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The deans and faculty are the lifeblood and intellectual capital of business schools. Whether unlocking the secrets of marketing and financial models for their MBA students, or producing research that redefines the latest business thinking, their work and expertise can make for an unforgettable learning experience, and change our perspectives on the way we do business.
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Rise of the Renaissance MBA

The Rise of the Renaissance MBA

Just how much blame the business community should shoulder for the financial crisis is open to debate. Rather than dwell on what has happened in the past (and the rather embarrassing number of percentage of major players in the crisis who boasted an MBA from a top school), many voices ...

Incubating Dragons

Incubating Dragons

Dragons in Ireland, lions in Finland, tigers in Japan, sharks in Israel and the USA. From humble beginnings in the UK, the ‘Dragons’ Den’ TV show, where entrepreneurs make the pitch from hell to wealthy potential investors, has spread around the world. Even Russia has fallen under its spell prompting ...

The Art of Business Leadership

The Art of Business Leadership

Thirty years ago top business schools had a simple philosophy about how to teach students the essence of good business leadership. All you had to do was examine how the people who ran successful companies went about dealing with problems and opportunities and then follow their example. After a while, however, ...

Developing Leaders for Difficult Times

Developing Leaders for Difficult Times

Amidst the wreckage of automakers, insurers and banks, ambitious professionals now need to develop a wider set of skills than ever if they are successfully to climb the corporate ladder. Hard work and technical ability might once have been enough to ensure promotion to the board room or the partnership ...

Teaching Entrepreneurship- Nature or Nurture?

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Nature or Nurture?

Do entrepreneurs really need a business-school education? Among the thousands of business schools now operating around the world you would be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t believe it can teach the skills of entrepreneurship. However, of the people who immediately spring to mind when one thinks of entrepreneurs—Bill Gates, Richard ...

Startups for Upstarts

Startups for Upstarts

Business schools have a chance to unleash the entrepreneurial dreams of a generation—they should jump at it. There was a time when being in a rock band was the ultimate in campus cool. Now it seems that once again being in a startup gives you instant cool, particularly for the business ...

Active Lessons in Sustainability

Active Lessons in Sustainability

When it comes to teaching sustainability and corporate social responsibility in business school, a blend of theory and action may succeed best. There will always be a few adherents of old-fashioned, “robber baron” capitalism with the view that sustainability—not to mention the whole concept of corporate social responsibility—has no place in ...

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