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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some companies may be missing out on opportunities for growth by omitting to explore potential applications of their technology outside their core business areas. This is the stark warning given by professors Federico Frattini and Erwin Danneels in a recent article published in MITSloan Management Review.
Welcome back to the third appointment of our international MBA journey!
The interest in sharing impressions of MIP experiences is continually increasing along with the #growingleader community, so this time I’ve decided to let one of our most international candidates tell us something about the diversity that the Part Time program offers.
“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