According to science, failure could indeed, when not downright positive, at least be necessary for us to truly succeed. In fact, a failure-free road to success may not exist.
In a world where transhumanists seek to use technology to save humanity, and even to defeat death, surfing reminds humans of our staggering insignificance, explains PhD candidate Yaëlle Amsallem.
All too often, creativity is assumed to be synonymous with the creation of new ideas. But anybody can have an idea. What really matters is the capacity to destroy in order to bring your ideas to life.
Even if it has been affected in an unprecedented way by the Covid-19 crisis, the industrial sector has shown a remarkable ability to adapt, explains professor Géraldine Galindo.
ESCP Business School Prof. Petros Chamakiotis’s research on the topic shows what e-leaders can do to make their teams sustainable and high-performing.
Founder of Time2Start, Hawa Dramé shares her take on inclusive entrepreneurship as an avenue for individual and community development, and how she is working to capture this potential.
According to Dean Andreas Kaplan, “with the rise of artificial intelligence, automation, and corresponding upskilling, early-life degrees will most likely no longer suffice for the whole of a career.”
Former President of the French Professional Football league Nathalie Boy de la Tour and Adèle Stern, a former high-level athlete (modern pentathlon) and member of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Games, share their experiences and take on gender equality in sports.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer takes a look at a scientific paper claiming that although it has bad press, uncertainty can be turned into a performance lever.
The Covid crisis has raised a certain number of fundamental questions about the future of the sport concerning its organisation, its governance and more broadly the viability of clubs’ business models.
ESCP student and activist Grégoire Cazcarra shares his choice to become a leader in his community and explains what this generation of activists means for the future of work.
“My career was never what interested me.” Founder of Nature et Découvertes François Lemarchand shares how his love of nature and adventure inspired him to create a shop dedicated to encouraging customers to protect the Earth.
Chief Brand Officer EGG Group & Head of EGG Sports Olivier Peulvast discusses what makes sports brands unique and what we can all learn from them, whether we are talking eSports, influencers or just good old sports values.
Beniamino Savio, CEO of AWE Sport and an ESCP alumnus, shares his passion for education and sports, and how combining both can help young people prepare for the future.
Financial compliance expert Michel Perez gives The Choice his take on the G7’s tax-rate agreement, and the potential obstacles lying ahead.
James Wight shares how he went from being stuck on a rowing boat in the middle of the Pacific to founding a company dedicated to responsible adventures.
The Covid-19 crisis has propelled remote work from ‘uncommon practice’ to ‘globally accepted way of working’ in just a few months.
Sports and entrepreneurship are about achievement, team spirit and persistence – and for both, pitches are essential.
With increased demand and supply chain issues, the pandemic has had an impact on the bike industry the world over. But not always in the ways we imagine.
Prof. Aurélien Acquier writes about the science fiction movie Okja, which says a lot about our response to environmental issues.
Prof. Alisa Sydow comments on the announcement by UNICEF of the first cohort of blockchain investments building solutions toward financial inclusion to receive funding. To her, blockchain-based applications have great potential provided aspects of sustainability are integrated in their development.
Diversity in the workplace is only one part of the equation for successful business performance, the other being actively creating an inclusive environment where employees can express their authentic selves.
How can business leaders create meaningful change through technology? We take a closer look at the TechForGood movement with two ESCP professors Aurélien Acquier & Terence Tse.
Following the success of their SPF Runway competition, ESCP students reflect on the sustainability challenges facing the fashion industry and where new technologies can make a difference with the example of Staiy.
What can business leaders do to make sure they are creating an environment where every employee feels comfortable being themselves? To answer this question and more, The Choice spoke to Dame Inga Beale.
Three ESCP students are on a tour of Europe to uncover sustainable agricultural practices to feed a growing population. First stop, Denmark’s Nordic Harvest.
“At some point last year, 1.6 billion students, and as many parents, have experienced edtech solutions in some shape or form.” CEO of EdTechX, Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet shares his take on the future of edtech.
Covid-19 is unlikely to be the last pandemic the world will see. But what if big data could make it possible to identify the emergence of a new disease and predict its capacity to become a pandemic?
In this interview, Prof. Martin Kupp explains why he decided to co-found a start-up aiming to make clean energy reliable and affordable with an EMBA student, and thus contribute to moving deep tech out of the lab.
Interview with Elias Orphelin, a 22-year-old student who took to Twitter to help France better understand the pandemic thanks to data visualisation.
Prof. Hector Gonzalez explains which factors organisations should consider in order to make the most of these technologies’ potential advantages.
The individuals of Generation Z are the future workforce. But what do they think about the existing situation and what do they want to change? Are they trying to shape the future?
Prof. Terence Tse argues that AI could provide more accurate and timelier ESG-related data, which could in turn help improve the various ESG indices and enable investors to make more informed investment decisions in companies that are truly ESG-compliant.
To understand the challenges surrounding digital and social inclusion, The Choice met with Jean Deydier, CEO of WeTechCare, a social start-up aiming to close the digital divide.
Founder of 20 Questions to the World, Cyril Bruyelle shares his choice to go out in the world and discover what unites us as humans, rather than what divides us.
Real estate expert Francesca Heathcote comments on an article claiming that the pandemic economy has accelerated the need to reinvent the office market.
Professor Emmanuelle Léon discusses the pandemic’s impact on the way we work. Where are businesses today and what challenges are to come? Stick with us to find out.
The current pandemic has changed the way many of us work, with freelance working enjoying significant time in the spotlight. Feeling nervous about taking the plunge? Let’s get a closer look at freelancing in the age of COVID.
When the pandemic is finally over, will we be going back to the office like before? Alain d’Iribarne, an economist specialised in work-related sociology, along with Kévin Duchier, HR Director of Germinal, provide some insights.
A tool by itself is useless. It takes a person to make the most out of it. Artificial intelligence as it stands today is nothing more than a tool.
Jonathan Anguelov launched Aircall in 2014 with his co-founder Olivier Pailhes. Were they thinking they would revolutionise the way people make phone calls back then? Maybe. What they could not foresee was the way a global pandemic would likely change forever how we work and communicate.
Prof. Frédéric Jallat analyses President Joe Biden’s support to wave off intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines, and what it says about world geopolitics.
Prof. Valentina Carbone & PhD candidate Tra-My Le review a book showing how these workers constituting the backbone of supply chains can use their power to resist poor working conditions.
Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Vietnam office, Bruce Delteil emphasizes the importance of reskilling and upskilling displaced workers in Asia in preparation for the “next normal”.
With a long road to recovery ahead, the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the opportunity for companies to reconsider their business travel habits and develop sustainable travel policy guidelines.
By bridging the gap between the worlds of education and business, Learning Experience Platforms rethink the learning experience with more human interaction through advanced digital tools.
Prof. Emmanuelle Léon and her research associates have shown that in a context where physical presence is still highly valued, employees are extending their working hours to gain the trust of their superiors.
Negotiation may look completely different in the world of virtual meetings, but they can deliver plenty of advantages.
Following ESCP’s 2021 Designing Europe seminar, we spoke with a few participants about the opportunities at stake for Europe in terms of biodiversity.
What can we learn from an over 300-year-old family business? Interview with Francesco Barberis Canonico of Vitale Barberis Canonico and member of the Henokiens.
As we slowly move towards a post-Covid recovery, how can the office, co-working and working from home come together? Leonid Goncharov, the founder and CEO of Anticafé, a network of coworking café spaces, provides some answers.
According to ESCP Prof. Jean-Marc Daniel, the toppling of former Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber illustrates the limitations of certain ideological assumptions.
In 2018, Giulia Colangeli and her sister Caterina decided to re-open the family liqueur factory originally founded by their great-great-grandfather in 1937. Giulia tells us about Chinzari and the challenges ahead for her family business.
Like all companies, family businesses have to undergo transformations to stay competitive. Tobias Rappers from Maschinenraum explains how family-run businesses can create a brighter future for generations to come.
Chief Conduct Officer Marguerite Burghardt shares her view on the convictions it takes to be a leader, where more work is needed for diversity in business, and why inclusion starts with education.
Profs. Alisa Sydow and Chiara Succi provide some helpful, concrete tips for those who really want their children to enter the family business.
Family firms can attract investor interest, yet owners are often reluctant to offer equity. Prof. Martin Kupp explains that two of the key issues are concerns of potential interference and emotions.
Through original research, Prof. Vasudevan confirms the doubts raised by a recent article from the Financial Times about excessive workload in banks.
Profs. Alisa Sydow and Francesco Rattalino teamed up to explain why and how entrepreneurs can steal a page from the European family firm book to transform the Covid-19 crisis into opportunities and write a more sustainable future.
In France, one in four employees will become caregivers at some point in their lives. So, how will this impact the workplace in the years to come? We spoke to Caroline Mac Naughton, co-founder of Caring Company Project, to hear her thoughts on how businesses need to adjust to this growing phenomenon.
Prof. Francesco Rattalino comments on an article reasserting the established fact that family firms tend to do well in disasters and explains how their example could help.
Did you know only 11% of women hold leadership positions in the design field? The Choice spoke with Olga Voskoboinikova, Product Design Team Lead and alumna of ESCP’s Women in Leadership programme, about how she beat the odds and how we can help other women do the same.
ICT Sustainability, ICT for Sustainability, Green ICT, Sustainable ICT, Sustainable IT, Green IT, Green for IT, Green by IT, Green by Use, Inclusive IT, Sustainable HCI: No matter what you call it, we need to be talking about it.
Marion Festing and Tobias Schumacher explain how intercultural competences are conventionally developed and why serious games are a highly promising endeavour to complement or even substitute these pathways.
Visually impaired at birth, Benjamin Louis devotes his days to promoting inclusion among people with disabilities. He talks about his personal journey and his desire to drive change, particularly through sport.
Since human bias is at the source of the discrimination, a way to reduce it may be to teach the engineers who are doing the AI programming.
There is a lot of work left to reach gender equality and inclusion in academia among other trades, and room for initiatives like CYGNA, writes Prof. Argyro Avgoustaki.
EMIB student David Marcouly tells a gifted girl’s story, and what it says about cognitive diversity in the workplace.
For Prof. Daniela Lup, inclusive practices for hiring and promoting neurodiverse talent can bolster creativity and innovation.
To understand the evolution of the tourism sector in the last few decades and where it might be headed in the post-covid world, we’ve interviewed Agnès Weil, Head of Sustainability at Club Med and General Delegate of the Club Med Foundation.
Companies are increasingly faced with religious demands at a global level. Prof. Géraldine Galindo and her co-author assess the tools that corporations have been trying to design in order to address this sensitive issue.
“Companies must work so that the diversity of the communities in which they operate is reflected in their workforce and value chain.” Coca-Cola’s HR Director for Iberia, Marta Muñoz Ledesma, shares her experience of diversity and inclusion in recruitment as well as the initiatives and projects to promote these topics in a company’s daily life.
A neurodivergent professional born and raised in Verona, Italy, Tommaso Davi tells his story: how his learning difference made him a “fighter”, and acknowledging it gave him the freedom to be his authentic self.
Prof. Vafainia takes a look at an article from the MIT Sloan Management Review discussing the performance of deep learning methods compared to traditional ones, and its ability to accurately predict consumer choices.
Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for The Economy & Society, assesses the global challenges women face today and how together we can remove the boundaries to a fairer future.
LGBTQ+ diversity management is happening here and now. In leaving the gap open, we’re missing an important opportunity for both employees and the employer.
The creative mind behind L’Orbe, a caviar-infused vodka from Pernod Ricard’s Breakthrough Innovation Group, Shéhrazade Schneider shares how she tackled entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship to leverage the best of both worlds.
Prof. Frédéric Bizard explains that the pandemic showed the country of Pasteur seriously lags behind in pharmaceutical innovation. His call for the creation of “an Airbus of messenger RNA” was answered by the French government not long after, though.
Marketing expert Shirley Liu explores some examples of brands that have successfully marketed their destinations and differentiated themselves in this highly competitive industry.
The tourism industry can help us build a cleaner and fairer future, but traditional models need a reset. ESCP Professor Lola Herrero takes a deep dive into what “authentic paradises” could look like.
At a time when Google claims to have the first “quantum computer”, we are allowed to dream. But to turn this dream into reality is a question of being able to achieve quantum supremacy and become a leader…
“Everything is so hectic. Why would you run on your day off?” That’s the question Berta Luise Heide is asking. The founder of WALK THIS WAY explains how she started her business, survived 2020, and what she sees for the future of her industry.
For months, cinemas have been closed, raising concerns about the future of these popular cultural institutions. For The Choice, Elisha Karmitz, CEO of MK2, assesses the state of the industry today and how to meet the challenges ahead.
“We’re still social animals despite these pandemic scars.” Co-founder of La Belle Assiette, Giorgio Riccò shares the strategic vision that has led to more than one successful food business and allowed them to withstand a global pandemic.
Can the tourism industry re-shape tourists’ mindsets for the long term to adopt more sustainable behavior? If so, perhaps the luxury industry can help!
As a result of the pandemic, cultural organisations have had to focus primarily on the digital space. Stéphane-Arnaud Roisin, Deputy CEO of France Muséums, talks about the major changes occurring in the way we engage with culture.
Addressing the environmental impact of fashion will require major evolutions in the mindset and habits of designers, fashion players and consumers. Though innovation can help.
Growing up with a father who was a chef, Roxane Clément felt working for a great player in the food industry was an alternative path to have a role in this industry that is so essential to our lives.
Creating a memorable experience with engagement is crucial to maintaining a connection with learners, whether in a hybrid or digital learning environment.
Whether young or old, people’s happiness equally benefits from certain non-economic factors. Wealth and income are important but not self-sufficient.
Today, tracking your Amazon parcel or the delivery of an industrial machine is expected to be equally simple. B2B customers desire a quality experience too.
Bringing biodiversity and nature into the workplace, a win-win for the environment and employee well-being.
The happy worker–productive worker hypothesis suggests that employees high in well-being also perform well. Therefore, it is possible that if we understand employee well-being, we will also understand how employees can become more productive.
While the pandemic has given some companies the push they needed to adopt flexible working, much remains unanswered when it comes to employee well-being.
Despite the wonders of videoconferencing, students in the time of COVID-19 are relatively isolated from their professors and from each other, leading to an overall negative impact on their well-being.
Prof. Isabella Maggioni discusses the ongoing stream of research investigating how key aspects of the shopping experience impact shoppers’ overall sense of well-being and contribute to their quality of life.
Old management methods no longer work. By 2025, roughly 75% of the global workforce will be Millennials; in other words, a major force to be reckoned with.
Keep learning, whatever your age or previous experience. That’s the view of Chadi Saba, an oncologist working in one of the leading pharmaceutical companies. At 46, he has just received an Executive MBA Global Track from ESCP and ESA Beirut.
When social procurement supports the same cause as that of corporate activism, it can complement such movements by creating authenticity and greater impact.
For Isaac Getz, some companies have been able to create the conditions for a good life by changing the nature of relations between employees, not by introducing perks or wellness programmes.
Around the world, Malene Rydahl shares her expertise on happiness, well-being & performance in business. For The Choice, she discusses how to approach these topics in 2021.
Though the “reverse” supply chain is nothing new for business, are our supply chains truly equipped for a circular economy?
Between the pandemic lockdown and social unrest, 2020 was an important year for social media. For The Choice, Michael Haenlein, Professor of Marketing at ESCP, looks at the past year and future challenges of social media platforms.
Can you imagine the future of Black Friday after Covid-19? For The Choice, BearingPoint UK Partner, Stuart Higgins looks at how retailers can meet online demand while making a profit.
The concepts of sustainability seem to apply easily to certain disciplines, like supply chain management. But what about in corporate finance?
Sustainability has become a key driver for a university’s reputation. Yet, “teaching sustainability as well as further societal skills, will not be enough,” says Andreas Kaplan, Dean of ESCP Berlin.
Do you find yourself asking, what exactly IS the circular economy? Take a “Look’Around” the subject with a collection of articles from the ESCP Deloitte Chair.
At only age 22, Elias is committed to decrypting some of society’s most daunting questions, from economics to the evolution of the pandemic. Some might call him a “disseminator of knowledge.”
Working to reduce risks & adapt our society to better control our collective destiny in the next 10, 20 or 30 years is necessary, exciting, and a source of many professional opportunities. Learn how.
As the link between consumers & producers, agri-food leaders have the potential to encourage collective action for a more sustainable food model. Interview with Bel’s Sustainability Director Elodie Parre
“Finance and sustainability are a necessary choice from an environmental, social and governance point of view”
For The Choice, BNP Paribas Head of Corporate Engagement Mauro Bombacigno explains how banks play a key role in promoting sustainable finance.
On World Climate Day, Thomas Friang, founder of L’Institut Open Diplomacy, reviews for The Choice current policies for sustainability.
Impact entrepreneurship does not seem to be a new trend or a new phenomenon but a way of doing business that we already know from our history. And we need it now more than ever.
Before selecting your next corporate innovation tool, answer these three questions. Without some introspection on your corporate innovation objectives, you risk chasing the newest trends and not getting the bang for your buck.
AI & chatbot technology are essential tools for a personalized, seamless experience, including in higher education.
From a highly successful banking career to the unknown land of entrepreneurship, an ex-Executive Director at Goldman Sachs shares his key success factors.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many entrepreneurs to close up shop, these young business leaders inspire us to see business closure not as a failure but a springboard to new opportunities.
Even with the best will of the world, everybody needs a little help to reach their goals. That’s where mentorship can step in. To mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, The Choice met Julia Stadler, co-founder of Femstory, a company that provides mentoring to young businesswomen. At only 28, she already has a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges facing young women in the corporate world.
Can being a manager and being yourself go hand in hand? We think so! Better yet, it could make you a more successful leader.
Student or Entrepreneur . . . why not both? ESCP alumnus and Founder of Clay, Christoph Koenig knew exactly what lied ahead of him after graduation this year: growing his business.
The COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the need for CSR, now more than ever. But how can businesses combine short-term responsiveness with a medium to long-term vision for their stakeholders? Think strategic CSR.
Deciding to change your job or your company is never easy. And it’s even harder if you are running the company. Monique Chézalviel, Executive Advisor at LHH ICEO France, provides senior managers with advice and support for their career strategies.
For platform.sh, the end-to-end web hosting service founded in 2014, homeworking has been a part of their DNA since nearly day one. Co-founder and CEO Frédéric Plais explains the reasons behind this pioneering choice.
We cannot predict exactly what the future of work will look like. So rather than fruitlessly attempting to determine what jobs lie ahead, we’ve applied an alternative approach to identify the essential skills of future leadership.
Mélanie Marcel is an engineer, neuroscientist and entrepreneur. In 2012, she decided to create SoScience, a company that promotes responsible research – the kind that makes a positive impact on daily life, in both social and environmental terms.
While at ESCP, Hugo Bazin and Simon Robain had the idea of developing a reservation platform for travel. In launching Tictactrip, the two co-founders quickly realised that their success depended on seizing every opportunity that came their way.