How to reinvent your company

Professor Zhijian Cui will be travelling through Asia in June to talk about “How to reinvent your company”. He will address questions like: Do companies lose their innovation drive? Why are start-ups more innovative than multinational companies? Can innovation be structured and institutionalized? Cui’s highlights the importance of innovating business models and developing a framework on…

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Take me way up

I’ve known Entrepreneurship Professor Max Oliva for some years now, and he’s always struck me as someone who stands out from the rest for one reason or another. When I first knew him it was because I thought he was insultingly young for what he was doing and saying. My mistake, of course, because he always gave…

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Beijing Opera

Although this video runs for just three minutes, it actually took six months to shoot from the moment Operations Management professor Cui Zhijian and I first talked about it. It wasn’t because I thought it was necessary for Prof. Cui Zhijian to go to Beijing to do it, or that we needed support of other actors or…

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IE Entrepreneur Stories: Stocard

Moritz is a passionate entrepreneur with a strong drive to revolutionize the offline shopping experience through the stocard App. After graduating from IE Business School, Moritz has been working on his business venture and is currently holding the position of Business Development/CFO of Stocard, Germany. Here is his entrepreneurial story: Are you tired of the mess in your wallet…

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IE Venture Day in Shanghai

IE celebrated this week its 3rd Venture Day in Shanghai. The program was made up of 12 IE startup projects from the Global Executive MBA and Executive MBA+ programs presenting to a Jury of 10 local and international investors, including James Tan from Beijing, Casey Wahl from Tokyo and several local Chinese investors and venture…

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Wabi Sabi and Luxury

There’s a Japanese proverb that says that the person who makes poor quality goods is worse than a thief, because he makes things that neither last nor provide true satisfaction, while a thief at least redistributes wealth in society. Well, when it comes to quality Prof. María Eugenia Girón knows everything there is to know. Here she…

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Leadership and Tango

In this video IE Business School leadership professor Margarita Mayo uses tango dancing as a metaphor to speak about leadership. She draws an interesting comparison between the two from the perspective of the dancer’s role in tango. The origin of the word tango has always intrigued me. There are many theories about its roots. One…

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Marketing rocks… It rules the world!

In an upcoming talk about “How to create successful brands” (Singapore, April 17, 19.00, register here) Prof. Dr. Martin Boehm will reveal the strategic role that brands play in driving business growth and profitability and why have brands become key assets in organizations. In a highly competitive and saturated market environment, building strong brands has become…

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The flow of management

There are certain people you meet in life that make you feel you could tell them anything. I call them “Divan People” because it’s as if there were an irresistible force pulling you towards them and causing you to talk as freely as if you were on a psychologist’s Couch. This is the case of Juan…

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Visionizing Architecture

Get a life vision on architecture from three acknowledged architects within a short period of time, is a rare happening. The students of the IE Master in Architectural Management & Design can enjoy those insights on a regular basis. The Architect’s Backstage lecture series will enrich the students experience through direct exposure to leaders of top architecture…

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