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Day 73. Forest/Bush/Mountain/Dessert/Wetland Time

Business school takes place in nice flashy buildings, in shiny new classrooms. While this is, of course, quite nice sometimes, and is all nice and flashy, does it…

Day 72. Rethinking networks

A network is a group of individuals or schools that come together around a common theme. They pay for the privilege of being a member and then receive…

Day 71. No exams

Exams have never made a whole lot of sense to me (the amount of time I wasted studying for the GMAT didn’t make me any better at maths…

Day 70. Accommodation

One thing that has come out of this pandemic is a greater awareness of how challenging this situation has been on the elderly, families, small business owners and…

Day 69. Just one thing

Every business school tries to do a bit of everything. You all have a centre for this, a centre for that, every specialty imaginable. I understand why, you…

Day 68. A Pause Button

I try to hit the pause button often. This is because I like to immerse myself in whatever I’m currently working on. But emails keep coming in, the…

Day 67. Feed me

I am surrounded here by people who have grown up on Weet-Bix, Vegemite sandwiches and instant noodles. While they all seem to have turned out fine (I even…

Day 66. Stop what you’re doing

Discussions about sustainability usually end up in discussions about money: how much of it do we need and where is it going to come from? I don’t see…

Day 65. Kids Business School

My son made a comic book. He wants to sell it for 1000 dollars each. I told him that was maybe a bit much and we sat down…

Day 64. Break it down

Moving forwards, make room in every course for a number of outside students to attend. They apply and pay a small fee, and would attend either because they…

Day 63. No such thing

The focus of my 100 days has really been to explore what the future of business education could look like. One future could very easily not include business…

Day 62. Sidewalks

Today I’m feeling annoyed at my city for not taking pedestrians seriously. Cars get seem to have priority above everything. A community misses out on so much by…

Day 61. New Approaches to HR

There is little we can do to push sustainability forwards if Human resources isn’t fully engaged. Amongst the many responsibilities of HR, is hiring and training those individuals…

Day 60. Price

Business Schools are expensive, prohibitively expensive for many. Play around with the pricing more. Continue to offer scholarships but explore different pricing options for different students and different ways…

Day 59. Humanities:

Require all business students to take a minor in a social/environmental sciences and humanities. Any one will do. Most of the lessons in a business degree are not…

Day 58. A degree that questions its purpose

During my MBA we didn’t question the purpose of business. We didn’t question anything really related to business, and we certainly didn’t question our degree or the business…

Day 57. No Longer by Discipline

MBAs in particular start off with a number of core topics. You learn finance, accounting, operations, strategy all independently. I’ve suggested in a past idea (in my first…

Day 56. Create a Biodiversity Hot Spot

What is a campus? Is it a series of buildings with some trees in between, or is it a forest/biodiversity hot spot with buildings embedded throughout? Rethink and…

Day 55. Apply all 165 targets to your University

Many universities focus in on SDG 4: Quality Education. This is, of course, the most logical, however universities impact every other SDG. While schools are starting to connect…

Day 54. B.A. in the Sustainable Development Goals

If I went back to school tomorrow, I would like to sign up for a B.A. or a Masters in the Sustainable Development Goals.What this would include is…