Turning Things Around

They say necessity is the mother of all creativity and things couldn’t be truer in Greece. For a country that has been in economic and political turmoil for the past 6 years, I expected a lot more complaints, wailing and tales of miserable woes of how life as changed has changed for them in the […]

Elevator Action

Opa! The BMBA class finally made it to Greece for our second field-based experience, and we are already in the thick of discussions about Greece’s economic crisis and how the country is working its way back toward economic prosperity. We first spoke with Enterprise Greece, an agency of the Greek government specializing in attracting investment […]

Become a networking guru

Are you in the market for a job? Networking will make you more likely to land a job or interview through that referral, and also give you an important inside look at company culture, allowing you to determine if you’ll thrive in the organization. So here are a few tips for this networking season: 1. […]

When projects turn into proposals

Everyone loves a classroom concept applied in the real world. At Bentley, we strive to do so in more ways than one. During the innovation module, we were asked to come up with an innovation project for the term. The project I turned in worked around the idea of attaching a hidden camera to a […]

Beyond Clichés: Using Stakeholder Management to Capture Value*

What do you value? Whom do you value? How do you define it, capture it,* and maximize it*? These are questions we have explored throughout the entire Value theme, and while we haven’t come up with that elusive one right answer, we now better understand how managers must conceptualize value in order to do best for the firm […]

Peacock in the world of Penguins #2020WOB

Bentley University recently hosted the third annual National Conversation on Board Diversity, an all-star panel consisting of Betsy Myers, the founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business (Panel Moderator); Mike Bonney, CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and a diversity leader in biotech; Patricia Flynn, member of Columbia Funds Board of Directors, trustee professor […]

Greek Debt

With the BMBA class preparing for its second field-based experience to Athens, I recently ran across an article on Cracked.com, of all places, called “7 Ways My Modern Country Turned Into a Dystopia Overnight.” Written by Greek journalist Dimitra Nikolaidou, it was published a few days after our class spent a session talking about how and why Greece’s economy […]

‘Kick-Ass Women’

“This May, Governor Deval Patrick announced the Women in the Workplace Initiative to underscore the key role all working women play in business and the economic success of the commonwealth by growing the pipeline of women poised to fill high-level positions in both the public and private sectors, and examining policy steps the Commonwealth can take to […]

Falafels and Cold Meds

As the BMBA program progresses, I’ve found time now to stop and start looking at just what there is around me here in Waltham. As a newly transplanted Bostonian, adjusting to living here definitely has been a challenge. In case you don’t know, Boston is a large city. An old city. And a crazy city. […]