Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sanjay Gonchigar, IIMA

Term one ended last week, but there was no real break between T1 & T2, just a normal weekend. Read more

Vladimir Vano, WU and Carlson

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know, what you get,” is the popular claim by Forrest Gump in the eponymous movie.

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Cezanne Maherali, Insead

In the first blog I wrote, I compared business school with a steeplechase. Read more

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

It it now almost a year ago, that I was in the last couple of weeks at work and starting to sell and pack up my life in New York city. Read more

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

I must apologise for my lack of blogs as of late. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Recruiting events are starting. Read more

Beth Bremner, HKUST

This is not only the title of one of my favourite marketing courses but, also what I have come to accept, is a large part of what the MBA is about. Read more

Aswini Anburajan, Judge Business School

I recently rode on an elevator that’s a metaphor for how I approached the MBA programme.

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Kane Cuenant, Skolkovo

With my blog coming to an end, I can’t help but feel troubled by the task of summarising our unique experiences.

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Maxime Droubi, IMD

Few people return to their old jobs after an MBA. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Argentina 4; South Korea 1. Read more

Cezanne Maherali, Insead

I was asked to speak on a panel and give advice to the new promotion about my experience with job hunting.

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Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

The third term of SDA Bocconi’s MBA programme finished at the end of May.  After having spent a one-week vacation in my home city of Istanbul in Turkey, I once again returned to Milan. Spending only a week in the gigantic city of Istanbul, home to an estimated population of 17 million people, was of course not enough. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

The World Cup is here; I am actually pretty amazed. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Ok we are doing our finals, again. Read more

Beth Bremner, HKUST

Heaven help me! I am getting ready for the epic opening match of the World Cup, so allow me my moment of nationalism as I am bursting with pride. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After a weekend in Las Vegas I have just arrived in Palo Alto. It seems an amazing place. Many of the most successful entrepreneurs of the last 30 years live in this Californian town or its surroundings. The place reminds me of our last venturing class with Professor Murray. During that class, we were visited by another venture capitalist and entrepreneur, a very successful and cool Columbia Business School alumnus.

His company invests in tech-related ventures (online marketing, gaming, etc) but above all in serial entrepreneurs. In essence this means supporting the entrepreneurs far more than the projects themselves, since the success of a project depends a great deal on the entrepreneur’s entrepreneurial skills. Read more

Maxime Droubi, IMD

Today we had the hand over meeting with our start-up entrepreneur, exactly four months after we first met.

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Kane Cuenant, Skolkovo

The Chinese part of the programme is finally at an end. Read more

Michael Cooper, Strathclyde Business School

For anyone interested in entering consultancy, my current trip is a reasonably good approximation of what life on the road can be like. Read more

Beth Bremner, HKUST

The Greening of Business is a subject that would not have been the headline act in a business school a few years ago. Read more

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

There’s a subject that I haven’t talked about in quite a while. Grades! Read more

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

How many times have we heard the phrase “I want to be my own boss”? Read more