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Co-teaching on Leadership & Management with Dr. Gregg Glover: the video…at last!

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Last year, I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Gregg Glover from Harvard University to co-teach a lesson co-teach in Leadership, Management, and Strategy to Master in Management students at my school. I wrote this up in a post in December and after a short artistic pause, the video has now been completed. Many thanks to all of those who were involved.  Continue reading

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Natacha Durand, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Copenhagen Business School.


What could I say to sum up the 6 months I have spent in Copenhagen? Maybe I should not because this experience needs to be entirely narrated. Even better, lived.

Discovering Copenhagen and the Danes were an everyday surprise. Even in the cold and short days of winter, I could find some warmth, around a Carlsberg with friends experiencing the Danish concept of “hygge”. The “hygge” could be described as well as coziness inside your place and as spending a good time with people you care about around a cup of coffee or a meal. In Copenhagen, the hygge is everywhere: at CBS’s cafeteria, in the dorms, in the metro, in the malls, in the cafés, in the night parties of the Kødbyen… Many of my best memories are made with the bike-arounds, getting lost, enjoying the many parks and waterfronts, discovering new places and adoring this amazing Nordic capital.

All of it make me say: “I hygge Denmark”!

Photos and text by Natacha Durand 

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BOOK REVIEW: “What is Strategy – and does it matter?” by Richard Whittington (2000)

Key words
Strategy, brief history of strategy, corporate, international trade, IBM, technology, resource-based of the firm, knowledge-based view of the firm, Apple, Walkman, Intel, Andy Grove, leadership, Japan, France, USA, UK


Richard Whittington, who has published extensively on strategy, offers a fascinating discussion on some of the key issues in strategic management. The book requires some background knowledge of the subject (perhaps not the first book to read then if you are new to this discipline) and then invites you to develop a personal view.

This is quite a useful book then once you have mastered some of the key elements of strategy. The book states clearly that it is designed more for a graduate or advanced undergraduate level.

Some keys facts:
The word ‘seduction’ comes from the Latin word “ducere”, to lead.

Only a quarter of the Japanese companies described ‘good short-term profits’ as their objective

Pascale ( 1982) reports that the Japanese do not even have a phrase for ‘corporate strategy’

When, in 1982, it launched its first personal computers, IBM predicted a market of 300,000 worldwide; a decade later, the installed base was 110 million. (Tate, 1991) Continue reading


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BOOK REVIEW: “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey (2004)

On July 16, 2012, Steven Covey died at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho. His death was related to a biking accident. Covey had been a university professor and had written one of the most successful business and personal development books ever written.7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Some management books are worth reading a second time. A few are worthy of a third consideration. However, it is very rare indeed to find a book that is worth reading over and over again. This makes “The 7 Habits” a very special piece of work. More than 25 million copies of the book have been sold in 38 languages. In 2011, Time listed it as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books.”

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