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Global business professional discovers that executive programs are the answer for post-MBA studies

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 days ago

Vibhu Kapoor

In this interview, Vibhu Kapoor—a recent graduate of the Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) and an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology (ACE) holder—shares his thoughts about continuous learning at MIT Sloan.

· Where are you from and what brought you to the U.S.?
I was born, brought up, and have lived most of my life in India, where I received my MBA in 2000. In 2003, I made a career move to Dubai and have been there for the last 16 years working for different organizations.

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Management science meets the runway

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 13 days ago

ELLE International Fashion and Luxury Management Program

ELLE International Fashion and Luxury Management Program connects continents and fields of expertise to prepare future global industry leaders.

Contributed by Kristin Viera Zecca, Director, Executive Programs, MIT Sloan Executive Education

Fashion and luxury are not topics that jump to mind when people think of MIT. But when you put them in the context of innovation and digital transformation, it all starts to make sense. As an industry, fashion has always been among the first to embrace innovation—in materials and manufacturing, operations and supply chain management, marketing and distribution. And, like virtually any industry today, the world of fashion and luxury is undergoing seismic disruptions due to globalization, digitization, and automation of business, as well as major shifts in customer expectations and purchasing behavior.

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Six questions your organization needs to address to thrive in the digital era

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education and Peter Weill - 20 days ago

Peter Weill

The good news about being in the middle of a digitization era is the plethora of new technology available that allows companies to reinvent themselves. However, the challenge about digital transformation is that it involves massive change.

MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist Peter Weill shared his thoughts on this conundrum in a recent webinar—Six Questions for Digital Transformation—adding it’s not about the technology per se, but about the way in which we change our organizations that matters. Weill, along with MIT colleague Stephanie Woerner, recently published an HBR Press book—What’s Your Digital Business Model? Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise—says the goal of the book was to understand how companies can thrive in the digital era.

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Participant shares how ACE provides flexible and targeted continuous learning at MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 26 days ago

Pierre-Antoine Martino

Although Pierre-Antoine Martino had a solid international academic background—including undergrad and MBA degrees from an engineering school in new technology and a prestigious business school in France, as well as two exchange programs in the UK and Canada—the business executive felt there was something lacking in his professional résumé.

To fill the gap and supplement his CV, Pierre-Antoine pursued a degree in digital marketing and finance from IMD, a leading Swiss business school, and, ultimately, an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) from MIT in 2018.

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Your End-of-Summer Reading List: 10 Books By MIT Sloan Faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month ago

Not your typical beach reading. Expand your mind and grow your business acumen with books on topics like social media management, innovation, and the future of work.

Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook is a companion piece to Bill Aulet’s earlier book that transformed the way people think about starting a company. The new workbook by MIT Sloan’s Aulet includes practical ideas—worksheets, creativity tools, and a visual dashboard—that demonstrate concrete ways in which entrepreneurs can succeed. Aulet teaches in the Entrepreneurship Development Program.

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What can tradition-rooted family businesses learn from future-focused MIT?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 9 days ago

There’s an old Danish saying that it’s dangerous to make predictions, especially about the future. But being better informed about what’s happening in the present can go a long way to helping navigate, or at least keep moving in the right direction, in uncertain times. Organizations that partner with MIT Sloan Executive Education recognize the importance of understanding how technology driven business disruptions influence long-term strategy in virtually every industry. For family-owned businesses with a long tradition of doing things a certain way, the breakneck speed of technological change can feel especially disorienting. Disruption and change are shortening time horizons for all businesses, but family businesses have extra layers of complexity—the future success of the business is inseparable from the well-being of the family—and all the more reason to be better educated about the future.

We are excited to welcome John Davis, a renowned authority in the family enterprise field, to MIT Sloan and look forward to exploring in depth the issues and challenges of family ownership and sustaining multigenerational success.

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How to attract an investment in your startup with four documents

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 21 days ago

David Ciccarelli

When it comes to raising capital for your startup, it can be an overwhelming but necessary step in order to scale your business. In a recent Forbes article, 2018 MIT Platform Strategy Summit attendee and CEO David Ciccarelli identifies four documents that are key to helping you raise capital for your company: a one-page company profile, a confidential information memorandum, a pitch deck, and a financial model.

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An executive's deep roots and ongoing collaborations with MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 24 days ago

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith manages key initiatives and a diverse range of projects for Standard Bank Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her complex role, Carolyn manages new and existing relationships throughout Africa and writes on topics like innovation and digitization for the company’s executive committee. She is charged with finding innovation solutions to complex problems for the bank. In 2012, Carolyn began a journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education that continues today. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership as well as an Advanced Certificate for Executives, and in 2014 she embarked on the five-week Advanced Management Program, simultaneously helping to forge innovative collaborations between MIT and her company.

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