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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why a change is better than a rest - FT.com

Tyler Brule argues it would be useful to send executives into the small business wilderness during the summer:
Recently, I’ve met many senior executives selected by their companies to spend a couple of weeks at business schools such as Stanford and Harvard. While I’m sure many good business contacts will be made and everyone will learn how to be more efficient with costs, I’m not convinced how much will be learnt about relating to customers, managing volatile personalities, meltdowns in supply chains and real-world PR crises. Rather than shelling out hundreds of millions to centres of higher business education for senior managers to listen to lectures by gurus and participate in scenarios, it would be far more useful to send executives into the small business wilderness and let them run their own enterprises for a month or two.
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Why a change is better than a rest - FT.com

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