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Flexible learning: freedom to steer your life in any direction

(published in The Independent, June 2011) While business schools may devote a lot of energy and expertise in helping students understand the mysteries of economic cycles, they’re also no stranger to the laws of supply and demand themselves. In recent years, the rise in applicant numbers for the full-time MBA has coincided with a weak … Continue reading

How to be a hotshot

(published in CNBC Business, April 2011) Can a business school really teach you how to make it as an entrepreneur? If Europe is to take advantage of the apparent ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery it will need more entrepreneurs than ever before, particularly in countries such as Ireland and the UK where government spending cuts … 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

Good things come in small packages: Savvy MBA students are shifting their sights to smaller companies

(published in The Independent, Jan 2011) Given the cost of an MBA programme at a top school, it is no surprise that most MBA students have their minds sharply focused, not just on the lessons they will learn from the experience, but where they will be applying them after they have graduated. For many years, … Continue reading

Back in the hiring line

(published in CNBC Business, Nov 2010) This time last year it looked as if the MBA jobs market might be facing a crisis every bit as bad as the early years of the millennium, in the wake of the dotcom implosion and 9/11. But all the indications are that, while there’s certainly no room for … Continue reading

Teaching Business Leadership As Fine Art

(published in Forbes, Oct 2010) Thirty years ago top business schools had a simple philosophy about how to teach students good business leadership. All you had to do was examine how the people who ran successful companies went about dealing with problems and opportunities, and then follow their examples. After a while, however, that became … Continue reading

Technology adds a new dimension to learning

(published in The Independent, Oct 2010) The use and misuse of new technology is a common basis of case studies at business schools around the globe. But how are the schools themselves using technological innovations to educate the next generation of corporate leaders? With five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai, Hult … Continue reading

CEOs must be artists?

(published in The Toronto Star, Sept 2010) It’s time to start developing a new type of business leader, according to Valerie Gauthier, associate dean at one of Europe’s top business schools, HEC Paris. The modern world is so complex, she argues, that we need people in corporate boardrooms who can embrace science, art and philosophy … Continue reading

Jobs For New MBAs Are Back–But They’re Different

(published in Forbes, August 2010) It looks like last year’s predictions of a meltdown in the job market for new MBA degree holders may have been as panic stricken and inaccurate as many of the other forecasts we heard in 2009. As Pamela Mittman, who heads up career services at NYU Stern business school, reports, … 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