Great business schools know that connection, more than curriculum, shapes great leaders. Every aspect of the experience intentionally maximizes relationship building. What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn is a sometimes hilarious, other times harrowing journey through Harvard Business School, twenty years of business experience, and the most important academy of all: parenting. Parenting? That’s right. When Bea Wray returned to entrepreneurial work after six years as a fulltime mom, she worried. What relevant skills could she bring to the corporate table? Yet her career took off as her interpersonal expertise soared. Perhaps family time can be a breakthrough, rather than a break from professional advancement. Psssst. “Soft” skills are actually pretty hard...but they can be mastered. As kids demonstrate, we learn best when having fun. In this book, dozens of essential executive leadership lessons are carefully wrapped in humorous and heartfelt stories to inspire and encourage you.
The Human and Financial Perspective of Money, Finance, Markets, People, and Life.
Author: Sandeep Sahni, Sanjit Singh Paul
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Business & Economics
How we "think" about money is very different from how we "feel" about it. While separating the two on paper is easy, sticking to budgets, having financial conversations, calculating risk & reward, following investment plans, and preserving wealth is often challenging. This is why personal finance is so hard and making money decisions so tough. What My MBA Did Not Teach Me About Money gives real and practical strategies to work around: Money beliefs Hiccups in finance Navigating stock markets Overcoming our own biases Navigating our vulnerabilities in those special situations when we are most likely to make money mistakes Each of the strategies presented in the book is derived from practical experiences of the authors’ own lives and from advising their clients. This book is about bridging the gap between the "feeling" human perspective and the "thinking" financial perspective of money.
Thru In 2 is the ultimate guide to the ins, outs, secrets, tips, and resources necessary to finish a college degree on time (or even early) and saving tens of thousands of dollars in process. As an average student with average test scores, Mike Wilson (the author) completed his undergraduate degree in just TWO years from the University of Kansas (KU) as well as his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in just ONE year (2006). With Mike Wilson's firsthand experience as the foundation for this book, Thru In 2 is a quick and easy read that aims to provide future students with the information necessary to maximize their college career. Whether you are a future college student or a concerned parent, read this book and apply it's contents. It may be the best investment you ever make.
"As a manager, my purpose is to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can create alone..." So begins the MBA Oath, conceived in early 2009 by Max Anderson, Peter Escher, and a team of Harvard Business School students. They saw that in the wake of the financial crisis, the Madoff scandal, and other headlines, MBAs were being vilified. People were angry because business leaders, many of whom were MBAs, seemed not to care about anything beyond their own private interests. Many began to question the worth of business schools and the MBA degree. The oath quickly spread beyond Harvard, becoming a worldwide movement for a new generation of leaders who care about society as well as the bottom line. Thousands of graduating MBAs have now pledged to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity, just as medical students swear by the Hippocratic oath before they can practice. This book is the manifesto for the movement. It provides not only a strong case for why the MBA Oath is necessary but also examples of how it can be applied in the real world. It will help guide businesspeople through some of the toughest decisions they'll make in their careers.
When a teacher loses a student, it's like losing one of their own children. What do you do? If you had a class full of "children" to care for after you lost a student, what would you do? "The Lessons They Taught Me" takes readers inside a year of Advanced Placement Calculus as a teacher tries desperately to salvage a class devastated by tragedy. It is a poignant account of one man's dream of building a family in his classroom and the seemingly inexplicable journey he navigates to insist that the dream becomes reality.
Essays on Career Improvement Through Classes, Workshops, Conferences and More
Author: Carol Smallwood
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have let libraries expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery, while transforming the physical library into a place where customers can connect to information in new ways. It is also a challenging time to be a librarian. With continual change as the new normal, staying current can seem overwhelming. Even as they face budget shortfalls and staff reductions, librarians are tasked with finding the time and resources to keep abreast of rapid changes. This book offers a cornucopia of practical advice about how to acquire new skills (and formal and informal credentials) through all stages of a career. The 27 essays cover formal and online education, conferences, fellowships, workshops, networking, teaching, mentoring, balancing personal with professional lives, and money matters--and are filled with practical, honest and real-world advice.
Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.
Over the last few decades, emerging markets have increased their share in world GDP and have come to play a prominent and growing role in global business. Their period of impressive growth was triggered by major global advances such as economic liberalization and governance reforms and deregulation. As governments and policy makers have permitted global competition from the more advanced, developed world, the prospect of millions of consumers in developing countries not only encourages locals to start businesses, but also appeals to multinational enterprises overseas. The growing presence of emerging markets on the world stage has not been left unnoticed and many investors have contributed significant amounts of capital with the hope of receiving major financial gains. In this context, emerging markets are particularly facing sustainability challenges due to their fast growing pace and fuzzy or inexistent sustainability regulations. Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Economies represents a realistic critical overview of the state of affairs of CSR in the context of an emerging economy. It is an accessible and comprehensive diagnostic point of reference for the academic world as well as for policy makers. The topic of CSR is highly relevant for the business world and a challenging subject for the theory and literature. This is a unique book that offers new empirical insights for policy makers and scholars of the fields of CSR, Business Ethics, Organizational Studies and related disciplines