De-mantling a few myths around entrepreneurship

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Morra Aarons-Mele has coined the buzzword “Entrepreneurship Porn”: Facebook and Amazon both have become companies with a market capitalisation of more than a trillion dollars and hundreds of “young people in business school and graduate school want to go start ventures and be the next big entrepreneur”. 

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Lessons learnt for CEOs

Despite their successes some executives have acquired dysfunctional behavioural patterns according to an Insead leadership expert. They have assembled the ways coaches can teach...

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Myths about the GMAT debunked

One of the entrance tests for business school is the GMAT exam. The GMAT is highly regarded, but also steeped in cliché. Top MBA has debunked all the myths surrounding the test...

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The ‘Netflixisation’ of executive education

A recent Financial Times article has discussed “gamification” and other eye-catching alternatives to classroom training. A myriad of start-ups wants to fulfill the demand.

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Insider tips from Amazon's MBA recruiter

In an interview, Amazon’s MBA recruiter Dee Clarke has given away what MBA applicants can do to shine the light onto their achievements and stand out from the crowd. Here are the...

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How to use LinkedIn for finding the ideal job

Applying for a job means that future employers will not only check the application itself and talk to references but will also look at the social media profile of a candidate,...

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How to give negative feedback in a constructive way

Criticism is probably one of the most underused tools to help workers develop. Critical Feedback helps employees see where they need to improve and why making those improvements is...

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De-mantling a few myths around entrepreneurship

Morra Aarons-Mele has coined the buzzword “Entrepreneurship Porn”: Facebook and Amazon both have become companies with a market capitalisation of more than a trillion dollars and...

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Korn Ferry: Stress levels have risen by 20 per cent

According to research by executive search firm Korn Ferry across 50 countries, motivation is missing for hundreds of millions of workers around the world. It is replaced by stress:...

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MBA employment survey: MBA graduates report high starting salaries

A large and growing number of MBA graduates - 46 per cent - are fielding employment offers with starting salaries of at least 125,000 US dollars per year, according to the tenth...

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Why CEOs fail

Long-lasting iconic leaders are the exception rather than the rule, says Michael Jarrett, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Insead. And indeed, the average...

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How to get promoted

“Gone are the days of relying on annual performance reviews that, after a couple of cycles, will automatically move you a space like a pawn on a chessboard”, writes Gary Burnison,...

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Dartmouth's MBA programme is looking for nice and friendly students

There’s a new quality sought after in at least one business school and it might sound surprising for some: niceness.

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The top Executive MBA programmes that cost more than 200.000 US dollars

Executive MBA programmes come at a price and some have reached a very high price tag these days as an analysis by Poets & Quants found. 

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Yale tops the Economist’s Executive MBA ranking 2018

As the Economist's ranking of executive MBA (EMBA) programmes just missed our last newsletter cut-off, we want to give you the highlights now. This year’s winner was Yale School of...

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MBA courses warm to the topic of digital security

Data leaks and cyber attacks – digital security becomes an increasingly important part of corporate life. Business schools are now responding to this need and have started to offer...

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The Silicon Valley is looking for MBA students

The Silicon Valley is planning to hire MBA graduates according to a new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The organisation which administers one of the...

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Recommended work experience for MBA applicants

Practical experience forms an important part of an MBA application. But what kind of work experience pays off best? An expert recommends management training rotations at...

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New research: Teens without career plans financially worse off

“You can still decide later.” This piece of advice from parents or teachers seems to have harmful consequences for teenagers. New research show that young people who have a clear...

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Tech skills every MBA student should have

Technology plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Business school students need to be aware of the tech skills that employers expect these days and need to build...

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Business schools make the best of UK’s apprenticeship levy

A new UK policy forces businesses with annual wage bills of three million Pounds and more to provide finances for staff training. Many business schools in the UK are now...

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Corporate MBA programmes could save money

20 employees from Telus, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, have just graduated from their own corporate MBA programme. With a university partner...

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How to quit well

You always meet twice in life, is an old saying that is particularly true for workers in small industries and communities. So quitting a job without hurting anybody's feelings and...

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Lose the resume, land the job

Contrary to us mere mortals top executive search consultants have sat through hundreds of job interviews. Therefore it is worth listening, when Gary Burnison, top headhunter and...

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The art of communication

Voice is power, and great communicators never stop practising, writes Steve Knight, Adjunct Professor of Business Communication at Insead. He defined the six pillars of "The Art of...

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Leadership transition – how to make it work

Hardly anything that happens at a company is more important than a high-level executive transition. By the nature of the role, a new senior leader’s action or inaction will...

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Forget about robots – a talent shortage will cost us billions

The story has been in all the media: “Robots are going to take your job!” A new Korn Ferry study begs to differ: the biggest issue isn’t that robots are taking all – the jobs –...

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How to transition between careers

Most people are changing careers several times in their life time. But what makes a successful transition between jobs? Coaches say the four “E”s for success are explore,...

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Job search after the first MBA job

Finding a new job after completing an MBA programme can be daunting, as the way you look for new opportunities becomes different. There is no campus fair and you might have...

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Durham University Business School focuses E-MBA on international business

Durham University Business School has re-designed its part-time Executive MBA programme, offered in partnership with the European Business School (EBS) Germany, to focus on...

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Survey: The best Executive MBA programmes 2018

For the third consecutive year, Ivy Exec, a New York-based company offering career information and job posting services for executives, has ranked the best Executive MBA programmes...

 

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