Marco Mäkinen, experienced advertising agency executive, and Virpi Haavisto, professional coach specializing in managing creative organizations, sat down after leading a training session at Aalto EE. Their discussion pinpointed eight thoughts on creative work – read on!
Esko Aho, Finland’s former Prime Minister and Nokia’s former Executive Vice President, starts as a lecturer at Aalto University. We asked what the man who steered a small state and large corporation wants to instill in his students.
Finnish design house Artek now continues its life as part of Swiss company Vitra. Mirkku Kullberg, Artek’s former CEO and current Chairman of the Board, talks to journalist Ville Blåfield about the way cultural heritage can be turned into business.
Over the years, defining CleanTech became increasingly difficult, as its tentacles reached far beyond energy into manufacturing, travel and lodging, and transportation. In 2015, the message from Chrysalix’ Wal van Lierop was clear: “CleanTech has become fully embedded in all sectors of the economy”.
Accreditations and rankings help you make a wise choice about where to get a degree, attend executive programs or find the best customized training solutions for your company. “A degree is like a tattoo, it follows you for life,” says Aalto EE's Academic Director and Head of Thought Leadership Dr. Mikko Laukkanen.
Journalist and entrepreneur Paula Salovaara says the most valuable asset she gained from her Aalto Executive MBA years were the friendships.
The promise of high quality was very important to me as I was not just looking to do "an MBA" - I wanted to get the most value out of it. As a Finn, I know Aalto University as a trusted brand and an institution that delivers excellence.
According to professor Henrikki Tikkanen, historical and contemporary leaders share a great deal in common. Words Ville Blåfield, photography Touko Hujanen.
There may be room for a Nordic champion in leadership and organizational development. At least, Aalto University Executive Education is striving to test this hypothesis. The company has moved forward decisively since 2011, despite the gloomy economy in all the main markets.
Executive Coach Ben Nothnagel is Mr. Simple of leadership and self-development. He possesses a simple solution to your complicated problems. Interview by Reetta Räty. Photo by Touko Hujanen.