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The latest MBA Rankings – what they say and what we miss

The fall season of MBA rankings arrives a little late this year. I think that was also the case for Easter, but I always get confused about full moons, equinoxes and the combining of lunar and Gregorian calendars. In the case of business schools the delay in the 2008 calendar came about with the Wall … Continue reading

Symonds GSB goes to India

I used to find it hard enough to pack for a week on the road, let alone several months on a world tour. The fine for overweight baggage could settle the British Airways current account deficit, so every shirt, every pair of socks has to justify its inclusion. Though can you ever pack too many … Continue reading

An Ambition of MBA students

Whilst familiar with the more common collective nouns to describe a group – Prides of Lions, Colonies of Penguins – the English language runs riot for other beasts, birds, people or things. A Shrewdness of Apes and a Murder of Crows leave little doubt about the characteristics of the group being described. So how best … Continue reading

Kissing 101 – setting a new course for the MBA

The UK-India Business Council has updated its advice for British businessmen, explaining amongst other things that they should refrain from kissing their hosts when visiting the subcontinent. Apparently the Brits have become a nation of kissers, accountants included. Having left the UK nearly twenty years ago, I always assumed that the latitude I was given … Continue reading