The first two weeks are in the rearview mirror and although there is plenty of work on my desk that needs to get done, now is a good time to take a step back and reflect a bit on what happened so far. Tuesday evening and a cup of tea for a moment of quiet introspection. Continue reading “On culture, values and connectivity”
Today’s guest entry is from one of our French participants, Thibault Acolas.
The beauty of reading the IMD blog is it enables you to get a “peak behind the curtains”, read the narratives, stories and anecdotes of current MBA candidates and step, just for a few lines, in their shiny shoes… Welcome in mine! Continue reading “Real world impact”
Today’s guest entry is by Dutch/Venezuelan participant, Oliver van der Meer.
Do you know what a big risk looks like? This was different – it wasn’t a new assignment that had been “created” just for me, or my manager offering me a new “opportunity” with milestones. I had a management-level position with a clear career path at a revered British aerospace engineering giant, and enjoyed a nice lifestyle in one of Europe’s most livable and sought-after capitals for millennials. I had 30 days of paid holidays a year. For many of my fellow Berliners, I’d made it. That’s what was going through my head as I saw my friends starting to settle down, buy houses, get married, with some even having children. But something was missing – I’d known it for some time. Continue reading “Assessing the risk of an MBA”
Our new class of MBAs spend an evening getting to know each other better and sharing their cultural histories. Continue reading “Photo Blog – Life before Microsoft”
As one of the four official IMD MBA bloggers for 2017, I wanted to give a brief introduction of myself and some thoughts as the first whirlwind week of classes comes to an end! Continue reading “Bonjour | Ahlan | Hello | Grüezi!”
The 2017 program is nearing the end of it’s first official week, the new MBAs are settling in and the marketing team is off on its search for the next group of 90 for the 2018 class! Continue reading “Come and meet us!”