Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Startups

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Source: Transparent MBA This year more and more MBA grads are “sticking it to the man” and choosing startup firms over industry giants. While consulting jobs still attract many MBAs each year, the number of students with an interest in entrepreneurship is on the rise. Harvard reports that demand for entrepreneurship-related offerings increases by 20%-30% every year. Additionally, programs such …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Investment Banking

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Source: Transparent MBA Investment banking has long been a coveted industry for emerging MBAs, but are the tides changing for these financial institutions? As interest in technology increases, MBA interest in investment banking is declining. The percent of MBA’s entering investment banking from schools such as Harvard and London Business School declined by nearly half between 2007 and 2013. Psychology …

Bloomberg: Will Brexit Mess Up One of the World’s Hottest MBA Markets?

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Source: Bloomberg by Lance Lambert, 10.31.2016. The U.K. hosts three of the top 10 management programs outside the U.S., which lure students from around the globe. Britain’s exit from the European Union casts a shadow over thousands of prospective applicants looking to attend a business school in one of the most desirable MBA markets in the world. The U.K.’s new …

Financial Times: How to juggle the demands of an EMBA

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Source: Financial Times by Naomi Shragai, 10.13.2016. Naomi Shragai on balancing study, work and family on what some call the ‘divorce course’ It was one of the most stressful periods of Julio Harari’s life. As an executive in his 40s and married with three children, he had begun an executive MBA at London Business School alongside his demanding job at …

LBS professor named one of Most Influential Thinkers 2016

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Source: London Business School 22 Sep 2016 HR Magazine recognises Andrew Scott in Most Influential Thinkers listing A London Business School professor has been named one of HR’s ‘Most Influential Thinkers 2016’ by HR Magazine. Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, was included in HR Magazine listing published this week. Scott recently co-authored new book The 100-Year Life, …

Athlete mentality lessons & limitations for business leaders

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Source: London Business School by Anna Johnston, 01 Aug 2016. Sporting analogies for business leaders are great. But they come with two caveats. You have to be psychologically ready to jump a 6.16-metre pole vault like Renaud Lavillenie did in 2014. It’s the equivalent of jumping over a male adult giraffe, with a stick. The French pole vaulter showcased a …

Business Because: FINTECH: 6 MBA Start-Ups Disrupting Finance — From Blockchains To Artificial Intelligence

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Source: Business Because by Seb Murray, July 28th, 2016 Roster of the world’s top tier MBA graduates who’ve joined the fintech wave is growing Financial services are ripe for disruption. PwC, the consultancy, forecast last week that fintech start-ups could steal 20% of the banking market. And the roster of the world’s top tier business school graduates who’ve joined the …

How Claudio Ranieri turned Leicester City into champions

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Source: London Business School by Rob Morris, 26 Jul 2016. How did the Italian football coach take unfancied Leicester City to the Premier League title and what can business leaders learn from him? Professor David P. Myatt reveals all In the money-driven world of football, dreams can come true. Leicester City – whose squad cost a relatively modest £58.2 million …

Financial Times: Brexit: UK business schools uncertain but optimistic

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Source: Financial Times by Jonathan Moules, July 10, 2016. Despite concerns over funding, institutions believe they will remain attractive, aided by weak pound Last year Joyce Zhen quit her job as an international marketing executive in Beijing, arranging overseas trade show events for a large Chinese pharmaceutical company, and moved to London after her husband, a banker, was transferred to …

Will creative machines take people’s jobs?

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Source: London Business School by Lynda Gratton, 20 Jun 2016. Can computers be creative? Ed Rex believes we’re heading towards a world where artificial intelligence will master creativity. Professor Lynda Gratton explains how people should prepare for it. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein but also to …

Unreasonable people are your greatest assets

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Source: London Business School by Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstralem, 26 May 2016. It doesn’t matter how perfect the conditions favoring innovation are, you still need someone to take the initiative, to grab the opportunity when it becomes possible. This article is provided by the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Take a look at the chart below – it …

The death of the public corporation

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Source: London Business School by Julian Franks , Colin Mayer and Peter Moores, 24 May 2016. 30 years ago, the Harvard Business School professor, Michael Jensen, wrote an article predicting “the eclipse of the public corporation”. It has happened. The number of companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange has declined by more than 50% over …