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The military and MBAs: Business on the front line

(published in The Economist, July 2011) THE trail from the military to business school is well yomped. A life in the armed forces teaches many lessons, but marketing, finance and entrepreneurship are rarely among them. So veterans looking for a move into the commercial world often need a crash course in the basics. But when … Continue reading

Liberal arts: The broad strokes that paint a vivid future

(published in The Independent, July 2011) “When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.” Such clear-minded career planning is a rare commodity these days, and though many teenagers may aspire to success in the music industry, or naturally gravitate towards working with computers, their decision about what they want to do later in … Continue reading

The Usual Suspects

(published in CNBC Business, July 2011) When employment lawyer Thijs Glasz wanted to broaden the scope of his career outside of the law, the logical step was to join an MBA programme at a major international business school. But if he expected to be rubbing shoulders with fellow legal professionals, he was soon to be … Continue reading

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