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The magnificent middle

(Published in China Economic Review – March 2010) China’s rise as a global economic superpower has meant that many of the country’s fledgling businesses have quickly graduated from being purely domestic or regional players to occupy a role on the world stage. As this has happened, many have come to look, sound and act like … Continue reading

‘Ten Hut! Military Leadership Lessons for B-Schools

(published in BusinessWeek, March 2010) Former active-duty soldiers are learning a lot from B-school. Maybe it’s time for B-schools to learn a thing or two from the military It’s long been accepted that the business school experience can be a highly effective way of shifting military, naval, and air force officers into corporate life.After all, … Continue reading

Weaving Creative Careers into an MBA Mix

With jobs scarcer in such classic fields as finance and consulting, Europe’s MBAs and B-schools are looking into more creative professions (published in BusinessWeek, March 2010) Last year, as the world economy teetered on the edge of economic abyss, there was a simmering panic in business school circles about where the next set of MBA … Continue reading

China’s growth drives change

(published in South China Morning Post, Feb 2010) East-West partnerships can bring huge benefits to business schools, but choosing the right partner is crucial. The demand for formal business education among mainland managers and professionals has gone hand in hand with the country’s status as a world economic power. But whereas in the past when … Continue reading