вторник, 25 сентября 2012 г.

An expert from global ranking Thinkers50

Starting from now every week we will introduce an expert from global ranking Thinkers50. We will also recommend one book of each expert. You can also visit the Thinkers50 exhibishion at SKOLKOVO Library during the SKOLKOVO Open Day which will be conducted on Saturday, October 6th!


World expert on innovation and growth.

It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, you’ll regret where you end up. You’ve got to define for yourself what you stand for and draw the line in a safe place.

You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn’t care.

понедельник, 24 сентября 2012 г.

SKOLKOVO Entrepreneurial Club meeting. September 2012.

Last week a long-awaited SKOLKOVO Entrepreneurial Club meeting took place for the first time after the summer holidays. Lots of thanks to all of our guests and experts for an intensive and fruitful evening! Special thanks to the SKOLKOVO Startup Academy graduates who “were sold like hot cakes” and eagerly shared their impressions from the Silicon Valley trip and their success stories.

That time we had Taso Du Val, founder of TopTal, as a foreign speaker. Taso talked about difficulties of a startup launch in the Silicon Valley and about advantages of the Russian market. At the moment Taso is starting his business in Russia, and at that he mentioned that he had managed to cope with the local shortcomings using his Valley connections, so, chalk up!

You have to understand why you’re launching this particular product in the USA and in Russia. Without understanding the market no success will be gained.

вторник, 18 сентября 2012 г.


Last week a really creative and bright event took place on our Campus – the SKOLKOVO Movie Awards where the MBA-4 students displayed their short films about the upcoming studying. For you to know the Movie Awards is a part of the students’ joint work within a team-building course. And it seems that they have coped with that task excellently!

The students split into three groups, and each of them presented to the jury its video. The first team, Mandarin production, shot a story in the style of classical silent movies. The main character of the film, the charismatic artist named Guran, is experiencing all the delights of living in Russia, gets arrested by the police and falls in love with a charming SKOLKOVO employee.

The second team presented the film called “One upon a time” that tells a story of a young Indian girl who has dreamt of becoming a Russian entrepreneur. Despite all the resistance and discontent of her brothers, the courageous girl set off for the far Russia in order to study at the SKOLKOVO business school, graduate and save her ill grandmother by means of her own startup project. In the end, obviously, everybody was dancing and smiling.

The third film by the REDD team was full of pursuits and adventures. Guys decided to shoot the next chapter of the famous American film “Man in Black” and presented to the audience their “MIB IV”. The idea is that some bad guys have kidnapped the SKOLKOVO President, and brave agents, man in black, are to save him. In the end, after pursuits and exiting fights the evil portrayed by a beautiful stranger with a band on her eye is defeated. However the team makes a slight hint that the film is going to be continued. To cut a long story short, the film is an excellent example of American action thrillers!

понедельник, 17 сентября 2012 г.

The 6th anniversary of the SKOLKOVO business-school

Last Saturday we celebrated the 6th anniversary of the SKOLKOVO business-school! Many thanks to our founding partners, advisory board, staff, students, alumni and all people who believe in SKOLKOVO! All this six years we were holding on to our mission "Helping successful people become more successful" and we promise to follow this idea every upcoming year.

On that day our MBA-4 students got their ID cards and officially became a part of the SKOLKOVO family! Andrey Rappoport, the SKOLKOVO President, and Andrey Volkov, the SKOLKOVO Dean, congratulated our students and wished them success in their studies. John V. Faraci, Chairman and CEO of International Paper, also congratulated our students and presented ID cards for the IPShip contest's winners.

Thank you all for celebrating with us! All details about these special events coming soon in our blog!