Standing in a line that snakes back to the entrance of the Chilango restaurant in London’s financial hub, Beth Norden eagerly awaits her weekly roasted pork belly burrito. Norden, a 22-year-old intern at the Red Cross, likes the quick service and buzzing atmosphere.
Helene Rey made a side trip on her way to the hospital to give birth to her daughter in September 2006: She stopped off at the main office of London Business School, where she teaches economics, to turn in a report on a doctoral defense.
Michael Dell, after a lecture at the London Business School in 2001, was asked whether he could be assured of his company’s leadership in personal computers, given rivalry from the likes of Hewlett-Packard Co.
Anastasia Karagaitanaki, 57, is a former model and cafe owner in Thessaloniki, Greece. After losing her business to the financial crisis, she now sleeps on a daybed next to the refrigerator in her mother’s kitchen and depends on charity for food and insulin for her diabetes.
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology , Asia’s top-ranked graduate school of business, and three rivals are uniting to raise their visibility in the U.S., Canada and Europe, aiming to attract more Western candidates to Asia to earn MBA degrees.
Cyrus Mistry, who takes charge today at Tata, India’s biggest business group, may face an uphill battle if he is to meet his predecessor’s vision of boosting revenue fivefold to $500 billion in the next decade.