Originally written by Kendall Roth, and published on Financial Times If the goal of the MBA programme is to develop tomorrow’s business leaders, then business schools need to think harder about what that future will be. Many will say that this future is international, and the challenge of increasing globalisation is one that students and […]
Author Archive for: Alex
Alex started his journey abroad in 2003, when he worked as an intern in Germany for 3 months. Since then, he did not stop in the same country for more than 30 months. He worked as a waiter and deliveryman in London, scientist in Canada, trainer and coach in Leadership Programs in Europe and Asia, project manager at Nestlé (Switzerland) and consultant at McKinsey & Company (São Paulo), among others.
As a scientist, he published 9 articles in high impact international journals. His non-scientific ideas can also be found at the Harvard Business Review Brasil blog.
During his life abroad, he accumulated prizes and scholarships that sponsored his international education. Among them, Canada’s 2007 International Student of the Year, James Gordon Fletcher Fellowship, StartMBA from Instituto Ling, and The Person of the Year Fellowship (The Brazil-American Chamber of Commerce, New York).
MBA, Harvard Business School, USA, 2013
MSc, University of Manitoba, Canada, 2013
BSc, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2006
Entries by Alex
Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein explains why decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity. Originally written by Carmen Nobel, from Harvard Business School Companies all over the world have striven for transparency in the workplace, literally tearing down walls in an effort to let managers and employees observe each other. Take, for example, […]
Originally written by John A. Byrne* A portrait of the incoming class of MBA students This year’s incoming class at the Top 10 MBA programs in the U.S. is an extraordinary bunch, arguably one of the most talented and skilled classes of MBA students to ever enter business school. For one thing, nine out of […]
In a famous scene from the film “Jerry Maguire,” NFL wide receiver Rod Tidwell repeatedly screams, “Show me the money!” as his agent listens on the other end of the telephone. Intuition might tell us that showing the money motivates, and that increasing an employee’s salary should correspondingly boost his or her motivation. It does […]
According to an early and frequently quoted aerodynamic model, bumblebees cannot possibly fly. Of course, any entomologist or gardener knows that the fuzzy insects make it into the air with great success; the model simply had it wrong. As with bees, so it is with business. Researchers have long held the conceit that innovative entrepreneurship […]
The Harvard Business School professor who coined the term “disruptive innovation” explains that the very way Americans think about finance could be rusting up the economic engine. If you’ve been to business school, this definition likely means something to you: “Taking a product and making it simpler and more affordable, so many more people have […]
I hear the “Should I get my MBA?” question at least once a month. If you’re an entrepreneur, the glib answer is “no.” It’s also the wrong answer. Should I Get My MBA? Recently, I was having coffee with an ex engineering student of mine now on his second startup (and for a change it […]
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