Entries by Alex

The B-School Class of 2015: By The Numbers

Originally written by John A. Byrne* A portrait of the incoming class of MBA students This year’s incoming class at the Top 10 MBA programs in the U.S. is an extraordinary bunch, arguably one of the most talented and skilled classes of MBA students to ever enter business school. For one thing, nine out of […]

Habilidades comportamentais: Programas de MBA incluem regatas e teatro para desenvolver executivos

O artigo abaixo conta um pouco da minha experiência pessoal no MBA da Harvard Business School, o que inclui desde aulas de teatro e improvisação até o lançamento de uma linha de brinquedos para escritório (desenhados para aumentar a colaboração e o trabalho em equipe), passando pela Índia e por mais de 500 estudos de […]

When 3+1 is more than 4

In a famous scene from the film “Jerry Maguire,” NFL wide receiver Rod Tidwell repeatedly screams, “Show me the money!” as his agent listens on the other end of the telephone. Intuition might tell us that showing the money motivates, and that increasing an employee’s salary should correspondingly boost his or her motivation. It does […]

From London Business School: Jimmy Maymann, CEO of The Huffington Post

Jimmy Maymann is the Danish CEO of The Huffington Post. He has an Executive MBA from London Business School. Imagine an identikit of a modern-day CEO. They must have international experience. They must be true global citizens. They should have a big company background, but also have worked in and developed smaller businesses. They need […]

Why Social Business Initiatives Fail

Deeper analysis of the 2013 Global Executive Study and Research Project provides insight into how organizations are setting up their social programs for failure. Why do so many social business programs fail? Gartner research estimates that fully 80% of social business initiatives will deliver disappointing results over the next three years. That’s a bad track […]

Why Do Some Ideas Spread?

Can any message be shaped to spread? A Stanford scholar offers tips to increase the odds. Vietnamese Americans make up an astounding 80% of California’s manicurists and 43% of manicurists nationwide. For anyone wondering why, the new book from Jonah Berger, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, has an answer. The trend started in the 1970s […]

Mapas estratégicos: melhor tê-los

Planilhas do Excel, slides do PowerPoint, análises complexas, reuniões diversas e lá sai ele, cheio de clareza e direção: o mapa estratégico de uma unidade de negócio, de uma organização inteira, ou de sua própria vida. Independentemente do meio, o fim é claro: ter uma direção e evitar passividade e inércia. Um mapa estratégico é, […]