Entrepreneurs

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

The end of term is near and that nostalgic feeling engulfs us all. All of us have just finished attending the last class of the MBA and for many of us the last classroom situation for quite some time to come. Read more

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

What are the advantages of studying in Europe v studying in the US? One blogger was has had experience of both gives a few tips to would-be students Read more

Anthemos Georgiades, Harvard Business School

With his MBA days behind him, one graduate urges his peers to go ahead, accept the challenge and take a risk  Read more

Abhishek Ramanathan, Australian School of Business

With graduation almost upon him one MBA blogger feels that the 16 months of his programme have gone by in the blink of an eye.  Read more

Katie Cannon, London Business School

A summer internship gives MBA students the opportunity to ‘try out’ a sector to see whether or not it will be a future career ‘fit’  Read more

Tyler Marcus, Fuqua School of Business

Recently the idea of entrepreneurship as a panacea to the world’s economic ills has gained widespread popularity. But the underlying assumption – that entrepreneurship is a new concept in Africa, Latin America and south east Asia and that it refers to micro-enterprises with one employee – is based on a misconception. Read more

Barry Chien, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Sometimes it’s a good idea to catch a breath of fresh air outside the classroom setting by moving into the real world. Our organisational behaviour class required us to interview someone who is in a position of interest to us. 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

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Columbia is almost empty. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I have just started the venturing class. Read more

Aswini Anburajan, Judge Business School

We started as a rag-tag bunch – crippled by illness, too many assignments, missed dates and lost time, but somehow my team “The 5 Arrows” beat the internal competition at Cambridge to attend the Venture Capital international competition at London Business School on Friday. Read more

Maxime Droubi, IMD

Ninety students turned into entrepreneurs for four months. Our mission: help more than a dozen start-ups, mainly located in Switzerland, to solve some of their launch and development issues and build a better business case/plan. Read more