Business Acumen

Do Your Leaders Think and Act Like Business Owners?

When I was a senior at Princeton in the Spring of 1988, I completed the grueling process of proving my Senior Thesis. I had researched big restaurant chains that had both company-owned stores as well as franchised stores. My thesis – which I was able to prove – was that the franchise stores outperformed those…

What can we learn from the world’s best business schools?

What’s the one thing that everyone with an MBA shares? — One or more experiences with team-based simulations. They are perfect for the B-School environment: They facilitate team-building, They provide a quick and effective means to assess the strengths and weaknesses of other students, They are fun and engaging, They are an outlet for extremely…