Culture Matters: Taking a 360-Degree View

Everything ties together. That’s what I have been learning during the Environments theme these cold and snowy past few weeks. What sounds like a bit of fortune-cookie doggerel is actually something quite powerful to keep in mind when going into business in another industry, another state, or another country. One aspect of surveying a business […]

Snow Searching: A weather-induced job hunt

Juno, Marcus, Linus …and now, winter storm Neptune. With the white stuff coming down and keeping me in, I found myself with the day off and all informational interviews rescheduled due to travel bans. Not wanting to re-emerge into the winter wonderland out there without anything to show in the job hunt department, I decided […]

Know Your Environment

And so our group, with bleary eyes and bellies full of tzatziki, returned from the mild weather of Greece back to Waltham just in time for Winter Storm Juno and its attendant school cancellations. These days off did nothing to slow the pace of the BMBA program. To the contrary, our cohort has jumped back into […]

Birds, Bees and Greek Hospitality

The BMBA studio was in Greece last week! We had the good fortune to visit during the Halcyon days and enjoyed a good two weeks of warm weather. The Greeks celebrate these seven days before and after the winter solstice in honor of the goddess Halcyon who was transformed into a bird and given these two weeks […]

Turning Things Around in Greece

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and things couldn’t be truer in Greece. For a country that has been in economic and political turmoil for the past six years, I expected a lot more complaints, wailing and tales of miserable woes of how life has changed for Greeks in the past few years. Though they are […]

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 […]