December 7, 2023


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Business School Briefing: Enron lessons, next ranking, EMBA salaries

Very good afternoon from London. Twenty decades immediately after the collapse of vitality group Enron, recollections of the scandal are fading. How would you remind executives to avoid a repeat of previous company issues. Also, the next FT Enterprise Training rating is upon us.

Published and edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.


FT business textbooks

From the politicisation of the place of work to employing approach in difficult situations, right here are the top rated titles for November and December.

FT European Enterprise Educational institutions 2021 rating

It is that time of 12 months once again and we are not speaking about Xmas. On December six Monday, we will reveal the top rated business educational institutions in Europe based on their effectiveness in different rankings. Glimpse out for this on and go through our coverage on institutions. The initial tale was revealed this early morning and seemed at what can business educational institutions instruct a loved ones company?

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Be part of our Future of Perform reside party

The last installment in the FT’s Future of Perform collection will feature a blend of interviews, panels and realistic workshops to equip you with the abilities and know-how to thrive in a new globe of function. Register now for this party — taking location on December one from 9.thirty to 14.thirty GMT.

Andrew Hill’s administration obstacle

Enron filed for bankruptcy 20 decades in the past this 7 days. As I produce in my column, today’s board administrators want to know about this scandal and other people, for the reason that, as the scandal fades in memory, the risk that they repeat aged mistakes raises.

At the ten-12 months anniversary of Enron’s collapse, I instructed administrators should keep a duplicate of the group’s hubristic last letter to shareholders on their desks, like Renaissance students saved a cranium to remind them of their mortality.

For my administration obstacle, propose at minimum 1 way in which administrators and executives could be nudged to remember this and other company cautionary tales? An once-a-year “Enron day”? A easy calendar reminder? An on the internet study course in company failure? Deliver your concepts to [email protected].

Past 7 days I asked for suggestions of a advanced item or company ripe for simplification. On Twitter, @PaddingtonCares came up with a deserving candidate: the regulation and problems procedure in social housing, which is “in dire want of overhaul”. The tweet states: “It requires much as well very long to supply outcomes, and is as well difficult for many to accessibility.”

In more examining this 7 days, I hugely commend extracts from the a few proposals that are by to the last of the FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize this 12 months. The winner will be declared on December one (and you can sign up for the enjoyment on the internet), but in the meantime enjoy insights into cyber protection, the long term of larger education and learning, and the fight from local weather modify, from, respectively, Manuel Hepfer, Ines Lee and Eileen Tipoe, and Melissa Zhang. The £15,000 prize will be on offer once again next 12 months, so if you have terrific business ebook concepts and will continue to be less than 35 next November, appear out for it.

Details line

Every single 12 months, alumni from educational institutions taking aspect in the FT EMBA rating reveal their salary development. Existing salaries demonstrate there is continue to a fork out gap involving male and woman alumni, with guys reporting, on regular, a base salary of $20,000 extra than females, produce Sam Stephens and Leo Cremonezi.

Female alumni, even so, have a larger sized proportion salary maximize as opposed to their male counterparts irrespective of the sizeable fork out gap. About the a few decades given that completing their scientific tests, woman alumni salaries rose by 64 for each cent, on regular, as opposed with the degrees prior to they commenced their EMBA, while it is sixty one for each cent for males. Female graduates from Asia-Pacific boast the largest regular salary maximize of all alumni at seventy eight for each cent.

Bar chart of Current wage increase of alumni salaries from before their EMBA  compared with now, split by gender and location showing Executive MBA female alumni have a higher percentage salary increase compared to their male counterparts

Further examination of the FT’s EMBA rating can be located right here.

Perform and careers roundup

  • We have all noticed colleagues who are bluffing, getting not accomplished their homework. Right here are methods to place all those who are ‘winging it’ at function.

  • Immediately after overcoming ageist setbacks in their careers, two friends kickstarted coaching programmes with world wide ambitions. Find out how to thrive as a mid-daily life lady in the imaginative industries.

In 2021, Jane Evans (remaining) and Carol Russell, revealed a ebook termed ‘Invisible to Priceless: Unleashing the Electrical power of Mid-Existence Women’

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Prime reads from business educational institutions in the previous 7 days

Boris Johnson announces steps to consist of unfold of Omicron variant British isles functions as extra scenarios detected in Europe and Asia-Pacific nations around the world tighten vacation constraints. Also, stocks slide most in a 12 months on concern more than the new coronavirus variant.

Line chart of Stoxx 600 showing European shares have fallen from record highs

Chinese hypersonic weapon fired a missile more than South China Sea The Pentagon struggles to have an understanding of how Beijing mastered the technologies.

The Pentagon believes China introduced the hypersonic glide auto on a Prolonged March rocket, noticed right here at the Wenchang Room Center on China’s southern Hainan Island last 12 months © AFP via Getty Images

Jamie Dimon apologises two times immediately after stating JPMorgan will outlast China’s Communist occasion The Wall Avenue chief says he should not have designed the remarks subsequent a go to to Hong Kong.

Jamie Dimon at the French headquarters of JP Morgan financial institution in Paris, June 2021 © AP

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