Our summer issue of Ambition is packed with useful insights into the world of MBA employers. We get advice from Google's MD for France, Nick Leeder, some insider perspective from a mobile tech expert who worked for Sony and Apple, there's a fresh account of India's recent election and the tactics behind the winner, and an introduction to our new Membership team and their vision for the future.
This latest edition features an exclusive interview with Sir John Madejski - the latest in the series of Interviews with the World's Greatest Leaders. There are also 10 predictions of things to expect in 2014, an interview with an MBA who is heading up Google's Brand Solutions team in Singapore and thoughts on leadership in South Africa in the aftermath of Nelson Mandela's passing.
This issue brings you the first in our series of Interviews with the World's Greatest Leaders, starting with seminal CEO and speaker Jack Welch. We also interview Bill Morrow, founder of Angels Den, an Angel Investors platform, and bring you global MBA stories from South Africa to Australia and Croatia.
The theme for this edition is 'Diversity and the MBA', which stems from the surge of changes happening in both the MBA curriculum and in today's business world. We chose the broad term 'Diversity; as the umbrella which covers topics including the rise of the female MBA, NGOs, SMEs and working in the developing world.
The networked era is a topic which featured at our Global Leadership Conference in South Africa, where we heard from NASA's Open Innovation Program Manager Nicholas Skytland. Turn to page 4 to read our exclusive interview with NASA, and on page 5 you will find full coverage of the Global Leadership Conference. Our special feature on pages 6 and 7 looks at some of today's top technology tools used across businesses globally, and hears what business leaders think about the impact of the digital world on today's workplace.
To tie in with the launch of our fantastic Career Development Centre, January’s issue of Ambition focuses on you and your career. Turn to page 4 to discover how you can make the most of our brand new careers portal, which is bursting with CV writing and job hunting tips, a job search with thousands of jobs which is updated daily, as well as online training and advice.