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  • Lieutenant General John D. Johnson

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=979&code=solbridge0802">Lieutenant General John D. Johnson

     Leadership can be defined any number of ways, but when it comes to leadership in today’s ever-changing business world, tomorrow’s business leaders need to be self-reflective according to Lieutenant General John D. Johnson, Commanding General, Eighth U.S. Army.“We need to look back at ourselves and make sure what you want to be,” Johnson said to a standing-room only audience in the fourth-floor auditorium on September 22, 2011. “Then, set up a goal and spare no effort to go after it.”As part of SolBridge’s Platinum Lecture Series, one of the school’s important infrastructure pillars, Johnson keyed in on his own experience coming to Korea and the importance of adaptation to whatever current situation a person finds one’s self in—whether it’s being the commander of an army or working in a company. To illustrate the importance of adaptation, Johnson drew upon his own experiences serving in Korea and the importance of understanding and overcoming cultural differences in order to be successful in whatever one does.Johnson also had some advice for students who might wonder how they can shape and hone their skills learned at SolBridge to have that competitive edge once they enter the workforce. In short, not everyone can be outstanding in what they do without effort in the ever-changing and competitive business world.“Being a leader is not easy,” Johnson concluded. “It’s not only assigning what you need to be done by others, but also requires us to be critical, wise, and most importantly, organized.” 

    2011-12-17


  • Dr. Aye Mengistu Wins Top Honors at the 2011 Anna World Congress and Expo

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=621&code=solbridge0801">Dr. Aye Mengistu Wins Top Honors at the 2011 Anna World Congress and Expo

    In the first week of December 2011, Dr. Aye Mengistu won top honors for his paper, Quality of Institutions and FDI Inflow: Evidence from Asian Economies at the International Conference on International Business, Finance, Marketing & Management Research for the 2011 Anna World Congress and Expo, which was held in Chennai, India.Although no stranger to presenting at an international conference or having one of his papers selected for top honors, Mengistu was particularly honored because he recently finished his first semester teaching at SolBridge.“Being that I am new to SolBridge, winning was another joy for me as well as my institution,” he said. 

    2011-12-17


  • Dr. Aye Mengistu Wins Top Honors at the 2011 Anna World Congress and Expo

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=937&code=solbridge0803b">Dr. Aye Mengistu Wins Top Honors at the 2011 Anna World Congress and Expo

    In the first week of December 2011, Dr. Aye Mengistu won top honors for his paper, Quality of Institutions and FDI Inflow: Evidence from Asian Economies at the International Conference on International Business, Finance, Marketing & Management Research for the 2011 Anna World Congress and Expo, which was held in Chennai, India.Although no stranger to presenting at an international conference or having one of his papers selected for top honors, Mengistu was particularly honored because he recently finished his first semester teaching at SolBridge.“Being that I am new to SolBridge, winning was another joy for me as well as my institution,” he said.  

    2011-12-17


  • Chairman John Walker - Macquarie

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=620&code=solbridge0801">Chairman John Walker - Macquarie

    The key to success in today’s ever-changing business world, according to John Walker, Executive Director at Macquarie Group Limited and Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea is diversity.“We should be constantly innovating and changing,” Walker said, “because the market is not static.”Speaking before a packed auditorium on November 8, 2011, for the 12th Platinum Series Lecture, Walker talked about the history of the Macquarie Group, their inroads into the Korean market, as well as offering advice to students for how they can achieve success in today’s business world.In 2011 Walker assumed the additional responsibility, Head of Infrastructure Asia for Macquarie Capital. In 2000, Walker established Macquarie’s Korean business with only five staff. It now comprises 10 businesses with over 300 staff and has grown into a leading provider of investment banking services in the Korean market.“We’re not just an investment bank but a provider of services,” Walker said. “We just don’t give advice. We invest and develop assets.”To be sure, Walker pointed out that the secret to Macquarie’s success has been its ability to diversify. Every day 100 million people use essential services provided by Macquarie managed businesses from transportation (airports, roads, and rail) and communications to utilities (gas, water, and electricity) to aged care/retirement facilities.“The diversity of our income has been the secret to our success,” he said. “It is also the story of the future and the key to our continued success.”One of the things Walker stressed the most in his forty-five minute presentation was the importance of people in a corporation.“Initiatives come from the people in our ranks,” Walker said. “Our strategy is all about people.”When Macquarie first tried to break into the Korean market, one of the first things they needed to do was how to distinguish itself from other major global players already firmly entrenched in the market.“We had to differentiate ourselves,” Walker said. “We needed something that added value to the market.”This point of differentiation explained Walker, which added value to the market, could not have been achieved had it not been for people who looked at a market like Korea and came up with an initiative to enter it.“This comes from a management culture that supports initiative,” he said, “and that idea that ‘I think we can make it.’”Likewise, Walker emphasized that the key to any company’s success in a foreign market is its ability to adapt.“You have to know the region and know the market,” Walker said. “However, do not compromise on risk management or culture.”In looking at the Korean market and the success that the Macquarie group has had here the past eleven years, Walker“You have to think big picture and where you are going,” Walker stressed. “More than that, you have to think outside the box, to facilitate creativity, and to articulate the vision.”

    2011-12-17


  • Chairman John Walker - Macquarie

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=980&code=solbridge0802">Chairman John Walker - Macquarie

     The key to success in today’s ever-changing business world, according to John Walker, Executive Director at Macquarie Group Limited and Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea is diversity.“We should be constantly innovating and changing,” Walker said, “because the market is not static.”Speaking before a packed auditorium on November 8, 2011, for the 12th Platinum Series Lecture, Walker talked about the history of the Macquarie Group, their inroads into the Korean market, as well as offering advice to students for how they can achieve success in today’s business world.In 2011 Walker assumed the additional responsibility, Head of Infrastructure Asia for Macquarie Capital. In 2000, Walker established Macquarie’s Korean business with only five staff. It now comprises 10 businesses with over 300 staff and has grown into a leading provider of investment banking services in the Korean market.“We’re not just an investment bank but a provider of services,” Walker said. “We just don’t give advice. We invest and develop assets.”To be sure, Walker pointed out that the secret to Macquarie’s success has been its ability to diversify. Every day 100 million people use essential services provided by Macquarie managed businesses from transportation (airports, roads, and rail) and communications to utilities (gas, water, and electricity) to aged care/retirement facilities.“The diversity of our income has been the secret to our success,” he said. “It is also the story of the future and the key to our continued success.”One of the things Walker stressed the most in his forty-five minute presentation was the importance of people in a corporation.“Initiatives come from the people in our ranks,” Walker said. “Our strategy is all about people.”When Macquarie first tried to break into the Korean market, one of the first things they needed to do was how to distinguish itself from other major global players already firmly entrenched in the market.“We had to differentiate ourselves,” Walker said. “We needed something that added value to the market.”This point of differentiation explained Walker, which added value to the market, could not have been achieved had it not been for people who looked at a market like Korea and came up with an initiative to enter it.“This comes from a management culture that supports initiative,” he said, “and that idea that ‘I think we can make it.’”Likewise, Walker emphasized that the key to any company’s success in a foreign market is its ability to adapt.“You have to know the region and know the market,” Walker said. “However, do not compromise on risk management or culture.”In looking at the Korean market and the success that the Macquarie group has had here the past eleven years, Walker“You have to think big picture and where you are going,” Walker stressed. “More than that, you have to think outside the box, to facilitate creativity, and to articulate the vision.” 

    2011-12-17


  • Music Club

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=618&code=solbridge0801">Music Club

    The SolBridge Club is a space of smooth unspoken tones played by student. It is the place where students refresh their minds and charge their batteries by using their musical talents to communicate with variety of instruments such as the guitar, piano an flute.We tend to reach our souls while performing and convey the unity we have at SolBridge International School of Business.

    2011-12-03


  • Sol-Jumpers

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=617&code=solbridge0801">Sol-Jumpers

    The SolBridge Jumpers Basketball Club supports an active and healthy society. Since the club was established in 2009, the club has been promoting team spirit, friendship and health. The Jumpers regularly join tournaments and matches around Daejeon. We would like to welcome all basketball lovers to join our ranks.

    2011-12-03


  • Volleyball Club

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=616&code=solbridge0801">Volleyball Club

    The volleyball club is one of the most active clubs which has been in existence for the past two years. It owes its success the unwavering support and enthusiasm of its members and captains. Since it is a team sport, our team practices and trains hard together. Even though we aim high, we never forget to have some fun in between as well!

    2011-12-03


  • Corporate Advisory Council Meeting

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=615&code=solbridge0801">Corporate Advisory Council Meeting

    With the autumn season upon us, and the days and nights getting cooler, this is without question, the best time of the year. And just a few weeks before the midterm examinations, the Fall 2011 Corporate Advisory Council Meeting event took place at the SolBridge International School of Business.On October 6, 2011, corporate world executives from various industries despite their busy schedules met with the SolBridge’s top management team to discuss the progress of our school. Diversity as one of the most recognizable attributes of the SolBridge brand image plays a significant role not only in the variety of cultures presented on the campus, but also in a variety of the views, experiences, and opinions among the Corporate Advisory Council members.The CAC kicked off Thursday morning, when the doors of SolBridge opened for Dr. George Peterson, who traveled all the way from Kosovo where he is directing the newly opened business school of Mitrovica; Dr. Sang-ki Rhee, the guru of business biotechnology from Soon Chun Hyang University; Mr. Patrick Deruytter one of the leaders of industrial automation frontier at Emerson Process Management Korea Ltd; and Dr. Hae-Jung Jung, founder of M. K. International, with 30 years of business experience and a presence in more than 40 countries. Also on hand was new member of the CAC, Ms. Xianqin (Lisa) Wallace from UPS Capital (USA) who contributed her fresh view to the discussion through video conferencing.The event started with a welcoming speech by Dr. Endicott who talked about recent achievements of Woosong and SolBridge, such as ACE grants, new MOUs, as well as Jeffrey Miller’s Korean War novel, War Remains. The Dean of SolBridge, Dr. Jun, then took over talking in detail about the latest progress of the school, and involving CAC members into the live discussion regarding mission and vision of SolBridge as well as the brand awareness and students’ recruitment. After a formal introduction of the new faculty members, the members were introduced to the new version of the Strategic plan focused on Positive benchmarking with AACSB, and Financial sustainability, which were presented by Dr. Sergey Butakov. Next, Dr. Patrick Leonard presented the AACSB accreditation process, including comments from Dr. McCallaster, the mentor of SolBridge, who visited SolBridge at the beginning of the semester. The AIM project, one the most visible ACE programs, was then presented by Bob Graff.Financial sustainability, being one of the school’s primary middle term strategic goals implies that it is difficult to overestimate the importance of the corporate perspective on the SolBridge activities. On each topic CAC members proposed many fresh ideas, which will be given the highest attention in the new versions of the corresponding policies and strategies.After a short break, the CAC members were introduced to the top performing students participating in the Wisdom Share program. This was the first time such a program took place during a CAC meeting. This program was designed to provide a forum for students of SolBridge to meet and learn from CAC members’ expertise in successful business careers. The program was developed by the CAC coordination committee together with the Career Development Center of SolBridge. The session adopted a format of an informational interview: students were prepared to ask particular questions and in turn, got professional replies and advice. The Wisdom Share program as a part of mentoring function of the CAC overall was very successful. Though there is always room for improvement in the future, students this time remained energized, attentive, and excited. Our CAC members were equally gracious, untiring, and dedicated to impart their corporate knowledge with our students and contributed immensely to the future generation of Asian leaders.CAC Fall 2011 plan calls for more events of the Wisdom Share series this semester, including those through video conferencing and company visits by the students. The objectives of this program include: first, strive to develop diverse, professional, and mindful student personalities, and, second, ultimately provide them a job and/or an internship and be a good corporate citizen.After two hours of the Wisdom Share program, the session continued with the ceremony of book donations to SolBridge from the Peter F. Drucker Society of Korea. A special section was organized in the SolBridge library solely for the purpose of storing Drucker’s books. The collection of over 60 books of the bright and systematic information from the founder of the management science as we know it today is now available for SolBridgers, and will be supplemented with even more titles in the future.The Fall 2011 Corporate Advisory Council meeting was a markedly successful one given the issues and topics addressed as well as the Wisdom Share session and brief ceremony for the Peter Drucker collection. As we look toward the next CAC meeting, here at SolBridge we will do everything possible to address the action items before that meeting, and get to the next level where new objectives are set, and new, fresh ideas will be brought to the fore from our highly esteemed CAC members.

    2011-11-09


  • Corporate Advisory Council Meeting

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=938&code=solbridge0803b">Corporate Advisory Council Meeting

     With the autumn season upon us, and the days and nights getting cooler, this is without question, the best time of the year. And just a few weeks before the midterm examinations, the Fall 2011 Corporate Advisory Council Meeting event took place at the SolBridge International School of Business.On October 6, 2011, corporate world executives from various industries despite their busy schedules met with the SolBridge’s top management team to discuss the progress of our school. Diversity as one of the most recognizable attributes of the SolBridge brand image plays a significant role not only in the variety of cultures presented on the campus, but also in a variety of the views, experiences, and opinions among the Corporate Advisory Council members. The CAC kicked off Thursday morning, when the doors of SolBridge opened for Dr. George Peterson, who traveled all the way from Kosovo where he is directing the newly opened business school of Mitrovica; Dr. Sang-ki Rhee, the guru of business biotechnology from Soon Chun Hyang University; Mr. Patrick Deruytter one of the leaders of industrial automation frontier at Emerson Process Management Korea Ltd; and Dr. Hae-Jung Jung, founder of M. K. International, with 30 years of business experience and a presence in more than 40 countries. Also on hand was new member of the CAC, Ms. Xianqin (Lisa) Wallace from UPS Capital (USA) who contributed her fresh view to the discussion through video conferencing.  The event started with a welcoming speech by Dr. Endicott who talked about recent achievements of Woosong and SolBridge, such as ACE grants, new MOUs, as well as Jeffrey Miller’s Korean War novel, War Remains. The Dean of SolBridge, Dr. Jun, then took over talking in detail about the latest progress of the school, and involving CAC members into the live discussion regarding mission and vision of SolBridge as well as the brand awareness and students’ recruitment. After a formal introduction of the new faculty members, the members were introduced to the new version of the Strategic plan focused on Positive benchmarking with AACSB, and Financial sustainability, which were presented by Dr. Sergey Butakov. Next, Dr. Patrick Leonard presented the AACSB accreditation process, including comments from Dr. McCallaster, the mentor of SolBridge, who visited SolBridge at the beginning of the semester. The AIM project, one the most visible ACE programs, was then presented by Bob Graff.  After a short break, the CAC members were introduced to the top performing students participating in the Wisdom Share program. This was the first time such a program took place during a CAC meeting. This program was designed to provide a forum for students of SolBridge to meet and learn from CAC members’ expertise in successful business careers. The program was developed by the CAC coordination committee together with the Career Development Center of SolBridge. The session adopted a format of an informational interview: students were prepared to ask particular questions and in turn, got professional replies and advice. The Wisdom Share program as a part of mentoring function of the CAC overall was very successful. Though there is always room for improvement in the future, students this time remained energized, attentive, and excited. Our CAC members were equally gracious, untiring, and dedicated to impart their corporate knowledge with our students and contributed immensely to the future generation of Asian leaders. CAC Fall 2011 plan calls for more events of the Wisdom Share series this semester, including those through video conferencing and company visits by the students. The objectives of this program include: first, strive to develop diverse, professional, and mindful student personalities, and, second, ultimately provide them a job and/or an internship and be a good corporate citizen.  After two hours of the Wisdom Share program, the session continued with the ceremony of book donations to SolBridge from the Peter F. Drucker Society of Korea. A special section was organized in the SolBridge library solely for the purpose of storing Drucker’s books. The collection of over 60 books of the bright and systematic information from the founder of the management science as we know it today is now available for SolBridgers, and will be supplemented with even more titles in the future.      The Fall 2011 Corporate Advisory Council meeting was a markedly successful one given the issues and topics addressed as well as the Wisdom Share session and brief ceremony for the Peter Drucker collection. As we look toward the next CAC meeting, here at SolBridge we will do everything possible to address the action items before that meeting, and get to the next level where new objectives are set, and new, fresh ideas will be brought to the fore from our highly esteemed CAC members. 

    2011-11-09


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