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“The opposite of ‘success’ is not ‘failure’, but ‘mediocrity'”

I am very grateful to one of my international students for sharing this wonderful quote from a New Zealand business woman. It was during a class a fortnight ago and we were discussing entrepreneurship and why only 1% of European business school graduates create their own company immediately upon graduating. One of the reasons, said some of the class members, was the obsession with competitive exams and rankings and thus the overall fear of failing. The quote makes you reassess what exactly “success” and “failure” really are. Continue reading

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Best management practices from the French football team… You just have to go back in time a bit!

Management in French football

A year on from France’s catastrophic display in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, French football could actually give us some best practices in management thinking. You’ll need to go back to 1998 though.  Continue reading

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