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  • SMF MBA Scholarship Awardees Share their Experiences

    £300,000 of SMF Scholarship Awards Help 10 Talented Engineers Attend Top Business Schools Wharton, INSEAD, Kellogg, Stanford and LBS are welcoming 10 awardees of the Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarship. The awardees each received £30,000 towards their study...

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  • Risky business: why you need risk analysis for your business

    Even if you have been running a successful and secure business for years, problems might still arise unexpectedly that put the operation in jeopardy.  Companies are at risk of all types of potential threats, from force majeure to cybercrime to whistleblowing on an internal problem. Knowing...

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  • NGOs and healthcare sector least prepared for cyber attacks

    photo: Solarseven Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the healthcare sector are the ‘least prepared’ and most at risk of cyber attacks according to a new poll by the Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) business research panel - 25% percent of respondents named NGOs while just over...

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  • AI: A threat or opportunity for UK businesses?

    SMF President, David Falzani,  explores the challenge AI poses to business and wider society.

    The hypothetical outcomes of AI for business have ranged from utopian to hysterical among commentators, with many focusing in particular on the implications of AI and automation for...

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  • What sectors can we expect AI to transform?

    Perhaps one of the biggest transformations unleashed by the AI revolution is that of customer insights. James McCormick, writing for Forrester, predicts that AI will be “rapidly assimilated into analytics practices” by the end of the year, offering businesses “unprecedented access” to...

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  • What next for the sharing economy? – SMF President, David Falzani

    While conventional markets and brands were under financial siege by the recession, the concurrent development of a global, data-driven, mobile infrastructure provided an answer to the strife: the sharing economy. Billed as a radical new, ‘alternative’ socio-economic system based on the...

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  • How to make the most of your alumni network

    The SMF alumni annual networking dinner 2017 Whether you’ve done an MBA or a regular degree programme, your qualification is not the only valuable asset of your course. Your alumni network is an invaluable resource and can have as much, if not more, bearing on your future than the degree...

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  • What to avoid on your graduate job hunt

     With more people going to university than ever before, the graduate job market is incredibly competitive. It’s pushing firms to demand that candidates arrive at...

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  • Does ‘Fake News’ Impact on British Business?

    It’s official! ‘The internet has been named the most important human invention of all time.’  Easy to believe, isn’t it?  It’s hard to remember what we did before the worldwide web existed and what we’d do without it. But is this true? Is this really a fact? If you ‘Google...

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  • Understanding the ingenuity process

    David Falzani, SMF President and honorary professor of entrepreneurship at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) takes us through NUBS’ ingenuity process which is at the heart of its entrepreneurship module. Ingenuity,...

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