13 episodes

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Podcast by WU Executive Academy

    Nikolaus Franke on the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

    Nikolaus Franke on the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

    What can we learn from illegitimate and controversial kinds of entrepreneurship? Especially when these businesses benefit society and can even make up 40% of a country's gross domestic product? In this episode, Nikolaus Franke, the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, talks about these businesses. Later on in this episode, we take a close look at the cooperation between real-world businesses and his institute, the E&I Institute. One of the organization's yearly highlights is the upcoming E&I Touchdown that will take place on June 15. All listeners are welcome to join.

    For more on the topic of the “dark side of entrepreneurship” check out Nikolaus Franke’s 3-part news series here: https://executiveacademy.at/de/news/entrepreneurship-innovation-insights/

    For more information on the E&I Institute, visit https://www.wu.ac.at/en/entrep.

    Register for the E&I Touchdown on June 15 here:
    https://www.eventbrite.at/e/ei-touchdown-tickets-302619191147

    • 40 min
    Valentin Marchenko - On Entrepreneurship, the Power of Networking, China and New Beginnings

    Valentin Marchenko - On Entrepreneurship, the Power of Networking, China and New Beginnings

    In this podcast, Valentin Marchenko shares the steps he is currently taking throughout his entrepreneurial journey. As a student in the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, he talks about the valuable input from his MBA network that helps his start-up take shape.

    • 50 min
    WU Executive Podcast Daria Vodopianova

    WU Executive Podcast Daria Vodopianova

    With Daria Vodopianova, Co-founder of The Thought Leadership Academy, founder SHE LEADS Mastermind.

    In the last two years, the world has undergone a radical shift in remote work and leadership. And we are yet to experience the after effect of it, both the sweet and the sour…

    According to “The Development Dimensions International’s Global Leadership Forecast 2021”, including data from more than 15,000 leaders; “There are clear signs that the pandemic will lead to serious retention issues because leaders who are feeling burnout are nearly four times more likely to leave their positions within the next year.”

    In this podcast interview, you will get insights, comprehension, and tools on how emotional intelligence can help you and your team to transition into the New Paradigm of Leadership.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    A Magician of Sorts - Karin Apjarova on the Qualities Needed to Succeed

    A Magician of Sorts - Karin Apjarova on the Qualities Needed to Succeed

    In this episode, Karin Apjarova delves into the topic of success. She and the host, Čedomir Pušica, talk about the colorful hobbies that shape her life and how these impact her professional outlook. They also discuss what makes for a good leader, how her team works with account-based marketing (ABM), and what helps Karin make decisions.

    • 34 min
    Rita Jakusch on How to Tackle Professional Challenges

    Rita Jakusch on How to Tackle Professional Challenges

    What makes change management processes successful? Rita Jakusch is an evangelist of diversely set up companies who is a strong promoter of communication when it comes to change management processes. The lawyer by training and MBA alumna explains her career transition into general management and how she tackled some professional challenges (especially in the change management sphere). She's known to be a passionate leader of change, whose first project was at a Bulgarian bank at the young age of 30.

    • 24 min
    Barbara Sladek, a Career Chameleon in the Scientific, Corporate, and Entrepreneurial Scenes

    Barbara Sladek, a Career Chameleon in the Scientific, Corporate, and Entrepreneurial Scenes

    In this lively interview, Barbara Sladek is a self-made entrepreneur who started out as a scientist. She talks about the differences between the scientific and corporate working environments, plus the important steps she took to build her business. The Professional MBA Finance alumna explains how calculations, finding the right staff, and making the necessary strategic changes are all part of a successful business.

    Listen to this interview to learn about different sides of management that you might not yet have explored. You're bound to learn something new and you will laugh too.

    • 26 min

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