Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Creating a new value curve

In today’s rapidly innovating markets it’s not enough to be just nimble & agile. As an incumbent or market leader you cannot expect that operational efficiency & excellence will allow you to out-compete your competitors. You need something more. You need a combination of thorough industry analysis, market re-segmentation and creating a new value curve where the existing one is being infringed upon by players from all directions.
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The Impact Investor Survey & Brighter Impact

The Impact Investor Survey & Brighter Impact

Brighter Impact is the name of our entrepreneurship venture a few of us started at IE Business School. The project focuses on bringing impact investment opportunities in the EM (Emerging Markets) to retail investors in the DM (Developed Markets) wrapped in a private equity model. Impact Investing is investing with a dual purpose. It’s a non-bifurcated method of investment that hopes to generate both social/environmental and financial returns. While charity and financial investments are binary, impact investment brings together as one the goals achieved by charities and financial investments. While still an emerging asset class, I believe it’s on an upward trajectory and the recent report by GIIN and J.P Morgan confirms that.

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And it begins

And it begins.

The post MBA journey has begun. Well over a year ago, I had written a post with a similar title, except that was the beginning of our Global MBA journey. More than 15 months later, after many late nights, hundreds of case studies, thousands of posts and lack of social life (other than your international team mates) the Global MBA class graduated in Madrid on December 21st, 2012. While the celebrations continue for some of us and we catch up with family and long lost friends, I’ve had some time to reflect on just what this life changing experience was about.

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