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What does ethical investment look like?

Alexis Cheang of F and C Investments explains whether ethical investment can ever be mainstream.

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Alumnus Idan Ofer donates GBP25m to London Business School

The Campaign to raise GBP100m was officially launched at a gala event at One Marylebone. The event was marked by a GBP25m donation for the redevelopment of Old Marylebone Town Hall by alumnus Idan Ofer, principal of the Quantum Pacific Group.

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Failed banks have to exit the market

The crisis was a lost opportunity to restructure the banking system in Europe, according to Josef Ackermann, former Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group and Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

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Ackermann: New alternatives to traditional banks

The former chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, Josef Ackermann, talks to CNN's Richard Quest about banks being replaced by new funding mechanisms.

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Recommendations for banking reform

Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group; Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum puts forward his thoughts on how the banking sector can better add value to society at large.

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The post-crisis banking sector

The Global Head of Banking Research at Credit Suisse, Giles Keating discusses how the banking environment is different post-crisis, and what the implications are for investors.

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Libor: How much did Josef Ackermann know?

CNN's Richard Quest finds out from Josef Ackermann, Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group; Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum about what he knew of the Libor Scandal.

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People want more transparency in finance but need a level playing field

Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum outlines the reasons why there is a need for global standards and regulations for banking.

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Are bankers still breaking the rules?

CNN's Richard Quest asks Dr. Josef Ackermann, Zurich Insurance Group Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum's Foundation Board, whether the public should still be wary about the behaviour of banks today.

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Should Italy stay in the Euro?

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena, speaks to London Business School about the effect such a decision would have on the wider European Community.

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Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

Hear what Sloan students and alumni have to say about the programme.

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Understanding financial statements

Hear from Professor Chris Higson, who teaches on the Accounting and Financial Analysis programme, share his insights on the importance of understanding financial statements.

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Global Leadership Summit 2013 Highlights

Beyond Heroes, Villians and Scapegoats: The Future of Leadership. Iceland President Olafur Grimsson, Unilever CEO Paul Polman were among the line up of big hitters at London Business School's annual leadership event.

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Have the July 7 terrorist attacks changed London?

Lord Ian Blair, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, speaks about his experience leading the Met and how the city recovered following the terrorist attacks in London on 7 July, 2005.

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How lean startups can become investment ready

Angel investor, Non Executive Director of UKTI and LBS alum Dale Murray (JEMBA2000) discusses with London Business School how the emergence of lean startups and crowdfunding have changed the role of angel investors.

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Johannesburg: an LBS student's view

London Business School MBA students film their South African journey from their point of view as they help local entrepreneurs with the challenges they face as small businesses in an emerging market.

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Deloitte UK's David Sproul: business needs certainty

The CEO of Deloitte UK, David Sproul, talks to London Business School about whether accountancy firms are responsible for creating tax evasion schemes.

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FCA Chief Martin Wheatley: business students should read Aristotle

The CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority shares his thoughts on the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: the future of financial leadership" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Coca-Cola's James Quincey: business needs to adapt to changing times

James Quincey, President Europe, Coca-Cola Company, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Beyond heroes and villians: the key to sustainable business leadership" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Lucrezia Reichlin: need to limit effects of future crises on real economy

Professor Economics and subject area chair at London Business School, Lucrezia Reichlin, shares her key take-aways from the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: the future of financial leadership at the Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Sir Michael Rake: decisions need to be made on infrastructure

Chairman of CBI and BT Group PLC, Sir Michael Rake, shares his thoughts on the subject of the panel "The future of British business: practical priorities for practitioners and policy makers" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Linda Yueh: structural and cultural change needed in finance industry

BBC World Chief Business Correspondent and Adjunct Professor of Economics, Linda Yueh, shares her key take-aways from the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: The future of financial leadership" at the Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Lord Ian Blair: leading under public scrutiny

The former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Lord Ian Blair of Boughton, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Leadership: a convenant of trust?" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Ioannis Ioannou: are markets able to evaluate sustainable business models?

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Ioannis Ioannou, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Investing in a fairer future: the role of capital markets in creating a sustainable economy" at the Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Alexis Cheang: Capital markets can identify irresponsible companies

Alexis Cheang, Director of Governance and Sustainable Investment, F and C Investment, shares her thoughts on the panel "Investing in a fairer future: the role of capital markets in creating a sustainable economy" at the 2013 Global Leadership Summit.

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Professor Andrew Scott: a less rosy future for the BRICs

Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, Deputy Dean at London Business School, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Emerging markets: are the BRICs braced for a slowdown?" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Alessandro Profumo: the need for transparency and new behaviours in finance

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman of Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Bank, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: The future of financial leadership" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Martin Wheatley: key challenges for the FCA

The UK's Finance Conduct Authority's Chief Executive Officer, Martin Wheatley, talks to London Business School about the key financial and regulatory challenges facing the organisation in a struggling economy.

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Martin Wheatley: how the FCA will succeed

The CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley, says that changes to industry culture, legal and competition powers are key factors to the success of the organisation.

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Angel investor Dale Murray: innovation needed for all stages of business cycle

Angel investor, Non Executive Director of UKTI and LBS alum Dale Murray shares her key take-aways from the panel "Business model innovation: putting the world's workers to work" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Deloitte UK CEO David Sproul: the most important thing for leaders is...

David Sproul, CEO of Deloitte UK, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Agents of change: What role should business leaders play in driving positive social, economic and environmental change?" at the 2013 Global Leadership Summit.

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Dr James Gifford: implications of Bangladesh factory tragedy for business

The Executive Director of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment tells London Business School why it is in the financial interest of leading clothing brands to have safe factories and supply chains.

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President Olafur Grimsson on Iceland's fast recovery from economic crisis

How was Iceland able to recover more quickly and effectively than other European economies? President Olafur Grimsson speaks at London Business School's 2013 Global Leadership Summit

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Up Close: Casey Coffman

The Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development for The Madison Square Garden Company discusses how sport and entertainment are closely knit, her leadership style, and her vision of how technology will influence the future of sport.

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Alumni Profile: Amit Mehra (MBA 2001)

Find out how Amit was able to launch Reuters Market Light, the benefits it provides for farmers in India, and the opportunities for the mobile product's further innovation and growth.

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Can Bank Boards Do The Job?

Watch highlights from London Business School's panel event 'Can Bank Boards Do The Job?'. Our finance faculty and industry experts from the Vickers Commission and the Financial Times debate the recent controversial issues surrounding bank governance.

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Up Close: Professor John Kay

The economist and Financial Times journalist on what surprised him most when he chaired the review into UK equity markets and what needs to be done to change the way things work in the UK financial services industry.

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My Global Business Experience: Jenny Truong

London Business School student Jenny Truong talks about the benefits of participating in the Global Business Experience, as part of her MBA programme. Jenny joined a group helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Lynda Gratton, World Economic Forum 2013, Davos

Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, Lynda Gratton reveals that the future of leadership was discussed as an issue for the first time in conjunction with increasing levels of youth unemployment, the Euro, and online learning.

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The 1st year MBA experience at London Business School

Find out what life is like at London Business School for our first-year MBAs. Six students share their stories on how they have developed their experience, skills and network.

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Corporate Social Innovation: Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock

Assistant Professor Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock, Managing Partner, Innovation Talent and Brand at Deloitte discuss how large organisations can use their skills, expertise and synergies to help solve major environmental and social challenges.

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Business for Boys and Female Disadvantage: how male dominance hijacked the hierarchy

Professor Nigel Nicholson argues that women are disadvantaged by the persistence of organisational forms and competitive promotion systems designed by men so that they can play games of dominance hierarchy games, pretending they are meritocracies.

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Making Sense of Leadership: A new view - Seeing, being and doing.

Professor Nigel Nicholson argues that women are disadvantaged by the persistence of organisational forms and competitive promotion systems designed by men so that they can play games of dominance hierarchy games, pretending they are meritocracies.

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Gerard Lyons on Asian economies

Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered speaks to London Business School's Business Strategy Review about the likes of China and other Asian nations as economic powers and the implications for investors.

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What makes a successful General Manager?

Exploring the importance of careers support, we follow students at the General Managers Speakers Panel. Designed for students and alumni with 8-25 years' experience, expert managers offered real insight into the realities of General Management.

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Spanish Leadership Series: Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle, Senior Portfolio Manager at hedge fund Ecofin and writer at ElConfidencial.com, discusses 'Which energy model should Spain and the EU head for to ensure economic competitiveness, security of supply and environmental sustainability?'.

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Helping newcomers integrate into a workplace

Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, explains how companies can implement certain strategies to help new employees settle into new organisations and retain them.

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Creating value for customers by innovating service delivery

Kamalini Ramdas, professor of Management Science and Operations, argues that organisations able to harness innovation in service delivery can create 'tremendous' value for both their customers and themselves.

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How businesses can become sustainable organisations

London Business School Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Ioannis Ioannou, presents his insights on how organisations can take a greener approach to the way to do business and succeed.

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Highlights from the "London Talks" speaker event series

An audience of MBA students got to hear from inspirational and thought provoking leaders including the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Michael Bear, World famous Head Chef Ferran Adria and Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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Up Close with Heather Hancock, Lead Partner, London 2012 and Managing Partner for Innovation and Brand, Deloitte

Find out why Heather Hancock's insights and career advice are still relevant today, even after the success of London 2012.

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Profile: Lalit Modi, Architect of Indian Premier League

Hear insights from one of India's most successful entrepreneurs - Lalit Modi, Architect of the Indian Premier League.

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Up Close with Brent Hoberman, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder of Lastminute.com

Brent Hoberman, discusses his entrepreneurial career and what "being successful" means to him. He offers some insight into the success of Lastminute.com and what he's learnt as the Non-Executive Director at the Guardian Media Group and TalkTalk.

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Profile: Andrea Agnelli, Chairman, Juventus FC

Andrea Agnelli, discusses his career and his role as Chairman of Juventus FC

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Up Close with Nathan Homer, Sports Marketing and Olympics Project Director, Procter and Gamble

Nathan Homer discusses his career and his role as Sports Marketing and Olympics Project Director at Procter and Gamble. He speaks about the lessons business can learn from sport and shares the best piece of advice that he has received.

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Profile: Peter Ayliffe, President and CEO, Visa Europe

Peter Ayliffe, CEO and President of Visa Europe speaks about his role, looks to the future for Visa Europe and their involvement in the Olympics and Paralympics.

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Biography and legacy: A workshop

Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, delivers a workshop at the 2012 Alumni Reunion event, inviting participants to draw their lifeline and reflect on the forces and factors that have shaped their life journey.

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Up Close with Michael Payne, author of Olympic Turnaround

Michael Payne, author of Olympic Turnaround, discusses his role on the IOC and the evolution of the Olympic brand.

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Profile: Sir John Armitt LEP27(1987), Chairman, Olympic Delivery Authority

Sir John Armitt LEP27(1987), discusses his career and his role as Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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London Business School celebrates five years in the Middle East

Hear from staff and students as London Business School celebrates five years of the Executive MBA programme in Dubai.

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Profile: Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and CEO, GE

Beth Comstock, discusses her career and her role as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of GE

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Conflict resolution in teams

Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, presents a short case about resolving conflict within a group or team at the 2012 Alumni Reunion event.

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Highlights of the Global Leadership Summit 2012

Highlights of London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2012 held on 21 May. The theme for the summit was Faster, higher, stronger: Lessons shared between Business and Sport.

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Women in Business Conference: An interview with Christine Langan

Christine Langan, Head of BBC Films, talks about her role and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people. She discusses her leadership style and shares the best career advice she ever received.

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Women in Business Conference: An interview with Helena Morrissey

Helena Morrissey, discusses her career and her role as CEO of Newton Investment Management. She shares the best career advice she ever received and discusses the barriers women still face in business.

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Women in Business Conference: An interview with Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the problems being faced by women in business and why she set up her foundation to support women entrepreneurs.

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Profile: Patricia Hewitt, Former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Former Secretary of State for Health and Senior Independent Director, BT

Patricia Hewitt, discusses her career and her role as Former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Former Secretary of State for Health and Senior Independent Director of BT

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Alumni Profile: Matt Brittin MBA1997, Managing Director UK and Ireland Operations, Google UK

Matt Brittin MBA1997 reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Antonio Quintella MBA33(1992), CEO Americas, Credit Suisse

Antonio Quintella MBA33(1992), discusses his career and his role as CEO Americas of Credit Suisse

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Profile: Ursula Burns, CEO and Chairman, Xerox Corporation

Ursula Burns, discusses her career and her role as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Xerox Corporation

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The right time for business school

Diane Morgan, Associate Dean of Degree Programmes and Career Services shares her thoughts on the achievements of our alumni, and the right time for business school.

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Highlights of Alderman Michael Bear's talk to MBA students

The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Michael Bear talks to MBA students about his 'Formula for Success' as part of the London Talks series.

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Highlights of Business Leaders Series event with Ursula Burns CEO and Chairman of Xerox

CEO and Chairman of Xerox Ursula Burns, joined by Professor Julian Birkinshaw in a Business Leaders Series event, discuss leading business transformation in uncertain times

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Interview: Ferran Adria, Head Chef of El Bulli

World famous Head Chef Ferran Adria (El Bulli restaurant, 1985 -2011) discusses his career and the importance for innovation at London Business School.

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London Business School: Tips for 2012

London Business School faculty offer their thoughts and tips on what lies ahead in 2012.

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Accelerated Development Programme experience: Jennifer Mackenzie

We meet Jennifer Mackenzie (ADP 2010), Mining Manager at BHP Biliton, as she reflects on how the programme helped her to address significant challenges upon her return to work.

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Degree programmes CNN advert

Studying here gave me the confidence to start my own business," Tony Wheeler (MSc05), Founder of LonelyPlanet, explains in London Business School's latest CNN TV advert

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Alumni Profile: Amit Mehra MBA2001, Founder and Managing Director, Reuters Market Light

Amit Mehra MBA2001 reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development

Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, discusses his career and his role as Secretary of State for International Development

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Profile: George Buckley, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3M

George Buckley, discusses his career and his role as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3M

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Alumni Profile: Nigel Andrews MSc11(1978), Governor, London Business School

Nigel Andrews MSc11(1978) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Highlights of Ranulph Fiennes talk to MBA students

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes lectures MBA students on 'Motivation, Leadership and Teamwork' in the first of the MBA programme's 'London Talks' series

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Shai Agassi discusses his thoughts on Innovation at the GLS2011

Shai Agassi, Founder and CEO, Better Place, discusses his thoughts on Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Philip Rutnam discusses his thoughts on Innovation at the GLS2011

Philip Rutnam, Director General, Business and Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, discusses his thoughts on Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Patricia Hewitt talks on Innovation at GLS2011

Patricia Hewitt, Senior Independent Director, BT and Former UK Minister for Business, discusses her thoughts on Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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GLS 2011 Panel 4: Does innovating for the greater good have an impact?

Does innovating for the greater good have an impact? Rodrigo Baggio, Michael J. Barber, Amit Mehra and Kamalini Ramdas discuss their thoughts on this question at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Nick Hughes talks about Innovation at GLS2011

Nick Hughes, SEMBA2001, Managing Director, Signal Point Partners, talks about Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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GLS 2011 Panel 3: Is culture stronger than leadership?

Is culture stronger than leadership? Matt Brittin, Stephen Leonard, Sir Martin Sorrell and David Sproul discuss their thoughts on this question at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Matt Brittin talks on Innovation at GLS2011

Matt Brittin, MBA1997, Managing Director UK and Ireland Operations, Google UK, discusses his thoughts on Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Masahiko Yamada and Marc Silvester discuss Innovation at GLS2011

Masahiko Yamada, President of Technical Computing Solutions Unit and Marc Silvester, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer, Fujitsu, discuss their thoughts on Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Amit Mehra talks on Innovation at GLS2011

Amit Mehra, MBA2001, Founder and Managing Director of Reuters Market Light, talks about Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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GLS 2011 Panel 2: How do you set the scene for innovation?

How do you set the scene for innovation? Antonio Horta-Osorio, Philip Rutnam, Michael Hayman, Philip Cullimore and Phanish Puranam discuss their thoughts on this question at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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George W. Buckley talks on Innovation at GLS2011

George W. Buckley, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3M, discusses his thoughts on Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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GLS 2011 Panel 1: Do big companies innovate?

Do big companies innovate? George W. Buckley, Nick Hughes(SEMBA2001), Geoff Vuleta and Gary Dushnitsky discuss their thoughts on this question at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Stephen Leonard talks about Innovation at GLS2011

Stephen Leonard, Chief Executive, IBM UK and Ireland, talks about Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Alumni thoughts on Innovation at GLS 2011

Hear from Alumni discussing the theme of innovation at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Faculty thoughts on Innovation at GLS 2011

Professors Lynda Gratton, Kamalini Ramdas, Jeff Skinner and Nader Tavassoli discuss their thoughts on Innovation at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2011

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Profile: Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer, Nestle S.A.

Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestle S.A. discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive Officer of Nestle S.A.

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Alumni Profile: Erik Vynckier MBA2000, Director, Standard Life Assurance Ltd

Erik Vynckier MBA2000 reflects on his career and time at the School.

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GLS 2011 Highlights

Highlights of London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2011, held on 23 May. The theme of the Summit was Innovation.

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Profile: Peter Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International and London School of Economics

Peter Sutherland, discusses his career and his role as Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and London School of Economics

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Alumni Profile: Juan Pablo Hernandez de Alba SEP39(1996), Managing Director and Partner, Easyfairs Columbia

Juan Pablo Hernandez de Alba SEP39(1996) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Dr Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman, London Stock Exchange

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith, discusses his career and his role as Chairman of London Stock Exchange.

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Alumni Profile: Sir John Egan (MSc01/1968), Chairman, Severn Trent PLC

Sir John Egan (MSc01/1968) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Warren East, Chief Executive Officer, ARM

Warren East, discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive Officer of ARM

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A crisis of trust: the leadership challenge

Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman, gives his insights on how businesses have lost reputational ground in 2008 ad a crisis of confidence in CEOs

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Alumni Profile: HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani SEP50(2002), President, Qatar-Connect

HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani SEP50(2002) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria

Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, discusses his career and his role as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria

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Alumni Profile: Jean-Christophe Bedos SLN2000, Chief Executive Officer, Boucheron

Jean-Christophe Bedos SLN2000 reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Rakesh Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, Colt Technology Services Group

Rakesh Bhasin, discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive Officer of Colt Technology Services Group

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Alumni Profile: Roger Carlsson MSc17(1984), Executive Chairman, FCT Fund Management PTE LTD

Roger Carlsson MSc17(1984) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone

Vittorio Colao, discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive of Vodafone

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Alumni Profile: Warren Finegold MSc14(1981), Chief Executive, Global Business Development, Vodafone

Warren Finegold MSc14(1981) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: John Connolly, Global Chairman, Deloitte

John Connolly, discusses his career and his role as Global Chairman of Deloitte

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Alumni Profile: Savio Kwan (MSc09/1976), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group

Savio Kwan (MSc09/1976) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Alumni Profile: Michael Perlman MSc03(1970), Deputy Chairman, Grupo Ibmec Educacional

Michael Perlman MSc03 (1970) reflects on his career and time at the School.

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Profile: Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell

Peter Voser, discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell

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Profile: Mo Ibrahim, Chairman and Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Celtel International

Mo Ibrahim, discusses his career and his role as Chairman and Founder of Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founder of Celtel International

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Profile: Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive, Save the Children

Jasmine Whitbread, discusses her career and her role as Chief Executive of Save the Children

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Profile: Andy Green, Chief Executive Officer, Logica

Andy Green, discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive Officer of Logica

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Profile: Ravi Kant, Vice Chair, Tata Motors

Ravi Kant, discusses his career and his role as Vice Chair of Tata Motors

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Profile: Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive of WPP

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Research round-up: Highlights from London Business School

As the financial and economic agenda moves from crisis to recovery, four of our faculty members (Nader Tavassoli, Kamalini Ramdas, Richard Portes and Michael Jacobides) offer their insights on what lies ahead for 2011

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Osaze Osifo GLS 2010 interview

Osaze Osifo (MiFPT99), CEO, FBN Investment Banking and Asset Management, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Sir John Egan GLS 2010 interview

Sir John Egan (MSc01), Chairman, Severn Trent plc, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Erik Vynkier GLS 2010 interview

Erik Vynkier (MBA2000), Director, Standard Life, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Mohammed Althani GLS 2010 interview

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Althani (SEP50), President, Qatar-Connect, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Stephen Olabisi Onasanya GLS 2010 interview

Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director and CEO, First Bank of Nigeria, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Andrew Likierman GLS 2010 interview

Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Chris Gibson-Smith GLS 2010 interview

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman, London Stock Exchange, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Jean-Christophe Bedos GLS 2010 interview

Jean-Christophe Bedos (SLN2000), CEO Boucheron, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Juan Pablo Hernandez de Alba GLS 2010 interview

Juan Pablo Hernandez de Alba (SEP39), Managing Director and Partner, EasyFairs Columbia, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Warren Finegold GLS 2010 interview

Warren Finegold (MSc14), Chief Executive, Global Business Development, Vodafone, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Nigel Andrews GLS 2010 interview

Nigel Andrews (MSc11) on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Antonio Quintella GLS 2010 interview

Antonio Quintella (MBA33), CEO Brazil and Co-Head, Global Emerging Markets Council, Credit Suisse, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Roger Carlsson GLS 2010 interview

Roger Carlsson (MSc17), Executive Chairman, FCT Fund Management Pte Ltd, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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GLS 2010 panel highlights 3: The future of work

Lynda Gratton, Warren East, Andy Green, Jasmine Whitbread and Rakesh Bhasin discuss the five key factors that will influence the way we work - technology, demographics, social trends, carbon and globalisation

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Rakesh Bhasin GLS 2010 interview

Rakesh Bhasin, CEO, Colt Technology Services Group, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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GLS 2010 panel 1 highlights: Understanding emerging markets

What do we mean by 'emerging markets'? Helene Rey, Antonio Qintella, Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, HE Amr Abdullah Al-Dabbagh and Laura D'Andrea Tyson seek to define this term and further explore these markets as an economic phenomenon

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GLS 2010 panel 2 highlights: Inside out

Nirmalya Kumar, Savio Kwan, Ravi Kant and Mo Ibrahim discuss the latest trend of emerging market companies exporting and taking over companies in the west. Leading companies from Brazil, India and China share their experiences

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Don Sull GLS 2010 interview

Don Sull Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management; Faculty Director of Executive Education, London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Warren East GLS 2010 interview

Warren East, CEO, ARM, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Mo Ibrahim GLS 2010 interview

Mo Ibrahim, Chairman and Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founder of Celtel International, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Andy Green GLS 2010 interview

Andy Green, CEO, Logica, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Julian Birkinshaw GLS 2010 interview

Julian Birkinshaw Professor of Strategic and International Management and Deputy Dean of Programmes, London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Francesca Cornelli GLS 2010 interview

Francesca Cornelli Professor of Finance; Academic Director, The Coller Institute of Private Equity, London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Lynda Gratton GLS 2010 interview

Lynda Gratton Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour, London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Nirmalya Kumar GLS 2010 interview

Nirmalya Kumar Professor of Marketing, London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Ravi Kant GLS 2010 interview

Ravi Kant, Vice Chair, Tata Motors, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Martin Sorrell GLS 2010 interview

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Paul Bulcke GLS 2010 interview

Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestle S.A., on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Laura Tyson GLS 2010 interview

Laura D'Andrea Tyson, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Vittorio Colao GLS 2010 interview

Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Peter Voser GLS 2010 interview

Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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Savio Kwan GLS 2010 interview

Savio Kwan (MSc09), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group, on what we can learn from emerging markets

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GLS 2010 highlights

Highlights of London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2010, held on 5 July. The theme was emerging markets: "New Frontiers: Expansion, Opportunity and Innovation."

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Podcast 7: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the importance of governments working together on regulation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange says that "global financial regulation is around the corner"

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Podcast 6: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on "learn as you go" regulation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange warns of the dangers of "learn as you go regulation"

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Podcast 5: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on avoiding the next bubble

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange says that conditions that could lead to the creation of a new bubble are visible

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Up Close 5 Minute Highlights: Xavier Rolet, CEO London Stock Exchange

5 minute highlights of the speech given by Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, at London Business School's Up Close speaker event on 10th February 2010.

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Podcast 4: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on compensation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange explores some of the key issues around compensation in the banking sector

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Podcast 3: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on consistency in regulation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange describes why consistency in regulation is so important

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Podcast 2: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the integration of regulatory systems

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange describes the movement towards a more integrated regulatory system

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Podcast 1: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the role of central banks

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange discusses the importance of an enhanced role for central banks

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3 ways to re-structure your business processes in a downturn

Don Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, looks at three ways forward-thinking businesses use a downturn to restructure their organisation

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4 market opportunities for flexible managers to seize in a downturn

Don Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, shares four market opportunities that flexible and agile managers can seize in a downturn

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Private label share in a downturn

Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, draws on his research to examine what happens to private label shares during recessions and how market share can be defended in challenging times

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Organisational characteristics for change, success and survival

Professor Michael Jarrett, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour, speaks of the importance of organisations understanding their external environment in order to change, succeed and survive

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The Hoare Govett Small Companies Index Report, published by RBS

Mid and small-cap companies had their best share price performance since 1977, according to new research by Professors Dimson and Marsh

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Remaining innovative through good and bad times

Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing and Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship discusses why managers need to focus on the future in order to help an organisation remain innovative through difficult and prosperous times

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The downturn is an opportunity for company transformation

Don Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management explains how downturns open a window of opportunity and provide the rationale for difficult decisions that might be considered too extreme in normal circumstances

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London Business School: Looking back over 2009 and forward to 2010

London Business School faculty members offer you their insights on what lies ahead for 2010 plus we share highlights of the past year at London Business School.

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Keeping people inspired during a recession

"Organisations that flourish and retain talent during a recession always flourish after," says Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour, discussing challenges with keeping people inspired and engaged in a recession.

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Executive Education CNN advert

"The SEP programme strengthened my position as a leader and helped me get through what have been some pretty challenging times economically," Philip Stockton(SEP65) shares his thoughts on the School's Senior Executive Programme in a new CNN advert.

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Leaders can increase the gap

Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses the importance of leadership during a downturn. If employees believe and trust in the organisation and its leadership, they are more likely to stay focussed, engaged and work hard

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Which companies will survive and which will fail in a recession?

Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting explains why when a recession hits your survival is predestined and depends on the markets you serve, the business models you use and the strength of your balance sheet

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Investing in long-term innovation under cost pressures

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management suggests ways to continue investing in long term innovation whilst under pressure to cut costs. Innovation is not just about new products but finding smarter ways to work

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Can innovation be incentivized?

Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing, Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship; discusses whether innovation should be incentivized and explains why asymmetric incentives (rewards for success) need to be higher than penalties for failures

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3 ways of using the recession to create resource

Don Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, advises forward thinking companies to use a recession to build resources that allow them to compete more effectively in the future

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People management in recession

According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, the biggest challenge for most managers throughout a recession is dealing with people. He explains how to manage people on three different levels: thoughts, emotion and action

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Recession as a marketing opportunity

According to Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, recessions can be an excellent time for companies with strong market position to increase their market share as maintaining advertising budgets can give them a disproportionate share of voice

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5 ways to measure performance and survive the recession

Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean at London Business School discusses a number of ways to rethink the performance measures being used within organizations and suggest five ways to measure performance to survive the recession

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The downturn as an opportunity to transform business culture

According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, success can be an enemy of change but that one of the things to come out of these turbulent times is that it can provide a fantastic opportunity for lots of changes in organisations

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Professional service firms: from experts to advisors

Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor of Strategic and International Management tells B2B and Professional Service firms that if they want to be a winner in the current climate they need to move away from being experts towards being a client's adviser

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Emerging markets and the upturn

Emerging markets can represent tremendous opportunities for firms to emerge from the downturn. Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship talks about how some of the most remarkable innovations are happening in emerging markets

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How to harness leaders in the middle ranks

Michael Jarrett, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses how companies can harness the leadership of middle ranks to become successful; he says that in many ways those who are managers and add value today will be the leaders tomorrow

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Dealing with workforce downsizing

Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses why the way an organisation deals with workforce downsizing is important not only in supporting those being laid off but also in maintaining loyalty within the remaining workforce

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Could now be the best time to create economic value?

Donald Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management discusses how there can be an upside to a downturn and why different times in the economic cycle can provide potential advantages for skilled firms

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What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?

Making it safely through a recession is the basis of long term success. Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice discusses what winning companies will look like in the future and why companies that have ignition will thrive

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How will the current crisis shape the global business environment in the near future?

Helene Rey, Professor of Economics, argues that the policy responses we have seen since the start of the current crisis are so big that they will shape the global business environment for the next five to ten years

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Survival of the fattest

Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting discusses how despite their revenues tumbling and prices falling, Apple survived the recession of the early 1990s because they were a fat organisation with a strong balance sheet

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Managing risk in your organisation

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management discusses how poor risk management decisions could have been avoided by using three complimentary approaches to risk management: formalisation, externalisation and personalisation

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Did the crisis kill innovation?

Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor of Strategic and International Management, explains that innovation, not cost cutting, is the key to surviving the crisis

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Opportunities in emerging markets in the downturn

Terry Rhodes, Co-Founder of CelTel, looks at the interesting and new opportunities which might be overlooked during this downturn

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What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?

Rob Goffee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School discusses what business will look like in 18 months' time and how their focus will be a further 18 months ahead of that

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How should executives prepare for the upturn?

Rob Goffee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School discusses why executives can not ignore the fundamentals of leadership when preparing for the upturn

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What performance indicators become prevalent in a recession?

Rob Goffee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School discusses what the most common performance indicators are during a downturn, including the 'soft' indicators such as enjoying your job

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Is the slowdown an opportunity for leaders to get ahead and increase the gap?

Richard Punt, Managing Partner of Strategy at Deloitte, talks about why it's important that leaders get focused on the media term opportunities

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Is it time to focus on risk-reduction strategies?

Richard Punt, Managing Partner of Strategy at Deloitte, discusses the potential outcomes as a result of the ttightening in the willingness for companies to take risk

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Is the global market economy broken?

Paul Walsh, Chief Executive of Diageo, offer his perspective on why the global economy isn't broken

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The need for a department of death and renewal

Nick Wood, entrepreneur and business advisor, looks at why all businesses today need a 'death and renewal' department that has the ability to make difficult decisions to ensure the long-term survival of the organisation

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How to deal with the upturn when it comes

Richard Punt, Managing Partner of Strategy at Deloitte, discusses how managers can best prepare their organisation for the upturn

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Leadership in a crisis

HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani, President of Qatar-Connect, discusses how leadership has been a major issue in handling the global economy

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Leadership in the current climate

John Rothenberg, SVP, Investor Relations and Head of M and A at Unilever UK, discusses the role of leadership in uncertain times

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What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore discusses the attributes of winning organisations

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Investing when times are difficult

Jeremy Asher, Chairman of Agile Energy, argues that survival is the main priority during these times but that great disruptions can also bring great opportunities

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What performance indicators become prevalent in a recession?

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore talks about survival as the most important indicator

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How should business decision-makers prepare for the upturn?

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore, discusses the best way for decision-makers to prepare their business for the upturn

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Is the slowdown an opportunity for leaders to get ahead and increase the gap?

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore looks at how a recession tests individuals and idenitifies those who have a resilience to overcome difficult times

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Leadership in tough times

Juan Pablo de Alba, Director General, Easyfairs Columbia, looks at what leaders can learn from difficult times with particular reference to how Columbian leaders coped in 1999

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Fixing the financial system

Julian Franks, Professor of Finance at London Business School, discusses why we can not wait to fix the financial system, despite not fully understanding the origins of the crisis

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Can marketing help sustain competitive advantage during a recession?

Jean-Christophe Bedos, CEO of Boucheron, looks at how brands can achieve a competitive advantage through their marketing activity

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Do consumer brand preferences change in a downturn?

Jean-Christophe Bedos, CEO of Boucheron, discusses why consumers change their brand preferences during a recession

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How should decision-makers prepare for the upturn?

Jean-Christophe Bedos, CEO of Boucheron, discusses the best way for decision-makers to prepare their business for the upturn

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Is globalisation falling apart?

Helene Rey, London Business School Chaired Professor of Economics, looks at the drop in international transactions and examines whether international trade flows and international financial flows point towards a collapse of globalisation

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Four steps to protect your business and grow during a downturn

Dr. Gita Piramal, Chairman of Ergo, gives a guide to the four steps needed to protect and grow your business in the downturn

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What's the value of online strategy?

Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, discusses the importance of an online strategy, particularly during a downturn

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How does consumer behaviour differ in the downturn?

Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, looks at how consumers behave during a downturn

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What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?

Costas Mitropoulos, Executive Chairman, Eurobank EFG Telesis Finance examines what a successful business will look like after the recession

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How do you make your marketing budget work harder?

Daniel Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Marketing at London Business School gives insights on how businesses can make the most of their marketing budget

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What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?

Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, examines what a successful business will look like after the recession

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Can the financial system be fixed?

Costas Mitropoulos, Executive Chairman, Eurobank EFG Telesis Finance discusses if the financial system can be fixed

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Is the global market economy broken?

Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at London Business School examines whether the global market economy is broken, or if it can be fixed

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The response of London Business School to the downturn

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School discusses the School's response to the economic downturn

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How should business decision-makers prepare for the upturn?

Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, discusses the best way for decision-makers to prepare their business for the upturn

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How does consumer behaviour differ in a downturn?

Daniel Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Marketing at London Business School looks at how consumers behave during a downturn

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What performance indicators become prevalent in a recession?

Costas Mitropoulos, Executive Chairman, Eurobank EFG Telesis Finance discusses what are the most common performance indicators during a downturn

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Can the financial system be fixed?

Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, discusses if the financial system can be fixed

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Is the downturn a good time to start a new venture?

Jeffrey Skinner, Executive Director of the Foundational for Entrepreneurial Management, explains why the recession may be a good time to be an entrepreneur

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Today's opportunity: embedded marketing

Nader Tavassoli, professor of Marketing, explains why marketing is not just about advertising, it's about people

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Don't let this crisis go to waste!

Understanding industry architecture (especially in financial services) can help us to understand both the causes of and remedy for our malaise, argues Michael G Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management

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Glow: bringing energy and innovation to your work

Create a cooperative environment within your organisation and you will radiate energy, innovation and success, says Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice

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Indian power

Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, shares the essence of what he learned from 10 trips to India to interview more than 30 CEOs and top executives who are unleashing the new global power of Indian firms

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Simple rules for complex times

During a recession many companies scale back their marketing, so those who don't are at a distinct advantage. This is because the amount that they spend will be carried further, says Dan Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Marketing success in a downturn

Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, explains how the right marketing strategy can turn the downturn into an opportunity

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Family firms

In a new podcast Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, explains why other organisations need to pay attention to the unique culture of family firms.

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Setting executive pay

In a new podcast Robin Buchanan, President of London Business School, discusses the ways in which boards should respond to the current scrutiny of executive pay from politicians, shareholders, the media and the general public

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Does component sharing help or hurt reliability?

Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations, on the impact of component sharing on quality in the auto industry

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Making sense of your management model

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management,explains how organisations can do a better job of using a management model to enhance their competitiveness

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Creative destruction

Lourdes Sosa, Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management at London Business School provides new insights into how incumbents react when faced with a desruptive technology

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Car production lines and orthapaedic surgery

Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, has been helping orthopaedic surgeons learn from her research into how companies manage product quality and the effects of standardisation on quality

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Leaders for our times

How can firms nurture and develop managers and executives into leaders capable of turning today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities? Dr Babis Mainemelis, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, provides creative solutions

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Power and the illusion of control

Niro Sivanathan's latest research investigates why power creates the illusion of control over uncontrollable situations, perhaps leading to some of the risky decisions that contributed to the global financial crisis

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Marketing and neuroscience

Tim Ambler discusses the benefits and pitfalls for marketers of using neuroscience research to understand how the mind works and how companies can take advantage of it

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How individuals and organisations can innovate in a recession

Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour explains why recessions are a good time for new management practices to emerge

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Ownership and trust

In unique research, Julian Franks, Professor of Finance has looked back at over 100 years of data on corporate ownership. Relationships of trust are as important as ever

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Lessons from the crisis

Chris Higson, Professor of Accounting, contemplates the full and daunting implications of growing government intervention and what we have learned so far

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Forging the new talent compact

It is difficult to attract and keep top talent, acknowledges Doug Ready, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour, but he believes that your company's culture and climate are key to creating a system that works

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Global warning

Climate change is, according to Michael Blowfield, Teaching Fellow of Organisational Behaviour, a reality that business leaders must not just accept. They must also be at the forefront of solving this global crisis

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How can entrepreneurs move from Plan A to Plan B and beyond?

John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, discusses the strategies entrepreneurs can adopt to help weather the current economic storm

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Changing industry architecture to survive the economic crisis

Michael Jacobides explains how firms who are not shy to make radical changes to their industry architecture will be the most successful

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The result is irrelevant... as a measure for decision and execution quality

In a new podcast, Zeger Degraeve, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Professor of Innovation discusses why the practice of managing to results leads to crisis and how people should be rewarded for decisions, rather than results.

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Reality checks for private equity

Chris Higson, Professor of Accounting, provides a reality check into what went wrong with private equity as well as his insights into what the future now holds

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The end of private equity?

In a new podcast, Robin Buchanan, President, London Business School discusses the shape of private equity when it emerges from the current crisis and how promising the future for private equity firms is.

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Leading in tough times

Many areas of the business world are in states of turmoil. At such times the need for leadership is paramount argues Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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Getting marketing onto the boardroom table

In a new podcast Tim Ambler considers the importance of boards discussing marketing before all else, and suggests that marketing shouldn't always be the first cut made in a recession

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Global Investment Returns Yearbook

In a new podcast, Paul Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Finance and co-author of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, discusses what information on historic investment returns can tell us about the current crisis

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Key issues for the G20 - macroeconomic stability and financial regulation

In a new podcast Professor Richard Portes discusses the key issues expected at the G20 summit on 2 April

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Measuring the success of the London 2012 Olympics

In a new podcast Professor Sir Andrew Likierman asks how the success of the London 2012 Olympics should be measured, and discusses the challenges of satisfying multiple stakeholders

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When management collapses

When you compare the 2008 banking crisis with the Enron debacle or even with the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal in 1984, some surprisingly clear parallels emerge, says Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management

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Chris Higson - Fourth briefing of the 'crisis compendium'

The School has been providing a regular commentary on the economic crisis and likely scenarios for the future. Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting, provided his insights on the recession and the types of companies that will be affected

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Launching a new venture

What strategies can entrepreneurs adopt to help them weather the current economic storm? John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice, has researched entrepreneurial ventures and offers some valuable insights

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Keeping faith with stocks

Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, provides an insight into some of The Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2009

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Learn to glow

Create a co-operative environment within your organisation and you will radiate energy, innovation and success, says Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice

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Changing industry architecture

In a new podcast Michael G Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, explains why neglect of changing industry architecture is at the root of the current crisis

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Competing with low cost rivals

Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, explains how traditional retailers can compete with low cost rivals during an economic downturn

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Why coordination, not standardisation, is the key to successful offshoring

Phanish Puranam, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, explains that what really matters in the success of offshoring is coordination and links to onshore processes

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Is IT your Achilles' heel?

Bruce Weber, Professor of Information Management discusses his research into company IT systems and the effect they have on internal financial control and the importance for corporate governance.

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Michael Jacobides - Third briefing of the crisis compendium part two

Associate Professor Michael Jacobides discusses seizing the opportunities embedded in a downturn and industry architectures.

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Don Sull - Third briefing of the crisis compendium

Professor Don Sull discusses the opportunities presented for organisations by the economic downturn, giving noteable examples of successful companies that were forged during previous spectacular adversity.

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Why government guarantees are a double-edged sword

Professor Julian Franks looks at why banks were so highly levered prior to and even during the crisis. His recent research with Professor Viral Acharya discusses the impact government guarantees have had on bank debt.

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Ready for change?

Professor Michael Jarrett, discusses the internal and external complexities of organisational change and argues the case for being ready for change - always.

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Michael Jacobides - Third briefing of the crisis compendium part one

Associate Professor Michael Jacobides discusses what happened to financial services and how changed industry architecture in the sector led to its collapse.

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Julian Birkinshaw - Third briefing of the crisis compendium

Professor Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management, discusses types of risk, processes for managers and examples of risk managemnt from companies during the downturn.

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Innovation and corporate culture

Professor Rajesh Chandy explains why corporate culture is the key to innovation

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Managing best practice

Professor Chris Voss explains how firms can adopt best practice to succeed

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India's new global strength

Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, discusses his new book 'India's Global Powerhouses', on the globalisation of Indian firms

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part one, Professor James Dow

James Dow, Professor of Finance, comments that a hidden stock market crisis lies behind the economic crisis

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part three, Professor Stephen Schaefer

Stephen Schaefer, Professor of Finance, explains that the narrow focus of the regulatory system on banks is partially responsible for the financial crisis

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First briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part three, Professor Lucrezia Reichlin

Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics interprets the latest economic statistics in relation to other recent recessions and suggests a second dip in 2009 is possible

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part four, Professor Elroy Dimson

Professor Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, comments that high economic growth does not guarantee attractive stock investments

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part two, Professor Julian Franks

Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, suggests that giving free guarantees to banks reduces the incentive to monitor the banking sector

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Leading clever people

Rob Goffee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, discusses his latest research which reveals the growing importance of a small number of smart employees in organisations.

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Rethinking the banking agenda

Professor Viral Acharya discusses capital budgeting and governance at banks, and challenges banks to reconsider performance targets

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Play hard, work hard

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management, examines innovation in the way we socialise...and work

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First briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part one Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, explains how this downturn differs from previous recessions, and suggests how it may develop in 2009

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Hedge fund clones

Narayan Naik, Professor of Finance and Director of the Hedge Fund Centre, talks about the increasing popularity of synthetic hedge funds

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Management Innovation Lab

Julian Birkinshaw, Co-founder of the Management Innovation Lab discusses why management innovation is a largely unexplored source of competitive advantage

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Developing a successful pricing strategy

Marco Bertini, Assistant Professor of Marketing, talks about developing a successful pricing strategy

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Why choose a London Business School MBA?

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What prevents middle manager from getting to the top?

Richard Jolly, Adjunct Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, discusses the obstacles facing middle managers who want to progress

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Developing Enterprise Leaders

Doug Ready, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour, talks about the importance of developing enterprise leaders

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Entrepreneurship in an economic downturn

John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, discusses the impact the credit crunch will have on entrepreneurs, and gives the truth behind some myths about investors.

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part two of four

Professor Viral Acharya discusses bank equity at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part four of four

Professor Christopher Hennessey cautions against overuse of the term 'moral hazard' in the media, an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Where have all the good times gone?

On 14 October, four members of London Business School's economics faculty shared their perspectives on 'The World Economy: Where have all the good times gone?'

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part one of four

Professor Julian Franks describes the contributing factors to high leveraging within the banking industry and the subsequent impact on the banking crisis at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part three of four

Professor Elroy Dimson provides a historical perspective on the financial crisis at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Entrepreneurship and the Executive MBA

John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, talks about the exciting learning environment on the Executive MBA

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A new degree programme that breaks the mould

Julian Birkinshaw, Deputy Dean of Programmes, discusses the new Masters in Management degree programme that will welcome students from around the world for its first intake in August 2009

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Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, talks about his experiences of teaching on the Sloan programme

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Challenges for measuring performance

Sir Andrew Likierman, Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, discusses the challenges involved in accurately measuring performance

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Marketing fundamentals

Marco Bertini, Assistant Professor of Marketing, talks about the essentials of marketing

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Decision making can not be left to intuition alone

Zeger Degraeve, Professor of Decision Sciences, talks about today's general manager and the Process of Decision Making

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Imitation and breaking the mould

Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about imitation and breaking the mould

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Is creative culture linked to play?

Babis Mainemelis, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses the link between creative culture and play.

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Building brands from the inside out

Nader Tavassoli, Professor of Marketing, talks about building a brand internally.

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The glass ceiling: Why women struggle to achieve top levels in business

Dr Elisabeth Kelan, Research Fellow at the Lehman Brothers Centre for Women, talks about why women struggle to achieve top levels in business.

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Competitive Environments and redefining firm and industry boundaries

Michael G. Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about changes in the competitive environment

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Repercussions of the Sub Prime Crisis

Viral Acharya, Professor of Finance, talks about the repercussions of the sub prime crisis.

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Can firms shape their environments to gain an architectural advantage?

Michael G Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management talks about how firms can shape their environments to gain an architectural advantage.

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Why the credit crunch took hold

Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, talks about why the credit crunch took hold and what the authorities should do to avoid a repeat of the crisis.

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Challenges for charitable investors

Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, talks about philanthropic and charitable investors, and the unique challenges they face in the current economic climate.

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Is there hope for the planet?

Yiorgos Mylonadis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about how to encourage companies to find ways to beat global warming.

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How companies get lucky and succeed

Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, explains how luck really does exist in the business world.

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Why is marketing so important

Marco Bertini, Assistant Professor of Marketing, talks about Marketing and how the principle of 'knowing your customer' applies to all professions.

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The School's student body

Sean Barrett, President of the Student Association since June 2007, talks about the importance of the student community and why new students should sign up for everything.

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Executive MBA and Sloan Fellowship programme podcast

Lyn Hoffman, Associate Dean of the Sloan and Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes, talks about the masters degree programmes that she overseas at the School and the impact they have on students' careers.

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What can career services offer

Diane Morgan, Director of Career Services, talks about the department and what it can offer to London Business School students.

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Discussions around the round table at Garanti Bank

Don Sull speaks with former Garanti Bank CEO Akin Ongor about forming round table groups so that top managers would work together to align the priorities of the organisation.

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Making revisions

In the last instalment of a four part series on 'closing the gap between strategy and execution' Don Sull speaks with Marcel Telles of InBev about how organisations can go about revising strategy when the unexpected happens.

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Macroeconomics

Helene Rey, Professor of Economics, examines the US current account deficit.

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Making it happen through commitments

In the third of a four part series Don Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, speaks with Marcel Telles of InBev about 'closing the gap between strategy and execution'

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Change your quality of thinking

Srikumar Rao, Adjunct Professor of Marketing, talks about his unique Creative and Personal Mastery course and the overwhelming response he's had

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Making hard choices

In the second of a four part series Don Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice speaks with Marcel Telles of InBev about 'closing the gap between strategy and execution'.

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Making sense in a volatile market: The AmBev case

In the first of a four part series Don Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice speaks with Marcel Telles of InBev about 'closing the gap between strategy and execution'.

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The rise of shareholder activism

Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, shares his view that increasing shareholder activism is a positive development and predicts that the future will see stronger owners and hopefully managers who have learnt how to engage with these owners.

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Closing the gap between strategy and execution: The strategy loop in action

In the third of a three part podcast series Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, talks about how to put the notion of a strategy loop into practice in an organisation

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Closing the gap between strategy and execution: making hard choices

In the second of a three part podcast series Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, proposes that we should replace the liner view with an iterative approach that sees strategy always and everywhere as unfolding in a repeated cycle.

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Social networks

Christopher Malloy, Assistant Professor of Finance, talks about his research into social networks, specifically about the connection between mutual funds managers and senior corporate board members.

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Closing the gap between strategy and execution: Strategy and its discontents

In the first of a three part podcast series Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, discusses closing the gap between strategy and execution, focusing on strategy and its discontents.

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Finance Programmes podcast

Sabine Vinck, Associate Dean of Finance Programmes, talks about the extensive portfolio of finance programmes offered at London Business School.

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Simple rules and management teams

In the final in his three part podcast series with Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, speaks with the Stanford University Professor about what makes good management teams

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Developing simple rules

In the second in his three part podcast series with Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, speaks with the Stanford University Professor about how managers can use simple rules.

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Prediction markets

Marco Ottaviani, Professor of Economics, talks about prediction markets - a subject currently in the spotlight as a growing number of companies, including Google, are using this method to derive information for their corporate decision making.

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Competing on the edge of chaos

In part one of a three part podcast series with Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, speaks with the Stanford Professor about simple rules and about why structure is so important in uncertain markets.

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Simple rules: Common mistakes with simple rules

In the third of three podcasts on strategy as simple rules Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, discusses the five common pitfalls that are likely to derail strategy as simple rules in organisations.

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Managing change

Michael Jarrett, Adjunct Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, talks about managing organisational change

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Simple rules: Strategy as simple rules

In the second of three podcasts on strategy as simple rules Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, explains what simple rules are and how managers can make them work in their organisations.

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Simple rules: Three logics of value creation

In the first of three podcasts on strategy as simple rules Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, elaborates on the three core logics of value creation.

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Changes in today's financial arena

Bruce Weber, Professor of Information Management, discusses the trend toward customers taking charge of their investments and how today's financial markets are benefiting from technology.

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How to create a culture where people want to contribute

In the final of a series of three podcasts former Garanti Bank CEO Akin Ongor talks to Don Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, about the importance of employing well-selected and high calibre employees.

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Promise based management at Garanti Bank

In the second of his three part series talking with Akin Ongar, Associate Professor of Management Practice Don Sull listens to the former Garanti Bank CEO discuss how introducing "oral contracts" helped increase efficiency and transparency.

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The Chinese economy

Linda Yueh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, talks about the state of the Chinese Economy and the problems China's steady rise presents for other developing countries.

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Before and after at Garanti Bank

In the first of three podcasts, Associate Professor of Management Practice Don Sull and Akin Ongor discuss the changes in corporate culture that occurred at Garanti Bank over a period of 10 years when Ongor was CEO.

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Marketing and human instincts

Daniel Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Marketing, talks about how the simple rules underlying human decision making can have a huge impact on consumer behaviour.

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Promise based management: How to create a 'promise' culture in an organisation

In the final of his three-part podcast series on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, explores how to encourage people to consistently make good promises and deliver results.

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Promise based management: How to pave the ground for good promises in your organisation

In part two of a series of three podcasts on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, explores why promises go bad and what organisations can do about it.

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Promise based management: Execution and promise based management

In part one of a series of three podcasts on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, talks about execution and how it presents many challenges for organisations.

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The customer is king

Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, exposes the myths of consumer behaviour while reiterating the core fundamentals of engaging with customers - primarily that the customer should be king.

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Managing your own career in today's labour market

Isabel Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about her research examining how changes in today's labour market have radically altered the way that careers are managed.

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Financial statements

Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting, talks about the interpretation of financial statements.

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Family businesses

Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, talks about family businesses, leadership and Maasai warriors - and how these topics are related.

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International finance

Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, talks about London's importance as global connection capital and as a centre for coordinating a wide area of research

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Lynda Gratton discusses her new book

Professor Lynda Gratton discusses her latest book 'Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces and Organisations Buzz with Energy - and Others Don't', in a podcast for The Times

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MBA Insight

Associate Dean, Julia Tyler, talks to Mica Bevington about the MBA programme at London Business School and shares some exciting new developments on the MBA programme, as well as giving an insight into the applications process.

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3 factors to success at American Express

Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express speaks to London Business School about the company's key achievements during his tenure.

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Restoring a bank's reputation

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman of Italy's Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Bank explains his role in restoring the bank's reputation, ensuring profitability, improve customer experience, encourage transparency and more.

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Recruitment success at American Express

American Express CEO Ken Chenault speaks about the importance of recruiting the right people for the company he leaders, and the company's success in recruiting top talent from London Business School.

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Challenges of being a CEO: American Express

American Express CEO Ken Chenault talks to London Business School about turning points in his career, lessons in leadership and shares useful career advice.

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Chairman v CEO

Chairman of Italy's Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena, Alesandro Profumo, talks to London Business School about his role, responsibilities and interactions with the organisation's CEO.

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Challenges facing the finance industry

American Express CEO Ken Chenault on the importance of formulating the right strategy in uncertain economic times and the implications it has on the company he leads.

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Recruiting for Asia

L'Oreal, Bloomberg, Johnson & Johnson and Fosun tell us why they recruit from LBS for positions in Asia. We also hear from three students in this video about what they intend to bring to new roles in Asia.

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The future of private banking

Credit Suisse's Giles Keating talks about what the effect changing regulatory, consumer and competitive environments will have on private banking and wealth management.

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Banking: key developments and current challenges

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman of the Italian Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena talks about his experiences working in consolidation, corporate social responsibility, internationalistation, and how the industry needs to address its reputation issues.

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The Campaign for London Business School

London Business School was established nearly 50 years ago as a centre of excellence for management education in the UK. As we begin our next 50 years, we invite you to help us write the next chapter of the London Business School story.

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Why responsible investment makes sense

Dr. James Gifford, founding Executive Director for Responsible Investment at the United Nations, talks to London Business School.

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Huffington Post's 3 point media strategy

CEO of The Huffington Post and London Business School alum Jimmy Maymann, on why he believes its video strategy will make the online news site the 'media company of this decade'.

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Finding moral courage in the UK finance industry

Martin Wheatley, CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, talks about his career, the role of the organisation in regulating the finance industry and the challenges that lie ahead.

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The future of retail banking?

Can banking integrate seamlessly with the day-to-day activities of consumers and interactions with their finances? Travis Ledwith explains how this might be possible.

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The role of central banks in Europe

Are central banks being stretched to breaking point? CNN's Richard Quest and Josef Ackermann of Zurich Insurance Group discuss the topic at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Leadership tips from Which CEO

Peter Vicary-Smith, Chief Executive Officer of UK consumer association Which shares his experience and gives his tips on leadership.

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Why consumer advice is changing

CEO of the UK Consumers' Association (Which), Peter Vicary-Smith, explains that consumers are now looking for support along the whole purchasing journey and why organisations such as Which need to exist.

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Saving the world from mediocre coffee

A case study in innovation which outlines the stages of a new product. Find out how Costa Express was brought to life through funding, product development and launch.