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From Harvard to GEM: Co-teaching on Strategic Management and Leadership

Harvard School of Education

It was a great pleasure during the last semester to share a class at Grenoble EM with Dr. Gregg Glover. Gregg has been a good friend for many years (though he might deny this!) and I am delighted he accepted our invitation.

He did his doctorate in organization change at Harvard University and has worked there for over 25 years. He was able to bring his vast teaching and professional experience to the class and share some of the things he has learned and studied while working for the world’s most known university. 

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BOOK REVIEW: “Like a Virgin Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School” by Sir Richard Branson (2012)

Richard Branson is one of the world’s business icons. If you work or study in a business school it is almost impossible to resist a title such as “Secret they won’t teach you at business school.” The result the book is…passable. A “B-“ I would say, which is probably better than most of us would score if we tried to build an empire like Virgin.


Filed under Book Review, Business, Business Schools, Careers, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Strategy

Valentine’s Day, Japan, Chocolates & Luck

Japan and Chocolates

Just in case you’d forgotten, today is Valentine’s Day. Millions of women across the world will be happy all day knowing that the man of their dreams will be coming home with a gift such as a huge box of chocolates (that is, if he wants to survive the rest of the evening!) One notable exception to this ‘rule’ comes from Japan. In fact, it is Japanese men who will be lucky enough to receive that same gift from their loved ones. Traditionally it is ladies who offer chocolates to men. How could this be? Some strange steeped in the rich cultural past of the nation? Nope…just a typing error!

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