Posts con el tag ‘masterclass’

What kind of society are we living in?

This is the question Alberto Gimeno, Professor of the Department of General Management and Strategy at ESADE, asked those attending the Executive MBA Open Day. The event was held in Barcelona on the 28th of May.

During the “Connecting the Dots” Master Class, various answers were suggested, including “The Information Society” and “The Knowledge Society”. Prof. Gimeno argued that neither of these were correct. According to Gimeno, “We live in a data society”.

 

An ever-changing world creates the data that contextualise these changes. Gimeno asked, “What differentiates change now from that which we went through at the beginning of the 21st Century? If we had been told ten years in advance of the changes that would occur before the appearance of Internet, 90% of them would have seemed beyond belief.”

For Gimeno, the advances we have seen are the result of the context. Examples such as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, or more recently, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson, bear this idea out. If any of them had lived a hundred years earlier or later, they would have made very different contributions to society.

All four are examples of ‘disruptive leaders’ who broke the mould and changed their sectors forever. “Companies in 2030 will demand leaders who break with tradition. We will need to find them and judge their true worth”, said Gimeno.

Open Day — an opportunity to discover the Executive MBA experience
Before the Master Class, Esteve Mogas, Programme Director and Associate Director of the Department of General Management and Strategy, presented the Executive MBA to those attending the event.

Under the title  “A Day for Change”, Mogas explained that the EMBA programme meant betting on change and on one’s professional projection. This was because the programme was transformational in nature and put participants in charge of their careers.

Among other things, Mogas also stressed ESADE’s values as an institution and its performance in the latest rankings (which put the business school among the leaders in the Executive Education field).

Three EMBA alumni spoke of their experience of the programme and how it changed the personal and professional lives of all those who took it.

More information at www.esade.edu/emba

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Family Day

Those of us taking the 2015 fortnightly EMBA programme attended Family Day this weekend. During the event, a member of each student’s family could attend a lecture similar to those given during the programme. This let family members experience ESADE teaching methods (case studies, ‘learning by doing’ and so on) for themselves.

During Family Day, we EMBA students were in our usual classroom, following the programme while family members were sampling new knowledge and learning (which on this occasion was Marketing-based and involved classwork and discussion of real cases).

We swapped impressions of this initiative and got the chance to meet other participants’ family during the break and the cocktails served after the classes. Here, one should note that family support is vital for students taking this intensive programme. We are immensely grateful to families for their support and everlasting patience.

Jordi J. Lorente – EMBA 2015-16 Candidate

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Now for the second stage!

The sheer intensity of the programme might lead one to think that only a few weeks have elapsed since it began but in fact it has been under way for four months. It has been packed with unlearning and Eureka moments and has brimmed with adventures in learning and strong emotions. Yet its most motivating aspect is that there is an even greater wealth of knowledge and wisdom still in store.

In addition to the lectures (which are as testing as ever), we are preparing for the first intensive international week, which will be held in June.

The first international stay will be in Asia, with some groups going to China (Beijing – Guanghua School of Management) and others to India (Hyderabad – Indian School of Business, and Bombay). The flights have already been booked and the visas arranged.

We have now reached the second stage of the programme, with new courses, teachers, groups, activities and case studies. We seem to be in perpetual motion, enriching our knowledge by leaps and bounds as the programme continues to gather pace.

Progress is not possible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything” (George Bernard Shaw)

Jordi J. Lorente Vázquez, EMBA Candidate 2015

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¨What, only two months?”

Yes indeed, the quickening pace of the programme over the last few weeks makes it seem like ages since we began it. Yet a look at the calendar reveals the shocking truth, it all began just two months ago! It is hard to believe.

We feel we are building something that will underpin our knowledge. At the same time, we are enjoying the truths that emerge as if by magic from each Master Class. These truths span everything from leadership and geo-politics to entrepreneurship, complex supply chains, and common-sense marketing. This was all inter-linked to form an intrinsic part of our business judgment.

At the same time, we were also engaged in ‘de-construction’, learning to ‘unlearn’ and reverse engineer pre-established concepts to create a 360-degree approach to reasoning that was linked to one’s emotions. Our quest revealed the nature of the unknown.

Investment in knowledge pays the best interest” (Abraham Lincoln)

Jordi J. Lorente, EMBA 2015

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ESADE Madrid Executive MBA programme. A session with Javier Solana, President of ESADE Geo

The participants of the ESADE Madrid Executive MBA (EMBA) programme attended an enthralling session on global geo-politics and economics given by Javier Solana, President of ESADE Geo. The event took place on Thursday 6th of March.

The main subject of discussion was the crisis in The Ukraine — something that was then a burning subject of debate. The talk covered the background to the crisis, its consequences for the world and expectations of how it would develop.

¨Both the content and delivery were superb and had the audience spellbound. Solana shared interesting historical moments with the audience and clarified the issues¨.

A wonderful talk, it was a privilege to hear Solana speak.

EMBA participants

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Talk by Javier Solana to EMBA students

The EMBA students attended a lecture titled ¨New Global Players and Challenges¨, given by Javier Solana, President of ESADE´s Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics (ESADE Geo). Solana reflected on the challenges posed by the new global order. The lecture was specially tailored to EMBA participants.

 

 

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