You are the Project Manager!

“You are the Project Manager, you take notes!”, said the technical architect, in front of client representatives during a critical project meeting.
“No, I haven’t opened the excel sheet”, was the response from another key technical team member after the project manager sent a risk register to validate its artifacts.
“I am at the office if you need me”, was yet another key team members response to a project manager’s request for a m

The Book of Life: how one MBA student at MIP Politecnico di Milano started on a new chapter

An extract from the catalogue of luxury Italian manufacturer Moleskine states: “Our notebooks are books to be written…”
The MBA students at MIP Politecnico di Milano could be described in a similar way. The first chapters in the story of their lives have been completed but there is a whole adventure yet to unfold – and it was, in fact, at Moleskine that one such student, Jaimie Kim, added another chapter to her life’s work.

Contribution: a keyword to your growth

I would say that one of the most important lessons I have learned so far in life is about contribution, but let’s go in order.
At the age of forty, I have worked in five different countries for enterprises with very diverse working cultures and extremely multicultural environments.

My career day experience

Friday, January 19th was not a normal school day for International Full-Time MBA students at MIP. It was our first experience of getting in touch with various companies’ recruiters in a single day and discussing our project work and full-time job opportunities. Even though at MIP we had also been given ample opportunities before, through companies’ corporate presentations and visits to their offices, the Career Day was totally different.

Sustainability is the buzzword for the fashion industry in 2018

Sustainability is the hot new thing in the fashion world: circular economy, environmental responsibility, renewable energy and recycling are some of the sector’s latest buzzwords.
Increasingly, the fashion industry is abandoning appearance for substance.
At the heart of the sustainable movement is the acknowledgement that the situation within the fashion industry has strayed into the realms of the extreme.

IMPM: my experience

Our master is a program run jointly between MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy and the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, giving us the welcome opportunity to experience two different countries and educational cultures. The master is litterally full-time and we had a particularly intensive period of activities at the beginning of the year.

What do you know about Italy? That’s probably from Naples!

I wouldn’t like to offend anyone, however my personal opinion about Italy is that the country was born in Naples. I know that it sounds like the “Out of Africa” theory of paleoanthropology, that proposes a single area of origin for modern humans corresponding to East Africa, but my theory is really based on facts. What do most Italians eat? What is the most famous Italian food? You will probably answer either pizza or pasta. Right, both of them are from Naples ̶ thus if all Italians eat Neapolitan food, all the Italians are from Naples.

Getting more than just inspiration

As part of my journey during the International Flex EMBA I had the opportunity to attend a World Business Forum in New York, organized by WOBI, which proved to be a very worthwhile and enriching experience.
This year’s theme was “humanification”, which is probably something we need to recover since the world may continue developing but the human side is being somewhat left behind. The world is turning more and more digital and, in most cases, less human. This is a summary of the main inspirational ideas and insights shared by all the speakers.

Digital marketing in the music industry

Hello everybody, my name is William Funck and I am a curious, entrepreneurial and multitasked digital marketer.
Two years ago I attended the IM4 master at MIP (those were good times).
I have now been working for well over a year as a digital marketing specialist, building communication plans across various digital channels, conceiving and implementing organic and paid campaigns, in one of the most dynamic and ever-changing fields: the music industry!

Tirana: a vision for the future of a Mediterranean capital?

A couple of weeks ago, The Economist posted an article entitled “Why Tirana, once one of Europe’s dreariest cities, is now worth a visit”, referring to the city of Tirana as the Balkans’ best-kept secret. I may not share the opinions expressed by the author in his article, but I definitely agree with the fact that today, Tirana has become an interesting place to visit, as is the whole of Albania.