Luxury is no longer a sector associated with older people, according to a recent market research study presented by Bain & Company at the Worldwide Market Monitor during Osservatorio Altagamma. The yearly event provides in-depth analysis on the sector, delivering an up-to-date snapshot of the health of the global luxury market.
“When I had journeyed half of our life’s way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray…”. With the famous lines of Dante in my mind, I may affirm that although my motivation might be lacking, the will for knowledge is still strong in me and I am excited and willing to go back to school.
We’re used to rating cities according to their beauty, cultural riches and dynamism or nightlife, but have you ever considered weighing up cities in terms of their reputation?
Practical insights are amplified through platforms where students are given the leverage to be exposed to the domain in which they dream of excelling. The Master in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management course incorporated a study tour in order to provide Indian students with a taste of the European arena of luxury.
On the occasion of the Master’s Degree Graduation Ceremony at MIP Politecnico di Milano, Roberto Marani, CEO and Founder at Sorgente Group, Founder and Partner at Milky Way, tells his story.
Could you please introduce yourself, giving us a bit about your background and describing your current business?
Certainly. My name is Roberto Marani and I am 42 years old. In terms of education, my university degree was in Civil Engineering, but before that, I was a soldier.
Before getting into the details on this (my first) article regarding the 2017 edition of the MIP MBA, let me introduce myself.
My name is Salvatore Interdonato and I am currently an MBA student at MIP. I was born in the beautiful Tyrrhenian pearl of Tropea and I have lived in Modena for most of my life. After my graduation in Civil Engineering, my desire to explore different environments led me to relocate, from Switzerland to Romania.
Sometimes, not even a passion for innovation, lofty professional ambitions and extensive technical skills are enough when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur.
You need specific skills to make the step up to manager. As well as the obvious management skills, it’s vital that you have strategic vision and a clear grasp of economic issues.
Just ask Alessandro Vitale, a man with a passion for new technology who dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. In order to take his career to the next level, Vitale decided to undertake an MBA.
Going global represents a strategic decision for any company. I have always been fascinated by international firms who manage to run their business in different markets, following different strategies tailored to that specific country. Expanding the business and/or entering a new market requires resources, time, a lot of effort and a detailed plan to be implemented and controlled. But above all, it requires the company to “understand” the country and set the conditions favorable for developing a win-win situation by creating value both for the company and the country itself.
“The objects we produce are beautiful because the hands creating them are happy”, Tiziana Terenzi
When I heard this quote for the first time, I was at the Politecnico di Milano School of Management, attending the Sustainable Luxury Academy event organized by the School in partnership with Mazars.
Representatives from the most important luxury companies gathered to discuss and to share their own formula to make their hands “happy”. For the sake of more sustainable — and beautiful — products.
“College” is an exhilarating word for most of us but also quite terrifying at times for some. After months of endless applications, emotional acceptances and rejections, hard decisions and the never-ending DOV and Visa process, I am now ready to pack my bags and leave for my one-year Full Time International MBA program at MIP Politecnico di Milano, Italy.