Guy Pfeffermann

In Memory of Nazeer Ladhani

Nazeer Ladhani, a longtime member of GBSN’s Advisory Board, passed away on February 19 in Nairobi. My deepest condolences go to his family, and in particular to Aliya, his talented daughter who interned at GBSN – I believe it was in 2006 just as we were about to spin off from the World Bank Group.

The Voice of Business Schools Should Not be Silenced

Brazil’s Fundaao Dom Cabral (FDC) is what I call “a business school with a heart”. Ranked 8 th worldwide by the Financial Times for customized executive education, it trains about 40,000 executives from mid-size and large companies every year. All FDC’s activities are informed by a Covenant drawn up in 2006, which expresses the institution’s… Read more >

Connecting Dots in Time and Space

I much enjoyed reading a recent book by a former GBSN colleague and friend, Jim Dean, and his co-author Deborah Clarke: “The Insider’s Guide to Working with Universities. Its tag line: Practical Insights for Board Members, Business people, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Alumni, Parents, and Administrators.” This core of the book Ð as far as I know… Read more >

Are Skills Gaps Global?

The World Economic Forum recently issued The Future of Jobs Report 2018. The report is based largely on the views of business executives – mainly Chief Human Resources Officers in 20 countries. One of the key questions relates to what the authors call “emerging skills.”

Are Skills Gaps Global?

The World Economic Forum recently issued The Future of Jobs Report 2018.  The report is based largely on the views of business executives  – mainly Chief Human Resources Officers in 20 countries. One of the key questions relates to what the authors call “emerging skills.” These are defined as “the expected evolution of workforce skills… Read more >

A Parting Lesson on the Universal Need for Management Skills

Last week I had the opportunity to visit one of GBSN’s newest member schools, IMT Dubai, while I was attending the Global Education and Skills Forum on behalf of GBSN. It is always enlightening to interact with educators who are putting into practice the principle of quality, locally relevant education. IMT Dubai is no exception…. Read more >