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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

Business Lessons from La-La Land

(published in BusinessWeek, Sept 2010) You don’t need to go to B-school to learn the fundamentals of management. They’re as inexpensive as a DVD, and as close as your own TV. You can never afford to stop learning in business, but where do you go to get cutting-edge insight into effective negotiation, team-building, or entrepreneurship? … 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

Business Schools Beware: Gen Y is at the Door

(article published in BusinessWeek, January 2010) They say every army trains to fight the last war, not the next one. Could it be that business schools are in danger of falling into the same trap, gearing up to train the current generation of corporate leaders rather than the upcoming one? The bright young things that … Continue reading

At Business School, Sustainability Takes Center Stage

(article published in BusinessWeek, September 2009) Many MBA programs open with an inspirational speech from a well-heeled alum. These days green business evangelists are the hot ticket. It’s that time again. Summer vacation is over, the sunscreen and swimsuits have been stashed, and a new school year at business school is underway. But what sort … Continue reading

Startups for Upstarts

(Article published on businessweek.com), Apr 2009 Business schools have a chance to unleash the entrepreneurial dreams of a generation—they should jump at it. There was a time when being in a rock band was the ultimate in campus cool. Now it seems that once again being in a startup gives you instant cool, particularly for … Continue reading