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Changing Careers: B-School Can Help Only So Much

(published in BusinessWeek, Aug 2011) Celebrities like Tyra Banks are enrolling in B-schools to reinvent themselves, but how much they help—the famous or inconspicuous—is debatable. No matter how good you are at what you do, sometimes it’s time to change direction. Yao Ming might have had a pretty good run as one of the world’s … Continue reading

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

Business experts appraise World Cup bosses

(published on BBC News, July 2010) For the last four weeks there has been no shortage of bar room and armchair pundits with an opinion on whether it is players or managers who are really responsible for World Cup goals (or the lack of them). But where do the professionals who are paid to study … Continue reading

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