As it turns out, activities that engage you with people outside of your normal circle are great places to network. I will be perfectly honest when I say that I don’t have as much time this year as I have in the past. Because of my commitment to my family, work and school things such [...]
It felt like Winter Quarter had just come to an end and no sooner than I can feel caught up on rest and household duties / Spring Quarter had begun. I was walking from the parking lot towards Frances Searle to meet two new people who would become an intricate part of the next ten [...]
Professor Paul Leonardi was awarded several honors in 2012 including the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management, the Young Scholar Award from the International Communication Association, and Best Paper of 2011 from MIS Quarterly. All of us here at MSC extend a big congratulations to Paul Leonardi.
One of my favorite aspects of this program is how great it is when the projects we do in class synergize with needs my current company has.
For instance, our company recently developed a wiki application to enable our employees to quickly access information. Without being disparaging, the project was somewhat (to this point in time) [...]
A better title for this post would be that information *Properly shared* leads to innovation. At least that’s the thesis of Paul Leonardi’s Managing Information for Innovation class that our MSC cohort is currently in the middle of.
To be clear, most of us are finding Prof. Leonardi absolutely on the mark. All organizations and businesses [...]
Last week, I attended an IABC/Chicago luncheon entitled “When Market Forces Demand Change: Evolving the **AlphaGraphics Business Model and Brand” at Maggiano’s fabulous Banquet room on Clark street. It was a two hour networking and presentation event that roughly encased an outline of my MSC studies to date. Presented by industry giant, Liz Brohan, CEO [...]
I have embarked on a highly targeted mission that seemed impossible once upon a time, but I am now convinced is not only entirely possible but completely worth pursuing, and that is a career in consulting at Bain. Why did I think it was impossible? Well for starters, I don’t have a finance background, hate [...]
>What to expect in course load when taking Managing Information for Innovation.
Every week Prof. Paul Leonardi, assigns multiple readings. The initial reading grounds the subject matter by explaining the differences between information and knowledge. A combination of Case Studies and supporting readings are used to help dissect the case study.
The grade is broken down to: class participation, 4 writing assignments, [...]
by Mary Kelley, Class of 2011
The third quarter of our program was definitely my favorite quarter. The professors, Paul Leonardi, and Nosh Contractor, were engaging and both challenged us to think analytically and creatively. Also, both took the time to learn the names of all of the students in their classes—which for Professor Leonardi [...]