Is the Crisis only Financial or is France trying to escape from reality?

By Noël Amenc, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School and Director, EDHEC-Risk Institute It has become fashionable to blame the financial industry for its alleged role in the current crisis. It is certainly true that high-flying bankers, who often arrogantly flaunt their large bonuses and academic achievements, are the perfect scapegoats. However, with the facts at hand, this search for an ideal culprit is perhaps a bit too simple to be fair. In the present article, we review several issues over the past five years in which political expedience seems to have taken precedence over scientific facts. Key ideas include: Hedge funds and the … Lire la suite

Le film du nouveau programme dirigeant de l’EDHEC à Paris

« Nous avons bâti ce programme, pour préparer des managers à devenir des dirigeants. Nous leur offrons l’opportunité de renforcer leurs compétences techniques, tout en se forgeant des convictions managériales, éthiques fortes pour animer les organisations. Notre conviction est que la réussite professionnelle, l’adhésion des équipes, le développement des affaires passent par un management qui a compris que les bons résultats financiers ont pour origine des hommes et des femmes qui se respectent pour construire ensemble. L’Advanced Management Programme de l’EDHEC vous prépare à aborder les sujets les plus difficiles par la réflexion sur l’expérience croisée avec les fondamentaux académiques de la gestion … Lire la suite

Most Popular Ideas from Harvard

Here are the Top 10 most-read articles and 10 most-read working papers that appeared in HBS Working Knowledge in 2011. What CEOs Do, and How They Can Do it Better (29,119) Published: April 25, 2011 A CEO’s schedule is especially important to a firm’s financial success, which raises a few questions: What do they do all day? Can they be more efficient time managers? HBS professor Raffaella Sadun and colleagues set out to find some answers. Being the Boss (26,224) Published: January 17, 2011 Striking the right balance between good management and good leadership is a daunting but … Lire la suite

Top Companies World Map – Best Practices

You can’t build a great business without nurturing from within. Meet the firms that are doing it right. A great map of 25 Top Companies for Leadership Development. Examples of good initiatives include:  Sending leadership SWAT teams around the world to coach local staff (IBM)  90% of management promotions being internal (General Mills) Sending young managers to live in Indian villages so that they can understand the needs of rural consumers (HUL) CEO devoting about 40% of his time to leadership development (GE)  Half of variable comp for senior execs influenced by mentoring skills and other leadership behaviors (Eli Lilly) … Lire la suite

World’s top 50 Business Thinkers

The definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers is out. 1  Clayton Christensen (28) 2  W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne (5) 3  Vijay Govindarajan (24) 4  Jim Collins (17) 5  Michael Porter (11) 6  Roger Martin (32) 7  Marshall Goldsmith (14) 8  Marcus Buckingham (25) 9  Don Tapscott (39) 10  Malcolm Gladwell (2) Full list: Have a good reading! A lot of new ideas to discover and nurture…

400 patrons du monde entier à l’EDHEC pour le G20 YES

400 patrons du monde entier proposent des idées concrètes aux Chefs d’Etat du G20 pour sortir de la crise économique, lors du G20 YES sur le Campus de l’EDHEC de Nice. Muhammad Yunus, Prix Nobel de la Paix et fondateur de Grameen Bank, Shai Agassi, fondateur de Better Place, Emmanuel Faber, Directeur Général de Danone, Xavier Fontanet, Président du groupe Essilor, Anand Mahindra, Managing Director de Mahindra & Mahindra, François Bouvard, Senior Partner de McKinsey et Christian Estrosi, Président de Nice Côte d’Azur, Maire de Nice et ancien Ministre, Olivier Oger, Directeur Général du Groupe EDHEC, ainsi que d’autres invités de grande … Lire la suite

From an I.T. Revolution to a Management Revolution

A very interesting paper from Thomas Friedman in the New York Times points out: While Wall Street is being rattled by a social revolution, Silicon Valley is being by transformed by another technology revolution — one that is taking the world from connected to hyperconnected and individuals from empowered to superempowered. It is the biggest leap forward in the I.T. revolution since the mainframe computer was replaced by desktops and the Web. It is going to change everything about how companies and societies operate. Marc Benioff, the founder of, a cloud-based software provider, describes this phase of the I.T. … Lire la suite

New Management Book – World 3.0


Editor’s review: Since the financial crisis of 2008, many of us have had to reexamine our beliefs about markets and globalization. How integrated should economies really be? How much regulation is right? Many people fuse these two dimensions of choice into one, either favoring both globalization and deregulation—or opposing both of them. It doesn’t have to be that way. In World 3.0, award-winning author and economist Pankaj Ghemawat reveals the folly in both of these responses. He calls for a third worldview—one in which both regulation and cross-border integration coexist and complement one another. Ghemawat starts by exposing common assumptions … Lire la suite

Leadership/management Books for 2011

Here’s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July.    The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry   I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards   Growth or Bust: Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business by Mark Faust   Elements of Influence: The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead by Terry R. Bacon   Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt