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Why Writers Make Great Employees

Jim Sollisch | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Jim Sollisch

When I finished my MA in English in 1982, I was completely unqualified to do anything but teach composition or Intro to Lit as an adjunct instructor at universities. The business world was another country. I had no passport. I didn't know the language. And I was afraid the inhabitants were barbarians.

Why Business School Rankings Have the Wrong Metrics of Success

Daniela Papi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

If business schools are designed to shape the future by educating our future global business leaders, then the measurement of success should be on how well those business leaders are doing at shaping the world. But that is not what we are measuring.

Retail Chatter #9

June Haynes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
June Haynes

It has been months since my last article. The absence was due in part to my preparation of a speaking engagement at the Luxury Lab conference last month in São Paulo, Brazil.

Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Geoff Koboldt

Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of burnt oil due to a chemistry reaction gone wrong.

How to Hire Good Candidates

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

Recruiting and staffing a company is time-consuming and complex. The pressure to fill an opening has as much pressure for the employer as it has for the candidate. In fact, there is more pressure for the employer as a bad hire is very expensive on may levels.

Using Mindful Leadership to Prepare for Life After Business School

Jonathan Cook | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jonathan Cook

Every other Wednesday, I get the opportunity to take perspective students out for lunch and answer any questions they have about life at NYU Stern. Over the course of the meal, we talk about our backgrounds, reasons to go to business school, and our future aspirations.

Running Fast and Slow on Intuition: Reflections of a Graduating MBA

Minh Chau | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Minh Chau

With classes already ended and graduation looming, I wanted to reflect on the lessons that have impacted me the most in the past two years. I can write about all the things I've learned in the classroom, but that would be pedantic. Besides, I think this wonderful journey has taught me more through experience than through pedagogy.

Leading as Being (Not Just Doing)

Daniela Papi | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I sat in the annual gathering of Skoll Scholars last week, I was reminded that leading is about "being," not just "doing." This annual gathering brought together scholarship students spanning the full 10 years of the Skoll Scholarship Program.

Be Like a Magpie

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

As you do your job, and do it well, gather everything shiny and useful and bring it back to your nest -- like a magpie. I'm not talking about stealing office supplies. I'm talking about gathering skills, learning how an industry works, and figuring out what kind of team you'll need around you when the time comes to go out on your own.

The Leap Into Business in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bogdan Lapinski and I talked about what it was like to get the first IKEA stores up and running in Poland, the tension between resistance and rapprochement in Polish culture, and why the changes of 1989 came along at just the right time in his life.

What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'

Emily Douglas-McNab | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Emily Douglas-McNab

While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."

Four Best Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has dozens of universities with prestigious undergraduate programs. But what about the state's graduate programs? Which schools are best for which areas of study?

The Gamification of the MBA: Implications for an Entrepreneur's Education

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Penina Rybak

There is both an art and science to technology; something Steve Jobs understood well and instilled in all the Apple products created in his lifetime. There is also both an art and science to entrepreneurship, something to keep in mind as we begin the new year.

Dare to Reimagine Your Life Upward, Onward and Inward

Genevieve Laplante | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Genevieve Laplante

After an amazing, heartfelt fireside chat by Arianna Huffington at the Dreamforce conference, I decided to finally take the time to reflect and express who I am from within instead of using my driven go getter character.

Maternity Coaching Aims to Support Pregnant Women in the Workforce

Ravishly | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Ravishly

I certainly would have welcomed the opportunity to be encouraged to further my career if I felt I could do so and successfully rear children as well. As we move forward, companies like Talking Talent may help provide creative solutions and support so that women don't feel forced to choose between two things they love.

My Gap Year Gone Wrong: A College Essay

Sam Johnson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If t...

What NOT to Write on a College, Grad School or MBA Resumé

Sam Johnson | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Sam Johnson

Colleges and grad schools ask a lot of their applicants these days, and one of the trickier requests is a compelling and typo-less resumé.

Illinois' Business Climate Needs a Re-start, Says Business Leader

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.14.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the election of a businessman-turned-governor in Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, Elliot Richardson, president of the Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois, hopes business and small business owners will have an important part in shaping the state's policy in the coming year.

Business Majors: It's Time to Reassess

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In the United States today, nearly one in five college students chooses to study business administration. It is by far the most popular major with twice as many students pursuing a business degree as the next most popular area of study -- social sciences and history.

Reflection on Mindfulness in Business

Lauren Stoneberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Lauren Stoneberg

I once held some unfair judgments about the practice of meditation. I don't have incense at home, I admit to worldly ambition and have never seriously considered giving up red meat. Harris introduced me to a very different personification of meditation.

Thinking Broadly About Capital

MJR Montoya | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
MJR Montoya

I have long read about capital. I have read it as a philosophical problem, as a mind-broadening concept, and as a powerful geo-political force. If we are to train a generation of students to make decisions that shape the world in an effective manner, we must help one another understand the principal forces that shape the world around us.

Back to School is Not Just for Kids

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional development is essential for all those serious about advancing their career in a competitive marketplace. Whether you are looking to grow internally where you are, or externally in a new organization, your professional growth is your sole responsibility.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The ability to sell proves your attitude, critical thinking and soft-skills. Every other business discipline is just semantics. You have no marketers, accountants, lawyers, managers or HR people on staff if you have no sales. Businesses put a premium on people that can generate revenue.

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

"Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization?