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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

Going global: A New Breed of Executive MBA

(published in Forbes, Aug 2011) The world’s top full-time MBA programs have enjoyed several years of rising applicant numbers, fuelled by the struggling economy and strong international demand, notably from Asia. But with an improving global jobs market, many schools are now seeing a fall in full-time MBA applications. However, what may be bad news … 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

The course that’s just what the doctors ordered

(published in The Independent, April 2011) After six years of medical school, a demanding schedule in a busy hospital, family commitments and a mortgage to take care of, the idea of a doctor returning to business school might not seem an obvious choice. Wouldn’t they be better served joining the local golf club? For Hugh … 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

B-school boots on the ground

(published in Forbes, Feb 2011) Doing business in China relies on more than an optimistic message in a fortune cookie. A few weeks back I was talking to the CEO of a British company which has had a very successful operation in China for several years, but which recently almost ran into serious trouble. The … Continue reading

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