Frédéric Fréry explains why management models like the BCG Matrix and Blue Ocean Strategy are so successful, and what we can learn from it.
The meaning of organisations is changing and Sociocracy can help design businesses that are able to respond to new paradigms like technological advancement and the new generations’ expectations Millennials and ‘Gen Zs’ have in the future workplace.
New green tech, from vertical farming to 3D printing and plant-based meat, can reconcile economic progress with the production limits of our planet, explains Prof. Philip Meissner.
For Violette Bouveret, the skill that teams need to acquire in order to face overwhelming challenges and avoid paralysis is the capacity to solve complex problems.
How can individuals and teams reach their potential by learning to step outside their personal and cultural comfort zones? We spoke with Andy Molinsky, author of Global Dexterity and Reach, to find out
Ken Chan explains why he keeps undertaking graduate studies, even deciding at the start of the global pandemic to pursue a PhD in business while working full-time in demanding leadership roles.
Public speaking and pitching are must-have skills for every entrepreneur. They are the make-or-break point from finding investors to building your team.
Corporate volunteering has many positive consequences for both employees and companies. Why and how should companies include it in their strategy?
Georgia Makridou writes that sustainability does not mean sacrificing profits or putting success on the back burner. On the contrary, the reward is resilience.
Six ESCP students take a closer look at eco-anxiety and what the media can do about it.
When it comes to purpose, a lot of companies get lost trying to figure out which direction to take. How can one define purpose? Moreover, the purpose of a brand or company?
Talent management practices can be used to retain high performers and high potential, who like other commodities have become even more scarce in these times of economic crisis.
How can leaders develop and implement a business strategy that is both suited to market fluctuations and delivers results? Enter strategic agility.
Amid the war in Ukraine, there are concrete steps organisations can take to prevent emotional exhaustion within volunteers supporting refugees, write ESCP Business School PhD graduate Charlotte Traeger and Profs. Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Kerstin Alfes.
Do you know the story of GoPuff, Gorillas and Getir, among others? Prof. Frédéric Fréry explains how this military doctrine applies to the economic field.
Why do we often associate emotional intelligence with female leadership? Let’s take a closer look at the preconceptions around gender and emotional intelligence.
Big business can afford to be a force for progress in countries with hostile laws and can make a strong case. Especially as it does not harm their interests.
The time when a leader needed to look tough and outright cold-blooded on every occasion has gone. Nowadays, people expect leaders to show different qualities, among which self-awareness, empathy and integrity. But what about vulnerability?
Ben Voyer comments on an article about the resignation of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and shares how he sees failure as an educator and researcher.
It’s all about how to get there and how to bridge the gap between your dream and reality.” Jenna Suru is not afraid of challenges. We’ve sat down with her to talk about the movie industry and the many changes it is going through.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer reflects on an article published by HBR making the case for in-company data.
When dealing with climate change, it is easy to either embrace denial or pessimism.
The experiencing self and remembering self do not value the same things. What would our choices look like if we prioritised one over the other?
In today’s post-social media world, the growing role of the Metaverse is changing the way brands develop their digital strategies. A flash in the pan or a true online revolution? We spoke to ESCP Professors Michael Haenlein and Andreas Kaplan for their thoughts on this emerging space. Michael HaenleinProfessor ESCP Business School Andreas KaplanProfessor ESCP…
The Choice spoke with titan of industry Victor Herrero about his vision and experience with the transformation of the business of fashion.
Wioletta Nawrot comments on a study showing that 54% of employees would quit their jobs if not provided post-pandemic flexibility, recommending a gradual transition.
Béatrice Kosowski, president of IBM France, shares her thoughts on how recruiters and candidates should address the often vague subject of emotional intelligence at work.
The agile method of the future? Art Thinking is an alternative to traditional client-focused methods. Its application facilitates innovation and allows the user to create the improbable with certainty.
There is too little public trust in scientists, but we can do something about it before it’s too late!
In today’s era of fake news and social media, one subject is on everyone’s lips: algorithms.
Food & beverage specialist Francesco Venuti comments on the latest developments of the inflation situation in the agri-food sector and beyond.
Does TikTok hold the future of political communications? We’ve asked three stakeholders their views on the present relationship between politics and the media.
While we wait for the prequel to Game of Thrones, Ghislain Deslandes talks about what managers can learn from the highly popular TV series – or not.
We repeat over and over again that you must aim high and never give up. If that is the best way to succeed in life, a fundamental question pops up: how should you choose and set such objectives?
While AI does not yet match its cinematic representations, methodologies such as machine learning are turning it into a valuable tool for managers and businesses when it comes to decision-making and creating innovative solutions.
Michael Haenlein and his co-authors explain why Gen Z’s media consumption patterns have given rise to an industry that is here to stay, and what companies should do about it.
Andreas Kaplan comments on an article claiming that Microsoft bought Activision because “gaming is the new social media.”
With PayFit, one of France’s unicorn startups, Firmin Zocchetto hopes to bring innovation to the payroll process of small and medium businesses.
Lombard Odier Group experts share insightful analysis stemming from research by students from ESCP’s two Masters in international wealth management led by Profs. Fahmi Ben Abdelkader and Jean-Philippe Mabru.
Prof. Frédéric Fréry comments on research identifying a growth pattern specific to platforms and wonders if their next evolutionary stage will be the metaverse.
How can you encourage the development of emotional intelligence within your company, among employees and managers? We’ve asked two specialists: Véronique Tran, professor at ESCP Business School, and Yohan Ruso, CEO and founder of Praditus.
How business leaders can bolster cybersecurity in the face of a cyber threat.
Finance specialist Christophe Thibierge discusses the much-postponed release of the latest James Bond movie and Jaguar’s announcement that it will not be launching any new models before 2025.
On the occasion of the EU summit at Versailles, Jérôme Creel suggests an alternative to deal with the economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and to build a “European defence.”
Erwan Lamy and Isabelle Beyneix claim that this genuine epistemic pollution, which undermines democracy and the trust necessary for the proper conduct of business, should be taken into account just like attacks on the environment and on the social climate.
Prof. Vincent Smith discusses a column in The Economist saying ‘Polexit’ is unlikely but missing a few points, including recovery from Covid in Hungary and the impact of the war in Ukraine.
The state of e-commerce with Nathalie Balla, CEO of the leading French retailer La Redoute
Correctly leveraged, big data can offer huge benefits to any business, but where to start? We spoke to ESCP Professor Louis-David Benyayer and Glanceable co-founder Arthur Cohen about the potential – and pitfalls – of big data when applied to customer experience.
What should we, as humans in the 21st century, expect from brands and businesses? We explore the idea of a human-centric approach, with Professor of Marketing Charlotte Gaston-Breton.
Prof. Argyro Avgoustaki discusses an article that blames the ‘Great Resignation’ on overwork, which has increased during the Covid-19 era.
According to Marion Sanglé-Ferrière and Ben Voyer, one person out of three does not dare to turn to the supplier in case of problems. They explain why, and what companies can do to actually help.
While there are ever more COPs being held and new commitments being made–with mixed success–all actors in society need to get involved. The financial sector is no exception.
Martin Kupp and Joe Peppard shed light on the digital transformation road map of this global automotive component manufacturer, which has been largely driven by the digitalisation of the customer experience with Accenture.
Prof. Robert Wilken & PhD student David Bürgin’s research shows that by making consumers aware of their ethicality and sustainability benefits, partitioned pricing can help increase the sales of fair-trade products.
Every business owner knows it: to succeed in an ever-changing world where competition is global, managing to create a meaningful, positive relationship with customers is key. Which many have done by building a quality customer experience and relationship management system. However, these last decades of technological innovation and global change have also shaken to the…
We are culturally programmed, in a certain way, to think that freedom of choice will bring us love, prosperity and satisfaction. But is this always the case? Sophie Guignard explains why too many choices makes it hard to choose.
Although the first climate stress test in the euro area has not really grasped the scale and the true nature of the risks climate change will pose to the economy and businesses, it confirms the need to take them seriously, say Profs. Aurélien Acquier and Jérôme Creel.
When it comes to business, ‘love’ might not be the first four-letter word that leaps to mind – but for Naji Gehchan, it’s the crucial ingredient in guaranteeing exceptional results.
ESCP Prof. Julien Schmitt provides guidelines for managers and policymakers to reduce this gap between consumers’ positive attitudes toward sustainability and environment protection, and actual consumption behaviours.
The way we interact with brands has changed very quickly over the past few years and even more so since 2019. ESCP alumnus and Customer Experience specialist Julien Hervy outlines some of the key CX trends to note in 2022.
When it comes to starting your own business, the first hurdle is often at the very beginning. We talked to experts in entrepreneurship Maëva Tordo and Rand Gerges Yammine on the key to starting out as you mean to go on. The secret? Finding – and building – your community.
Prof. Ghislain Deslandes reviews a book which takes a critical look at some of the modern-day practices of the gig economy.
Prof. Charlotte Gaston-Breton explains how consumers’ everyday experiences can regulate the negative feelings induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how brands can help improve their well-being.
PhD candidate Yaëlle Amsallem argues that the movie’s script is not very different from what is happening today.
When we study the greatest leaders, they all tend to share a rare and exciting skill: high emotional intelligence. How can an individual inspire others? With emotional intelligence!
Interview with Théo Scubla, the CEO of each One, a company intent on making a positive impact by creating synergies between refugees and companies.
It might sound surprising, but not all entrepreneurship journeys have to start with a business background – or even a well-defined “big idea”. Prof. René Mauer and Niuversity founder Fadi Alshalabi put some of the myths to rest.
There is no point in actually instructing individuals or teams to innovate, but an organisation can definitely create the right condition for it. Nico von Delius, Global Finance Director Marketing and Sales at Siemens Electrical Products, and Professor of Entrepreneur René Mauer explain how they did just that.
Prof. Rand Gerges-Yammine comments on a video by The Economist showing how covid-19 is boosting innovation.
“I’ve put too much of myself into this mountain to quit now . . .” Author and ESCP alumna Sophie Guignard takes a closer look at why we sometimes make “bad choices” with the example of the fatal 1996 climb of Mount Everest.
Jo Bautista is an artist and social entrepreneur. In 2020, as Covid-19 disrupted our lives, she launched SendtoGive, a social business that combines art and impact.
Drawing from female entrepreneurship in rural Kenya – fostering frugal innovation within tribal constraints
Alisa Sydow and Funké Michaels outline how one can learn from Maasai tribeswomen’s example to manage and grow businesses despite challenges.
As one internet user said over a decade ago, “If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.”
Calling all entrepreneurs, is your personal brand a priority? If not, it should be according to ESCP professors of entrepreneurship Marc Sasserath and Benjamin Voyer.
Founder & CEO of Belle Époque Films Jenna Suru shares how she practices minimalism to better manage her business.
To make decisions in such an unpredictable context, and indeed survive and thrive, companies need an exploratory mindset. For that, they must set aside standard risk management and develop tools and methods borrowed from the field of entrepreneurship, where uncertainty is the norm.
Intrapreneurship programmes are an excellent way to accelerate innovation within a firm, but their implementation is not just plug and play. Here are three things Christian Stumpf, Christoph Seckler and Peter Borchers have learned (sometimes the hard way).
Lesson #1 from my last 30 months of co-founding companies: the business you create must make sense to your Founder-Market Fit (or Human-Market Fit). This will be a determining factor for your company’s success and your personal fulfillment.
Luca Osvaldo Uccello, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at United Nations Global Compact*, French Local Network, and an alumnus of ESCP Business School, shares his take on where businesses stand with the SDGs today.
ESCP Prof. Andreas Kaplan draws upon his past research on Second Life and virtual worlds to reflect on the potential consequences of Facebook’s Metaverse.
Prof. Olivier Delbard explores the key features of this pioneer in the field of corporate sustainability, with a focus on how the company created sustainable value for its stakeholders while radically rethinking and redesigning its business model.
How can companies implement successful policies to attract and retain talents who are increasingly sensitive to CSR concerns? In order to find out, we contacted the CEO of Birdeo, a recruitment agency specialised in chasing CSR talents.
How can entrepreneurs help achieve the UN SDGs? ESCP Professor Robert Sheldon discusses the implications of sustainability on your business goals.
Drawing on the experience of Pepsico and City Developments Limited, Prof. Fabrizio Granà analyses the role organizations can play in promoting and achieving the SDGs, and the potential advantages they can obtain by leveraging the interconnections between these and Integrated Reporting.
Ensuring ground-level support for SDGs is crucial. We spoke to two experts in the sustainability field to get their advice on successfully working towards the UN SDGs as a manager
A recent McKinsey report estimates that €28 trillion will need to be invested in “clean” technologies over the next 30 years to decarbonize Europe – money that would otherwise largely go into carbon-intensive technologies. While redirecting capital in the interest of environmental protection is a supportable approach, McKinsey’s report continues to advocate the logic of…
ESCP Professor Chiara Succi takes a look at how the digital work environment threatens mental well-being and what we can do to keep our batteries charged.
Prof. Christophe Thibierge analyses Emmanuel Faber’s dismissal from the shareholders’ point of view thanks to a new tool which could prove useful.
With remote meetings not going anywhere anytime soon, how can you make sure your meetings run as smoothly as possible? Specialist in leadership and intercultural management in remote contexts, Béatrice Rivas-Siedel shares a few essential tips to keep in mind.
International oil economist Mamdouh G Salameh reacts upon the IEA’s claim that the global energy crisis has nothing to do with Europe’s energy transition plans.
Contrary to what one might think, learning is a continuous process that lasts all of our lives and is not limited to our youngest years. To understand how companies can foster a positive learning culture, we called upon the expertise of Sara Scapinello, People & Organization Development Director at Lavazza, and ESCP’s Simon Mercado.
ESCP alumna turned employee Emily Centeno shares how she approaches continuous learning to better herself and her team.
We speak to entrepreneurship expert Prof. René Mauer and skills coach Marta Carballal to find out how today’s employees can prepare for the workplace of tomorrow.
The workplace of today is greener than ever. So, how important is an environmental mindset for the future of work?
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.