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New Grenoble EM programme at the University of Cambridge (Downing College)

First day at Downing College, University of Cambridge

First day at Downing College, University of Cambridge on the Transcontinental Programme

It was a great honour in September to be able to open the Transcontinental Programme at Downing College, University of Cambridge. This is the fourth programme in this series that we have launched in the past few years. For the entire semester, 32 Grenoble EM first year Master students will be studying their courses with a mixture of professors and guest speakers from Grenoble as well as from one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

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Paul O’ Neill, former Secretary of the US Treasury and CEO of Alcoa, gives his views on effective leadership

Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O' Neill

At a conference at Harvard Business School, Paul O’ Neill led an open and very candid discussion about his time as Secretary of the Treasury under the Bush administration and CEO of Alcoa. Before joining the government, Mr O’ Neill had made his reputation by being tough on safety during his time at the world’s third largest aluminum producer.

During the hour long session chaired by Professor Ananth Raman, Mr. O’ Neill began by asking the group of senior managers and executives present “How many of you know the daily loss rate in your company?”  A few hands went up. Continue reading

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Just forget the world: study and research in the calm of Cambridge University

10 Downing Street and the door

It is the silence that is probably the most enchanting. On a mid-Friday morning in the centre of Downing College not a sound is to be heard. And yet just a few more from the same spots, double decker buses, taxis, and whole variety of cars, fight gently with pedestrians and cyclists to get along the busy Regent Street. This is Cambridge where one of the world’s oldest universities meets the world of technical innovation. Continue reading

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