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Governance

Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise: Masters of entrepreneurial partnerships

By Benoit F. Leleux - 20/01/2017

Receiving one of the most prestigious accolades for "excellence in family business" was a memorable moment for Hans Michael Jebsen and Heinrich Jessen – the two principal shareholders of Jebsen & Jess ...

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Economics

Talent competitiveness and leadership quality

By Arturo Bris - 18/01/2017

Public policies can strongly influence the quality of leadership capabilities and competencies available in a particular country. For example, policies that increase education expenditure, personal ...

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Strategy, Team Leadership

Embrace digital - make your strategy process more engaging!

By Knut Haanaes - 13/01/2017

A few years back I was involved in an exercise where we observed the strategy processes of a large set of leading global firms. These were all companies you would expect to be exceptionally good at ...

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Governance, Political Economy

From the American challenge to the Chinese challenge?

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 23/12/2016

Next year, 2017, may go down in the annals of history as Year One of the new global order – or, perhaps more accurately, of the new global disorder. The US on the sidelines? The moment that best ...

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Economics, Finance

Why you will probably live longer than most big companies

By Stéphane Garelli - 23/12/2016

The tribulations of Blackberry, Yahoo or Twitter remind us that companies can and do disappear. The large companies of today are not the same as the ones of yesterday. The process of creative destruct ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Three stories of career evolution and IMD’s MBA program

23/12/2016

IMD’s MBA program prides itself on a small-scale, intimate approach to learning, a rigorous selection process to ensure a diverse and complementary cohort, a mature and experienced group of ...

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Innovation, Finance

How a customized online program is embedding digital thinking at UniCredit

19/12/2016

CHALLENGE How can learning be harnessed to change the mindset of an organization which will have to face a new reality? UniCredit Group is an Italian-based global banking and financial services compan ...

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Innovation, Economics

26 startups selected for the IMD Startup Competition

16/12/2016

The IMD team in collaboration with CTI, investiere, MassChallenge Switzerland and VentureKick has selected 26 startups from 135 candidates for the 19 th IMD Startup competition. 15 will work with ...

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Innovation, Economics

In mobile social networks China’s WeChat shows the way forward for Facebook

By Howard H. Yu - 16/12/2016

Facebook recently launched a new “Instant Games” platform as part of its Messenger app. Instead of downloading yet another game from Apple iTunes or Google Play, users can now play games directly thro ...

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Economics, Innovation

Digital Disruption – Beware of the success trap

By Knut Haanaes, Martin Reeves - 16/12/2016

The hardest type of corporate renewal, by far, is that of transforming the successful firm. Despite the fact that we live in times of fast change and frequent competitive and technological disruption, ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Economics

A valuable platform for alumni takes shape in IMD’s Singapore hub

16/12/2016

Expanding in Asia continues to be a proud focal point for IMD. Since officially opening the IMD Southeast Asia Executive Learning Center in May of 2015, the Asian hub has brought the institute’s ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

The transformational journey of an NGO

09/12/2016

When Vito Angelillo attended IMD's HPL (High performance leadership) program just after becoming Director General of Terre des hommes, it was not just for himself, it was for the entire organization. ...

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Economics

Cla-Val, Audemars Piguet and Elite win the Vaud International Company awards hosted at IMD

09/12/2016

At a ceremony recently hosted at IMD, the industrial company Cla-Val, the watchmaker Audemars Piguet and the bed specialist Elite were awarded the third annual Vaud Prize for International Companies. ...

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Marketing, Operations

Is personalized pricing fair?

By Stefan Michel - 09/12/2016

In Switzerland, one of the country’s largest grocery retailers has recently rolled out personalized discounts based on shopping data collected from customer reward cards. The move has been met with a ...

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Strategy, Innovation

The death of strategy

By William A. Fischer - 09/12/2016

In a world of never-ending change, it’s either one or the other; we can no longer count on having both. As innovation accelerates its assault on what we formerly referred to as “our planning process,” ...

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Governance, Political Economy

Central Asia: the Great Game in the new global disorder of the 21st century

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 09/12/2016

The Great Game was the term coined in the 19 th century popularized in the 1901 novel Kim by Rudyard Kipling, to describe the rivalry between the British and Russian Empires over Afghanistan that ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership

Seven transitions good leaders must make

By Michael D. Watkins - 07/12/2016

There's no doubting the significant transitions that leaders go through in taking new roles. And the most challenging transitions occur in moving from being a functional leader to being a general ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership

The political leaders we deserve

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 06/12/2016

I was born in 1945. As a Frenchman, indeed as a Western European, in the ensuing seven decades I have known nothing but peace and prosperity. No major “world” wars, no civil wars, no holocaust, no ...

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Operations, Team Leadership

Why is digitization the next big opportunity for your supply chain?

06/12/2016

Robots and drones, click and collect, automated warehouses, radio frequency identification inventory, and many other digital technologies are rapidly transforming the supply chain. The best companies ...

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Innovation

Mega diving into a grand finale

05/12/2016

After undergoing an intensive week-lon g executive program, how does one retain the newly acquired knowledge? And, more than just retention, how does one apply it back at the office? IMD’s Orchestrati ...

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Sustainability, Strategy

Part 2: What can businesses do if globalization unravels?

By Stéphane J. G. Girod - 02/12/2016

As we discovered in Part 1, globalization may be reaching a tipping point and could be beginning to reverse. Although we live in a semi-globalized world, if the level of globalization we have achieved ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

Bringing impactful executive learning to the humanitarian sector

02/12/2016

CHALLENGE How can a global humanitarian organization provide top quality learning to managers located in some of the world’s most challenging regions in terms of access, infrastructure and conflict? T ...

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Sustainability

What does the Trump administration and climate change denial have to do with Switzerland?

By Francisco Szekely - 01/12/2016

The recent election of Donald Trump to the US presidency has a number of implications for the US and for the global community, particularly in the area of sustainability and climate change. During his ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership

The essence of leadership across contexts

01/12/2016

With a wealth of leadership experiences spanning across military, public service and corporate sectors, Desmond Kuek , who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation , shared his ...

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Interpersonal Leadership

IMD EMBA: “The people make all the difference”

01/12/2016

Kristian Ćurković is COO at H1 Telecom based in Zagreb Croatia. Kristian has quite the international background; he was born in Germany, schooled in Singapore, and has moved in and out of Croatia all ...

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Team Leadership

IMD brings its CLO Roundtable to Singapore

01/12/2016

Among the many offerings available for corporate learning professionals, digital technology is increasingly adding options to the mix. But how is technology-enabled learning impacting business and, ev ...

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Sustainability, Innovation

IMD EMBA alumna helps launch a new innovative financing mechanism to end TB by 2030

01/12/2016

Jackie is the Head of Strategic Initiatives & Innovative Financing at the Stop TB Partnership, which is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). She completed the IMD EMBA ...

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Team Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Can CEOs learn?

01/12/2016

CEOs, more than anyone, know that it can be lonely and uncomfortable at the top. The IMD CEO Learning Center recently hosted a roundtable to address this and other challenges faced by CEOs in their ...

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Organizational Design

IMD’s Executive Education Advisory Council takes place for the first time in Singapore

01/12/2016

Developing unique and impactful learning experiences isn’t something leading business schools do alone. It’s a collaborative effort working with many partners in learning. Having established a strong ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Fit body, smart mind – Coach Sharm gives fitness tips for executives

30/11/2016

Sometimes after an entire day of thinking the body refuses to move. Though mental exercise is every bit as stimulating as physical exercise, one doesn’t replace the other. That’s why IMD’s Orchestrati ...

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Innovation, Economics

Banking on talent at Bank Mandiri

30/11/2016

A bank in transition: That’s how Indonesian-based Bank Mandiri started and that’s how it continues to drive itself into the future. Speaking at IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance program in ...

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Economics

Crisis? What crisis? Study says Europe leads world in business talent

28/11/2016

A major global study has identified crisis-riddled Europe as home to nine of the 10 economies best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent. The continent as a whole may well be struggl ...

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Interpersonal Leadership

World class learning in a truly international forum

28/11/2016

Of the many adjectives that could describe IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance taking place in Singapore, diverse is one of the most distinguishing. Symbolically flying the flags of many nations, ...

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Economics, Political Economy

What’s ahead for the future of the world economy?

28/11/2016

While a lot of emphasis – especially in executive education – is placed on developing individuals, firms and industries, surprisingly much of what may affect a leader or company’s long term success li ...

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Information Technology, Innovation

Why China’s new cybersecurity law is a threat to international businesses and innovation

By Georges Haour - 24/11/2016

China has the world’s largest market for digital shopping, mobile payments, and Internet-enabled financial services. Close to 400 million people in China do most of their payments using their ...

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Human Resources, Self Leadership

IMD gives top leadership program a flexible format to reach young managers

24/11/2016

Looking for an effective leadership program that not only addresses the latest business essentials, but also brings knowledge back to the office (literally) and fits well into busy schedules? Look no ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

Why Tata’s fallen Mistry recalls the legacy of Coke’s Douglas Ivester

By Amit Shankar Mukherjee - 24/11/2016

In his letter to the Board challenging his dismissal, Cyrus Mistry, the erstwhile Chairman of India’s Tata Group, wrote, “To ‘replace’ your Chairman … in a summary manner must be unique in the annals ...

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Finance, Innovation

FinTech done right

By Nuno Fernandes - 24/11/2016

Financial technology (FinTech) is hot. Once a highly regulated industry dominated by large banks, FinTech companies around the world are impacting all areas of financial services. Many industry ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Breakthrough program for Senior Executives: “An extraordinary learning experience”

24/11/2016

IMD's Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives was just what Frank Grootnibbelink was looking for to focus on key issues and accelerate the momentum of success. "This was an extraordinary learning ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Lima APEC summit marks major landmark: China’s global economic leadership

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 23/11/2016

Events in Lima, Peru, on 19-20 November 2016 radically mark a major transformation in global economic leadership, consequently global governance and hence the global business environment. Though the ...

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Finance

IMD MBAs win Private Equity Case Competition 2nd year in a row

23/11/2016

A team of five members of IMD’s current class of MBAs just won the 7th annual Private Equity Case Competition hosted by the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).   The competition was broken down into ...

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Political Economy, Governance

Micheline Calmy-Rey highlights Switzerland’s place in the world at IMD

23/11/2016

IMD recently welcomed former Swiss Federal Councilor and President Micheline Calmy-Rey to an event organized by the IMD Lausanne Alumni Club. She shared insights on Switzerland’s current challenges, h ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

The death of dignity: Do we really want our leaders to be truly authentic?

By Jennifer Jordan - 21/11/2016

In reflecting back on the last 18 months of the U.S. election, I experienced many emotions: sadness, anger, pity, confusion. But one thing that stuck with me most was a change that I have seen gradual ...

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Finance, Economics

Two top Swiss finance organizations support higher education through a merit award

21/11/2016

In order to support how higher education plays a role in shaping banking and finance, The Fondation Vaudoise pour la Formation Bancaire (FVFB) and the Association Vaudoise des Banques (AVB) have come ...

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Strategy, Sustainability

Part 1: The end of globalization?

By Stéphane J. G. Girod - 18/11/2016

Globalization is an ongoing process in which the world appears to be converging economically due to the greater interdependence that the movements of capital, goods, services and people across borders ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Innovation

Advanced education for JTI’s global workforce with the IMD Corporate Learning Network

18/11/2016

Challenge JTI (Japan Tobacco International) was looking to answer the question: How can we provide learning and development resources to our global population in an impactful way? “IMD’s Corporate ...

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Innovation

How can a global organization provide advanced education to its personnel worldwide?

18/11/2016

JTI (Japan Tobacco International) was looking to answer the question: How can we provide learning and development resources to our global population in an impactful way? Tatiana Mateeva is Leadership ...

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Economics, Political Economy

Why are companies setting up shop in the most expensive country in the world?

By Arturo Bris - 15/11/2016

Without a doubt, Switzerland has been one of the most successful economies over the past several decades. It sits atop most international rankings in terms of productivity, innovation capacity, life ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

How Hong Kong Broadband Network invested in its people to get to the top

By Shlomo Ben-Hur, Ivy Buche - 14/11/2016

In just ten years, Hong Kong Broadband Network has evolved from being a new entrant to becoming the second-largest broadband operator in Hong Kong. After a public listing in 2015, it set its sights on ...

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Economics, Strategy

IMD figures prominently in the Case Centre’s bestselling authors

11/11/2016

For the first time, the Case Centre has compiled a list of its top 40 bestselling authors. The figures for the 2015-2016 academic year place a number of IMD faculty members among the list of influenti ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

How to prepare leaders for a VUCA world

By Amit Shankar Mukherjee - 11/11/2016

Suppose a multinational company needs an executive to lead its entry into a country that could experience spectacularly strong economic growth, but could also falter. The market has rough-and-tumble ...

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Political Economy, Economics

The rising spectre of protectionism: Trump and the global trade agenda

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 09/11/2016

We are all in a state of shock. There was no prediction, or warning, that Donald Trump would be the 45 th President of the United States, let alone that his victory would be crushingly decisive. Wow! ...

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Innovation, Political Economy

It’s Swiss time!

By Arturo Bris, Michael R. Wade - 09/11/2016

Opportunities for greatness are rare, and all notable success stories can be traced back to someone, somewhere making exactly the right move at just the right time. One of those rare moments exists ri ...

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Economics, Finance

IMD in Oman contributing to the development of a new generation of leaders

09/11/2016

Last year Oman's Private Public Partnership Committee launched a National CEO Program (NCP) in cooperation with IMD and McKinsey & Co. The program aims to develop a community of world-class Omani CEOs ...

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Governance, Strategy

Handling the truths in Cyrus Mistry’s purloined letter

By Anand Narasimhan - 07/11/2016

In his celebrated detective short story “The Purloined Letter” Edgar Allen Poe constructs an absorbing mystery out of a letter that has been hidden in plain sight. Corporate India has now been gripped ...

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Marketing, Strategy

Seven trends that will affect the future of marketing

By Dominique Turpin - 04/11/2016

At the recent Chief Marketing Officer Roundtable at IMD, I was asked what I think will define the future of marketing. Trying to predict the future is always a risky thing to do; most of us are terrib ...

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Sustainability, Strategy

Why all businesses should embrace sustainability

By Knut Haanaes - 04/11/2016

Sustainability is becoming more important for all companies, across all industries. 62% of executives consider a sustainability strategy necessary to be competitive today, and another 22% think it wil ...

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Organizational Design, Strategy

Make a powerful breakthrough at your business with BPSE

04/11/2016

Six months after following an IMD program with a stron g focus on change management, Butterworth implemented a major reorganization of the division that he heads at Delphi, a leading supplier of ...

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Innovation, Finance

How IMD’s Executive MBA helped drive the success of neurotechnology unicorn “MindMaze”

04/11/2016

  Tej Tadi, founder and head of MindMaze, wants his company to become the top neuro-medical device business in the world. And MindMaze is definitely on the right path. Ernst & Young’s recent “EY ...

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Strategy, Governance

Asian-focused conglomerate Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise awarded the IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award

03/11/2016

Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise, a family firm first established in Hong Kong at the end of the 19th Century, was awarded the 21st annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the 27th ...

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Marketing, Strategy

When paying is preferable to free

By John W. Walsh - 31/10/2016

British Airways (BA) recently announced that from January 2017 it will replace its free food service with an expanded food range from Marks & Spencer (M&S), the well-known British retailer, on short h ...

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Innovation, Team Leadership

Google vs Amazon: How a strong CEO boosts innovation

By Howard H. Yu - 28/10/2016

Recently, Google’s parent company,  Alphabet  Inc., unveiled  Home —its answer to Amazon Echo— making it a player in the growing market of devices connecting the homes of millions. According to estima ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Are we on the brink of war?

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 28/10/2016

There are many signs that the "post-war" period after World War II has finally come to an end and that we are now in a pre-war era. Many of the factors that define the times were present before many o ...

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Governance, Interpersonal Leadership

The lessons of top executive derailment

By Anand Narasimhan - 28/10/2016

Cyrus Mistry was just removed as Tata Sons chairman after four years on the job at India’s most vaunted industrial group. Theories abound of why Mr. Mistry was let go: poor performance; inexperience; ...

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Governance, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD signs agreement with Namaa group

28/10/2016

Namaa Group and IMD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together develop current and future business leaders in Saudi Arabia’s Al Madinah region and beyond. The signing ceremony took pla ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD Lausanne campus experience dazzles participants

28/10/2016

IMD’s origins date back to 1946, but its roots in Lausanne were laid down in 1956 when Nestlé and Harvard Business School opened IMD’s predecessor IMEDE, which would later become IMD in 1990. A ...

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Political Economy, Economics

The mouse that roared

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 25/10/2016

The headline of a recent article in the New York Times  read: “With Europe-Canada Deal Near Collapse, Globalization’s Latest Chapter Is History”. In the article, the authors went on to assert: “The ph ...

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Governance

IMD pays tribute to Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

25/10/2016

Looking back on the roots of IMD, the institute honors the memory of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. Mr. Hawrylyshyn played an important role in shaping IMD into what it is today. For eighteen years Mr. Hawrylysh ...

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Organizational Design, Interpersonal Leadership

The Impact of IMD’s Program for Executive Development

24/10/2016

Rogerio Lopes, former Director of the ice cream business unit of Nestlé, Brazil, actual Managing Director of FRONERI Brazil, a joint venture between Nestlé and R&R, on his Program for Executive ...

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Team Leadership, Self Leadership

Brexiteers should face harsh consequences

By Michael D. Watkins - 21/10/2016

While I think collective punishment is small and often self-defeating, I think the U.K. needs to face harsh consequences for abandoning the E.U. Why? In a word, deterrence . Brexit strikes at the hear ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Finance

Bank Mandiri and IMD business school partner for leadership seminar

21/10/2016

Mandiri Corporate University, as a part of Bank Mandiri announces a partnership to work closely with IMD business school to conduct a Leadership Seminar under the theme “High Performance Leadership & ...

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Finance, Sustainability

From triple towards one bottom-line

By Paul Strebel - 21/10/2016

At the 2016 Annual General Meetings of Exxon and Chevron, institutional investors forced a vote on whether the companies should release detailed climate impact reports, adopt greenhouse gas emission ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD EMBA valedictorian takes a lead role at A.P. Møller – Mærsk

21/10/2016

IMD EMBA Alumnus and 2007 class valedictorian Claus V. Hemmingsen has recently been appointed Group Vice CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk and CEO for its energy division. Hemmingsen joined the Maersk Group ...

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Organizational Design, Interpersonal Leadership

Execs: Not getting enough sleep is nothing to brag about

By Jayanth Narayanan - 14/10/2016

I have often heard executives boast to each other how little sleep they get. People wear their ability to function on very little sleep as a badge of honor. Yet, evidence from sleep research shows it ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

The impact of coaching in executive education

By Mark Skinner - 14/10/2016

As a coach and facilitator working with some premier European business schools at the beginning of this millennium, it was always pleasantly surprising to meet other coaches pioneering their ...

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Innovation, Self Leadership

IMD steers Luc Gerard into successful private equity career path

14/10/2016

When Luc Gerard di d his IMD EMBA at the age of 34, he already had several years of experience with two top international corporations. Born in Boende to a Congolese mother and a Belgian agronomist ...

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Innovation, Economics

LinkedIn Learning: loading education 4.0?

By Stefan Michel - 14/10/2016

LinkedIn recently announced that it was entering the professional development market. Surprisingly, this news barely caused a ripple. Will 22 September 2016 go down in history as a key milestone in th ...

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Governance, Marketing

Bringing the family back into the business

By Joachim Schwass, Anne-Catrin Glemser - 07/10/2016

Surprisingly, most family businesses do not see the value in communicating about their history, their values and their long-term vision as owners of a company. Of course, it is easier not to put the ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

To get more feedback, act more coachable

By Jean-François Manzoni - 07/10/2016

It’s hard to say who dreads critical feedback more: the manager giving it or the person receiving it. As the receiver, it can be uncomfortable and stressful to hear that you’re not performing well. An ...

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Team Leadership

Our network is your network – the best of IMD reunite

04/10/2016

A squishy square blue cube recently got a lot of buzz at IMD. The soft throwable microphone served as an intriguing conversation piece that raised the fun factor for the more than 350 alumni attending ...

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Self Leadership, Innovation

Serial entrepreneur gains formidable network and confidence in IMD’s EMBA

03/10/2016

Torsten Scholl is co-Founder and CEO of Teleretail, a revolutionary robotic delivery service business based in Switzerland and Germany, which allows urban courier robots to be ordered on demand throug ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Petroleum Engineer Lionel Girard sees BOT as rare opportunity to take stock

03/10/2016

As a petroleum engineer who advises producer countries, Lionel Girard did not turn to IMD to boost his career or add a line to his CV. He was looking to expand his global professional outlook and says ...

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Strategy, Sustainability

“Wise Family Business” book recently released by IMD Professor Joachim Schwass

30/09/2016

“Wise Family Business” a book by IMD Emeritus Professor Joachim Schwass and Anne-Catrin Glemser was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. It aims to help families in business to identify new and ...

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Innovation, Team Leadership

“IMD Executive MBA completes 20th Expedition to Silicon Valley”

30/09/2016

The IMD Executive MBA program has recently completed its 20th expedition to Silicon Valley this year, marking 17 years, approximately 200 startups, and over 1100 phenomenal Executive MBA participants. ...

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Strategy, Economics

Why mega diving at this island resort in November doesn’t require a wetsuit

30/09/2016

There’s a deep dive taking place where participants don’t get wet. In fact, they don’t even get in the sea. Rather, they submerge themselves in a kind of business knowledge that, much like underwater ...

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Innovation, Strategy

Which business models are most affected by digital?

By Knut Haanaes - 30/09/2016

In most industries, the competitive landscape is rapidly changing and as a result, companies speed through their life-cycles at an unprecedented pace (actually twice as fast as 20 years ago, according ...

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Operations, Strategy

For supply chains, faster is not always better

By Carlos Cordon - 30/09/2016

March 2013 was the coldest in decades for much of Europe and the eastern United States. But in March the previous year, the United States had experienced heatwaves. The capriciousness of the weather ...

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Political Economy, Finance

Why action must be taken against corporate tax havens

By Arturo Bris - 23/09/2016

At the onset of the financial crisis in 2009, the members of the largest economies in the world launched a crusade against tax havens and banking secrecy. Eight years later, the Swiss private banking ...

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Strategy, Innovation

Beware of the Value Vampires

By Michael R. Wade - 23/09/2016

Have you ever wondered how companies like Uber, Amazon and Spotify can offer such low prices, make such low profit margins but still continue to operate? You’re not the only one. In our work at the ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

Three ways to overcome your power deficit

By Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux - 23/09/2016

'Power shortage’ is not just a term for the energy industry; executives frequently experience deficits in their power to influence as well. Essentially, there are three power sources that need to be ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

The dangers of an unpredictable leader

By Jennifer Jordan - 15/09/2016

During a recent interview, American Presidential candidate Donald Trump stated in response to a question about his foreign policy agenda, “I’d rather not play my cards… I want to be unpredictable”. Th ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Economics

Wells Fargo was lacking values-based leadership

By Jennifer Jordan - 14/09/2016

The story is all too familiar by now. In an effort to meet their targets, Wells Fargo employees created over two million fake bank and credit card accounts from which they charged various fees. While ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

How breakthrough leadership can defy company death

By Seán Meehan - 14/09/2016

British Home Stores and Woolworths in the UK, Radio Shack and C&J Energy Services in the US, Japan’s Skymark Airlines and Brazil’s fourth largest telecom operator Oi are just a few of the many sizable ...

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Innovation, Strategy

How companies fail – and what they can do about it

By Knut Haanaes - 14/09/2016

Here are two ways your company can fail. Keep doing more of the same. Or, if you’d prefer, start doing only what’s new. You want it to thrive so you need to take the trickier middle way; you need to f ...

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Ethics

Monsanto's Alistair Hide recommends how to survive in a land of scrutiny

13/09/2016

Alistair Hide, Corporate Engagement Leader of the world's largest provider of genetically modified (GM) seeds and weed killer Glysophate (Roundup) explained to IMD's 2016 MBA class how Monsanto deals ...

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Strategy, Innovation

IMD Business Forum in Dubai highlights business challenges and opportunities in the Gulf region

09/09/2016

The annual IMD Business Forum in Dubai examined the challenges and opportunities businesses in the Gulf countries are facing in the wake of rapid digital transformation and economic diversification, ...

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Strategy, Economics

Is Africa the land of business opportunity or pain?

By Leif M. Sjöblom - 07/09/2016

With growth stagnating around much of the world, businesses often look to new markets to find opportunities. BRIC countries were previously thought of as the global El Dorado by many companies but ...

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Strategy, Interpersonal Leadership

How good preparation can save your organization in a crisis

By Stefan Michel - 07/09/2016

The Swiss Armed Forces recently completed a 48-hour intensive crisis simulation exercise. For a change, it didn’t train military staff, but a group of international Executive MBA graduates from IMD. A ...

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Strategy, Innovation

The best companies aren’t afraid to replace their most profitable products

By Howard H. Yu, Thomas W. Malnight - 31/08/2016

For a long time, the Silicon Valley funding model has been hailed as a powerful alternative to the stifling way corporate America works. Many are betting on the new generation of technology firms to ...

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Innovation, Strategy, Information Technology

Where is Google placing its bets?

By Michael R. Wade - 31/08/2016

Google is well aware of its vulnerability. More than 90% of the company’s revenues and almost all of its profits come from search-related advertising. As long as people click ads on computers, tablets ...

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Communication, Ethics

How to tell if your colleagues or clients are deceiving you – digitally?

By Jennifer Jordan - 26/08/2016

The average person is lied to an astounding 105 times per day. Many of these are innocuous lies — of the “I like your shirt” or “that airplane meal was good” variety. But as a business executive, some ...

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Strategy

Challenges in going global

By Dominique Turpin, Anand Narasimhan, Margaret Cording - 18/08/2016

Few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations, despite their ambitions. Globalization may be their goal – it may even form the backbone of their strategy – but only a tiny fracti ...

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Innovation, Information Technology

Making the case for a new Olympic sporting category

By Michael R. Wade - 10/08/2016

You are probably watching the Olympics this week, supporting your home country and cheering on your favorite athletes. It seems to us, however, that the Olympic games are in need of a refresh. Viewers ...

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Economics, Strategy

The art of retreat: If you are going to lose, do it like Uber

By Michael R. Wade - 03/08/2016

Uber announced that it is selling its Chinese operations to Didi Chuxing, its great Chinese nemesis. Uber is exiting the very market that its CEO Travis Kalanick declared to be, “the #1 priority for ...

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Political Economy

With TPP Dead, What's Next For World Trade?

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 03/08/2016

At a major conference on global trade I attended in London this month, officials from the US were extolling the virtues and benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and, in cahoots with officia ...

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Economics, Strategy

How Yahoo tried (but failed) to go big, and is now going home

By Michael R. Wade - 27/07/2016

I remember the early days of the Internet when the Yahoo directory was my home page. Capturing, categorizing, and presenting the Internet in a clickable tree structure was doable back then, and Yahoo ...

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Economics, Strategy

Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club: desperate or strategic?

By Michael R. Wade - 27/07/2016

Unilever announced last week that it would purchase Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion. On the surface, this may look like yet another desperate attempt by a lumbering legacy giant to buy (and overpay f ...

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Finance, Innovation

Developing Win-Win Strategies for China’s Small Entrepreneurs

By Winter Nie - 27/07/2016

By identifying and overcoming financial hurdles in local business cycles, China’s regional banks are playing an increasingly critical role in moving China’s domestic economy forward. Yilong Xu, in cha ...

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Interpersonal Leadership

How IMD led Woods Staton down a golden path

20/07/2016

Addressing the 2016 IMD MBA class, Woods Staton, CEO, Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. - McDonald's largest franchisee in the world - said that the year ...

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Innovation, Interpersonal Leadership

Leadership in an evolving corporation

20/07/2016

Not everything is just about business. But business, as viewed by IMD’s MBA program, has the potential to make a huge impact on the world’s wellbeing when taken with responsibility. Of the fields wher ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Defining China: A rising, fragile global power

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 20/07/2016

China is not part of the emerging markets; nor Brics, nor Chindia. China is itself, and has to be understood on its own terms. Among the many daunting questions the planet is facing, the most importan ...

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Economics, Strategy

IMD’s MBA class bring today’s hot business topics to business leaders

12/07/2016

In June, the 2016 Navigating the Future conference, the third of its kind, showcased the work of IMD MBA participants. Over 140 executives from different industries around the world as well as seasone ...

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Economics, Strategy

Portuguese business leaders get energized at OWP

12/07/2016

IMD recently concluded a partnership with Porto Business School to deliver IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program, adapted to address the realities of Portuguese companies. OWP is a cus ...

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Strategy

Rethinking out of the box

By Albrecht Enders, Jean-Louis Barsoux - 12/07/2016

Executives are constantly urged to think out of the box, but given little practical advice on how to do so. A simple tool, already familiar to executives can be leveraged to provide the answer. ...

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Organizational Design, Strategy

Back to school for IMD’s MBAs

07/07/2016

IMD recently hosted its first ever All MBA Alumni event, reuniting MBA graduates from classes through the years as far back as the 1970s to this year’s current class. The event took place over two day ...

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Strategy, Information Technology

IMD Professor Carlos Cordon releases new book “Strategy is Digital”

07/07/2016

IMD Professor Carlos Cordon, with co-authors Pau Garcia-Milà, Teresa Ferreiro Vilarino and Pablo Caballero recently released “ Strategy is Digital: How Companies Can Use Big Data in the Value Chain ”. ...

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Marketing, Strategy

The marketing strategy of industry disruptors

By Dominique Turpin - 07/07/2016

We are all familiar with Uber, Airbnb, Tesla, and Netflix as disruptors. But how many of you know Mediq? It’s a Dutch healthcare company that aims to make traditional pharmacies a thing of the past. M ...

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Economics, Political Economy

IMD Professor Arturo Bris wraps up OWP with creative schemes

04/07/2016

Jobs are disappearing, public finances can’t cope, retirement plans are imploding and yet Professor Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) doesn't lose hope. To close the 2016 ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy, Economics

Tunisia’s former Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa shares the value of business skills in a political crisis

04/07/2016

Speaking at IMD's Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) Program to over 450 executives coming from all over the world, Mehdi Jomaa, Tunisia’s former Prime Minister said his past experience as a ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy, Economics

New book unveils the keys to surviving digital transformation

04/07/2016

The Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, announces a new book that aims to help business leaders and their organizations more effectively navigate the challenges an ...

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Political Economy

Brexit signals a rift between the elite and the rest of the population

By Didier Cossin - 01/07/2016

The UK historically voted to leave the European Union sending global markets into turmoil. IMD caught up with Professor Didier Cossin, finance expert and author of the recent book “Inspiring ...

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Self Leadership

Zhanna Kryuchkova named among Poets and Quants Best EMBAs in 2016

30/06/2016

Zhanna Kryuchkova was recently named one of the best EMBAs of 2016 by Poets and Quants, a leading business school-focused publication. Zhanna is currently owner of Almaz Group, a holding focused on ca ...

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Innovation, Governance

Every company needs a Chief Corporate Entrepreneur

30/06/2016

Companies that don’t build innovation into their business will never be ready for disruption, said Alexander Osterwalder in a keynote at IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance program . But don’t sta ...

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Self Leadership

IMD celebrates lifelong learning achievers

30/06/2016

At a ceremony held during the Orchestrating Winning Performance, (OWP) program, President Dominique Turpin recognized IMD alumni with Lifelong Learning Certificates for their demonstrated commitment t ...

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Self Leadership

Getting more than just business skills at OWP

29/06/2016

In the belief that sustained leadership requires balancing mental, emotional, and physical health in a demanding world, IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance offers a series of activities for the ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

Looking beyond bias with Yassmin Abdel-Magied

29/06/2016

It isn’t often that a 25 year-old gets a standing ovation from leading executives while on the stage of IMD. Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a keynote speaker at the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) prog ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

5 Leadership styles in a nutshell

By George Kohlrieser - 29/06/2016

Daniel Goleman’s work on leadership styles is well-known, and I introduce them in my High Performance Leadership Program for Senior Executives and my online based program Learning Leadership . Here is ...

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Sustainability, Operations

Five capabilities for a greener supply chain

By Ralf W. Seifert - 29/06/2016

As concerns over sustainability rise, corporations are extending their efforts to improve their environmental performance. For more than a decade, standards such as the ISO 14000 series request action ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Economics

IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance welcomes Kofi Annan

28/06/2016

New systems of governance are required to not only meet, but anticipate, the needs of a changing world. That was one of the messages Kofi Annan, the 7 th Secretary General of the United Nations and Ch ...

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Political Economy

Brexit shows up the failures of globalisation, with hate advancing across the globe and humanity in retreat

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 27/06/2016

There is something quintessentially British about Brexit. As I wrote in another article before the results were known , whether the British exit or not remains to be seen, but the fact is they never ...

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Team Leadership, Self Leadership

Boosting immunity to team conflict

By Ginka Toegel, Jean-Louis Barsoux - 24/06/2016

Team conflict can add value or destroy it. Good conflict fosters respectful debate and yields mutually agreed-upon solutions that are often far superior to those first offered. Bad conflict occurs whe ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

What do your words say?

By George Kohlrieser - 24/06/2016

Words have saved my life and the lives of others on more than one occasion. As a hostage negotiator, words are the most essential thing you have to face a weapon . Words – whether a question or a ...

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Strategy

An innovation hotbed

By Georges Haour - 23/06/2016

We’ve seen many foreign investments in the digital scene of China. Perhaps the largest recent example is with Uber’s Chinese competitor, Didi Chuxing (Didi for short). This privately-held company, ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Negotiation

IMD Professor George Kohlrieser's best-selling "Hostage at the Table" released on audio book

23/06/2016

J une 2016 - Talking Book has just released the audio version of IMD Professor George Kohlrieser's award-winning book "Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Ra ...

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Political Economy

BREXIT? I vote OUT!!!

By Arturo Bris - 22/06/2016

I know that, as a Spaniard, I cannot vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum. The outcome is uncertain, and the ultimate decision by British voters is going to be driven by both rational and emotional ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

Earning a first class ticket to entrepreneurship through the IMD MBA

20/06/2016

Life after an MBA may take on any number of business paths. Entrepreneurship is one that many business schools highlight. But very few business schools can congratulate an alumnus for succeeding as fa ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

A culmination of transformational journeys

16/06/2016

IMD recently graduated a new class of Executive MBAs after a life-changing journey through global business, travels around the world and intense moments of crisis preparation. The ceremony took place ...

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Strategy, Finance

Beware of activist investors?

By Nuno Fernandes - 16/06/2016

Activist investors are relatively new – but very influential – players in international capital markets. Activist investors are shareholders at publicly traded companies who attempt to affect change i ...

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Team Leadership, Strategy

Reshaping the team you inherit

By Michael D. Watkins - 16/06/2016

Most newly appointed leaders have limited familiarity with their teams at the outset and can’t swap in new people to help grow or transform the business. In this case it is extremely important to figu ...

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Strategy, Human Resources

IMD’s BOT “not something you can learn in textbooks”

15/06/2016

If she weren’t a Senior Associate at a top international law firm where she specializes in corporate finance law, Jennifer Y. Poon’s enthusiasm for the IMD Building on Talent program might sound like ...

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Political Economy

Better a Brexit for a revitalized EU

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 15/06/2016

Let me begin by saying I am a great Britophile. I lived in the UK for some fifteen happy years; I met my wife (even though French like myself) at Oxford where I did my doctorate; my three children wer ...

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Information Technology, Finance

5 reasons why the acquisition of LinkedIn is a great move for Microsoft

By Michael R. Wade - 14/06/2016

26.2 billion! That seems like a big ticket price, but Microsoft is getting a good deal. Here are the top reasons why the acquisition makes sense for Microsoft.  First, LinkedIn is undervalued. Even ...

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Political Economy, Economics

IMD welcomes HRH Prince Dr Faisal Bin Salman

13/06/2016

IMD was honoured by the visit of HRH Princ e Dr Faisal Bin Salman; governor of Al-Madina Al-Munawara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was welcomed by IMD Chairman of the Board Peter Wuffli, IMD President ...

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Strategy, Economics

Benoît Leleux and Anne-Catrin Glemser take prize in EFMD case competition

10/06/2016

IMD Professor Benoît Leleux and Anne-Catrin Glemser won the “Family Business” category in EFMD’s 2015 case writing competition. They were awarded for their case “Ayala Corporation: One Family’s ...

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Information Technology, Innovation

The only two things that matter for digital companies in China

By Michael R. Wade - 10/06/2016

I recently spent a week visiting companies in China, trying to learn as much as I could about digital transformation and trends in that country. I suspected that there were major differences between h ...

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Human Resources, Team Leadership

The missing piece in changing employee behavior

By Shlomo Ben-Hur, Nik Kinley - 10/06/2016

“I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.” George Carlin (American comedian) Though it is hardly ever listed in job descriptions, changing employees’ behavior is an important p ...

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Strategy, Innovation

Hilti blends IMD online and on-campus learning to develop up-and-coming execs

09/06/2016

Modularity, using components that can be separated and recombined, has been a game-changing development in many industries from rail to automotive and computing, and thus the subject of many a lesson ...

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Innovation, Strategy

IMD Professor Howard Yu takes prize in EFMD case competition

09/06/2016

June 2016 - IMD Professor Howard Yu recently won the “Emerging Chinese Global Competitors” category in EFMD’s 2015 case writing competition. He was given the prestigious award for his case "Xiaomi 201 ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

IMD Professor Didier Cossin releases new book “Inspiring Stewardship”

06/06/2016

Inspiring Stewardship helps leaders drive sustainable developme nt and growth by balancing short- and long-term objectives amidst competing interests. By examining a range of exceptional individual an ...

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Self Leadership, Human Resources

Strategies for Leadership – Learning to have real impact

01/06/2016

Taina Mäkijärvi is First Vice President at Nordea, th e largest financial services group in Northern Europe. Taina is based in Finland. She recently participated in IMD’s Strategies for Leadership for ...

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Negotiation, Strategy

Conflict is bad for business

01/06/2016

A swarm of well-dressed bright minds from IMD recently flooded the premises of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva. It was not any swarm though, this was IMD ...

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Sustainability, Ethics

San Patrignango and the social dimension of sustainability, a systems approach

By Francisco Szekely - 01/06/2016

Sustainability initiatives often fall short of their desired objective. While previous discussions have cited faults within an organization and/or the process it commits to when pursuing sustainabilit ...

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Innovation, Information Technology

The digital business agility imperative

By Michael R. Wade, Andrew Tarling - 01/06/2016

Digital disruption has the potential to overturn incumbents and reshape markets faster than at any time in history. Many companies will benefit enormously from digitization. Others will not. The real ...

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Economics, Political Economy

The USA toppled as world’s most competitive economy

30/05/2016

30 May 2016 - The USA has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy after being overtaken by China Hong Kong and Switzerland, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center . T ...

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Operations, Strategy

Learning supply chain from today’s top global companies

25/05/2016

Jakob Bonde Jessen is the Executive Vice President and COO at Tajco G roup, a Danish company active in the automotive industry. Originally from Denmark, Jakob’s career has taken him all over the world ...

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Political Economy, Economics

The G7 should be scrapped: It is an anomaly and an affront

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 25/05/2016

The 42nd Summit of the G7 held in Ise-Shima, Japan, should be its last. In fact, it should have been dissolved a long time ago. The G7 is an atavistic anomaly that serves no useful purpose in global ...

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Marketing, Strategy

The success recipe of a Swiss luxury legend

25/05/2016

Jean-Claude Biver is a living legend in the Swiss and global luxury watch world. He is often credited with contributing to the success of the industry as a whole, which was experiencing decline in the ...

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Economics, Finance

Are the rich just getting richer?

By Arturo Bris - 25/05/2016

The launch of the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking is right around the corner. Every year it uses a wealth of economic and scientific hard data as well as robust surveys of business executives around ...

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Economics, Organizational Design

IMD ranked FIRST by Financial Times in open programs worldwide five years in a row

23/05/2016

23 May 2016 - IMD has once again been ranked by the Financial Times among the very best in the world. The 2016 ranking places IMD first in open programs, a position the school has held since 2012. In ...

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Interpersonal Leadership

“TBL is great for me and great for my organization”

18/05/2016

Giuseppe Bonanno has been with Nestlé performing a range of finance and management roles for the past 20 years. Originally from Italy, he has been posted with Nestlé in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is ...

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Self Leadership, Strategy

“My vision of entrepreneurship is changing the world”

18/05/2016

Olatorera Oniru, 29, is founder of dressmeoutlet.com , which Forbes recently c alled the upcoming Amazon of Africa.   She participated in a customized program that IMD led for Ericcson on executive ...

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Organizational Design, Innovation

The three leadership skills to take your business digital

By Carlos Cordon - 18/05/2016

It would often seem that to succeed in the digital world, you need to be a young manager in a startup born with digital DNA, like Alibaba , Uber or Google . This is not the case. Research I have ...

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Economics, Strategy

Debiopharm Group™ donates to IMD to promote best practice in family business philanthropy

11/05/2016

Family businesses comprise upwards of 70% of companies worldwide and contribute extensively to the global economy and philanthropy today. However many of these families could benefit from more structu ...

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Economics, Strategy

The IMD Alumni Club of Canada hosts outstanding learning and networking event in Toronto

11/05/2016

The IMD Alumni Club of Canada recently held a well-attended event which featured Marc Caira, an IMD alumnus and Canada’s Business Newsmaker of the Year (2014), as guest speaker. Marc is Vice-Chairman ...

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Innovation, Economics

Swisscom and IMD business school to make cities smarter

11/05/2016

Swisscom announces a study in collaboration with IMD business school aimed at helping public authorities join the digital world. The study, entitled “Smart City: Essentials for City Leaders”, summaris ...

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Innovation, Information Technology

What is a Smart City anyways?

By Michael R. Wade - 11/05/2016

The term “Smart City” has lately become a buzzword for anyone involved in governing a city, yet it remains opaque and relatively ill-defined. Currently, the term is used as a catch-all for various ...

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Strategy, Innovation

Four scenarios to stress test your strategy

By Michael R. Wade - 11/05/2016

Change has been relentless since the turn of the millennium, and the pace of change is only expected to accelerate as we move into the next decade. Several factors are contributing to this acceleratio ...

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Human Resources, Strategy

5 pieces of career advice from Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

10/05/2016

Celebrating 150 years, and continuing to grow despite downturns in both Europe and emerging markets, Nestlé sells over 1 billion products per day. But for Mr. Bulcke, the company’s continuing success ...

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Political Economy, Interpersonal Leadership

Donald Trump and the contemporary leadership deficit

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 04/05/2016

Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon have written an excellent, challenging report , entitled: Thinking the Unthinkable: A New Imperative for Leadership in the Digital Age. One of the key lessons is that in t ...

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Governance

IMD announces new President Jean-François Manzoni

04/05/2016

IMD business school’s Supervisory Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean-François Manzoni as the next President of IMD, starting January 1st, 2017, for a five-year term. Professor Manz ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

The right leadership mix to transform organizations

By Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane - 04/05/2016

What CEO or board member doesn’t dream of transforming their company? Of course the nuts and bolts of changing an organization from top to bottom are more than daunting. But it makes a huge difference ...

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Self Leadership, Strategy

The lasting impact of the IMD EMBA

30/04/2016

Henry Rourke is a Director of the Hong Kong-based manufacturing and retailing company Hop Lun, and Chairman of the Board of the London-based financial services company Momenta. During his career he ha ...

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Strategy, Economics

Apple’s dwindling sales show importance of self-cannibalization

By Howard H. Yu - 30/04/2016

The tech world is witnessing a turning point. Apple saw the first decline in its sales and profits in 13 years , triggering a selloff in the financial market that wiped out $43 billion of the company’ ...

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Sustainability, Economics

Transparency is the new sustainability: From Mitsubishi to Flint, covering up doesn’t pay

By Francisco Szekely - 28/04/2016

Mitsubishi Motors has admitted to overstating the fuel efficiency of four types of small cars sold in Japan by 5 to 10%, putting at further risk the trust of consumers in the automobile industry, alre ...

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Economics, Strategy

Qatar Petroleum to strengthen the performance of boards of directors with IMD Business School

28/04/2016

As part of its efforts to effectively to develop Qatari leaders, to manage corporate governance, and to sustain growth and development, Qatar Petroleum (QP) has launched the “Qatar Petroleum High ...

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Innovation, Strategy

Hype or reality? Exploring the age of digital disruption

28/04/2016

Is the world of businesses caught in a fury of hype around digital processes and transformations? According to IMD Professor Mike Wade, there is a lot of hype, but as the saying goes, “where there’s ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Don’t fall into a leadership rut

By Ginka Toegel - 28/04/2016

As a leader, your career may have been a bumpy ride so far but you have shown you have what it takes to rise to the top. But if you think you’re done learning, think again. Once executives arrive at a ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

Top leadership qualities in today’s unpredictable world

By Dominique Turpin - 28/04/2016

For the foreseeable future, the world won’t be a stable or predictable place like it used to be. Think about the countries which were touted a few years ago as the future of growth for global business ...

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Self Leadership, Finance

“The IMD MBA was my stepping stone to change”

20/04/2016

From chartered accountant to banker to success ful author, IMD alumni James Breiding revisits the pivotal moments of his career and the MBA that a llowed him to escape a life-sentence of internal ...

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Finance, Political Economy

The next crisis will have a Chinese name

By Arturo Bris - 20/04/2016

In a recent letter to JPMorgan Chase JPM 1.69% shareholders, CEO Jamie Dimon issued a warning about the Chinese economy and the potential $4 billion loss that a recession there could bring to the bank ...

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Human Resources, Organizational Design

Attracting the right talent isn’t just about the money

By Howard H. Yu - 20/04/2016

It appears that companies operate in two economic realities. In the battle for talent, organizations sometimes feel they have little choice but to make the highest bid to attract the best candidates. ...

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Innovation, Strategy

How HQs can actually add value

By Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux - 20/04/2016

Executives often mock the contribution of head offices to their subsidiaries. And rightly so. Head offices remain bastions of conservatism, advocating innovation everywhere but at HQ. To add real valu ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Economics

IMD’s new online programs: “action learning at its best”

13/04/2016

IMD has just launched eight online-based programs designed to bring the quality of its top-ranked face-to-face learning into the offices of executives worldwide. Participants in IMD's new  Global ...

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Innovation, Strategy

The red envelope war

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan - 13/04/2016

In a tradition spanning more than 500 years, Chinese people have been giving each other money in red envelopes, called hongbao , as part of the annual New Year celebrations. These hongbao have now bec ...

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Innovation, Strategy

We are failing at failing

By William A. Fischer - 13/04/2016

We don’t fail enough; we need to fail faster, fail bigger, fail more often; convince our leaders that failure is acceptable. It’s almost as if we are saying that: “if only we were more accomplished ...

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Economics, Political Economy

Panama - The coming crash of capitalism

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 06/04/2016

Watching the alarming scene of global capitalism today is akin to seeing a vehicle hurtling at full speed towards a wall and while shouting and screaming on the sidelines as the pilot remains obliviou ...

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Finance, Political Economy

Executives are terrible when it comes to predicting the stock market

By Arturo Bris - 06/04/2016

You might think that company executives, with their access to the best information on corporate trends, would be good at predicting stock market movements, but you would be wrong. They are terrible at ...

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Strategy, Information Technology

What have digital and social media done to your strategy?

By Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Carlos Cordon - 06/04/2016

Firms today are beginning to understand the importance of social and digital media to their corporate strategies. They have struggled to survive during a period that has greatly threatened their busin ...

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Political Economy, Finance

Cash rich and investment poor?

By Stéphane Garelli - 06/04/2016

Greenwich, Connecticut, is one of the wealthiest communities in the US. There, money earned on Wall Street is spent on lavish houses and luxury cars. But mansions are connected to the electricity and ...

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Political Economy, Economics

North Korea: the country that doesn't smile

By Arturo Bris - 05/04/2016

I have just returned from my first-ever, one-week visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Having spent the last ten years in Switzerland, I have enjoyed the experience of living in ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Innovation

IMD’s online-based programs “personalized and engaging,” says participant

30/03/2016

IMD has recently launched a series of online-based progra ms bringing the quality of its top-ranked face-to-face learning to the offices of executives worldwide. Participants in IMD’s new Global ...

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Team Leadership, Human Resources

“IMD’s MBA gives us all the tools for situations we might face after”

30/03/2016

“IMD successfully replicates the corporate world.I’m confident that I will be ready to face the challenges that lie ahead once I c omplete the program,” said Shashank Upadhyay, IMD’s Stewart Hamilton ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Innovation

How to lead in high turbulence

By Tawfik Jelassi - 30/03/2016

What would you do if you were offered a new job and were told you would be fired after one year but you weren’t allowed to quit during your mandate? That you would be paid peanuts compared to your old ...

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Finance, Economics

Why new policy shifts and corporate direction is needed in china

By Winter Nie - 30/03/2016

It is increasingly clear that China’s “new normal” presents dramatic opportunities and challenges. It follows that senior executives at multinationals working in China as well as policy planners in ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Economics

IMD launches series of highly-personalized online executive programs

23/03/2016

IMD, already a recognized leader in executive e ducation fie ld, h a s  now launched a series of online-based programs bringing  the quality of its top-ranked face-to-face learning to the offic es of ...

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Innovation, Strategy

The battle for digital disruption: startups vs incumbents

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan - 23/03/2016

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation , an IMD and Cisco initiative, surveyed nearly 1000 executives across 15 industries about their attitudes and behaviors towards digital disruption ...

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Strategy, Interpersonal Leadership

Global contenders from China: What are their challenges?

By Balaji S. Chakravarthy, David Yau - 23/03/2016

Nearly a third of the companies that make it onto Boston Consulting Group’s annual list of 100 global contenders to watch are from China; hardly a surprising result, given the speed with which that ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

Where are women leaders today?

By Ginka Toegel - 23/03/2016

More than 35 years have passed since Iceland’s Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the world’s first directly elected female head of state. The fact that she was re-elected three times before retiring in 199 ...

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Political Economy, Economics

ISIS targeting Tunisia: “More than terrorism”, says former minister

By Tawfik Jelassi - 17/03/2016

ISIS recently launched an armed attack on the Tunisian town of Ben Gardane, near the country’s border with Libya. IMD Professor of Strategy and Technology Management, Tawfik Jelassi was the Tunisian ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

IMD’s EMBA: “A huge challenge, but amazing”

16/03/2016

Dominic Liechti is no stranger to innovative learning and internat ional education. He completed a teaching degree and after that his qualifications in education have continued to accumulate. He later ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Despite slowing growth, China is unlikely to cause a global slowdown

By Nuno Fernandes - 16/03/2016

February's sudden slump in Chinese exports prompted IMF deputy chief David Lipton to warn that next April's projections for global growth will very likely drop below the current prediction of 3.5%. So ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

See colleagues as they are, not as they were

By Duncan Coombe - 16/03/2016

Is there a colleague with whom you have a strained working relationship? If, by chance, you are some kind of work superhero who just answered “no” to that question, is there at least someone with whom ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

China: Slowing at home but expanding abroad

By Philip Rosenzweig - 16/03/2016

Despite recent news about China’s slowing growth and tumbling stock markets, the country’s enterprises have also been expanding abroad, both through direct investment and acquisitions. The recent ...

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Economics, Political Economy

IMD World Competitiveness Center leads Mega Dive to boost Thailand’s competitiveness

11/03/2016

Thailand’s Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN, Ministry of Commerce) recently partnered with the  IMD World Competitiveness Center   for a series of events aimed at improving Thailand’s competitive ...

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Innovation, Strategy

ICRC partners with IMD to boost innovation and business knowledge

10/03/2016

“Unfortunately war is becoming an acceptable extension of diplomacy and this is heavily destabilizing societies,” said Peter Maurer, President of the  International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) , ...

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Human Resources, Team Leadership

The seven biggest traps in the first 90 days…and how to avoid them

By Michael D. Watkins - 09/03/2016

My research shows that leaders who derail or under-perform in their new roles fall into common traps in their First 90 Days. Have you fallen into any of these traps? Have you seen others do so? Trap # ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

Do you have the right implementation team?

By Marco Mancesti - 09/03/2016

So, you’ve got a great idea, the funding is in the bag, and your business model has been well crafted. Success is guaranteed, right? Wrong! According to research by serial entrepreneur Bill Gross, whi ...

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Innovation, Economics

Taming the machine before it’s too late

By Howard H. Yu - 08/03/2016

Get ready for Man vs. Machine round two this week . After Google’s self-learning algorithm AlphaGo beat European champion Fan Hui by 5-0 at the game “Go,” the world’s top player Lee Se-Dol will now ta ...

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Self Leadership, Strategy

IMD’s EMBA is “A catalyst for change”

03/03/2016

A 44 year old CEO is going through a mid-life crisis. Which cure does he choose? A Porsche or an EMBA? CEO Jamie Robertson jokes that he chose IMD’s EMBA because it was a better investment than a Pors ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

How do organizations deal with tough leadership dilemmas?

03/03/2016

When leaders find themselves having to deliver on two goals simultaneously, where the pursuit of one seems to hurt the other, they face a dilemma; like when striving for short and long term performanc ...

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Strategy, Economics

How Schouw & Co. strengthened its executive team at OWP

02/03/2016

Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) , IMD's week-long, customizable program to reinvigorate business leaders, is coming up this June 27-July 1. OWP provides individuals and teams with the latest ...

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Innovation, Strategy

Beyond the beautiful

By Howard H. Yu - 02/03/2016

In June 2000 Procter & Gamble was in free fall. It had long suffered lackluster performance during the 1990s, followed by a 20% plunge in its share price after investors refused to back its bid for dr ...

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Sustainability, Innovation

Emerging markets’ approach to corporate sustainability

By Francisco Szekely, Victoria Kemanian - 02/03/2016

As explored in the first article of this series, businesses in emerging markets have made quick strides in the field of sustainability by rapidly adopting mainstream practices and even pushing the ...

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Political Economy, Strategy

The Trump effect on China

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 01/03/2016

On this Super Tuesday, with the probable triumph once again of Donald Trump and an ever-stronger prospect that his long march to defeat the Republican Party establishment succeeds, it is high time to ...

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Marketing, Economics

IMD awarded at “Business School Oscars”

29/02/2016

Marketing expert Wolfgang Ulaga and Research Associate Athanasios Kondis were awarded for their work in the “Outstanding case on a hot topic” category at the 2016 Case Centre Awards, which are called ...

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Economics

Acquisition of Japan’s Sharp by Taiwan’s Foxconn

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 26/02/2016

The substance of the outcome of the acceptance by Japanese electronics giant Sharp of a USD $4.3bn takeover bid by Taiwanese multinational Foxconn remains to be seen. Its symbolic significance however ...

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Strategy, Economics

How OWP helped Peikko Corporation's leaders strengthen the company's future

25/02/2016

Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) , IMD's week-lo ng, customizable program to reinvigorate business leaders, is coming up this June 27-July 1. OWP provides individuals and teams with the latest ...

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Governance, Economics

Executive MBA graduate Olav Zilian likens IMD experience to Google car camera

25/02/2016

“Learning at IMD is like an upgraded Google street view car,” says Dr. Olav Zilian: “You’re not just watching the environment, you’re looking at yourself as well. You learn to be constantly mindful an ...

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Strategy, Economics

Take your strategy to the next level

25/02/2016

IMD’s Advanced Strategic Management (ASM) program helps senior executives develop the right strategy to make their business more successful. Participants are not only introduced to different strategic ...

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Innovation

How IMD inspired innovation at Stora Enso

25/02/2016

IMD has long worked with Stora Enso, the Finnish provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper, on custom executive development programs.   The Pathbreakers program, which ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

Where’s the best country to start a company?

By Arturo Bris - 25/02/2016

Imagine that you could open a business anywhere in the world. Where would you choose? Before you decide, consider these facts: The BRICS have not lived up to their potential - the Shanghai stock marke ...

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Marketing, Information Technology

Four keys to marketing in the digital era

By Dominique Turpin - 25/02/2016

In today’s digital era, consumers have a completely different journey than they used to. What we marketers call the ‘marketing funnel’, where at the top consumers become aware of the product through ...

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Sustainability, Innovation

Sustainability leaders in emerging markets

By Francisco Szekely, Victoria Kemanian - 25/02/2016

Leading domestic firms in emerging markets are advancing the global debate on corporate sustainability by coming up with innovative programs and initiatives that question and reinvent traditional ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Europe now

By Seán Meehan - 22/02/2016

By Seán Meehan – Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management at IMD The EU Council Summit saw the collective energies of senior politicians across the European Union focused on ...

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Innovation, Economics

How IMD’s Executive MBA helped drive the success of neurotechnology unicorn “MindMaze”

19/02/2016

Earlier this year, neurotechnology startup MindMaze raised $250 million from the Hinduja Group and others for a valuation in excess of USD $1 billion, putting them in the club of the so-called Unicorn ...

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Innovation, Economics

TUI cultivates innovation at IMD

19/02/2016

TUI is a German-based tourism giant. Founded in 1923, the now multinational company is active in over 130 countries, operating 300 hotels and resorts, 6 airlines, and nearly 2000 travel agencies. Sinc ...

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Sustainability, Economics

Sustainability pays off, say business leaders at IMD/Unilever event

19/02/2016

Businesses will ultimately profit by being sustainable, experts agreed at a recent IMD Alumni Club Finland event hosted by Unilever. "If you think your company should start a journey of sustainability ...

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Innovation, Strategy

Global differences in the digital vortex

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan - 19/02/2016

Digital disruption is a global phenomenon, but that does not mean that it is evenly distributed across the globe. The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation , an IMD and Cisco initiative ...

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Sustainability, Economics

Healthy produce gets a fresh start(up) for cold climates

18/02/2016

It was in 2011 while staring at a lettuce head in a small Canadian village called Resolute Bay that Dan Perpich’s idea began to grow. Based in Alaska as an infantry officer in the US army after ...

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Innovation, Economics

Why China is on the way to being a global innovator

By Georges Haour - 16/02/2016

As part of the transformation of the Chinese economy, attested by many elements of the recent news, China is fast transitioning from low cost manufacturing to a higher value innovation-led economy. ...

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Strategy, Governance

When less is more at your organization

By Bettina Büchel - 16/02/2016

Every business wants to improve employee productivity: that’s certain. What is less clear is how often management practices are examined in order to achieve that improvement, and simultaneously reduce ...

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Innovation, Strategy

New Accenture/IMD World Competitiveness center study shows that top Swiss companies are becoming digital disruptors

12/02/2016

Recognizing and then capturing the opportunities offered by digitization is at the heart of growth in Switzerland’s ‘Top500’ leading companies, according to the latest annual Top500 study conducted by ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

Why you shouldn’t be too nice to your new hires

By Michael D. Watkins - 09/02/2016

While speaking recently at an HR forum in Denmark, I learned a Danish word that perfectly captures a common trap that companies fall into when they onboard new hires: bjørnetjenste. The term can be ...

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Innovation, Strategy

How a best-selling author crowdsourced and broke every rule in the book

By Howard H. Yu - 09/02/2016

The idea of crowdsourcing, a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use both external and internal ideas, is nothing new in technology-driven companies. Pharmaceutical firms, defense system ...

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Finance, Economics

China’s “new normal”

By Winter Nie - 09/02/2016

With more news from markets in China, the world seems to be waiting for doom and gloom. And it isn’t the first time. When the Shanghai stock exchange index went into a precipitous dive last summer, ...

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Economics, Strategy

Conglomerate discount: A dangerous idea that must die, proved by Google

By Howard H. Yu - 03/02/2016

Alphabet, the holding company of Google, just announced its 2015 fourth quarter earnings at USD $8.67 per share on revenues of USD $21.33 billion, a profit so good that it sent the company’s market ...

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Negotiation, Interpersonal Leadership

Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator

02/02/2016

Imagine you are a hostage negotiator sent into a hospital to speak with a man named Sam who is holding a pair of scissors to the throat of a nurse. You know from your briefing that Sam had been seriou ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Human Resources

What top executives can learn from designers

By Shlomo Ben-Hur, Jean-Louis Barsoux, Joseph Press - 02/02/2016

Leaders at every level of an organization need to mobilize their teams, whether it is a top management team or a front-line sales force. But traditional leadership principles of hierarchy and control ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Moving Asia beyond GDP-ism

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 02/02/2016

The planet is adrift and in a mess. After a year like 2015, this would seem a pretty incontestable statement. For one thing, humanity appears increasingly less human - whether in terms of how we treat ...

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Strategy, Economics

Is China Inc. going from imitator to innovator?

By Howard H. Yu - 28/01/2016

Just a month ago, China’s state owned chemical conglomerate, ChemChina, which has USD$45.6 billion in revenues and 140,000 employees, successfully acquired Munich machine tool builder KraussMaffei for ...

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Economics, Strategy

What’s wrong with Apple?

By Howard H. Yu - 28/01/2016

To industry pundits and casual observers, it came as a shock this week when Apple projected that growth for its iPhone sales would hit the slowest pace since 2007, the year of the iconic phone’s relea ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Economics

IMD business school awards over half a million CHF to its 2016 MBA class

28/01/2016

While IMD is well-known for offering one of the world’s best MBAs, it’s also gaining a new reputation as one of the most generous business schools. With the class of 2016 officially starting, 23 of th ...

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Governance, Strategy

How crowdsourcing can make products better, cheaper and faster

By Howard H. Yu - 28/01/2016

It might sound foolish for an organization or company to outsource highly important projects, especially ones that are related to national security or matters at the heart of a business. But channeled ...

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Finance, Interpersonal Leadership

Dead unicorns on the horizon

By Nuno Fernandes - 28/01/2016

Just as in the Game of Thrones series, the “winter is coming”, and with it, so are huge risks to investors and employees of the so called unicorns. Unicorns are broadly defined as start-ups worth $1 ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

IMD brings High Performance Leadership program to Singapore

26/01/2016

IMD announces the first ever edition of its successful executive development program  High Performance Leadership (HPL)  in Singapore. This six-day program will be held at IMD's Southeast Asia Executi ...

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Operations, Strategy

IMD to share business insights from companies all over the world

25/01/2016

Great research isn’t created in a vacuum. That's why faculty and researchers from IMD have long spent a great deal of time working with companies "in the field". While this research has always served ...

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Political Economy, Economics

Yes, there is a future for Brazil

25/01/2016

At this moment in time there may be few on the planet who would consider 2016 ‘the year’ for Brazil. However, at IMD, it is ‘the year’ of Brazil. In an MBA that prides itself on leadership and ...

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Governance, Political Economy

After the election of Tsai Ing-wen, what next for Taiwan and China?

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 22/01/2016

Following the victory of the candidate of the independence-inclined Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to Taiwan’s presidency, Tsai Ing-wen, and the significant DPP majority in the Parliament, there a ...

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Governance, Economics

Haier and GE: understanding the magic behind the deal

By William A. Fischer - 21/01/2016

Over the next few months, there will undoubtedly be a lot written about the recently concluded Haier-GE partnership. Don’t be misled by what you read. This is not just another acquisition. This is a r ...

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Economics, Strategy

Dragon at the doorstep in Germany?

By Howard H. Yu - 21/01/2016

China’s National Chemical Corporation, along with some other investors, has agreed to by the German group KraussMaffei, a rubber and plastics machine manufacturer, for USD $1 billion in what is being ...

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Finance, Economics

Is China triggering a global crisis?

By Nuno Fernandes - 21/01/2016

The recent steep slides on global stock markets have been a long time in the making. As early as two years ago, it was becoming obvious that in addition to the contraction of global demand, as well as ...

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Innovation

Innovation lessons from Coca Cola

By Cyril Bouquet - 21/01/2016

In the popular imagination, the phrase “disruptive innovation” is so closely linked with Silicon Valley that it’s tempting to think non-IT companies have stood still since the 1990s. Some people tell ...

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Marketing

3 ways to engage your customers to improve your products and services

By Dominique Turpin - 21/01/2016

In the old days marketing gurus used to say that the customer is king. Those days are over. The customer is now god. With online platforms making it easier and easier for consumers to communicate thei ...

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Economics, Innovation

What’s on the horizon for the Swiss economy in 2016?

18/01/2016

Edouard Bugnion, Professor at EPFL, opened the event by highlighting the rapid digital revolution that the world and Switzerland are currently experiencing and how it will impact many industries. ...

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Governance, Political Economy

Tunisia five years after the revolution: Was it worth it?

By Tawfik Jelassi - 14/01/2016

At the five-year mark after the Arab Spring uprisings, IMD Professor and former Tunisian minister Tawfik Jelassi talks about Tunisia today in an interview: What comes to your mind when you think back ...

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Operations, Strategy

New Markets, New Customers and New Supply Chain Problems

By Ralf W. Seifert, Philipp U. Moser - 14/01/2016

Micro marketing, social media and big data are powerful tools in identifying new consumer segments and capturing new market trends. Used well, this information can help companies optimize product ...

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Organizational Design, Strategy

The trouble with being SMART

By Amit Shankar Mukherjee - 14/01/2016

2016 is here. Worldwide, managers are setting SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely) goals, expecting these to make this ‘the year’ to revitalize or transform their businesses ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self Leadership

IMD online-based leadership program recognized for excellence

08/01/2016

IMD’s  Learning Leadership  program was recently awarded a Gold Medal for being the best advance in unique learning technology in 2015 by Brandon Hall consulting, a leading learning and development ...

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Finance, Economics

Game of unknowns for business in 2016

By Nuno Fernandes - 07/01/2016

As Game of Thrones fans know, “winter is coming” in the new episodes slated for 2016, and with it a season of uncertainty. The outlook for the show’s Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is very similar to that ...

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Team Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Gaining the confidence to lead

30/11/2015

Anjana Menon was due to start a new job as Head of Rewards and Mobility for a leading bank in India but decided she first needed some formal leadership training. She therefore joined the Building on ...

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Team Leadership, Strategy

Major crisis for IMD’s EMBA class

26/11/2015

Graduates of IMD’s Executive MBA class of November 2015 recently went through an ordeal that they won’t soon forget. In November they were rushed away to a World War II-era secret military stronghold ...

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Team Leadership

Learning to lead

04/11/2015

Working for Shell in Gabon means Aman Chauhan's daily journey to work sometimes brings him face to face with a herd of buffalo or elephants. His employer's oil fields and export facility are located i ...

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Self Leadership

IMD’s MBA ranks among the best

09/09/2015

Forbes has ranked IMD's MBA #2 among one-year MBA programs outside the US. Testament to the program's strength and effectiveness in continuously shaping business leaders, this is the third consecutive ...

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Operations, Strategy

Executives achieve supply chain excellence

19/08/2015

IMD's Leading the Global Supply Chain (LGSC) is a program for senior executives, teams and consultants responsible for procurement, supply chain management, operations, customer-supplier relations and ...

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Operations, Interpersonal Leadership

“IMD gave me exposure to what is happening in the world”

12/08/2015

As Chief Supply Chain Management Officer of India’s larges t telecom network builder, Mandeep Sachdeva is on the front line of demand forecasting. “I have to be reasonably right,” he says. As a manage ...

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Self Leadership

“Possibly the most intensive MBA program on the planet”

17/07/2015

IMD caught up with recent graduate Christiaan Kuun to learn more about his personal experience with the program. Christiaan graduated in 2014 and is now Innovation Programs and Business Lead at Cisco ...

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Self Leadership, Strategy

“IMD is simply the best”

01/06/2015

                                                                                       Simon (left) and Chris (right) Muntwyler Chris Muntwyler is Chief Executive at Conlogic AG , a Swiss-based, ...

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Economics

Don’t settle for just any MBA…

By Ralf Boscheck - 29/05/2015

Running an MBA program comes with its share of challenges. But the biggest among them seem to be in coming to grips with shifting MBA market dynamics and going against preconceived notions. With the ...

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Self Leadership

“When you’re put under pressure, you really see what you’re made of”

19/05/2015

Lorenz is in many ways a typical IMD MBA student. He is a 31 year-old with an international profile. A Canadian citizen who grew up in Germany, his background is in finance and accounting. He speaks ...

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Finance, Strategy

The Ultimate Transition – Managing a Major Corporate Restructuring in midst of the Brazilian Economic Turmoil just two months upon graduation

07/05/2015

Diego Carneiro Barreto has the confident delivery of a person who knows that he is well prepared. Addressing the MBA class of 2015 , he described how IMD helped him rise to the challenge of a very ...

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Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

“IMD helped me discover who I am as a leader”

10/04/2015

Ricardo Bosshard has held leadership positions for nearly 20 years. At 27, he was the general manager of a distribution centre, then he was the Sustainability Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Now he ...

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Interpersonal Leadership

Award-winning e-commerce executive on the Building on Talent experience

25/11/2014

Recently recognized as the most successful e-commerce professional of the year by the French E-Commerce Magazine , Valérie Dassier has enjoyed a fruitful twelve months since she finished the Building ...

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Self Leadership, Economics

“IMD helped me develop a global overview”

01/10/2014

Deolinda Nunes has an unusual profile in many respects. Unlike many people who work in corporate affairs and communication, she has an operational background. As a chemical engineer, she first acquire ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership

Making the right call for a leadership development program

By Jim Pulcrano - 07/08/2012

Many of us believe that we should attend a leadership development program (or that our bosses should go). We all want to have more influence and impact. We want to work better with the individuals we ...

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