De-mantling a few myths around entrepreneurship


Morra Aarons-Mele has coined the buzzword “Entrepreneurship Porn”: Facebook and Amazon both have become companies with a market capitalisation of more than a trillion dollars and hundreds of “young people in business school and graduate school want to go start ventures and be the next big entrepreneur”. 

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Wharton dean: MBA halo still casts a glow on business schools

Business school rankings are based on the schools’ performance in their full-time MBAs is the opinion of Geoff Garrett (photo), dean of the Wharton Business School at the...

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Which MBA programmes offer the highest ROI?

An MBA degree can further your career or catapult you into a different industry, but mainly it should significantly increase your salary. Given that high quality programmes can set...

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News | Leadership + Management

20 questions for leaders

What the hell is leadership? How can I work here and still be me? How do we win? What will help us to make smarter decisions? Strategy & Business collected 20 questions any leader...

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News | Rankings

Top global school: Insead

For the second year in a row Insead tops the Financial Times' Global MBA ranking of the best 100 programmes. The school was the first to have two campuses in Fontainebleau, France...

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More harassment because of Trump?

Sexual harassment became a key issue in the U.S. presidential election, with allegations surfacing over President Donald Trump’s past treatment of women, including a leaked...

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Korn Ferry Hay: More pay rises in 2017

It will be yet another good year for rising salaries – and depending on continents and countries, the hikes could be considerable, says international executive firm's Korn Ferry’s...

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The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Expats beware, Hong Kong, Sydney and Vancouver are the most expensive cities in the world to find a home, according to the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing...

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News | Work + Life

The world’s most talent competitive countries in 2017

Insead’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index in 2017 praises two countries that have already been successful in past years: Switzerland and Singapore. They take this year’s top...

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How to boost innovation

Sustainable innovation doesn’t necessarily need a lot of investment. As Elisa Operti (photo), Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School, found, companies can benefit just by...

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Focus on entrepreneurship: The most successful startup founded by an MBA

Every year website Poets & Quants lists the Top MBA startups as ranked by venture capital-backed funding. Only ventures launched within the past five years qualify – 2012 to 2016 –...

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How to improve your business school application

In a recent blog article for Fortuna Admissions former Director of Admissions at INSEAD, Caroline Diarte Edwards (photo), has collected the most useful tips how to improve a...

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Which MBA programmes have the most applicants?

U.S. News has published the ten MBA programmes with the largest applicant pools in the US.

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The world’s most innovative countries

European countries are leading the way in this year’s Global Innovation Index. Switzerland is again ahead of Sweden and the United Kingdom (which has dropped one place already...

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AACSB accredits 16 business schools

16 new business schools have been awarded the prestigious accolade from AACSB International. The accreditation is a quality reflection of a business school. The Association to...

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Changes in admissions

Business schools do revise their MBA applications now and then. Two current examples are Wharton, which has added an essay question and Insead, which has launched a new video...

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What Leicester City and Claudio Ranieri can teach business leaders

How did the Italian football coach Claudio Ranieri take Leicester City – a team tipped for relegation - to the Premier League title and what can business leaders learn from him?...

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New research suggests that an alumni link can sweeten a low offer

MBA students that are recruited by an alumnus of their business school are often prepared to settle for lower offers than students who don’t have any connection with an employer. 

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Where did the bosses of the 500 largest corporations go to business school?

Research by the Financial Times shows that 31 per cent of the world’s largest 500 publicly traded companies by market capitalisation have a chief executive or equivalent...

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INSEAD: The best countries for global talent

Immigration is a political hot potato in Europe and in the American presidential election campaign. But much of the polemics drowns out the benefits of migration. Economists from...

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GMAT: How to master the MBA entrance exam

More than 6,000 international graduate schools rely on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for narrowing down the list of applicants to their business management degree...

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News | Leadership + Management

Want influence? Learn about finance.

The role of the Chief Financial Officer becomes broader. According to the Los Angeles Times finance experts have seen their job description expand far beyond ‘bean counting’ to...

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How to achieve goals works differently in different cultures

What motivates individuals to achieve goals differs depending on their cultural background, writes Amitava Chattopadhyay, an Insead Professor of Marketing on the business school’s...

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Men want money, women want fulfilment

Maybe it doesn’t come as a surprise to many of us. Men are more ambitious in their career advancement, often wanting more money and more power than women. Women do often despise...

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On your way to the board room? 10 steps to get you there

Kay Koplovitz is the Chairman and co-founder of Springboard Enterprises, an accelerator for women-led businesses in technology, media and life sciences. Here is what she has to say...

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Business schools need to broaden scope

The future of management education is bright - provided top business schools broaden the scope of who they serve and how they serve them, writes David Bach from Yale School of...

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How to change careers

On The Leadership Insider network – an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to questions about careers and leadership –...

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Oh boy! The new gender gap in school and work

The British Economists quotes deans of prestigious schools and universities, all worried about one trend: teenage boys are being left behind by girls. In the past, it was girls who...

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Easily distracted? You might be a creative genius.

If you are easily distracted, you can blame your creative genius, suggests Fast Company, quoting a study from Northwestern University.

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How to develop cross-cultural competency

International experience is increasingly important in our global market place. International MBA programmes or programmes that offer certain periods abroad can help expand horizons...

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Gehry’s ‘paper bag’ for Australian UTS Business School

An eclectic collection of modern architecture has transformed the southern end of Sydney’s city centre: Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and now Frank Gehry have left their mark. One of...


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