Does diversity matter??

Yesterday, I started to think about my new post and I didn’t really have a clue what to write. After a while I ended up searching online for interesting topics which we haven’t really picked up in our blog. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that well….it even didn’t help me to have a look what … Continue reading

International Diversity Management?

Internationalization & Diversity Management are two huge buzz words in business and we are constantly getting tortured with them in our day to day life. The first thing that pops into my mind is always the quote by David Brower “Think Local, Act Global” – oh no, sorry the other way around “Think Global, Act … Continue reading

Germany and its ‘Lack of Young Professionals’ – Status quo

Katrin picked up the topic of demographic change. In her article she argues that older employees can be of high value for companies. She also highlights the issue of a lack of young professionals. I want to focus on the discussion about shortage of young professionals in Germany. The goal is to bring some insight … Continue reading

Facebook…where are the news?

Social networks are one of the hottest topics in today’s media and business research. Just yesterday, you could read in the newspaper that Facebook is now worth round about $50bn and that firms such as Goldman Sachs start obtaining shares (http://tinyurl.com/facebook-50bn). When you than check the top 10 business books in marketing on Amazon you … Continue reading

“This is how we do it!” – a tribute to oustanding student

Last week we have had a great mind mapping exercise with some really good follow-up posts by Bruce Spear, Thomas and Maria. This technique helped us not only to structure and evaluate our work. It also helped us to refine our targets. During this semester we have heard many things about Strategic Management – in … Continue reading

New Leaders Old Tricks

As a part of the Imagining the Future of Leadership symposium at the Harvard Business School, some experts were asked and their thoughts gathered on what they thought “was necessary today to develop the leaders we need for tomorrow” The Ten Experts in this video are listed in order of appearance, and below each of … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship – Women take over

SME’s are the backbone of German economy. 99.7% of all companies in Germany are SME’s and an astonishing 95% of all companies are family-run which account to almost half the GDP. Surprisingly, in this area women are not that far behind as almost one third of SME’s are led by women. And this number is … Continue reading

Does The Future Belong To Women?

To follow up on theme of this blog, and the general question of whether or not women should be given the opportunity to gain access to these “hollowed halls” of the top management floors, I have found an interesting article that gives women a “ray of hope” on this matter. The article “Wie sieht die … Continue reading