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MBAs are obsolete

At what point does something become obsolete? The photograph on the left, of a trader using an abacus in Hong Kong, was taken as recently as 2013. So if the abacus is still in use today, how could it be … Continue reading

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Business school education – behind the ESG curve?

The Financial Times has been grappling with questions of corporate responsibility for some time now and the advent of ESG investing has forced it to produce its own version of what “Responsible Business Education” should look like. Here are a … Continue reading

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If business schools can no longer teach ‘Friedman’ and profit maximisation – who, and what, should they teach?

Part 6 in our continuing series on the implications of ‘BRT’– see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Critical observers have been monitoring the seismic tremors underneath business education for many years. Now, the high salaries for MBA alumni are even more questionable, since … Continue reading

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Re-designing the MBA for mature, whole system management

MBA education providers have been under increasing pressure since the crash of 2008 to demonstrate how their curricula are responding to the changing expectations of capitalism. An FT piece today entitled ‘MBAs need to stay relevant with life-long learning‘ adds … Continue reading

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Whole System Management & Total Stakeholder Value – a new leadership paradigm

“…concepts such as ‘balanced scorecards’, ‘triple bottom lines’ and ‘corporate social responsibility’ all recognise some of the symptoms of the malaise – but they are not a cure. They reflect the serious disquiet, expressed in many quarters, that the very essence … Continue reading

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OMINDEX: MI to rate maturity and Total Stakeholder Value (TSV) of world’s Universities

MI is very pleased to announce its latest project to create the tertiary education sector within OMINDEX by incorporating OMRs (organizational maturity ratings) for Universities from across the world. Funding and enrolments at universities across the globe are expanding significantly … Continue reading

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A clinical analysis & assessment of immature leadership and amateur HR – a fatal combination.

Ten years after the crash of 2008, banks today might be more solvent but we still cannot trust them. Their underlying culture, where profit conflicts with societal value, has not changed. They persist in trying to justify their profit-driven behaviour … Continue reading

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Boards and C-Suites have arrived at the same fork in the road as HR

The HR department has always had a bad press. I should know, I’ve been working in the field for nearly forty years and have had to suffer the flawed diagnoses and simplistic prescriptions from writers who have never worked in … Continue reading

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Performance management – SHRM Foundation finally acknowledges need for mature approach

How long does it take for mature thinking in HR to take hold?  Let’s consider this question in relation to how the problematic topic of performance management has fared over the last 20 years or so.  Back in 2000, I … Continue reading

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The greatest management story ever told. A book review of ‘The Puritan Gift’

The Puritan Gift – Reclaiming the American Dream Amidst Global Financial Chaos – Kenneth Hopper & William Hopper, 2010 (I.B.Taurus) An investigative, business journalist calls me for an interview. He is in the closing stages of writing his “definitive” account of … Continue reading

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