Tag Archives: New York

BOOK REVIEW: “Leadership” by Rudolph W. Giuliani (2003)

leadership textBe not afraid of greatness,” says Malvolio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” 

To some extent, Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani did have greatness thrust upon him.  Though he was a prominent politician, and already having been mayor of New York since 1994, it was on those terrible moments, on the morning of September 11th, 2001, that Giuliani gained international attention for his leadership.  For those who witnessed the events that day or saw them recounted on the TV, the memories of Giuliani walking up Manhattan with his team as devastation all around, giving orders, remains one of the most profound images of the day.  It was for this that he was named Time Person of the Year in 2001 and received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.

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Managing an international career in the finance industry: Marianne Schenk, Director of Talent Management, Credit Suisse, New York gives her advice to newly arrived students.

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Speaking at the opening of the “Finance in New York” Transcontinental Programme, Marianne Schenk, Director of Talent Management at Credit Suisse, New York, gave some key insights into how the newly arrived students should think about managing a career in the finance industry. With 23 years of experience of working in the Zurich based financial services firm, Ms. Schenk was able to share her knowledge of working in a highly international and fast moving context on both sides of the Atlantic.  Continue reading

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Gems on Wall Street: Students studying finance in the heart of New York

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I want to use this post to publicize a blog that is being written by some 25 students from my school, who are currently studying finance in New York.  The students have gone up there for one semester to study a program that we jointly set up with Pace University to give them the ins and outs of finance in the USA, and also to show them some of the best practices of working in the United States. 

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STUDY ABROAD / INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE : CANADA, Kingston

Marion Jarraud & Chloé Penant, two graduate management students from Grenoble EM, talk about their experiences at Queen´s University, Canada.

  Student life at Queen's University, Canada

Want to live an unforgettable and amazing international experience? Well, let’s go to Queen’s! Situated in Ontario, Queen’s is one of the best business schools in Canada with high quality professional-oriented courses taught by fascinating experienced teachers that will provide you with a very good background for your future professional life.

     
Text and photos by Marion Jarraud & Chloé Penant, Grenoble EM, France
          

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New York after Sandy and Barack: Beware of what you see and what you hear

Storm in New York

Last week I was fortunate enough to be in New York during the Presidential Elections and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It was an interesting reminder that being close to something may give you a totally different perspective on how events are unfolding. This doesn’t always mean you get a better one.  Continue reading

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STUDY ABROAD / INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE : USA, Potsdam

Adeline Benoit, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Clarkson University.

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Being a student at the American University? An amazing experience! Living in the campus with roomates from other countries or seeing squirrels in the graveyards, taking courses of teachers who teach you to think and express yourself properly, you will simply live the experience of your life that makes you grow up.

  

Photos and text by Adeline Benoit

  
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An Englishman in New York

Psychological distance and international trade

In the 1970s researchers in Sweden starting looking into the concept of psychological distance and how this related to the international development of companies. The basic premise is that we prefer to interact and therefore trade with people who are similar to ourselves. Spanish companies find it easier to trade with South America because of the historical links they share. Similarly, British managers find that they are psychologically closer to their US counterparts than managers in Continental Europe.   Continue reading

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