четверг, 30 мая 2013 г.

Today we present Jim Collins - #4 from Thinkers 50 ranking.

Jim Collins, author of books about what makes a great and long lasting company.

Great by choice: uncertainty, chaos and luck – why some thrive despite them all.
Jim Collins and Morton T. Hansen.
Random House Business Books, 2011.
xii, 304 pages.
ISBN: 9781847940889.

вторник, 21 мая 2013 г.

Second SKOLKOVO Himalayan XL Track finished in Nepal

In the end of April the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO’s students and graduates set off for a traditional expedition to Himalayas in Nepal. Within two weeks the group has covered more than 100 km, and the majority of participants have reached the height of 5800 m. The team leaders – Andrei Volkov, Dean of the SKOLKOVO business school and President of the Russian Mountaineering Federation, and Yuri Belonoschenko, Head of UralSib Asset Management, SKOLKOVO EMBA 7 student – have conquered Mera Peak (6476 m).

вторник, 9 апреля 2013 г.

Pierre Casse: vision is a dream with a deadline!

On April 3 the SKOLKOVP MBA master class “Leadership: the new wave” hold by Pierre Casse, Professor of Leadership at the SKOLKOVO business school, took place on the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Campus. Pierre Casse, a leading world expert in leadership, has told what it means to be a leader in the modern economic conditions. Below you will find his key points:

If the leadership is not around to turn different challenges into something new (ideas, opportunities etc.), then the mankind is regressing.

It's wrong to have an HR-department in your company - people are not resources anymore!

You should have a Human Talents department instead.

3 basic kinds of leadership: strategic leadership, organizational leadership and people leadership

Strategic leadership is about where you are going and how to get there.

It's a projection to the future, what you must do to make it happen.

понедельник, 8 апреля 2013 г.

SKOLKOVO MBA Bollywood video competition

On April 8 the SKOLKOVO MBA-4 students have started their Indian module! They have 8 weeks ahead to dive into the colourful Indian culture and develop projects from Indian clients! We have decided to give our students an extra challenge – the video competition SKOLKOVO MBA Bollywood. 5 teams have to shoot short movies in different genres in the Bollywood style!

According to the draw we are expecting to have 5 following films:
1. Melodrama “Indian spirit”
2. Soap opera “Indian insights”
3. Comedy “Indian way of doing business”
4. Fantasy “Indian women and men”
5. Documentary “Indian cuisine and peculiarities”

The winner will be determined via an online vote! Follow our news and don't miss the teasers!

четверг, 4 апреля 2013 г.

SKOLKOVO Entrepreneurs’ Club meeting: startups with wow effect

On April 2 another SKOLKOVO Entrepreneurs’ Club meeting took place. That time we had Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage ventures, partner of Guy Kawasaki, Mikhail Konoplev, Operational Director, Airbnb in Russia and CIS, Andrei Zotov, Founder and Co-owner of ADJ Consulting. Participants have discussed lots of interesting topics and questions. Below you can find the key points voiced at the event.

Mikhail Konoplev
“The key point of the economics of joint use is that a joint access to resources is much more beneficial than their possession”.

Bill Reichert
“The thing you should achieve during your pitch is a wow effect. Investors give their money being guided by their hearts, not by their minds”.

“3 ways to make an investor fall in love with you: a team, technology, ability to turn the world and perception of it. Each startup has to decide what aspect to focus on while interacting with investors, find a basis for the wow effect”.

воскресенье, 24 марта 2013 г.

SKOLKOVO Entrepreneurs’ Club meeting: Igor Agamirzyan’s 6 thuths

On March 14 a SKOLKOVO Entreprneurs’ Club meeting took place on the SKOLKOVO business school Campus! No wonder the Lounge Bar was packed with people - we had striking speakers:
  • Igor Agamirzyan, CEO and Chairman, RVC;
  • Esther Dyson, Chairman of Board, EDventure Holdings, Board member, Yandex;
  • Misha Lyalin, CEO, ZeptoLab, Founder of Cut The Rope.

That time we have tried a mixed format of the meeting – a Skype conversation with Esther Dyson and live performances. We have recorded the Skype discussion and are going to decode it next week, for now here are Igor Agamirzyan’s points:

Truth#1 “All new technological industries have been created in a similar manner!”
Truth#2 “The higher a technological industry is, the fewer market leaders there are”
Truth#3 “A period of brands consolidation always ends with such industry’s state when it starts to stagnate technologically”
Truth#4 “What is the next big think? — physical & digital!”
Truth#5 “All income centres move from production facilities to soft and design”
Truth#6 “The generator of profit is engineering and design!”

By the way, the third SKOLKOVO Startup Academy’s class starts studying on April 11!

четверг, 21 марта 2013 г.

Meeting with Igor Gundobin, expert on direct private investments in the BRIC countries

As you know the SKOLKOVO business school aims to teach leaders for the emerging markets. How does it work, why is it important and what opportunities can emerging markets provide? You can find all the answers during the meeting with Igor Gundobin, expert on direct private investments in the BRIC countries, on March 23! The topic for the discussion is "High-growth market – taking the lead". Graduates of the SKOLKOVO MBA programme will also take part in the meeting and will share their experience. Registration required.