The Most Mind-Numbing Ritual in Business

July 11, 2016.Business
Three frustrated and overworked business people in the board room with arms crossed and head in hands.

Three frustrated and overworked business people in the board room with arms crossed and head in hands.

There are a good many of them, to be sure – but “delivering the budget” has got to be one of the most universally entrenched, uniquely counterproductive exercises in organizations across the world. Look, some form of financial planning is obviously necessary: Companies have to keep track of the numbers. But the budgeting process as […]

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The Six Deadly Sins of M&A (Listen Up Linkedin and Microsoft!)

June 19, 2016.Business
Mergers and acquisitions, microsoft, M&A

With the exciting news that Linkedin has been acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion this week, we thought it only fitting to talk about a topic that we’ve received countless questions about over the years — M&A. What is the right cycle time for mergers and acquisitions? How do you prepare for integration? What would […]

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Student Story: Cristy Carey

June 18, 2016.Student Stories
promotion, deal

JWMI has had a significant impact on my career. When I told the executive team that I had enrolled and was planning to obtain a MBA, I was given a promotion from director to area director of two offices. Two weeks ago, I received a call from my boss asking when I was going to […]

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Student Story: Jim Harrington

June 18, 2016.Student Stories
America, graduation

A little over three years ago, I had recently been downsized and I felt depleted. With my enrollment in the JWMI program, each class presented new and exciting opportunities to refuel my passion. It was a lot of hard work, but it was also fun: the learning, the interacting, the push to become better – […]

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