Preparing teams to lead innovative change
Henrik Bresman, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, is an expert on leading high-performance teams and the co-author of the top-selling book X-Teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed. Preparing teams to initiate strategic change will usually require strategic investments on the part of companies. He isolates three areas of critical importance towards which companies should consider directing time and resources. Management Issues UK – 18 October

Meet INSEAD’s MBA Class Of 2018
INSEAD Dean and Professor of Economics Ilian Mihov states that the school’s mission is to bring people together from all over the world. Current participant Shane Zhu from China, declares that “it’s impossible not to be international” at INSEAD. Indeed, such cultural exchange is the heart of the programme – and its biggest attraction to the incoming class. “It all summed up to diversity,” says another INSEAD MBA participant Alda Kule Dale, a native of the Congo who worked in private equity. “I wanted a school that would provide me with the ability to travel in a classroom”. Poets & Quants
USA – 18 October

Seoul urged to open up financial market
Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD Executive Director for Global Indices, says that the degree of sophistication and efficiency of domestic financial markets are important components of national overall competitiveness. The Korea Times
Korea – 18 October

What you should –and should not– say when fundraising for a crowdfunding project
New research by INSEAD Professor of Marketing Amitava Chattopadhyay has revealed that claiming your product to be both “novel and useful” may actually ruin your chance to reach the crowdfunding goal.  e27
Singapore – 18 October

Additional coverage:
UK – Growth Business 
Singapore – The Independent

Success attracts new players to private equity
Beset by historically low interest rates, few investors can afford to ignore unlisted companies, writes Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, and Academic Director of the INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative. LSE Business Review
UK – 18 October

Axioma’s Amaury Dauge Named Chief Operating Officer
Axioma appointed INSEAD alumnus Amaury Dauge as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, who will continue to serve as their CFO. Axioma is a leading provider of enterprise risk management, portfolio construction, and risk and regulatory reporting solutions. PublicNow
Canada – 17 October

INSEAD’s Fatas Says Central Banks Have Correct Stance
INSEAD Professor of Economics Antonio Fatas discusses central banks’ monetary policies on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”  Bloomberg
Singapore – 16 October

Additional coverage:
UK – Yahoo finance
Bulgaria – [http://INSEAD’s%20Fatas%20Says%20Central%20Banks%20Have%20Correct%20Stance]