13 Oct. 2014
Why are CEOs so bad at social media? Professor of Corporate Communication Paul Argenti offers tips on how CEOs can improve their social media presence - 67 percent of CEOs have no social media presence.
See also his take on this topic in Fortune magazine: fortune.com/2014/10/09/ceo-bra...
HOW DOES PEER PRESSURE AFFECT EDUCATIONAL INVESTMENTS?
Leonardo Bursztyn Anderson School of Management, UCLA and NBER Robert Jensen Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
...La relación con un socio cofundador es mucho más estrecha de lo que se podría pensar a primera vista. Muchos lo comparan con un matrimonio (soy testigo de esto, tengo socios desde hace 18 años), ya que el número de horas que los cofundadores pasan juntos en el trabajo, sumado a la trascendencia de las decisiones tomadas en su vida personal, hace pensar que llevar a cabo un emprendimiento con otra persona requiere un verdadero compromiso y una estrecha relación personal...
via Dyan Finkhousen, Head of Open Innovation at General Electric
"More recently, in an attempt to lessen the environmental impact of OS production and leverage the wisdom of the crowd, GE announced an innovation prize of C$1m to find technologies that will efficiently lower emissions"
"Another avenue being explored to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is carbon capture and storage, which OS production facilities are relatively well-suited for—though storage at scale is not yet economically viable. Two important commercial-scale test cases are in the works, however. The first is Shell’s Quest Project, which Shell believes will be able to sequester more than 1m tonnes of CO2 annually—equivalent to 35% of the CO2 produced by the facility. The second is the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, which will connect multiple facilities and store an expected 1.8m tonnes of CO2 as part of an enhanced oil recovery operation. If successful, the latter could store up to 15m tonnes of CO2 a year—impressive, yet less than one-third of the industry’s annual emissions."
A sweet celebration last night welcoming Campus Madrid! pic.twitter.com/K5EQDJLivI— Mary Grove (@maryGrove) October 7, 2014
October 1, 2014, HBR blog network.
More new businesses are better for society, right?
That’s a common assumption. For instance, take this recent Washington Post piece, headlined, “More businesses are closing than starting. Can Congress help turn that around?” Sounds ominous at first. But wait a minute – is starting more new businesses always a good thing?
The European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate General is pleased to announce that the 5th edition of the Cluster Manager Award is now open and the Award will be presented during the European Cluster Conference 2014 to be held in Brussels on the 20-21 October.
This award is a great opportunity for all cluster managers from across Europe to showcase their activities and demonstrate the excellence of the services they provide to their members and notably their SMEs.
To apply for the award please complete the application formmsw8 and send it to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting applications is the 8th October 2014 (midnight).
New survey finds 83% of financial professionals are interested in investing based on societal or environmental impact
14 June 2014, "Patent's War & Peace" latest LinkedIn Influencer post of Dean Santiago Iniguez' post on Elon Musk's decision to release Tesla's patents & foster electric cars
Don Tapscott, 29 Sep, 2014
Ok, before I start, let me make full disclosure: my new Tesla was delivered today. Yes I know it’s a car for the 1 percent, and that my modest green initiative of buying an electric vehicle won’t exactly save the biosphere. And indeed, I am indebted to Elon Musk, the CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, for creating this piece of engineering and technology magic.
I am so proud to be a Tesla owner. They just opened up all their patents for the world to exploit! http://t.co/GVIMMA9usW— Don Tapscott (@dtapscott) June 12, 2014
In France, a bonus up to 10,000 euros is proposed in the new law #TransitionEnergetique to replace an old diesel car by an electric car.
Chicago Booth business-school professor
faculty.chicagobooth.edu/amir.sufi/ co-author of "House of Debt".
Why is this any more politically acceptable than just helicopter drops of euros over greece? http://t.co/Ig1pNV58u1— Amir Sufi (@profsufi) September 30, 2014
Fuente: Rafael Pampillón y Cristina Mª de Haro. “El golpe económico de una independencia de Cataluña“. Expansión. 29 de septiembre de 2014. Páginas 28 y 29. - See more at: Economy.blogs.ie.edu/archives/2014/10/el-golpe-economico-de-una-independencia-de-cataluna.php#sthash.VSY3WzFT.dpuf
From July to September there were 41 rounds of financing in Spain, the highest number since Q2 in 2013. These 41 deals combined for €102 million, another record for the country that represents a 50% increase compared to the previous quarter and +96% compared to the same period in 2013.
1. According to one participant in the "Target 50+ segment" thread, business schools could be seen as a "broker" in the education of the older generation who would have less ties to corrupt regimes (in countries that have them). Also, there was the matter whether tenured faculty should get incentives to update their skills. Then experiences were shared regarding certain over 50s getting their PhDs and who were better able to appreciate the learning experience at that point in their lives. Later, a point was made that the onus is on the student and not on the educational institution for an individual's continuous learning, further to which it was stated that business schools should have their responsibility, or obligation, for that continuous learning.
2. Another thread searches for business models to address possible emerging countries managerial-skills limitations, hindering their estimated potential $30 trillion growth. An example was highlighted of the one million engineers in the Indian IT industry who cannot afford to leave their jobs for needed further managerial education. It was proposed that a blended, or hybrid, approach should be undertaken with action-oriented projects to build up team-building skills. The debate continues as to the appropriate curriculum.
It was suggested that small and medium-size companies often do not have the capabilities and resources in place to collaborate with scholars in relevant business research and that business schools need to develop different approaches in establishing collaborative strategies with companies in this medium/small category.
4. In one thread while discussing the role of professors over the next decade, it was suggested that professors should go through periodic real-world experience as part of their role in a university.
5. A chairman (also teaches leadership) of a NYSE quoted company that owns a multi-national, multi-disciplinary education company hosted a thread. He believes it is hard to see how education in the United States can expand dramatically in the next decades without private-sector participation. Furthermore, he sees costs as the greatest barrier to business education in the next 5 years and believes all universities need to find ways to keep tuition down while improving student outcomes.
October 1, 2014
All German Universities will be free of charge as of this year...
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he published his first scientific paper when he was still an undergrad; now, his main focus is on how geology and geophysics can be applied to understand and protect the environment. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science - and the results are what you see today.
One of several books: www.amazon.com/Chip-Heath
"Decisive..." October 31, 2011 - We all know that change is hard. It's unsettling, it's time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback.
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of two New York Times bestsellers: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.
A graduate of the University of Texas and Harvard Business School, he lives now in Raleigh, NC.
Chip Heath is a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His research examines why certain ideas - ranging from urban legends to folk medical cures, from Chicken Soup for the Soul stories to business strategy myths - survive and prosper in the social marketplace of ideas. His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals, and popular accounts of his research have appeared in Scientific American, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Psychology Today, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Los Gatos, California. Dan Heath is a consultant at Duke Corporate Education, one of the world's top providers of executive education. Prior to joining Duke, he was a researcher at Harvard Business School, writing 10 cases on entrepreneurship that are used in business school programmes.
The findings from the 2014 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project are presented in the "Moving Beyond Marketing."
The Social Business Big Idea is supported by Deloitte University Press with whom MIT Sloan Management Review is collaborating on the development of research materials connected with Social Business and management innovation.
In today’s knowledge-based economy, managerial authority is supposedly in decline. But there is still a strong need for someone to define and implement the organizational rules of the game.
Several countries made pledges to the fund, including most substantially, a pledge of $1bn from France. There is now $2.3bn in the fund, but this still falls short of the $10bn that was requested to get it started.
Cancel developing countries' debt in exchange for climate change action http://t.co/WZ9uf3P7XT— Sustainable Business (@GuardianSustBiz) September 29, 2014
Brevan Howard financial research centre launches at Imperial, 23 September 2014
A new research hub set to help understand and prevent financial crises, was launched by the UK Chancellor, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, at Imperial.
The Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School is funded by one of the largest gifts in business education history: £20.1 million from hedge fund Brevan Howard on behalf of its co-founder and Imperial alumnus Alan Howard (MEng Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology 1986).
The Centre is led by two of the world’s most respected economists: Professor Franklin Allen, formerly of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Douglas Gale, who came to Imperial from NYU...
With Chancellor George Osborne before launch of Brevan Howard Centre for financial analysis at Imperial pic.twitter.com/8rVoEiJzAD— Gerry George (@profgerrygeorge) September 23, 2014
"Fragile by Design bristles with insights about how conflicting private interests, intermediated through political institutions, have sometimes produced banking and social insurance arrangements that make financial crises much more likely than they should be."--Thomas Sargent, Nobel Laureate in Economics
"Fragile by Design explains why the U.S. banking crisis of 2007-2009 is no aberration, but only the latest episode of a populist bargain gone awry. This is a powerful entry in the debate on how to fix the postcrisis world."--Raghuram Rajan, author of Fault Lines
"A seminal political economy analysis of why banking varies so much across countries, with such profound consequences for economic development and social welfare. Not just fascinating and original, but also right."--James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail
"A monumental intellectual and scholarly achievement that will shape thinking on finance and politics for decades to come. A book for the ages, whose insights are delivered in a lively, punchy, and nontechnical narrative."--Ross Levine, University of California, Berkeley
Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households. Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile by Design demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather, these fluctuations result from the complex bargains made between politicians, bankers, bank shareholders, depositors, debtors, and taxpayers. The well-being of banking systems depends on the abilities of political institutions to balance and limit how coalitions of these various groups influence government regulations.
Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation. Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers, and other interest groups form, why some endure while others are undermined, and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit, and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.
El Embajador de Bélgica en España, Pierre Labouverie ha visitado hoy el campus de Segovia de IE University, centro de educación superior que cuenta con una comunidad integrada por 1200 estudiantes de 60 nacionalidades El Vicerrector de Estudiantes de IE University, Miguel Larrañaga, fue el encargado de realizar la visita guiada...
Antes de su visita a IE University, la alcaldesa de Segovia Clara Luquero y el Embajador de Bélgica inauguraron la exposición “Adolphe Sax: ese genio belga, inventor del saxofón”, co-organizada por Wallonie-Bruxelles International, la Embajada de Bélgica y la Asociación Internacional Adophe Sax, en el marco de Hay Festival Segovia, festival internacional de la cultura que se desarrolla a partir de hoy en Segovia. -belgica-en-espana-visita-i
If IE University professors are a crazy and knowledgeable bunch who don’t think twice about revealing what makes them tick and how their passions serve to illustrate key points about the subjects they teach,
History Professor Miguel Larrañaga is a prime example.
Segovia is an hour by car, 40 mins by train from Madrid. Spectacular medieval city. Carnivore heaven. pic.twitter.com/sDCNDuVGNy— The Hay Festival (@hayfestival) September 10, 2014
New Tool Puts Dollar Value on Social Projects, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Sep 22, 2014
...The Social Impact Calculator is the result of the Low Income Investment Fund’s effort to measure the effect of its own work...
For example, she says, the fund uses research conducted by James Heckman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, to put a dollar value on its work financing early-education centers...
LIIF gratefully acknowledges our partners for their insight and feedback on this project, includes: (Academic related) Paula Braveman, University of California, San Francisco; Chris Herbert, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University; Doug Jutte, Build Healthy Places Network and University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health;
Universities across four continents are rolling out a revamped economics curriculum, after students protested that conventional academic courses failed to grapple with the problems befalling the global economy.
Since the financial crisis, student groups have attacked economics departments for failing to deal with the world’s most pressing social issues, including inequality and global warming. They have also criticised professors’ reluctance to teach a range of economic theories, with courses instead focusing on neoclassical models which they claim do little to explain the 2008 meltdown.
The protest has won the backing of prominent economists, including Joseph Stiglitz, a Columbia University academic, and Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England. Its supporters believe that the exposure to a wider range of approaches is necessary if the next generation of policy makers is to avoid the mistakes made in the run-up to the crisis.
Faculties in London, Paris, New York, Boston, Budapest, Sydney and Bangalore will aim to address these complaints this academic year by road-testing a new syllabus from the CORE project, led ...
Why (and how) The CORE Project is open-access http://t.co/lLhJXhi7uQ— INET CORE Project (@inetcoreteam) September 9, 2014
Associate Professor of #Innovation & #Entrepreneurship at @UniSouthDenmark - PhD from @EPFL - Top Professor on #Twitter http://bit.ly/16xgcPC - #OpenInnovation
Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility http://t.co/Od3FBVmoXp— Marcel Bogers (@bogers) September 22, 2014
Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility
Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers. A new study (PDF, 229 pages) on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. They are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with those who have not studied or trained abroad and, five years after graduation, their unemployment rate is 23% lower. The study, compiled by independent experts, is the largest of its kind and received feedback from nearly 80 000 respondents including students and businesses.
Below, Google's Eric Schmidt sets out his views on how to lower Europe's high levels of unemployment with disruptive innovation...
Opening: The communication challenge
Addresing the global agenda
The climate challenge
Hey cool. The speaker before opening panel is the most powerful woman in Spain- the Deputy Prime Minister. "I am... http://t.co/YKfb5AsJYx— Peggy Liu (@shanghaipeggy) September 21, 2014
Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, is internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with this Asian country. JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the greening of China, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE is a leader in creating systemic change in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism and smart grid, and most noted for its multi-sector convening power.
She is also an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer, as well as an advisor to the World Economic Forum Project Board on Sustainable Consumption, and Volans. She is a member of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee, and a Thought Leader at Criticaleye. She served as a sustainability advisor to HP in 2013, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption 2012-13 and on New Energy Architecture 2011-12, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008.
See video of Dean Dutta of Johnson Graduate School of Business, Corneil University
OUI Innov se celebrará el jueves 25 en el Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid
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-ups La 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.