Regardless of industry or career goals, getting an MBA serves up one universal benefit for students: momentum. For Madhukar Manpuria, Jürgen Thom and Christoph Behrendt, the momentum they found from the Kellogg-WHU Otto Beisheim Executive MBA Program encouraged them to finally follow their entrepreneurial aspirations and launch a new business.
Minerva Capital Group Founder and CEO Jocelyn Cortez-Young ’07 understands what it takes to drive and change a market at the same time. Cortez-Young focuses on investments that serve a dual purpose: to activate social change in Latin America and to turn a profit. With a focus on innovation in small– to medium–sized companies, she seeks to rectify the… Continue reading
What do Crocs, TED and Instagram have in common? According to Dr. Liraz Lasry, marketing professor at Recanati Business School, they all are trends that have spread from person to person, without significant interference from marketing. In this TEDx talk, Lasry explain why trends happen, how they influence us and why trends may play a large role… Continue reading
I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life. When I was a kid, I sold candy and comic books. Today, I run a software development company. About nine years ago, I started a non-profit called Refresh Miami to help connect other entrepreneurs and technologists in my area. At the time, I didn’t realize what I was… Continue reading
Mahesh Turaga EMP 100 began his Executive MBA journey in the Fall 2014 quarter. As he gears up for his second quarter, these are his reflections on his time so far at Kellogg. Orientation week is finally here. That was my thought on a nice sunny day in August as I drove to Evanston to… Continue reading
Greetings and welcome to the 102nd and 103rd Cohorts of Kellogg’s Executive MBA Program! While many people around the world are still finalizing their New Year’s resolutions, I know it’s with great excitement that you’re all immersed in the very beginning stages of what will be a fantastic journey as students in Kellogg’s Executive MBA… Continue reading
Sales need to be able to happen wherever business happens, Mark Ricard EMP 100 realized. He’s been reaping the rewards ever since. When Ricard first started as Pampered Chef’s director of eCommerce, he was put in charge of a flawed, desktop-based system that served more than tens of thousands of sales consultants and their customers…. Continue reading
Col. Michael Musso shares leadership lessons gained from a successful military career in a new Kellogg Insight article: “Over the course of my 25 years of military service, I have acquired valuable lessons in leadership, time management, and organizational operations. Since soldiers are short on time, sharing these lessons with them as succinctly as possible communicates… Continue reading
After thousands of hours devoted to their MBA, one might expect the 2014 executive MBA graduating class to show signs of relief or exhaustion now their journey is complete. Instead, the 106 graduates walking on Dec. 13 were filled with the desire to do more, not just for themselves, but for the world at large.
Every Sunday, Kevin Cleary EMP 55 sits down to plan out his week. It’s meticulously laid out and includes all of his workouts, runs and rides. He notes the times and distances for each activity and then adds them to a spreadsheet. Ask him for proof and he will be happy to produce a document that… Continue reading