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239 business graduates in Egypt sign the MBA Oath

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This week, 239 graduating MBAs from Egypt’s ESLCA signed the MBA Oath. ESLSCA, Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées, is one of Europe’s leading business schools. The campus in Egypt runs a masters program in international business. We have learned that their entire class of graduating students signed the oath at their graduation this […]

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Who will be the next Deans?

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BusinessWeek has good coverage of the ongoing searches for new deans at Kellogg, Booth and Harvard this year, three of the top business schools in the world. According to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking, these are the top three full-time programs, and each one has its top post open. It’s a tough time to take over. […]

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Being A “Force For Good” vs “Not Being Evil”

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In the past week, two companies showcased their unique approaches to acting in accordance with their beliefs. Last Monday, Twitter CEO Evan Williams announced that the company had gone through a process to “define their operating principles“. The number one principle is “be a force for good.”…from a business perspective, Twitter needs to fundamentally be […]

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Google stops censoring results in China

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Today Google made history. David Drummond, the Internet giant’s chief legal officer announced on Google’s company blog that the company is no longer censoring its search results in China. “earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk, where we […]

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Repo 105 and Financial Funny Business

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There has been a lot of talk about Lehman’s use of Repo 105s in the press recently but not a lot of good explanation of what it actually means. A repo loan is a loan where the borrower “sells” an asset today for cash and promises to buy the asset back at a higher price […]

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Have businesses become more ethical?

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An Investor’s Business Daily story reports that businesses have made major ethical strides in the past couple years: The Ethics Resource Center’s National Business Ethics Survey, released late last year, shows that 49% of employees witnessed misconduct in the past year. That’s improved from 56% in the previous survey two years ago. Whistle-blowing is up […]