A list of some of our awesome speakers and judges is at bit.ly/17ToygY. Wise words indeed— MBA WT + Startup DUB (@MBAworldtrophy) May 11, 2013
Not just a global college startup competition. A movement to build sustainable businesses through Innovation-Finance-Growth & Leadership. Join us! May 2013 .
Who is Ireland's best female entrepreneur: startupdublin.ie/twitter-competition/
Strategic, steady, detached even, Vicente del Bosque, Manager of the Spanish football team, is the archetype cool, calm and cerebral football coach. His temperament is typical of Salamanca, the city where he was born.
He prepares the strategy for each match carefully, drawing in his notebook the arrangements for each position of the team players in the field. He or his assistants bring these notes to the pitch and they often refer to them during matches. If you look at the notes they are similar to the moves in a game of chess. He believes that playing well is a result of a carefully developed plan. For him, strategy takes priority over passion. He rarely shouts or expresses his emotions, keeping his cool instead. He is highly respectful towards the competition and often praises the strengths of rivals, both before the match and on winning. He very rarely accepts tributes and refers all congratulations to his team and the players. He is probably a prime example of elegant, effective and collaborative leadership. Unlike more outspoken showmen like Flavio Capello or José Mourinho, Del Bosque adopts a low profile and a somewhat austere attitude, which is proving to be a more intelligent and successful approach in the long run.
Del Bosque was a football player in his early years and believes that games are won in the middle of the field, as his positioning of the Spanish football team players on the pitch shows. He was also coach of Real Madrid Football Club between 1999 and 2003. During this time, he steered the club to its most successful achievements in modern history, taking it to two UEFA Champions League titles in 2000 and 2002, two domestic La Liga titles in 2001 and 2003, a Spanish Super cup in 2001, a UEFA Super Cup in 2002, and the Intercontinental Cup in 2002, as well as ensuring they finished among the last four of the UEFA Champions League every year he was in charge. Consequently, his replacement, just after the Real Madrid won its 23rd Spanish League Cup, sparked rumors about his differences with Florentino Perez, the then President of the Club.
Del Bosque’s attitude and leadership style evidences how important it is to show sportsmanship and courtesy on the coach’s bench. Football is not all about passion, rivalry and emotions. It is, or rather it should be, primarily a sport and an opportunity to bring out the best in people. In short, we need more examples like Vicente del Bosque.
Mauro F. Guillén (MGMT) and Isabella Alcañiz
To what extent do environmental stakeholders cooperate with each other? Does collaboration breed innovation? Is there collaboration across environmental issue-areas? This study will (1) map the network of international collaboration in critical environmental issue-areas and (2) reveal the precise ways in which the interactions of four key stakeholders -Businesses, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), National Governments, and International Agencies (IOs)- affect competition and innovation in the field. Specifically, we seek to test our theory on collaborative networks in emerging markets, which purports that actors with a stake in science-based policy/activity overcome dips in funding by activating ties with professional peers in other countries. Over time, these ties forge networks through which actors can pool resources and share research. We will analyze data from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the world’s largest funder of environmental projects. Part of the World Bank Group, it offers research and investment grants to developing countries to finance projects in seven key environmental areas: Biodiversity, Mitigation and Adaption to Climate Change, Chemicals, International Waters, Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management, and Ozone Layer Depletion.
Our project includes putting together a database that contains all GEF 2,929 funded projects, which disbursed over half a billion dollars to 182 participating countries over a period of 20 years (1992-2012). To our knowledge, this database and our study would constitute the first to span seven environmental issue-areas and to map international funding linking green businesses, CBOs, local governments, and IOs in the developing world.
Dynamic Exchange of Ideas at Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference 2013: On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 A... bit.ly/12iaM5f— Mack Center (@MackCenter) April 24, 2013
We look forward to our next major conference, the Wharton Mack Center Spring Conference 2013: How Mobile and Social Are Transforming Innovation Models: Flipping the Paradigm.
The seven companies selected by Enel and Endesa have proposed projects involving renewables, smart grids, energy storage, automation, digital culture and communication systems as well as energy efficiency.
The seven young companies, six Italian and one Spanish, selected from among more than 200 applicants, will join the first clean technology business incubator created by Enel and will be able to count on a grant of up to 650,000 euros as well as the support of Enel Group’s skills and services. Fulvio Conti, Enel CEO: "The future of our countries depends on young people and enterprises. We want to revive entrepreneurship and innovative ideas, the key elements of any recovery in the real economy”. The project was launched to celebrate the Company’s 50th anniversary and will involve an investment of up to 15 million euros over three years.
Yesterday, for the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our planet's atmosphere.
Indeed, every single day we pour an additional 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the sky as if it were an open sewer. As the distinguished climate scientist Jim Hansen (DeansTalk, 26 November 2012) has calculated, the accumulated manmade global warming pollution in the atmosphere now traps enough extra heat energy each day to equal the energy that would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-scale atomic bombs exploding every single day. It's a big planet -- but that is a LOT of energy. And it is having a destructive effect...
There is no more pernicious procrastination than the kind which resembles work.— GianpieroPetriglieri (@gpetriglieri) May 10, 2013
16 April 2013 - EU Adaptation Strategy Package
The Twitterverse, to misquote Monty Python’s Galaxy Song, keeps on expanding and expanding. Here is a FAR from comprehensive list of the best financially focused accounts to follow.
Adam Posen (@AdamPosen)
President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former member of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. Advises central banks and governments and “proclaims” on economic policy.
All the other big operators will launch their 4G network soon after.
Europa Press - 6 minutes ago
Yoigo invertirá 200 millones de euros en el despliegue de su red de cuarta generación móvil (4G) en los próximos dos años con el objetivo de alcanzar el 75% de la población española a finales de 2014, según ha informado este martes el consejero ...
elEconomista.es - 14 minutes ago
Yoigo ha presentado esta mañana su plan de conexión LTE 4G en España, que comenzará en la Comunidad de Madrid el próximo 18 de julio y se extenderá por España de manera gradual en función del consumo de datos según la provincia. La operadora ...
ADSLZone.net - 27 minutes ago
Yoigo será la primera operadora de nuestro país en lanzar conexiones 4G LTE. El 18 de julio estarán disponibles y permitirán velocidades de bajada de hasta 75 megas, con una media de velocidad de entre 20 y 40 megas. Los servicios 4G LTE no tendrán ...
ABC.es - 25 minutes ago
La operadora Yoigo ha firmado un acuerdo con Ericsson y Samsung para asegurar la provisión de terminales con tecnología LTE, que convierte a la operadora en la primera de España en ofrecer este tipo de conexiones móvil. La compañía, que invertirá ...
Diario Siglo XXI - 8 minutes ago
El lanzamiento comercial de la red 4G en Madrid para clientes de contrato tendrá lugar el 18 de julio con 405 estaciones base (todos aquellos en los que había cobertura de 3G) y continuará durante los meses siguientes hasta alcanzar a finales de 2014 el ...
MovilZona.es - 43 minutes ago
Yoigo acaba de hacer oficial el sistema 4G en España. La presentación se ha hecho hoy en Madrid, donde de la mano de Ericsson y de Samsung el operador ha lanzado esta nueva red que nos permitirá de disfrutar de velocidad de conexión cercanas a los ...
A recent study carried out in SMEs in the 27 EU member countries clearly shows that companies with a consistent language strategy have increased sales turnover by 10 to 25%.
40 companies out of 182 screened companies were interviewed for the PIMLICO study, commissioned by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture. The study was completed in December 2010.
The results show that European companies still lose contracts because of language and cultural barriers. However, some companies have learned from their past communication problems and realised how crucial language management is when operating across borders.
10 successful companies were identified as the "top performers". They share in common the fact that they have a wide and innovative language strategy in place, which they apply to most of their actions.
Another study carried out in 2006 showed that companies clearly benefit from implementing different language techniques.
The ELAN study included 195 SMEs in 29 countries, focusing on small and medium-sized businesses and language strategies. The report revealed that companies applying one or more of the following practices were more profitable than the average SME:
On the other hand, the study also showed that a significant number of contracts - in some cases worth up to several million euro - were lost in Europe due to language and cultural barriers.
MBA students see the business sense in both doing well and doing good: Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll ... bit.ly/16JIEfB— Dr Paul Howe (@DrPaulHowe) May 5, 2013
MBA magic: Business of the game: Maybe not. With the MBA Tournament (MBAT) this month, the business of learnin... bit.ly/13jvC4D— Dr Paul Howe (@DrPaulHowe) May 6, 2013
Google hangout with me 9 May! youtube.com/watch?v=uub6Gi…— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 23, 2013
Education is the key to India's future. The Indian higher education system is booming with 400 universities and over 20,000 colleges set up in the last decade. With this exponential growth, the Indian higher education system faces many challenges and opportunities.
Minister of State for Human Resources Development Dr. Shashi Tharoor is taking your questions on the 'Future of Higher Education'.
The top 3 most voted questions will have the opportunity to participate in a Google+ Hangout with Dr. Shashi Tharoor on May 9th...
A new study examines the relationship between income and well-being
...yet a new NBER working paper by economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, both of the University of Michigan, casts doubt on this chestnut. They use a trove of data generated by Gallup, a polling firm, from its World Poll...
...One never really grows tired of earning more.
The DeansTalk team in the office today have started making a list of Android and Firefox OS apps. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(April 25, 2013, New Android Phone? Check Out These 14 Essential Hints and Tips. TIME)
Evernote / Google Keep
Kingsoft Office/OfficeSuite (Viewer or Pro)/Quickoffice/Documents To Go
Financial Times - The Economist - New York Times - The Wall Street Journal
SwiftKey (multi-languages to download and then automatically)
Wikipedia for Android
LastPass (passwords)/BitDefender/AVG AntiVirus/AndroZip File Manager
A bar code scanner app
The University of Chicago (IT services), winner of School/University
Glassdoor, winner of Employment
City Forward - IBM interactive, winner of Corporate Social Responsibility
TERRA: The Nature of Our World, winner of Green
MOBILE & APPS
MoMA Art Lab, winner of Education Reference (Handheld)
Leonardo da Vinci - Anatomy, winner of Education Reference (Tablet etc.)
Ted, winner of Education Discovery
May 1, 2013. Apple's decision to borrow $17 billion instead of dipping into its $100 billion cash pile parked overseas shows how much cheaper it is for companies to tap debt markets than pay taxes on overseas earnings. Michelle Hanlon, professor of accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management, breaks down the math.
Video: How youth can take hold of the new age of social enterprise soa.li/MaQ9fuG, with former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin— Karl Moore (@profkjmoore) April 30, 2013
Warren Buffett's Advice To A Columbia University Investing Class
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/buffetts-advice-to-an-investing-class-2013-4#ixzz2RslWbnoR
“Read 500 pages like this every day,” said Buffett, or words to that effect. “That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Wayra is a Telefónica initiative whose main aim is to promote innovation and identify talent in Latin America and Europe in the fields of Internet and new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Its global project acceleration model helps entrepreneurs develop, providing them with technological tools, qualified mentors, a cutting edge working space and the financing required to accelerate their growth.
Already present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, Peru, Czech Republic and Venezuela, Wayra's calls for projects have received more than 17,000 applications from new digital businesses, making it one of the leading global platforms for identifying technological talent in the ICT world.
Its academies in Bogota, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid, Barcelona, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Munich, London, Dublin, and soon to be opened in Prague, currently host more than 230 startups.
The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, has announced the winners of TNW Startup Rally.
Tyba, startup created by BBA Students Jorge Schnura, Eiso Kant and Philip Von Have has won the Public Vote Award
For more information:
The world is not global it´s local, Forbes, 23 April, 2013
This is the core of our new High-Impact HR research. Highly successful companies don’t “globalize” their businesses, they “localize them.”
Global Platform, Local Implementation
The key to business localization is to have global platforms with local implementations.
E-learning, extracurricular activities and expectations from the industry are moulding the way business is taught. Claire Vanner investigates the future of the MBA and looks back on the industry in 2012
The Masters of Business Administration is the golden seal of approval for any business graduate. But at the most recent AMBA conference there was a call for schools to move with the times as the business world becomes more fragmented, with predictions that the traditional ‘workplace’ may cease to exist...
"Chris Patten is the best foreign secretary Britain never had".
A Financial Times" Book of the Year, Chris Patten's "What Next? Surviving the Twenty-First Century" is a frank and witty survey of our geopolitical future.
'Chris Patten is the best foreign secretary Britain never had ... Every thinker on, or practitioner of, international affairs will profit from reading any book that Patten writes on foreign policy' - Denis Macshane, Independent
'Exquisitely written ... he is an eloquent and wise voice in a cacophonous world' - Lionel Barber, Financial Times
'An extremely impressive book. It is a very long time since a leading British politician produced anything so ambitious, or as well written.' - Guardian, John Gray
Entrepreneurs seeking to build an elite global university based on new ways of teaching online announced Monday the creation of a $500,000 prize to be awarded each year to an educator “whose innovations have led to extraordinary student learning experiences.”
The prize, described as the largest of its kind for higher education, is part of the start-up of the for-profit Minerva Project, which aims to open an institution of higher education in fall 2015.
Oh to be a millennial, they’re never spooked by new technology, they’re savvy consumers, and they’re do-gooders! Not surprising, of the one million LinkedIn members who have added the Volunteer & Causes section to their profile, the majority were Millennials. Why is this important? It’s important because including your social impact as part of your professional identity isn’t just a nice to have, it’s becoming the norm.