We meet with famous people to get inspired. Kjell is famous for his unusual insights and his theory of 600 cities but this time expectations were even higher. More than 350 graduates and students of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia gathered for an exclusive webinar on May 14th to listen to Kjell A Nordström, Swedish economist and author of the world's business bestsellers (Funky Business, Urban Express) on the topic of Extraordinary Times Require an Extraordinary Response.
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Executive Education ranks the highest in the Nordics and Baltics for management and leadership development – for the 20th consecutive year.
The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.” Since 1983, Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School, where he is currently Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management.
In the early 2020 the retail sector was moving steadily not only towards increasing of online sales share but also planning to merge offline and online sales activities gradually. The COVID-19 pandemic situation reoriented consumers to do purchases mainly online in mere weeks. Online sales in some sectors grew rapidly two or even threefold. Companies had to regroup quickly and urgently look for answers to their questions such as how to reallocate resources to strengthen online sales? What should be immediately altered in their operational work and marketing?
It has probably escaped nobody that the world is currently facing some serious turmoil due to the Coronavirus. This chaos brings about big changes, both for organizations and individuals. Many companies have had to let people go and those who have managed to keep their jobs are often forced to work from home. In moments like these, people look to great leaders for guidance. Question is, what’s the appropriate response?
The Stockholm School of Economics believes in its graduates, because one of the results studying in SSE brings about is entering into a circle of like-minded businesspeople. They share not only the thirst for knowledge, but also the desire to make the world around them a better place. They believe that together it is easier to achieve success, they are open to cooperation, and they stand by ready to give a hand. They understand clear as day that the future of any country depends on everyone’s personal contribution to the development of society.
“For the sake of knowledge." This is the most common answer given by applicants to our EMBA program to the question “Why are you going to study?” Further conversation shows that our students have a lot of knowledge, and the gaps are in other spheres: there is not enough communication with like-minded people, there is not enough structure of the knowledge they already have, there is not enough time for comprehension of what is going on around them.
As we all see, things have accelerated over the past two weeks with lockdown of borders, introduction of a high alert regime in Moscow and general self-isolation regime in cities. In an effort to keep our students and team members informed, I would like to provide you a summary of recent steps taken by both SSE and SSE in Russia in response to the unprecedented situation with COVID-19 (Corona virus) on academic, practical and human levels.
"The Stockholm School of Economics provides first-class education that becomes a solid foundation for being prepared for any situation," our EMBA GMR12 students said. They share why they choose the School and their first impressions of us:Andrey Kotov, Stavropol (Finalist of the Leaders of Russia 2019 contest).
Andrey Vishnevsky, Kemerovo.
Maxim Ilyushin, Krasnodar.
The restrictions announced due to the spread of coronavirus have also affected Stockholm School of Economics in Russia. Unable to ignore health and safety of our students and staff, which are our top priorites, we keep monitoring the situation COVID-19 daily and taking all the necessary precautins to ensure the continuation of our activities.