Green jobs for growth

Italian startup Greenrail is fresh off a 15-year, 75 million dollar contract in the US for its patented eco-friendly rail sleepers made from recycled plastic and end-of-life tyres.
Incubated within innovation accelerator PoliHub at the Politecnico di Milano, the company is just one sign of the vibrancy of Italy’s green economy.

The blockchain: a new business perspective

While cryptocurrencies are undergoing major downturns, frightening those who had approached them recently and probably scaring them away, I am motivated to share some thoughts. I recognise that you have to be a little reckless to invest in cryptocurrencies. There are those who approach them simply to get some short-lived returns and then there are those who, on the other hand, believe in them deeply; I am referring to the blockchain, because behind this concept there is something more than pure speculation. It’s something broader, which goes beyond just the context of technology.

How is Entrepreneurship impacting Europe – China Business?

It’s no longer news that the Chinese market has become one of the biggest players in the world, with the nation’s economic growth rate at a stable 6.7% in the last 4 years. But why did China scale up so fast in the business landscape?
The “Entrepreneurial mindset” played a key role in that, and this was exactly the topic of the seminar held by Prof. Zhang at MIP – Politecnico di Milano.

From the past to the future and viceversa

The world of the blockchain is an extraordinary one because it projects you into the future, revolutionising the business models and reference points to which we have been accustomed, but before doing so, encouraging you to have a peek into the past. This is something that must be done, otherwise we cannot understand the potential of blockchain.

Experience at the United Nations

My career dream has always been to work for an international organization. During my internship hunt, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) was hiring a procurement intern which was a perfect match for my major – Supply Chain and Purchasing Management. Consequently, I applied for the internship without hesitation. Two months later, I received an offer.

The 10 best startups of 2017

Someone wanted to learn how to play the guitar, another was a plane enthusiast. One dreamt of becoming a tennis player, others were seeking ways to communicate with colleagues. But they had one thing in common: an intuition that turned them into successful startuppers.

Crypto curiosities: interesting facts about cryptocurrencies you do not want to miss!

It was the second most-searched word in the world in 2017, after Hurricane Irma. It sparked panic amongst experts in the world of finance and other sectors, making the front pages of newspapers all over the world. We’ve all heard of the gold rush – but we are now living in the age of the Bitcoin rush.

Top 10 tips for International Full-Time MBA candidates

Studying abroad is the most effective means for students to develop the necessary skills because it pushes them to get out of their comfort zone and experience another culture, language and education system. It teaches students to appreciate diversity at first hand, enabling them to recognize — and then dismiss — stereotypes they may have held about people they had never met.

How to transform a messaging app into a profitable company: the LINE case study

Back in 2011, a violent earthquake and devastating tsunami ravaged the north-east coast of Japan, leaving communication lines in tatters.
It was a total blackout: there were no telephones and no messaging.
A few months later, an instant messaging service interrupted the silence. Its name? LINE, an app launched by leading South Korean company Naver.

Enthusiasm, Management, Balance & Adaptability (EMBA)

When I was asked to share my daily experience of working and studying during this journey, it took me a moment to realize that my daily routine is not a typical one for most people. Now that I’m trying to put my thoughts into words, though, I admit it’s been a tough period. When I decided to apply for the Executive MBA program, I knew it was not going to be an easy task, but I found my motivation in my desire to learn.