Es lo que pretende OUI Innov, un evento impulsado por la Embajada de Francia en España para reunir a emprendedores españoles y franceses de base tecnológica en un espacio de intercambio de ideas, información y contactos que propicie el desarrollo de proyectos concretos.
En el encuentro, que se celebrará el jueves 25 de septiembre en la sede del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid,
Con ese objetivo, la Embajada, AFFI y la comunidad francesa de start-upsLa French Tech han puesto en marcha OUI Innov, evento que promueve el emprendimiento e incentiva la innovación como motor de cambio y que reunirá el próximo jueves 25 a más de 400 inversores, emprendedores y expertos en innovación bajo el lema “Es hora de innovar”...
Los interesados en asistir al evento tienen plazo hasta el mismo jueves 25 para registrarse en la web de OUI Innov. La inscripción cuesta 30 euros y da acceso a todas las conferencias, sesiones de networking y actividades artísticas. El foro de inversores, en cambio, estará abierto solo a los 100 primeros en registrarse.
Filippi destacó que esta es la primera vez que el Gobierno francés organiza un encuentro de esta naturaleza en el exterior, si bien tiene previsto replicar la experiencia en otros países.
Los diplomáticos galos evitaron entrar en comparaciones sobre la política de innovación en España y Francia y se limitaron a comentar que “las estrategias son muy parecidas”. “Ambos países están enfocados en promover la internacionalización de sus empresas y tienen el mismo interés en cooperar y trabajar juntos”, zanjó Bouchet.
There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate.
So shouldn’t we be paying a great deal of attention to the educational method that produced, among others, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Wales, Peter Drucker, Julia Child, David Blaine, and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs? They were all students in Montessori schools. According to a Wall Street Journal article by Peter Sims, there’s a “Montessori Mafia” among the creative elite. So maybe there’s something to the method Italian physician Maria Montessori came up with around the turn of the 20th century..
With advancing technology, changing demographics, and global talent wars, it’s no small challenge to build your future workforce. Successful strategies depend on accurate, nuanced insight into the interplay of many complex factors. Oxford Economics surveyed and interviewed more than 5,000 HR executives and employees in 27 countries. The results cast doubt on common assumptions and underscore the urgency of addressing key impediments to progress. Discover these findings in the resources below and prepare to shape the workforce of the future – with the right mix of people, skills, and culture.
Le livre de Jean-Michel Blanquer, ancien directeur de l'enseignement scolaire, est un éloge de l'expérience et de l'imagination mises au service du système éducatif.
Voilà un livre qui ne passera pas inaperçu dans les couloirs du ministère de l'Education nationale. "L'école de la vie", de Jean-Michel Blanquer, paru en septembre (1), tient à la fois du témoignage, de l'acte de foi et du discours de la méthode.
Témoignage de son métier d'abord. Jean-Michel Blanquer, professeur de droit, a occupé plusieurs postes clés dans l'Education – deux fois recteur d'académie, directeur de l'enseignement scolaire, autrement dit numéro deux du ministère de l'Education... Avant de prendre le poste de directeur général du Groupe Essec.
(1) Jean-Michel Blanquer, "L'école de la vie", Editions Odile Jacob, septembre 2014 (Fnac)
A recent study by Claire Célérier and Boris Vallée finds that the French finance industry compensates employees largely according to how talented they are. Other high-paying industries? Not so much...
...Thus, the researchers gauged the students' relative talent based on which school they had attended. They also looked at age at graduation, reasoning that a student who was accepted at a top school after only a year of exam training was probably more talented than a student who needed three years of training....
What is at stake is the adaptability of young French graduates as they enter a world in which self-awareness, proactivity and the ability to self-direct are as essential as technical and business knowledge...
...In my conversations with leaders and corporate recruiters from major global employers (including those based in France), this is what I hear most frequently: “We need employees with learning agility and adaptability”...
...The view that one is essentially “complete” at the moment one has been accepted into and enrolled in a top grande école closes the minds of those students and diminishes their learning...
...This pattern may undermine company performance by limiting the divergent thinking that innovation thrives on. Research on top management teams shows that cognitive and national diversity helps teams perform better in multiple respects.
The International Integrated Reporting Council is launching a network for businesses that are interested in sharing their experiences of integrated reporting
The network, which will be formally launched at the IIRC pilot project conference in late September, will provide participants with resources, expertise and examples of best practice to encourage them to “advance [their] journey towards better corporate reporting through <IR>” and “extend buy-in” across their organisations.
The International Integrated Reporting Council is launching a network for businesses that are interested in sharing their experiences of integrated reporting.
The network, which will be formally launched at the IIRC pilot project conference in late September, will provide participants with resources, expertise and examples of best practice to encourage them to “advance their journey towards better corporate reporting through <IR>” and “extend buy-in” across their organisations.
Our basic grievance with today’s billionaires is that relatively little of the value they’ve created trickles down to the rest of us. Real wages for the 62% of the U.S. workforce classified as production and nonsupervisory workers have declined since the mid-1970s. The billionaires haven’t shared generously with investors either. Across the economy, the return on invested capital, which had been stable for the prior 10 years at about 5%, peaked in 1979 and has been on a steady decline ever since. It is currently below 2% and still dropping, as the minders of that capital, whether corporate executives or investment managers, extract ever more for their services....
This course focuses on the concepts and tools behind reporting modern data analyses in a reproducible manner. Reproducible research is the idea that data analyses, and more generally, scientific claims, are published with their data and software code so that others may verify the findings and build upon them. The need for reproducibility is increasing dramatically as data analyses become more complex, involving larger datasets and more sophisticated computations. Reproducibility allows for people to focus on the actual content of a data analysis, rather than on superficial details reported in a written summary. In addition, reproducibility makes an analysis more useful to others because the data and code that actually conducted the analysis are available. This course will focus on literate statistical analysis tools which allow one to publish data analyses in a single document that allows others to easily execute the same analysis to obtain the same results.
How will management education be positioned and funded in the future?
There exists tremendous pressure on existing business models. What is the business model for management institutions in the future? How should management institutions be funded and operated? How will institutions maintain academic independence while enhancing value for industry through relevant research? How should academia work with other stakeholders going forward (funding agencies, governments, consulting organizations, for-profit universities, online educational models, etc.)?
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has named Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor, academic and statistician, the 2014 Bartels World Affairs Fellow. He will deliver the Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels 2014 World Affairs Fellowship Lecture Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Statler Auditorium.
Rosling is professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed Trendalyzer information visualization software. Rosling makes statistical data come alive to address the global economy and to dispel common myths about the developing world. He founded the Gapminder Foundation, an organization that strives to make statistical data freely available and easily understandable online.
Dean Jim Ryan explains why putting research into practice is a priority for HGSE.
At HGSE, our goal is to change the world through education. To that end, we aim to identify and answer some of the most pressing questions facing the field. But no research finding — no matter how profound — will make much difference in the lives of students if it is simply left to dwell in the Ivory Tower...
Faculty responsibilities have expanded, but faculty impact is still measured primarily by the number of publications in top journals. Should metrics change to reflect new kinds of faculty contributions?
"Impact" is one of the pillars of AACSB International's recently revised standards, and AACSB's former board chair Robert Sullivan has discussed how the new standards might change the way research is assessed. (See "The Future of Scholarship" on page 19 of BizEd's July/August 2014 issue.)
In 2013–14, Harvard Business School (HBS) conducted its third alumni survey on U.S. competitiveness. Our report on the findings focuses on a troubling divergence in the American economy: large and midsize firms have rallied strongly from the Great Recession, and highly skilled individuals are prospering. But middle- and working-class citizens are struggling, as are small businesses. We argue that such a divergence is unsustainable, explore its root causes, and examine actions that might mitigate it. We ask in particular, how can we create a U.S. economy in which firms both thrive in global competition and lift the living standards of the average American? Four patterns that shed light on this question emerged from survey respondents’ assessments of the U.S. business environment:
• In gauging the future of U.S. competitiveness, the survey respondents were pessimistic on balance. By a ratio of three to two, those who foresaw a decline in U.S. competitiveness in the next three years outnumbered those who predicted an improvement. Reflecting the divergence described above, respondents were much more hopeful about the future competitive success of America’s firms than they were about the future pay of America’s workers.
• Though pessimistic overall, respondents were less negative about the future of U.S. competitiveness than they were in prior surveys. This trend seems to reflect the cyclical rebound of the U.S. economy. Accordingly, respondents were more favorable this year in their assessments of every element of the U.S. business environment. Respondents saw relatively small gains, however, in areas that pose some of the nation’s toughest challenges, including America’s tax code, its K–12 education system, its political system, and its regulations.
• Overall, respondents saw weaknesses in those aspects of the U.S. business environment that drive the prospects of middle- and working-class citizens—for instance, the education system, the quality of workplace skills, and the effectiveness of the political system. And they saw strengths in aspects that influence company success, such as the quality of management, the vibrancy of capital markets, and firm access to innovation. This dichotomy is likely at the root of the divergence described above. • Compared to the typical respondent, alumni working in small businesses had more negative (or less positive) views of virtually every aspect of the U.S. business environment. This finding echoes growing evidence from other sources that small businesses are disadvantaged in America.
Beyond a general assessment of the U.S. business environment, the survey explored three areas of concern where smarter approaches might improve the prospects of the average American: the K–12 education system, workplace skills, and transportation infrastructure. In each of these areas, this report draws not only from the survey but also from wider HBS research efforts.