• Friday, September 22 2017

    Blog: MBA Stories, Part 38: Vincent Eid

    Vincent Eid is originally from Lebanon. He undertook an MBA at HEC Paris, and this allowed him to get a role a Nike. He states attributes where he is now to the lessons and experiences he had at HEC Paris. I had never worked outside of my home country of Lebanon before I completed the MBA programme at HEC Paris. I now work at global brand Nike, at their European Headquarters in the Netherlands. I’d studied computer...
    • Friday, September 22 2017

    Blog: Retaining the Start-up Culture

    Culture is the nucleus of every organisation. It is what binds people together as a collective of individuals, and makes them strive for common team goals. It can change and, if left unmanaged, it can destroy. Start-up companies create unique cultures. These cultures tend to be creative, dynamic, and all-inclusive. At times, they can be hugely competitive – which, in such fast-paced companies, makes each individual...
    • Thursday, September 21 2017

    Blog: SIX REASONS EVERY LEADER SHOULD TAKE THE MBTI

    The psychometric questionnaire, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), has been around for more than 70 years and it’s still unbeatable. You have probably taken it – maybe more than once. You will remember that you get a four-letter profile based on your forced choice preferences on four bi-modal scales: Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I) Sensing (S) or Intuition (N) Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)...
    • Friday, September 15 2017

    Blog: 50 MBA Stories: Part 37, Aida Elbouanani

    Aida Elbouanani achieved her MBA from the Strathclyde Business School, Dubai campus in 2016. She then got accepted into BP’s Future Leaders Programme (FLP) which is a prestigious programme which helps talented individuals reach senior positions. Aida states her MBA helped her gain a holistic understanding of the business world, which she uses to progress in her sales career. Explain your current role. I joined...
    • Wednesday, September 13 2017

    Blog: How improving diversity can impact the bottom line

    In a recent edition of the Harvard Business Review, there was a flyer for the bestselling business strategy book Clear Blue Ocean. The flyer proclaimed how over 3.5 million copies had been sold and how it had been translated into 43 languages. Michael Porter, an American academic, said that strategy was ‘about deliberately choosing to be different.’ There is something deeply ironic about offering an insight...