Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into product design -- an innovative approach being taught at Stanford. Charlie Rose profiles the company's founder, David Kelley and "Design Thinking".
Published on 12 Jul 2012What does the world's largest repository (Thomson Web of Science) of more than 26 million scientific papers tell us about trends in the production of scientific knowledge? There appears to be a nearly universal end to the era of the solo scientist and a rise in the supremacy of teams. The advantage of teams is growing and frontier of knowledge is reached through the invisible but complex networks through which scientists assemble teams.
Back in October when I first spoke about shooting this video of the Dean of IE University’s School of Architecture, Javier Quintana, he said he would like to compare the architecture of Venice with the architecture of New York, more specifically the Campanile in Piazza San Marco and the Metropolitan Tower. Coincidentally enough I had to travel to New York at the end of that month and had the opportunity to film some of the places he wanted to talk about. Then, in November, I joined him on a business trip to Venice. I had a great time, partly because there aren’t many cities that can beat Venice on a sunny day, or any other day for that matter, and partly because he spoke with such passion and knowledge about the two cities that I gained a new perspective of every corner, every square, and every tower.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit all the interesting things he said into this video, and he didn’t only talk about architecture, but also about music, cinema, and life in general. So there I had no room left to say anything about either the amazing Schubert or the fabulous Death in Venice (both the film and the book). I decided to focus more on the life side of things. You’ll be interested to know that Dean Quintana is really good company when it comes to looking round shops.
P.S.: Don´t miss Martin Rico´s (1833-1908) Venice paintings at Prado Museum. Only till February 2013.
Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe made his first visit to Yale University on November 7 when he spoke at an event sponsored by Yale SOM's Latino Leadership Association student club.
Uribe, who served as president of Colombia from 2002 to 2010, discussed his administration's efforts to deal with the country's challenging social and economic issues, including poverty, chronic political tensions, and domestic terrorism. He also described his efforts to encourage cooperation between the public and private sectors. Uribe said that his presidential policies promoted social cohesion, security, and the encouragement of private investment that would lead to a more prosperous and stable economy...
Video uploaded on Oct 19, 2012. Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of Big Society Capital, speaks with McKinsey's Ian Davis about the opportunities and challenges of financing social investments and the parallels he sees between these activities and the rise of the venture-capital industry.
A cofounder and former chairman of Apax Partners, Sir Ronald Cohen pioneered the British venture-capital industry. Over the past decade, he has also stood at the vanguard of social investing. When Britain established its first social-investment bank, Big Society Capital, in 2011, Sir Ronald was named its chairman. In a conversation with Ian Davis, McKinsey’s former managing director and a board member of the bank, he describes the opportunities and challenges of financing social investments and the parallels he sees between these activities and the rise of the venture-capital industry.
Click here to learn more about Big Society Capital: www.bigsocietycapital.com/
Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University, interviews Arnoud De Meyer, President of Singapore Management University, about the success of Asian Universities in the Global Higher Education Market and the key factors that have helped Singapore to become an international education hub.
The interview took place at the IE Madrid Campus during the Reinventing Higher Education Conference organized by IE University, where experts gathered from international institutions like Oxford University, Brown University, the World Economic Forum, Wikipedia, Alexandria Trust and the British Council to discuss the environment surrounding universities nowadays. This includes things like the demand in a globalized world, the strength of emerging markets like Asia or the Middle East, and innovation in teaching methods.
"Life in the academic lanes", October 26, 2012, By Della Bradshaw of The Financial Times
As James Ellis – or Jim as he prefers to be known – leans back in his chair in the Financial Times offices in London and explains the benefits of online learning, it is clear he is not the usual bookish business school dean. “It (online learning) will allow a student in Fargo, Dakota to talk to one in Aberdeen, Scotland,” explains the top dog at the Marshall school at the University of Southern California. What is more, he adds, he has played golf in both locations – in Aberdeen, he emphasises, in the rain.
It is easy to conjure up a picture of the 65-year old former retail executive on the golf course, but this shrewd businessman has also proved his worth as a business-school dean, a job he has held for the past six years and for which he clearly still has tremendous enthusiasm. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is,” he says.
Video in English with Spanish subtitles/Video en inglés con subtítulos.
Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University and Dean of IE Business School, analyzes the challenges and new trends facing Higher Education, as well as the importance of "Edupreneurship". These trends and ways of differentiation were analyzed at IE this week during the "Reinventing Higher Education" conference, which gathered presidents and rectors of universities from every continent.
Santiago Iñiguez, presidente de IE University y decano de IE Business School, analiza los retos y las nuevas tendencias de la Educación Superior y la importancia de "Edupreneurship". Estos temas y las nuevas vías de diferenciación en el sector educativo fueron analizados esta semana en IE en la jornada "Reinventing Higher Education" que reunió a presidentes y rectores de universidades de varios continentes.
Fons Trompenaars is one of the world's leading experts on cross-cultural communication and international management. Together with long-time collaborator Charles Hampden-Turner, Trompenaars developed a model of national cultures based on seven dimensions: universalism vs. particularism; individualism vs. collectivism; neutral vs. emotional; specific vs. diffuse; achievement vs. ascription; sequential vs. synchronic; and internal vs. external control.
The model, developed after extensive research across over 60 cultures and 100.000 managers, helps explain how people in different national cultures interact with each other in general and in business.
Trompenaars is the author of the award winning Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business (1994). With Charles Hampden-Turner, he also wrote Seven Cultures of Capitalism; Building Cross-Cultural Competence; and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.
In 2009, Trompenaars published Innovating in a Global Crisis: Riding the Whirlwind of Recession, a different take on creativity and innovation, also written with Hampden-Turner. The book looks at how innovation is central to sustained growth.
Anthony Giddens (Wikipedia), ...considered to be one of the most prominent modern sociologists,...In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanitiesGiddens served as Director of the London School of Economics 1997–2003, where he is now Emeritus Professor
Giddens at 2008 Skoll World Forum: ...known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies.
The euro zone’s debt crisis is just the center of an “adjustment” which is affecting all advanced economies, former European Central Bank (ECB) President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.
“The Europeans have a special responsibility because we are the epicenter of the worst crisis since World War II. And that, of course, calls for highly responsible decisions,” he said.
All the advanced economies are undergoing their first major adjustment since the Second World War, according to Trichet.
“When you look with historical credit at what has happened since 2007, it was the start of the adjustment of the advanced economy. We have to understand-- it's our turn. We cannot ask the rest of the world to finance us eternally if we spend more than we earn. As simple as that,” he said.
“We paid quite a high price for a dominant vision, which was too much benign neglect before the start of the crisis.”...
James Dean, dean and Sarah Graham Kenan distinguished scholar and professor of organizational behavior at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School will discuss the incorporation of online learning into management education.
www.guykawasaki.com/enchantment/audio-video/ This is the full, one-hour version (plus slides) of Guy’s Enchantment speech at Stanford
Guy Kawasaki: The most powerful, single way to enchant someone you're working for may seem painful, but I have to explain it to you. The answer to that question is, when your boss asks you to do something, no matter how busy you are, no matter what else you're doing, no matter how important you think what you're doing is to the organization or yourself, no matter how suboptimal you may think it is to be interrupted, you should drop everything and do what your boss asks. If you simply do that, you will be an enchanting employee. Sounds painful, may be irritating, but that's the key to enchanting your boss.
YouTube Soumitra Dutta will become the eleventh dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management effective July 1, 2012. Dutta joins Johnson from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and will succeed Joseph Thomas, who is stepping down after a five-year term as dean.
Johnson's Dean on How Technology Leads to Innovation ... discusses how he sees technology spurring innovation in education and the business world
Adrian Wooldridge (Management Editor, The Economist), Alexander von Gabain (Chair of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology - EIT and Santiago Iniguez (President of IE Business School and President of IE University) gave opening statements at the EFMD April Roundtable: Management Skills for Growth. A full report on the roundtable is available here and video highlights are below. Readers are also invited to comment on the EFMD Call To Action “Management Capacity: The Missing Link to set up value creation and innovation in Europe” by mid June 2012.
Three key suggestions concluded from this roundtable are:
The Call to Action addresses key issues such as the inclusions of management education in scientific and engineering studies, supporting entrepreneurial mind-sets and values from school-level onwards, and providing community research funding for important fields such as design thinking, open innovation and organisational sociology. This paper is to be used as the essential basis for EFMD EU Affairs’ interactions with the EU policy makers as well as relevant consultation and networking activities in the coming future. You are invited to comment on the EFMD Call to Action, please send your comments and feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martine Plompen, Associate Director, Research & Surveys Unit, EFMD
Jocelyne Wang, Manager, EU Affairs Unit, EFMD
An £82m loan scheme for young people wanting to create a business has been launched by David Cameron.
People aged between 18 and 24 can apply for funds, expected to typically be about £2,500.
Mr Cameron said he hoped the initiative could lead to 30,000 more start-ups and give a boost to economic growth.
The loans must be repaid within five years, and interest will be charged at the level of the Retail Prices Index plus 3%...www.startupbritain.org/loans, On 28 May 2012, StartUp Britain worked with the Department for Business to put on an event to launch StartUp Loans!...
What is out there?’ is a call for participants from all over the world to submit a video and participate in a competition on how to finance entrepreneurs through non-conventional ways.
Tell us about it and win a: FREE trip to Madrid and €2000
SCIEF Center, with the collaboration of IE Business School and King AbdulAziz University, invite you to share your innovative ideas that could shape how the world finance systems emerge. All you have to do is make a short video (3 mins max) that showcases examples of social impact finance from your community and around the world. We ask you to be creative; use videos, photos, drawings, or whichever visual medium you like in order to transmit your ideas.
Wall Street Journal video 5/3/2012, (2mins 43)For decades, companies have relied on business-school students to be unpaid consultants, but now some companies are going a step farther, placing entire brands in the hands of students. Melissa Korn has details on The News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.
Open source is powering a revolution in medicine and health care in multiple ways. Open source software and methods make large-scale collaborative research projects feasible, multiplying the brainpower applied to a project, expanding the data pool, and creating transparency and accountability. This is a huge win for the advancement of new treatments and cures, and cutting the costs of research. Open source practice and records software cut the costs of running medical practices, and puts practitioners in charge instead of software vendors...
Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business is transforming the way it teaches many of its MBA core classes, delivering portions of them online via video lectures, and using online quizzes and discussion boards. About a dozen Tuck professors are participating in the effort, using videos to teach introductory material in classes such as Managerial Economics, Statistics for Managers, Corporate Finance, and Operations Management, the school said...
Tuck Dean Paul Danos, who spearheaded the pilot program this school year, says he got the idea after doing an online tutorial with his granddaughter on Khan Academy, the nonprofit education website that offers thousands of free YouTube-based lessons.
“I was doing the lesson with her and I thought, Why can’t we do something similar to the Khan Academy?” says Danos. “I told professors anything you can put up on a whiteboard should be put up in advance so you can have more time in the classroom for conversation and face-to-face interaction.”...
...The videos have proved to be a success so far; in a survey of 134 first-year MBA students who took Kopalle’s class this fall, about 80 percent of students said they found the videos to be a useful part of their overall class experience and liked the technology, while 72 percent said it improved the way they learned the material...
April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos discusses the European sovereign-debt crisis, Spanish banks and the outlook for the economy (ex-IE Business School centre director). He spoke yesterday in Madrid with Bloomberg's John Fraher. (Source: Bloomberg)
Laura Tyson, former Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers, on post-crisis recovery and the role of the US, China, and the Eurozone periphery. More from Laura Tyson here: http://www.project-syndicate.org/contributor/laura-tyson, 19 April, 2012
Apr 20 2012 Business schools are often accused of being far removed from reality. Thomas Robertson, dean of Wharton Business School, tells business education editor Della Bradshaw that esoteric research can have practical uses. (4m 54secs)
FT Video, "Skills gap risk to world economy", March 9 2012
Unemployment in the US will fall but a lack of skills in the developed world will demand more immigration of knowledge workers, says Ben Noteboom, chief executive of Randstad, the world's second largest recruitment company. He tells Brian Groom, employment editor, that deregulation of labour markets, especially in Europe, is essential for improved economic prosperity. (7m 19sec)
MIX Maverick Rich Lyons discusses why it's important to be explicit about what the right competency model is for your organization and to identify and demonstrate the value that the younger workforce can bring. (2:57 mins)
Dean François Ortalo-Magné presented the findings of a survey of the European economy at MIPIM 2012 during his keynote address on the final day of the conference. Ortalo-Magné and Mark Roberts, global head of research at RREEF, discussed the major themes and takeaways from the week in Cannes.
The survey looked at respondents' uncertainity about the current state of real estate markets and investing in Europe, the European economy, the effect that MIPIM has had on investment and the positive outlook that investors have towards the future.
Dean Ortalo-Magné's full presentation is below. (slides and video)
Dean François Ortalo-Magné. The US and Europe have embarked on fundamentally different paths in resolving their debt challenges: Austerity measures in Europe versus stimulus in the US. Policy outcomes will be different, and cannot be overlooked by real estate investors. There are many risks to consider and lots of opportunities ahead. How should investors approach the market today? What strategies are investors pursuing for a brighter tomorrow? Join us for the freshest insights on real estate markets: A combination of our panelists' research, your insights gathered during MIPIM conferences and events, and through our survey responses.
Meet the Dean, Fiancial Times, Della Bradshaw, January 31, 2012
Alison Davis-Blake rattles off the statistics as if she has known them all her life. The University of Michigan has 43,000 students; 7 per cent of them are studying a business degree or business major; the university receives 5 per cent of its funds from the state...
20 February 2012
An unprecedented thirteen schools from seven countries in four geographical regions have produced winners in the 2012 ecch case awards and competitions. The annual case awards are made in Nine Categories, plus One Overall Winner, and one prestigious award recognising an Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method. The two competitions are for a new case in a Hot Topic (this year Social Media and Change), and for a New Case Writer.
Please see Notes for Editors below for full details of award winners.
ecch, Renova Toilet Paper: Avant-garde Marketing in a Commoditized Category
Yakov Bart, Pierre Chandon, Steven Sweldens and Raquel Seabra de Sousa
A INSEAD video case study focusing on the marketing strategies of Portuguese paper company Renova has won the overall global award for the best case study from ECCH (formerly European Case Clearing House). Renova differentiated itself from its peers -- some of whom are international paper companies such as Georgia Pacific -- through innovation...and the creation of Renova Black toilet paper, launching the rolls from supermarket shelves into fashion shows and designer boutiques. The project was directed by marketing professor Pierre Chandon and the video component was produced in-house at INSEAD. Professor Chandon and Renova CEO Paulo Pereira da Silva introduce the first video segment of the video case study...
2012 Horizon Report, February 3, 2012
New Media Consortium, @NMCorg
Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 are:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years
Time to adoption: Four to Five Years
Video: Can the U.S. Economy Still Compete With China?, Feb 8, 2012 “All Business is Local” author John Quelch on what is needed to boost U.S. economic growth and competitiveness globally
Amazon, "Inside the Leader’s Mind: Five Ways to Think Like a Leader", FT Press; 1 edition (June 30, 2011), 232 pages
Elizabeth Mellon has been Executive Director of Duke Corporate Education, a global learning and development corporation, since 2004. Previously she spent twelve years in the Department of Trade and Industry before taking a MBA and PhD at LBS. At LBS she was Professor of Organizational Behaviour and also served as Director of the Senior Executive Programme, the London Business School's flagship program for senior executives. During the same period, she also taught on, and directed, the School's Global Consortium Programme.
So where can business schools make a difference in leadership development?
In this interview with Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of degree programs at INSEAD, he talks about how business education can help MBA students to become better leaders, in an environment designed to test them, push them, stress them, and expose them to different perspectives on the personal journey to leadership.
He also tackles the debate about whether business school research really matters, and shares his thoughts on management as an art or a science.