• Monday, December 10 2018

    Out of office: Hannover, Germany

    How do you get to Hannover? Is there a hub airport nearby and good road and rail connections? Hannover is really hard to miss. It is less than a 20-minute tram ride from the international airport, which is one of the few German airports with growth potential. While the airport does not offer too many long distance flights, it is still among the top 10 German airports. There are two major highways connecting the north...
    • Monday, December 3 2018

    How to present challenging messages effectively

    Tom Bird and Jeremy Cassell offer advice on the harsh reality of breaking difficult news or unwelcome decisions As leaders, you often have to deliver high-stakes presentations and some of these can involve presenting challenging messages. This might be communicating a tough or unwelcome decision or introducing change. How do the best leaders do this effectively? What do they focus on in their planning and delivery that...
    • Friday, November 30 2018

    MBA Success Stories: Ramona Ghica

    Ramona Ghica was born in Romania and moved to Italy as teenager. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a business developer for a management consulting firm before applying for an MBA at ESCP Europe I have spent my whole life adapting to new cultures. That’s because I believe that life begins at the end of your comfort zone and I personally thrive in new and different situations. This is why...
    • Friday, November 30 2018

    MBA Success Stories: Marie Masson

    At just 24, with a wealth of international experience and working with organisations such as UNESCO, Marie Masson decided to study for an MBA at ESMT Berlin My journey to the MBA has not been as long as the rest of my classmates. At the age of 24, I decided to apply for an MBA with ESMT Berlin as my top choice. Prior to starting my MBA, I studied political science and international development at a McGill University...
    • Thursday, November 29 2018

    The digital transformation: diversification and collaboration are critical for creating business opportunities within the automotive sector

    Today, digitisation is dramatically affecting all industries, businesses and areas of our lives. One sector reacting quickly to this progress is the automotive industry. According to BI Intelligence, by 2020 there will be around 220 million connected cars on roads across the globe, increasing from the 30 million connected cars in use today. One company leading the way is HARMAN. Acquired by Samsung in 2017 for $8 billion...
    • Thursday, November 29 2018

    MBA Success Stories: Navya Ekkirala

    After doing an MBA in India, Navya Ekkirala studied for an MBA at HEC Paris to get the experience for a career in international management. Adapting to the French lifestyle, Navya partook in the numerous activities that the School had to offer while learning important skills such as leadership, teamwork and facing her fears I have had the opportunity to experience two completely different MBA programmes in two different...
    • Wednesday, November 28 2018

    How mentoring others can help you

    You may have considered b ecoming a mentor but dismissed the idea – you’re already busy, so it probably wouldn’t be worth your time or energy, right? Kevin Lee-Simion investigates why this isn't necessarily the case In most cases, a mentoring relationship is primarily seen as a benefit to the mentee, but actually, the mentor also has a lot to gain from such an arrangement. We spoke to a panel of...
    • Wednesday, November 28 2018

    The British brands thriving in booming Asian export markets

    No one knows what the future holds for UK business in a post-Brexit world, says Siddharth Shankar, but British businesses would be wise to shift their export focus from the EU to Asia There is much uncertainty amongst British businesses at present. Brexit is approaching and the likelihood of a ‘no-deal’ scenario seems to be increasing. No one knows exactly what this will mean for British business but, in...
    • Tuesday, November 27 2018

    How to raise capital from a tech giant

    Hazel Moore explores the trend of investing in start-ups, and gives some tips on how start-ups can gain funding Corporate investment in start-ups is on a major growth trend. According to CB Insights, a machine intelligence platform, corporate venture capital rose to over $31bn in nearly 2000 deals in 2017, with the most active investors including the likes of Google, Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco and Salesforce. More and more...
    • Tuesday, November 27 2018

    Could networking outside of your comfort zone boost business culture?

    As leaders we have an opportunity to stand up for something bigger than just our own industry or innovations, explains Chris Sheppardson It’s human nature to base what we know on past experience and knowledge, but as a result we often make assumptions and decisions in a rather one-dimensional way, based on what we think we know, rather than what might be. Whether intentional or not, these narrowed ways of thinking...
    • Monday, November 26 2018

    WAP Warfare – Safeguarding Against Vulnerabilities in Connected Devices

    Every corporate device needs to be protected against the various mobile malware threats, says David Emm A virtual cyber war is taking place. With hackers constantly trying to outwit cybersecurity defences with ever-changing threats and tools, businesses are now forced to regularly review their security strategies – and if they do not do so, they risk becoming extremely vulnerable to cyber-threats. In this age...
    • Monday, November 26 2018

    Out of the office: Shanghai

    In a new series of articles for AMBITION, we ask business leaders to share their experiences of working and staying in cities abroad. To kick things off, Benoît-Etienne Domenget is CEO of Sommet Education, gives some insight on the Chinese city of Shanghai How do you get to Shanghai? Is there a hub airport nearby, good road and rail connections? I usually land from Zurich into Pudong International Airport after...
    • Friday, November 23 2018

    An MBA is great – but you’ll need those soft skills to make an impact

    They don’t teach you about soft skills and relationships at Business School, but these are what could make the vital difference to career success, says Kim Tasso Studying for an MBA is hard. Especially if you do so while holding down a full-time job and raising a family. I know because that’s how I studied mine. I remember poring over corporate finance text books while rocking my son’s cradle on a...
    • Friday, November 23 2018

    My MBA story: Gianluca Bisceglie

    Gianluca Bisceglie Founder and CEO of spreadsheet automation platform Visyond outlines how his MBA from London Business School, changed his career path and helped him set up his own business Explain your current role I am the Founder and CEO of Visyond, a cloud-based spreadsheet automation platform that I created to enhance the way people make decisions based on spreadsheet data. Prior to starting up the company...
    • Thursday, November 22 2018

    Seven lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur

    James Street, co-founder of Whalar, a marketing platform for social media influencers, shares his experiences in growing start-up businesses Keep your eye on the bottom line This is always my first bit of advice and something that I have learnt the hard way through the 10 start-ups with which I’ve been involved. My first start-up was a travel company that I started with my Whalar co-founder Neil Waller. We...
    • Thursday, November 22 2018

    Harnessing Amazon’s Social Power

    by Joel Davis, Co-Founder of advertising technology firm Mighty Social If you’re looking for information, you will most likely click on Google. The brand name is inextricably linked with internet searching and has dominated the scene for long enough that a generation of young people is left wondering how we managed to find anything out ‘back in the day’. Now however a new giant is entering the...
    • Monday, November 19 2018

    Building trust: why business is about more than money

    Over the past few months, much has been written about the importance of re-establishing greater trust in business Chris Sheppardson says it’s time for real change in terms of building trust and putting people first This year, Forbes magazine quoted that 63% of employees do not trust their leadership teams and this is a genuine cause for concern in business and one that does need to be considered. There is also...
    • Sunday, November 18 2018

    Six practices you need to master as a leader today

    Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville look at how leaders can master six practices to ensure they are successfully achieving significant positive impact by building an organisation of people working together towards a common goal The organisations that newly-minted MBA’s enter today are very different from those of just a few years ago. They are less hierarchical and more networked; they rely on partners as much as...
    • Monday, November 5 2018

    Student Ambassadors are your authentic voice - but how do you keep them motivated?

    Amy Downes explores the challenges of incentivising business school ambassadors and successful strategies to keep them engaging with prospects. Student Ambassadors are the face and the heart of your brand. They communicate the real-life experience of what it’s like to study at your institution, provide a network for future students and create a sense of affinity with prospects. So what motivates students to...
    • Monday, October 29 2018

    The value of relocating your team abroad

    Every year, a presentation software provider relocates its entire team to a new city somewhere in the world, for a month. Its CEO Johnny Warstrom, explains the benefits for the business Company relocations often take place for practical reasons, such as accommodating company expansion, or office redesign, however, they can also be used as a way to implement a new way of working. Moving offices, or cities, can kick...
    • Tuesday, September 25 2018

    Three Ways the GRE® Programme Helps Business Schools Expand Their Applicant Pools (And ways the GRE® General Test benefits your applicants)

    The word is out, and the message has been received: The GRE ® General Test helps Business Schools access a massive, diverse, global pool of qualified candidates, a growing number of whom are interested in pursuing business degrees. A decade ago, only about 100 or so Business Schools were accepting GRE scores for their MBA programmes. Today, nearly 1,300 Business Schools around the world accept GRE scores for their...
    • Tuesday, July 31 2018

    The Smart Choice: The Benefits of Taking the GRE® General Test for Business School

    Are you thinking of pursuing a professional business degree? More Business School students than ever before are getting into top-ranked business programmes using GRE ® scores. You do have testing options. If you’re weighing which test is right for you, this overview of the unique features of the GRE ® General Test can help you choose the right one. The test that gives you more options The world’s...
    • Tuesday, July 17 2018

    Networking doesn’t need to be scary

    Luxury lifestyle expert Paul Russell talks about how the fear of networking is not uncommon and gives his advice on how to make the most out of a networking event The fear of networking ‘Networking’; a single word that can cause the most competent, qualified individual to shrivel in fear. How do I approach someone at a networking event? What do I say? How do I ensure I don’t end up looking like a fool...
    • Thursday, July 12 2018

    Meeting learning outcomes for students and employers

    Dr Olin Oedekoven outlines some highlights of the AMBA / Peregrine Academic Services Roundtable, discussing MBA learning outcomes With the world of employment demanding more from MBAs, there is growing pressure on Business Schools to ensure their graduates are taking the learning and skills they develop during their MBA courses and applying them to ‘real-world’ situations. Each individual taking an MBA...
    • Tuesday, June 26 2018

    Why mindset is as important as skill-set in the digital revolution

    As we surge forward into the digital age, the struggle to find digitally-qualified manpower (or the ‘digital skills gap’ as it has become known) is becoming increasingly pronounced. This deficit of digitally-skilled people poses a huge headache for hiring managers. But it’s not just a lack of workers with the right technical skills that is causing problems – the transformation of the workplace...