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IMD Alumni Network

The IMD Alumni Network is a widespread but close-knit global community. In a tightly interconnected and complex business environment, IMD's mission is to accompany, assist and support IMD Alumni on their lifelong learning journey and in building powerful business networks.

Three ways to engage, build your network and unlock business opportunities:

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Clubs are geographical Alumni associations that organize a variety of activities to learn, discuss leading-edge business thinking and expand business relationships.

Alumni Clubs

Program communities are groups of IMD Alumni who have attended the same program and who get together to share learning and a common experience.

MBA Alumni

HPL Alumni

Expert communities are groups of Alumni who share the same interests and who get together to share and exchange know-how. All IMD Alumni are welcome to join.

Digital Community

Entrepreneurship Community

Communities are constantly growing and evolving. Get involved!  

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Leadership

Keeping the momentum of High Performance Leadership

22/05/2017

Adrian Zwingli is a self-professed entrepreneur and as well as founder and chairman of SwissQ, a Zurich-based tech company. Adrian has done a number of programs at IMD including High Performance ...

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Leadership

EMBA graduate says IMD helped build his career and seal a record deal

18/05/2017

Paul Krell just experienced the most bitter-sweet success of his career. He was involved in selling a company, Sequent Medical, which he helped grow from scratch and that he considered his “baby”, for ...

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Economics

IMD ranked #1 in open programs by the Financial Times for sixth straight year

15/05/2017

15 May 2017 – IMD has been recognized once again among the world’s best business schools by the Financial Times in its 2017 Executive Education Rankings. IMD came in at #1 in open programs for the six ...

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Governance

Corporate governance experts at IMD For annual conference

15/05/2017

Fifty international academics and leading corporate governance practitioners have come together for an annual lecture at IMD with the IMD Global Board Center.  The event was part of the European ...

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Digital Transformation

New IMD digital series: bootcamp, strategy, leadership, execution and more

12/05/2017

The pace of digital transformation continues to speed up dramatically. No industries have been left untouched any many business risk being left behind. That’s why IMD business school is launching a ne ...

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Innovation

IMD’s MBAs wrap up innovation week with exciting new projects

09/05/2017

                                                                                                                                         IMD’s MBAs have just completed their whirlwind week of being ...

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Strategy

“As soon as I returned to my company, I started to apply what I learned”

01/05/2017

Claudio D'Ettole is the School of Management and Learning Systems Manager at Pirelli. He recently participated in IMD’s Organizational Learning in Action program, which helps senior learning leaders ...

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Innovation

IMD MBAs immersed in innovation

27/04/2017

Can innovation be taught in a classroom? According to Cyril Bouquet, who’s currently leading the innovation module for IMD’s 2017 MBA class, the answer is probably not. That’s why he’s given the class ...

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Innovation

Smart Cities: Swisscom and IMD partner again to help cities digitize

24/04/2017

Smart City initiatives generally lack an operational framework that would guide the process undertaken by the heads of public entities. It was on this basis that IMD and Swisscom joined forces two yea ...

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IMD Thought Leadership

Marketing

Building on unfamiliar turf

By Goutam Challagalla - 15/05/2017

The liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s led to a chaotic housing boom in Mumbai. Thousands of real estate developers jostled for space in a sellers’ market, throwing up apartment blocks ...

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Economics

Can we calculate the future?

By Stéphane Garelli - 09/05/2017

The recent death of Kenneth Arrow, one of the greatest economists of our time, is a reminder that most of the Nobel Prize winners in economics were also brilliant mathematicians. In addition, a number ...

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Governance

The power and pitfalls of default settings

By Jayanth Narayanan - 01/05/2017

Organ donation rates in some countries are much higher than in others. Neighboring countries with similar cultures can have dramatically different levels of organ donation. For example, organ donation ...

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Governance

Why consumers should plan on paying more for medicine

By Ralf Boscheck - 01/05/2017

Healthcare spending, currently projected to grow by 5.8% annually in the U.S. and to represent 20.1% of the total economy by 2025, has made healthcare market reforms a critical and ongoing priority of ...

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Economics

Seven lessons from the digital media revolution

By Stéphane Garelli - 01/05/2017

Business is about change — but no CEO would like to face disruption on the scale seen in the newspaper business over the past 15 years.  I am chairman of the Swiss top tier newspaper, Le Temps . It wa ...

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Leadership, Digital Transformation

Agile Leadership in an Age of Digital Disruption

By Michael R. Wade, Andrew Tarling, Remy El Assir - 01/05/2017
Contributor: Rainer Neubauer.

Over 90 executives attended a recent IMD Discovery Event to learn about the leadership knowledge, skills and behaviors required to succeed in a digitally disruptive environment. New research from the ...

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Leadership

Why powerful people should apologize more often and better

By Jayanth Narayanan - 01/05/2017

The recent scandal involving Ravindra Gaikwad, the Indian Member of Parliament who made headlines after an alleged assault on an Air India Employee for being asked to take an economy instead of a ...

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Innovation

What tech’s survivalist billionaires should be doing instead

By Howard H. Yu - 24/04/2017

Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, recently passed Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person, behind only Bill Gates. And on Wednesday, Bezos revealed that he has been selling about $1 billion ...

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Strategy

How to build an agile beast

By Bettina Büchel - 24/04/2017

The €10 billion food packaging business Tetra Pak once faced a dilemma familiar to most multinational corporations. The company was mired in a classic “strategic-agility conundrum” — it lacked the ...

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