14
May

Written on May 14, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics

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2æ??1æ?¥ï¼?微软å?é??è??æ??å?ºä¸?个每è?¡æº¢ä»·62%ç??ä»·æ ¼ï¼?446亿ç¾?å??ç??å??ä»·ç??è?³è¶?è¿?äº?å?¨å½?æ?¶å¸?å?ºä¸?以æ?¥æ??足å¤?ç?°é??流å?¨å¤?é?»åç??ITå??ä¸?巨头ç??æ??æ??ç?°é??å?¨å¤?ã??å½?ç?¶è¿?个æ¶?息ç?°å?¨å·²ç»æ?¯æ?§é?»äº?ï¼?å?¨å½?æ?¶å¯æ?¯å æ®äº?æ??æ??ç??åª?ä½?ç??面ã??äº?å®?ä¸?ï¼?è¿?个446亿ç¾?å??ç??ä¹°å?ç»?å¸?å?ºå¸¦æ¥äº?不小ç??麻ç?¦ã??æ­¤å?ï¼?å?³äº?微软要â??å?好â?æ?¶è´­é??è??ç??è°£è¨?已经å?¨å¸?å?ºä¸?流传ç??ä¹?ï¼?ç?°å?¨å??æ?¯ä¸?个不æ??不æ?£ç??äº?å®?ï¼?é??è??ç??è?£äº?ä¼?不å¾?不对此ä½?å?ºæ­£å¼å??åº?ã??让æ??们来è¯?å?¾ç?解å?æ?¹å?¨æ­¤äº?件ä¸?ç??ç«?å?ºï¼?é??è??æ?³ä»?æ?¶è´­ä¸­è?·å¾?æ?´å¤?é?±ï¼?微软å??认为ç?®å?ç??叫价对é??è??已经足å¤?好ã??ä¹?许å?æ?¹é?½æ²¡æ??é??ã??说不å®?è¿?å?ºæ?¶è´­é£?æ³¢æ??å?ä¼?å? ä¸ºç§ç§å??å? æ? æ??è??ç»?ï¼?ç?°å?¨ç??æ??æ??è¾?å?²ä¸è¿?æ?¯å?æ?¹å?­ç©ºç??å?ºç??ç?¦æ¼ã?? Read more…

13
May

艰难困苦,玉汝于成!!

Written on May 13, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

这是一场无路可退的“战争”。北京时间2008年5月12日14时28分,四川发生7.8级地震,全国十多个省市有明显震感,人员伤亡惨重。这场罕见的灾害,是对中华民族的又一次磨砺。艰难困苦,玉汝于成,悠久华夏度过了无数惊涛骇浪。同胞们,在灾害面前让我们站直,让我们坚持,坚持意味着机会,意味着新生。在此,让我们用自己的名字铭记,用真诚为灾区人民筑起精神的长城,向世人展示我们的坚毅!
———优酷网

13
May

exedu-at-ie-business-school.jpgIE Business School holds 5th position worldwide in open executive training programs, according to the Financial Timesâ?? 2008 Executive Education Ranking.

The survey, which analyses the quality of executive training around the world, places IE Business School 16 worldwide in the combined ranking that evaluates the quality of both open programs and customized training. IE has climbed 11 places this year in the section that covers customized programs, placing it 41st in the world. These results show an overall rise in IEâ??s position vis-à-vis last yearâ??s ranking, when the school was ranked 7th worldwide in terms of open programs, 52nd in company programs and 22nd in the combined ranking.

Among open programs at IE Business School, the FT ranking highlights the Advanced Management Program (AMP), the Senior Management Program (SMP), and the Global Senior Management Program, run jointly with University of Chicago GSB in Madrid and London. IE Business School open training programs also include the â??IE Business Leadership Forumâ??, attended by Presidents, Vice-Presidents and CEOs of leading firms, who meet on a monthly basis with key players from the worlds of politics, finance, economy and business. This platform for debate fosters the contrast of ideas and the forecasting of political and economic trends in different regions of the world, which provides a snapshot of global realities. Recent participants in the â??IE Business Leadership Forumâ?? include George Soros, Edward Prescott, Klaus Schwab, Mikhail Kasianov or Kishore Mahbubani.

The Financial Times ranking analyses different parameters related to quality in executive education programs. Said parameters include the degree of satisfaction of participants with regard to course preparation and design, faculty, international focus of the program, student profiles, the development of management skills, and the fulfilment of expectations. Experts have contrasted the opinions of participants and client firms during their analysis of both open programs and in-company programs.

12
May

Online Social Networking Revolution: the XING Experience

Written on May 12, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

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Nowadays, in our global world, the phenomenon of online social networking is critical to achieve success. Before the age of the business social networking it was hard to convene other internet users or business associates online. Not only have business social networking websites made it safer to meet up people online and search for jobs, recruit online, it also allows you to meet people with the same or similar interests.

On May 13 IE Business School host a conference about one of the leading social networking sides in the world: XING. Our guest speakers to this event Lars Hinrichs (founder and CEO of XING company) and Lutz Emmerich (General Manager XING Spain) will talk about this web 2.0 phenomenon, the advantages of using online social networking and the XING business experience. Far more than a directory of business contacts, XING enables its members to discover professional people, opportunities and privileges through its unique discovery capability and advanced contact management tools. With the successful IPO of XING as the first Web 2.0 company to go public, XING AG has had a long-term impact on the social networking trend amongst professionals. By focusing on the target group â??business people worldwideâ?, the company is able to offer tailored features, thereby making networking and contact management simpler. Besides Headquarters in Hamburg, XING AG is also represented with offices in Barcelona, Istanbul und Beijing.

This is a great opportunity to all of you to learn the opinions, and also interact with two of the most outstanding leaders in this field, Lars Hinrichs and Lutz Emmerich.

11
May

Venture Lab Speaker Series: Entrepreneurs @ IE

Written on May 11, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

IE Venture LabVision, Nerve and Other Peoples’ Money
Being Successful as an Entrepreneur

May 12, 2008
Pinar 18, P-211, 6.30 p.m.

 

JACK HARDING, Co-founder, president and CEO of e-Silicon, a leading supplier of custom integrated circuits for the world’s leading electronics inaugurates the Venture Lab Speaker Series at IE Business School providing an entrepreneur’s perspective on the ecosystem and intangibles necessary for success.

Jack Harding is the co-founder, president and CEO of eSilicon, a leading supplier of custom integrated circuits for the world’s leading electronics companies. eSilicon was recently ranked #3 by Inc. Magazine in the renowned annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. eSilicon develops chips for a wide variety of markets and applications, including high-volume MP3 players, home gateways, complex storage networks, digital cameras and high-speed communications devices. Prior to eSilicon, Harding served as president and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, the world’s largest electronic design software companies.

Jack Harding was a finalist for the 2006 Executive of the Year Ace Award in the electronics industry. He was a 2004 finalist for Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year. He also has served as a director of many technology firms and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of RF Microdevices (RFMD). In 2007 Harding was elected to a three year term to the Board of Directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Harding is a frequent speaker on the subjects of technological change, entrepreneurship and its impact on regional economic development.

He has been a guest speaker for the Lothian European Lecture Series at the University of Edinburgh, Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Networking Project, an Indiana University/SPEA Bonser Distinguished Lecturer and a keynote speaker for Max Planck Institute symposia on entrepreneurship. Harding is a member of the Washington D.C. based Counsel on Competitiveness, a bipartisan organization of chief executives from industry and academia dedicated to the global advancement of U.S. competitiveness, where he has served as a member of the Counsel’s Executive Committee. Harding holds a B.A. in Economics and Chemistry from Drew University, where he has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

9
May

Second term of office and foreign affairs

Written on May 9, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics

 

1506.jpgMay 2008 | By Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Director of Master in International Relations at IE School of Arts and Humanities

International relations are the Achillesâ?? heel of many a president when they first come to power, and their first reaction is to place it in the hands of a professional. But everything changes when it comes to re-election.

North American political commentators have coined the term “second term blues” to refer to the problems that usually affect the presidents of the United States during their second term of office. Often it is said that they are a combination of tiredness and arrogance that comes from power exercised over a long time. The experience of Spanish democracy has still not given rise to this type of problem, but certain trends in second terms of office can be identified in the field of international relations. It is particularly interesting to analyse successive appointments to the post of minister of foreign affairs.

Ministers of foreign affairs have always enjoyed special prestige in democracies. In North America, the world fame of the secretary of state has, on exceptional occasions, rivalled that of the president himself. This occurred with Henry Kissinger during the last stage of Nixon´s office and during the presidency of Gerald Ford. Whatever the case, only the secretaries of state (and not all of them) appear next to the presidents in the photos and memories of an era. For example, the presidencies of Truman and Eisenhower are inseparable from the figures of Dean Acheson and John Foster Dulles, respectively. Read more…

8
May

Written on May 8, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

entrepreneurship.jpgAt IE Business School we are convinced that entrepreneurship is the main driver of growth and the generation of collective wealth, employment and social well-being. Joining us in an insight virtual session you will have the opportunity to find out more about the Venture Lab at IE and to seek answers to any questions you may have.

Date: May 8 at 11.00 am Madrid local time (GMT+2)
Registration: http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/suscripcion_eventos_2.asp?id=6530

IE Business School, founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Under the guidance of the professors from the Department of Entrepreneurial Management and with the support of over 100 tutors, IE students draw up their own business plans, many of which are later implemented. On average, 10% of MBA graduates start up their own business upon graduation, with many more initiating ventures over the course of their careers.

According to the Financial Times MBA ranking 2008, IE Business School is No. 5 in the world and No. 1 in Europe in Entrepreneurship. This annual ranking is considered one of the most prestigious of its kind and evaluates 100 top international business schools around the world.

True to its entrepreneurial spirit, IE Business School created V-Lab, the center for entrepreneurs par excellence. The V-Lab is a single hub for all types of entrepreneurial ventures and with the support of Caja Madrid (leading Spanish bank), promotes the development of entrepreneurs by providing students with an opportunity to turn their dreams and passions into real business projects. V-Lab has enabled IE to further consolidate its leading position in the field of entrepreneurship.

7
May

Two videos about Microsoft -Yahoo merger turmoil

Written on May 7, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

A video blog from Mobuzz TV

A video news clip.

7
May

IE商学院教授谈微软雅虎并购案

Written on May 7, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

下文”IE商学院教授谈微软雅虎并购案“是新浪科技频道发表的InformationSystem教授Ricardo Perez的关于微软意图收购雅虎案的评论。
教授Ricardo Perez同时也是IE商学院Masters in Management 的Degree Program 中Master in Telecom & Digital Business的 Program Director。
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导语:IE商学院教授Ricardo Perez(里卡尔多•佩雷斯)在谈到微软雅虎收购案时称,如果这场并购成功,雅虎将会失去很多,而微软则会获得在互联网业务市场的一席之地,微软确实也有许多领域可以向雅虎借鉴的。以下为其分析全文:
上几周微软的两大动向很是让给全球市场吃了一惊。并购雅虎这个昔日互联网枭雄的决定向市场传送了一个清晰的信息:“缔造一个面向未来的全新的微软,并购雅虎只是战斗的序曲。”另一方面,雅虎则竭尽全力避免被收购的命运,或者说,抓紧最后一线机会为其股东们争取最好的“卖身价”,以便善后。这场并购与反并购的战斗与其说是微软与雅虎的争夺,还不如说是以谷歌为代表的新媒体势力在过去五六年内实力日渐雄厚的一种力量展现,预示着以互联网为代表的新媒体将成为未来媒体兵家争斗和广告商们竞相投入广告预算的主战场。
2月1日,微软向雅虎抛出一个每股溢价62%的价格,446亿美元的喊价甚至超过了在当时市场上以拥有足够现金流储备闻名的IT商业巨头的所有现金储备。当然这个消息现在已经是旧闻了,在当时可是占据了所有的媒体版面。事实上,这个446亿美元的买卖给市场带来了不小的麻烦。此前,关于微软要“友好”收购雅虎的谣言已经在市场上流传甚久,现在则是一个不折不扣的事实,雅虎的董事会不得不对此作出正式回应。让我们来试图理解双方在此事件上的立场:雅虎想从收购中获得更多钱,微软则认为目前的叫价对雅虎已经足够好。也许双方都没有错。说不定这场收购风波最后会因为种种原因无果而终,现在的所有较劲不过是双方凭空生出的烦恼。
微软:四面楚歌的残酷竞争
我们都知道微软公司。某种程度上说,微软完完全全改变了我们现在的生活和工作方式,以及我们和科技的关系。微软的主要收入来自其专利授权下的操作系统和各种应用软件。但是这些年IT/科技行业的变化实在太快了,越来越多的公司和个人在互联网上找到了微软操作系统和各软件产品的替代品,越来越多公司的IT部门开始使用免费的基于互联网的开放式软件,昔日以“创新”和“速度”著称的IT巨人现在留给公众的印象则是新项目进度缓慢,几乎所有的新产品上市都落后于市场,新产品的包装通常也都惨不忍睹。
根据国际上对各公司的排名,微软仍然是一个很棒的工作地点,但它目前的运作方式和市场反应速度,至少在互联网业务这块,跟同类的后起之秀相比实在是太慢了。Vista已经成为了一个被市场证实的失败。微软本来是想要凭借Vista的上市将其信息技术升级到更高阶段,正如他发布的过去所有不同版本的Windows操作系统一样。尽管在发行之初,Vista一度被市场和业界炒作为另一个具有革命性突破的创新产品,比尔盖茨在当年的巨额慈善捐款也绝对为微软历史添上了辉煌一笔,但是很不幸这次消费者并没有像过去那样买微软的账,其公众形象在过去一年仍然遭到了太多的损害。
我这里还有更多关于微软的坏消息:操作系统的重要性正在日渐减少,消费者正将越来越多重要的消费和消遣活动迁移到互联网上,当你还在为你的产品做着消费者年龄层分析时,市场却已经朝着一个比你的市场分析快得多的方向发展去了,而年轻一代的消费者则完全生活在互联网上。也许正是被这样的趋势所启发,微软也将自身更多的业务重点转向了互联网。尽管迄今为止,来自互联网业务的收入只占其总收入的5%,微软已经将发展基于互联网应用的软件开发和商业模式作为其未来的公司战略发展方向。
微软最近任命Ray Ozzie为其新软件总规划师的决定也向外界证实了这一战略。在比尔盖茨决定离开微软之后,Ray Ozzie就被雇佣接替前者CEO的职位。Ray在软件业是一个具有历史性贡献的人物,他的“互联网发展将对软件业产生根本性改变”的预见就像传奇故事一样在业界流传。但是Ray所预见的根本性变化还没有发生。或者说,至少还没有以一种让市场所预期的瞠目结舌的速度发生。原因之一是微软的公司文化。在过去十,二十年中,微软凭借其在专利操作系统的绝对统治地位在应用软件市场形成了一个事实上的绝对垄断地位,这种对市场的垄断在微软内部形成了一种强调结果,封闭式发展新产品,以及强调保密的企业文化,这种封闭式的企业文化跟所谓一个成功的互联网公司开放式的文化实在相去甚远。
事实上,微软在其日后进入的几乎所有行业中都面临残酷的竞争。当其正要开始跟浏览器和Xbox展开竞争时,却已经面对一个更为强大的对手谷歌,这个看似在各个方面都不可匹敌的对手,在方方面面都跟今日的微软展开了对抗。这就是今天的谷歌。微软对雅虎的收购正是基于其要成为一个拥有未来无限商机的互联网公司的战略目标。为了获取跟其目前在销售专利操作系统CD同样程度的收入,微软必需扩展自身在互联网业务的收入,必须说服消费者和广告商他微软拥有足够的规模和实力,以此来改变其日渐萎靡的公众形象。收购雅虎之后可以获得的品牌效应和行业知识正是实现这种改变的工具。
雅虎:曾经辉煌的过气明星
现在的雅虎好比是一个经历了互联网泡沫辉煌之后的过气明星。在过去的五年中,尽管其在某些方面取得一些好成绩,公司业务增长稳健,但是在互联网广告市场的增速却远远不如预期。过去几年中,为了更好的利用其现有资产,雅虎很是下了一番投资,在互联网上创建了一个类似于谷歌所一直致力发展的基于Web 2.0的服务业务。但是这些投资的收入远远低于效率机器谷歌为其客户提供的服务所产生的业务收入。当谷歌在搜索引擎市场占据了大量市场份额时,雅虎拥有的许多资产却仍然是为其成为一个“为消费者提供最全面媒体信息”的媒体公司,而非一个基于Web 2.0概念之上的互联网公司,最后的结果就是雅虎过去几年迟迟停滞不前的股价。
雅虎作为互联网昔日的一大巨头,任何人都想向他学习,事实上市场上的变化一直都没有停止过。搜索已经成为互联网业务增长的关键,用户自创内容这个新概念在抓住了用户想象力的同时,也激发了广告商的注意力,今日的互联网已经成为了一个力量强大的产业。同时,雅虎也一直都忙于改变其在互联网上的商业模式,虽然并不总是朝着一个很明确的发展方向。过去几个月里,昔日的创立者之一已经回到了雅虎,致力于促进公司业务和收入的增长。但是,在今天变化多端竞争激烈的互联网世界,已经没有很容易的事了。广告收入在不断的变化,衡量一个基于互联网的商业模式也越来越朝着“挽留客户”和“用户停留时间的长度和质量”的方向发展。互联网业务的发展很快,也掌握了大量消费者信息,但是这些对用户信息和知识的掌握本身并不会直接给互联网公司带去像谷歌一样的商业模式产生的收入。
现在微软也加入到雅虎所在的这个互联网产业。两个公司都需要一些其他元素:新理念,新的收入来源,灵活性。两者的结合到底是一对和谐的二重奏,还是一个更大的失败。在我们试图解答这个问题之前,我们需要知道,取得互联网业务成功的关键是创新的速度和与客户关系的密切程度。这两个关键因素的形成到底是来自于企业自身形成的一种特有的企业文化,还是取决于企业自身面对改变的态度?或许两者的同时发生仅仅是一种巧合?如果还有人相信一个公司的内部结构和文化通过努力是会改变的,那么一旦微软收购雅虎成为现实,前者确实还有许多领域可以向后者借鉴的。如果你看过足够多的收购案例,你知道通常收购的一方会最终决定了并购之后的企业文化,这样说似乎是连试的必要都没有了。对于雅虎来说,唯一的机会就是抓住这被收购前的最后一分钟提升其市场表现。对于微软来说,成功收购的希望寄托在雅虎的机构投资者。
不管怎么样,这场并购与反并购的较量说明一个公司的内部弱点也许能在外部公司找到要求寻求自身改变的刺激点。如果这场并购成功,雅虎将会失去很多,而微软则会获得在互联网业务市场的一席之地。正如我在本文开头所提到的一样,微软这个月有两个重要的公开声明。其中这第二个就是关于开放其专利操作系统的标准的声明。也许这是其迈向再度成为我们所热爱的公司的第一步。希望明年我们可以看到更多这样的开放式的变化。也许雅虎会相信微软这一转变,心甘情愿地嫁入这个新东家,成为一个真正意义上的新媒体公司。

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IE Business School celebrates the 1st IE-Caja Madrid Venture Day for Expansion and Development Projects, which will take place on May 7, at 7.30pm in the Aula Magna of the IE Business School.

11 companies created by IE Alumni, selected from a total of 50 candidates, will be presenting their expansion and growth plans to the investor community. Although there are various initiatives in the market designed to foster the generation of seed capital (funding for business start-ups), there are no schemes that provide support for subsequent phases. This new project, which enjoys the support of Caja Madrid, enables IE Business School to take its commitment to entrepreneurship to new levels, opening new windows of opportunity in the form of investor support for companies that have already proved themselves in the market and are now looking to expand.

Investors will find that this new IE-Caja Madrid initiative brings companies with sustainable growth projects based on solid foundations. These well-structured expansion plans are the result of experience in the market, and come with teams molded by standards of excellence in a leading business school where the entrepreneurial spirit forms part of the day-to-day fabric of learning. Read more…

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