Introducing GEMINi, a unique concept in Executive Education

Monday, January 18, 2016, by Eliane Karsaklian

Executives are too busy to waste their time working nights and weekends on homework. They do not need to be lectured like students. Executives have better things to do than work on pre-existing case studies about companies and problems that are far away from their own daily concerns. Executives should not be treated like one more […]


How Much Is Your Expertise Worth?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, by Eliane Karsaklian

You’ve been studying and working for several years, enhancing your specific skills and experiencing field challenges. You are an expert. But as you keep working in the same domain, you realize that people who don’t have the same expertise as you often ‘sell’ themselves as experts as well. And they take market share, and they […]


Culture Clash: Please, get me out of here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, by Eliane Karsaklian

After boarding a flight from Paris to Doha, I found myself alone in my row. A Frenchman was sitting alone in the row in front of me and a Frenchwoman sat alone in the row just behind me. Almost all passengers had already boarded and I was thinking that I would have all three seats in my row […]


The drama of nonverbal communication in International Negotiation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, by Eliane Karsaklian

It’s been 10 years since Jean-Charles De Menezes was killed. He was a Brazilian student mistaken for a suspected potential suicide bomber in the London Underground. To the witnesses and to his pursuers he was of Asian appearance. He was actually of European decent, but perhaps on that day he looked unshaven or swarthy or […]


In 1935, the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger suggested a thought experiment in which a cat was locked in a box with a Geiger, a hammer and a vial of poison. After one hour the cat was deemed both dead and alive as there was no way of knowing if the Geiger had triggered the hammer, […]