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Flies vs. Planes

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:23
German Retana

"In our company we hunt flies, but the planes escape us." Surely, you've heard this statement many times. It reminds me of the flight I was on when I wrote this column; the passenger next to me never ceased to be on the lookout for a fly (F) buzzing around the cabin. He tells me it is his first flight, but he has been distracted the whole time by this insect instead of enjoying his first aircraft experience (P). Are any of the following four scenarios relevant to your organization?

First, in some companies there is enormous pressure to cut costs in many small ways (F). This

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INCAE develops the Management Program

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 00:00
Por: (Mauren Esquivel)

Costa Rica, November 29, 2014—The Walter Kissling Gam Campus welcomed 103 professionals from 17 countries as part of the program: Management with Leadership, which took place from November 24-29.

This INCAE program has a 24-year history and is unique due to the academic focus and the opportunity students have to participate in practical activities that enrich the curriculum. Participants have the opportunity to be advised on topics such as coaching and psychology, enabling them to exercise better leadership and enjoy a better quality of life.

This program is complemented by a...

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The Advanced Negotiation Workshop: a tool to strengthen your leadership

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 00:00
Por: (Mauren Esquivel)

INCAE, November 26, 2014—From November 24th-26th professionals participated in the “Advanced Negotiation Workshop” at the Hotel Marriott, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  The participants had the opportunity to increase their knowledge and acquire practical tools to drive successful, negotiation processes in areas like redefining corporate strategy, approving budgets and management of mergers and acquisitions. 

Similarly, this program helps participants develop conflict resolution abilities that affect productivity and efficiency in an organization...

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INCAE closes the celebration of its 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:21
Por: (Mauren Esquivel)

INCAE, November 2014—INCAE Business School culminates the celebration of the 50th anniversary as the Leading Business School in Latin America on November 20th

The closing event took place on the Walter Kissling Gam Campus, in Costa Rica and had more than 900 invited participants, which included founders, business men and women, government officials, graduates, collaborators and members of the Board of Directors, National Committee and the Rector’s advisory committee. 

During the night, people considered to be pillars in the history of INCAE were...

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“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you chose”

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 16:26
Olivia Ferris Laporte

After talking to several alumni, I’ve decided condense their lessons into short list mixed with my own philosophy of how I want to spend these next two years. A while back, my aunt gave me “Oh, the places you’ll go” by Dr. Seuss. At that time, it didn’t make as much sense as it does now.  As I prepare to start my MBA, I’ve reread it as it is filled with truthful and relatable messages.


A lot. Apparently first year is the most intense year, it’s like the Group of Death in the World Cup. The grading is based on a curve system; therefore your grades...

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