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John Beck - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Busting Stereotypes: The Greatest Goods of Asia

I was in Bangkok, on the last night of a whirlwind 8-country/8-day book promoting tour in Asia. I had been meeting potential students for Hult International Business School when I was momentarily distracted. I looked up at numbers that had been projected on a screen, and I was carried away in a kind of analytical reverie. Maybe the numbers meant nothing—well, statistically I was sure they meant nothing—but I couldn’t help trying to make them tell me a story. The numbers I h .. More...

John Beck - Friday, May 03, 2013

Good vs Good Amazon review: A great neoclassic !

Good vs Good is another of those intellectually radical works from John C Beck, who is not new to surprise us with the quality of his writing. This book stands out as having an apparently simple approach to the need of alignment and prioritization of those “goods” that would shape a more equitable world, but the core message I could read through the lines, is a fundamental hope of the author of a future that can build on universal foundations, rather than on excuses to be divis .. More...

John Beck - Thursday, May 02, 2013

“Why isn’t there a really good business school?”

A few years ago, I took a job as a dean of a business school in Japan. I did it for one reason: it seemed to me that there should be a really good business school in what was then the second largest economy on earth. I failed to transform that school. But in the ensuing five years, I have come to a conclusion that gives me some comfort: I don’t believe there is a really good business school anywhere on earth. But I am holding on to hope that there could be—someday. A year .. More...

John Beck - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Good vs Good Amazon review: Maslow’s Hierarchy for the social world

“Maslow’s Hierarchy for the Social World” would be a more apt title for this book. Its a new and refreshing view that reflects classic tensions and conflicts of today’s socially driven globally connected world. The author’s level of analysis makes it easier to see the forest for the trees as to the forces that are at the heart of decision making. I like the author’s use of simple and clear framework to identify eight categories (relationships, life, growth .. More...

John Beck - Monday, April 01, 2013

Good vs Good Amazon review: A refreshingly new perspective

“Having been enthralled by this book, I now find myself testing its theories at dinner parties, in business meetings and even at the hair salon! I must confess, I’m not a great fan of life manuals or business guides, especially the ones that teach you how to fix your problems in 8 easy steps. Thankfully, Good vs Good is not of this ilk. It is a comprehensive, compelling and very readable Big Idea that gently takes you on an exploration of your own choices, while teaching you how  .. More...

John Beck - Friday, March 29, 2013

Good vs Good Amazon review: The kind of book that never gets old or boring!

“It’s one of those books that you gain a different appreciation for every time you read it because it gives you a new insight into understanding others, and yourself, in various situations and stages in life. The significance of this book lies in the fact that it offers readers another approach to dealing with decision-making. It is substantially relevant considering the known common problems that plague an individual’s relationship with others, that are brought about by th .. More...

John Beck - Thursday, March 28, 2013

Good vs Good: Why the 8 Great Goods are behind every good (and bad) decision

Good vs Good is officially out now! Five years of my mental life has gone into this (So if I seem a little dumber these days, this book is why!). Amazon has a bunch of signed copies of the book for the first buyers. And if you like it, I would really appreciate a nice review on Amazon from you. Thanks to those of you who helped support me throughout this process … a lot of you will recognize stories in the book! http://gvgbook.com/ .. More...

John Beck - Thursday, March 28, 2013

Good vs Good Amazon review: A can’t put down book with facts, research and touching stories

“I read the back cover and I wasn’t sure what to expect. At first I thought it would be another self-help book, but it turned out to be a fascinating research book full of facts that provide solid support for the explanations of human behavior. Combined with very personal stories from the author’s closest friends and family, Good vs. Good enlightens you on the decision-making process of others and yourself.” .. More...

John Beck - Saturday, March 23, 2013

MOOCs

Here is some data with respect to recent survey on MOOC's http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/22/72-of-professors-who-teach-online-courses-dont-think-their-students-deserve-credit/ .. More...

John Beck - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Finally! A global award for great business school teaching….

Teaching awards are not uncommon. We probably all know someone who’s won one, and several more who should. Excellent teachers are the reason why many of us have been inspired to stretch ourselves beyond our limits, only to find that we are capable of so much more than we ever imagined. The reason we humans have accomplished amazing things is due to the teachers who imparted the foundational wisdom required for the leaps (large and small) we’ve taken. But good teachers don&rsq .. More...