Beyond the balance sheet

In its latest Global Human Capital Trends report, Deloitte charts the rise of the social enterprise, in which companies’ reputation for respecting and supporting stakeholders and the environment is key to bottom line success. Indeed, the consultancy notes that some 65% of CEOs in a recent survey rated “inclusive growth” as a top-three strategic concern, more than three times greater than the proportion citing “shareholder value”.

How to get balanced online reviews using economic and social incentives

90% of consumers check online reviews before buying something, especially when it comes to online purchases. This statistic was revealed by the online review community Trustpilot and confirmed by the Brighton-based web company BrightLocal.
Research carried out by the British organization also showed that four out of five customers claim that they trust brands more if they read positive reviews about them, while 84% of buyers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations from acquaintances.

10 things to do around Milan

Milan is a lively, constantly changing city, full of things to do and discover. But every once in a while, it’s a good idea to take a break from the frenzy, especially in the summer, when the city can become uncomfortably hot. Luckily, there’s no need for a major (and costly) trip, because the area around Milan offers plenty of ideas. That’s not surprising: Lombardy is the Italian region with the highest number of UNESCO sites (11, as of now). But there’s also no shortage of alternatives outside of the region. Here are our suggestions.

5 reasons to study Project Management at MIP Politecnico di Milano

I do not mean that you really need an excuse to move to Milan to study at a leading European business school and brush up on your project management skills, but here is my list of 5 reasons to do a Master’s degree in International Project Management at MIP Politecnico di Milano in case you are not convinced yet.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

If I look back to the time when I was a student, I can see that math was my only guiding principle. Math was for me the most powerful tool I had to try to understand the reasoning behind every character type and aspect of human behavior.
As I approached groupwork studies for the first time, my main interest was totally focused on how hard it was for each member to bring their own experience to the table and make things work together as a team.

CVs and interviews: what does the future hold?

Print it out. Use the Europass format. Keep it brief. Add a photo. Write it in two different languages. Make sure you get it all on one page.
Striving to write the perfect CV can be a stressful process!
It needs to be concise while also thoroughly outlining your skills (both soft and hard).
It needs to offer a pleasant reading experience for humans while also being IT friendly, so that it can be screened by computers searching for keywords associated with the vacancy. It needs to be creative but not too free-spirited or you may give the impression of being flippant.

A data-driven revolution

For years experts have been saying that big data is changing the way we live, buy, produce and obviously how we work. In the latter field, we are witnessing a momentous transformation that is shaking the foundations of the corporate world. In a context where data is becoming the new “coal” of organisations, data experts, people who know how to collect and analyse data, are increasingly required professional figures.

Reinventing a place through beer: welcome to Taranto!

After Naples, choosing another city is not easy. Italy is beautiful, and every village has something special to see. I have been wondering about two very different cities: either Florence or Taranto. There are good reasons to talk about both of them. However, I chose Taranto for two reasons: firstly, it is not as famous as Florence and it is probably more interesting to talk about a place that fewer people know; secondly, a lot of people know Taranto because of its environmental issues, so I am eager to show that there is much more than that to be discovered.

5 important lessons I learnt during my i-Flex experience

I can’t believe it has been 18 months now, since the first day we met in Milan for the kick-off week. Doing an MBA is a decision that really changed my life in both a personal and a professional way, and I want to share the top 5 things that this program brought me:

Take an Italian student just over his MBA graduation day

Imagine his last two years, riddled with continuous efforts and fatigue due to entire nights spent studying despite the stress of his daily working life, frequent trips to Milan and long weekends invested in attending the lessons. Hours and hours dedicated to never-ending conference calls to prepare for the exams, giving up free time and putting his own feelings to one side.