), and Chip and Dan Heath's Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Random House, 2007).  read more »

Catalytic partnering

Catalytic partnering

How a few alumni, inspired by T.J. Maloney '75, are expanding the Carroll School's borders by engaging with faculty and students.  read more »

Ethical dilemma

Ethical dilemma

Associate professor of marketing Katherine Lemon comments in the Harvard Business Review on a case study examining the ethics of sharing customer data.  read more »

Rising star

Ill effects

Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, answers questions from Washington Post readers about saving for retirement and the future of Social Security.  read more »

High marks

The Carroll School faculty appeared in leading publications and collected more than 30 awards in the past year, including a 2007 Brattle Award nomination (best paper on Corporate Finance in the Journal of Finance) and a NASDAQ-sponsored Western Finance Association Award (for the best paper on capital formation). read more »

Dean's legacy

Dean's legacy

A new fund dedicated to junior faculty and research is established in honor of Albert Kelley, former dean of the Carroll School.  read more (PDF) »

Feeding the world

Charles Holliday, CEO of DuPont Co., discusses the effect of global population growth on the energy, food, and security industries.  view video »

Jerry York, Boston College Hockey head coach

Boston College men's ice hockey coach Jerry York talks about being appointed the youngest college coach in the USA at age 26 and his current status as the winningest coach in Division I hockey, reflecting on the management style and motivational approaches that have sustained him.  view video »

November 1

The Winston Center's Clough Colloquium will feature Janet Robinson, president and CEO of the New York Times Company, in Robsham Theater on November 1 at 4:00 p.m.  read more »