A charismatic Polish woman, living in the lovely city of Verona, working for an American company with international experience behind her and now halfway through her studies on the International Flex Executive MBA program at MIP Politecnico di Milano – let me introduce you to Manuela Andrzejewska, one of my international classmates and by now a good friend, thanks to the opportunities offered by the digital era. Manuela started working
It’s all about Emotion and Information! “Learning is digital but connections are human”. We found this statement by MIP Politecnico di Milano so relevant when all the i-Flex students on MIP’s International Executive MBA program recently met up again. Everyone was enthusiastic to get together again during the last week of July, but this time in the beautiful, historical city of London, which was unusually warm and sunny. One immediately
“The circular economy imperative” was the focal point of the recent video forum on the MIP platform. The video forum, as part of the curricula, is organised for each International Flex EMBA course and is linked to Yammer, allowing students to post their comments on the topic and share new documents to support their arguments. The topic of circular economy was chosen by Professor Andrea Sianesi, Dean and President of the Board of MIP, during the Supply Chain Management course.
The brain, where it all begins…
“Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below”. It is our choices that define what we are, more than our abilities do. This statement from Noam Chomsky, an American linguist, philosopher and cognitive scientist, inspired me to read more about the factors that motivate people to act or take decisions. I took the opportunity offered by the i-Flex program, in partnership with the World of Business Ideas, to do more research on this subject by watching several WOBI clips.
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.
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.
“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.