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The Complication of Leadership

(published in Forbes, March 2011) In 2007 Bob Bruner,  the dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia co-wrote an interesting little book  called ‘The Panic of 1907 – Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm’ about the financial crisis that swept America precisely a hundred years earlier. Like many scholarly … Continue reading

Start up: digital DIY makes for good business

(published in The Independent, Mar 2011) Although the predicted cuts in public sector funding are yet to translate into substantial job losses, the UK government is already searching for ways that the private sector can plug the employment gap. In November last year, for example, David Cameron gave a speech in which he unveiled plans to … Continue reading

A smart investment?

(published in CNBC Business, Mar 2011) After the Ferrari and the Rolex, is an Executive MBA (EMBA) the final accessory for the person who has everything? While a standard MBA has always called for students to have deep pockets, a sympathetic bank manager or even more supportive families, the cost of the executive version has … Continue reading

Active Lessons in Sustainability

(published in BusinessWeek, March 2011) 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 … Continue reading

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