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  • 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


  • DeBridgers Leave Their Marks in the Korea National Debate Championship

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=614&code=solbridge0801">DeBridgers Leave Their Marks in the Korea National Debate Championship

    The 9th KIDA (Korean Intervarsity Debate Association) National Championship (KNC) was held in Hangyang University in Seoul, from October 28th-30th. This time, the SolBridge Debate Squad: DeBridge was among the most actively participating debate societies by sending five teams, four adjudicators, and one Deputy Chief Adjudicator (DCA) to the tournament.More than that, we were able to represent the international student body of SolBridge by having the most unique squad in the whole competition comprised of Korean, American, Indonesian, Dutch, Georgian, and Vietnamese students.By putting our shoulders to the wheels, we accomplished many major awards. In the rookie league, DeBridge had one team enter the semi-finals winning 2nd and 3rd best speakers while in the varsity league, one team broke into the quarter-finals. Additionally, five adjudicators were chosen to judge the semi and grand-finals for the rookie, varsity, and EFL leagues. DeBridge coach, Sarabeth Trujillo, who was also the DCA of the tournament, successfully cooperated with other Korean debate societies to organize the KNC.It was only the second time for the SolBridge Debate Squad: DeBridge to compete in this nation-wide debate competition between 160 debaters of 80 teams from leading universities in Korea. Thus, it is noteworthy that the SolBridge Debate Squad as a fairly new team gained this success competing against traditional powerhouses such as Yonsei University, Korea University, and Seoul National University, which have debaters who have debated since middle school or high school. Furthermore, the achievements made by SolBridge Debate Squad were unprecedented from universities outside of Seoul. That shows how symbolic and meaningful the DeBridge accomplishments were, which have left a strong impact on Korean debate communities.DeBridgers all say, “We build bridges through debate” and this was quite evident at the recent Korea National Championship. The gap between universities as well as the gap between nationalities were all narrowed down this time. Thanks to the effective education and continuous support from the SolBridge International School of Business, DeBridge coaches, Joshua Park and Sarabeth Trujilo and all DeBridge members for making the impossible possible.This is just the beginning. Stay tuned for more amazing success in the future from the SolBridge Debate Squad: DeBridge.

    2011-11-05


  • DeBridgers Leave Their Marks in the Korea National Debate Championship

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=939&code=solbridge0803b">DeBridgers Leave Their Marks in the Korea National Debate Championship

    The 9th KIDA (Korean Intervarsity Debate Association) National Championship (KNC) was held in Hangyang University in Seoul, from October 28th-30th. This time, the SolBridge Debate Squad: DeBridge was among the most actively participating debate societies by sending five teams, four adjudicators, and one Deputy Chief Adjudicator (DCA) to the tournament.More than that, we were able to represent the international student body of SolBridge by having the most unique squad in the whole competition comprised of Korean, American, Indonesian, Dutch, Georgian, and Vietnamese students.By putting our shoulders to the wheels, we accomplished many major awards. In the rookie league, DeBridge had one team enter the semi-finals winning 2nd and 3rd best speakers while in the varsity league, one team broke into the quarter-finals. Additionally, five adjudicators were chosen to judge the semi and grand-finals for the rookie, varsity, and EFL leagues. DeBridge coach, Sarabeth Trujillo, who was also the DCA of the tournament, successfully cooperated with other Korean debate societies to organize the KNC.It was only the second time for the SolBridge Debate Squad: DeBridge to compete in this nation-wide debate competition between 160 debaters of 80 teams from leading universities in Korea. Thus, it is noteworthy that the SolBridge Debate Squad as a fairly new team gained this success competing against traditional powerhouses such as Yonsei University, Korea University, and Seoul National University, which have debaters who have debated since middle school or high school. Furthermore, the achievements made by SolBridge Debate Squad were unprecedented from universities outside of Seoul. That shows how symbolic and meaningful the DeBridge accomplishments were, which have left a strong impact on Korean debate communities.DeBridgers all say, “We build bridges through debate” and this was quite evident at the recent Korea National Championship. The gap between universities as well as the gap between nationalities were all narrowed down this time. Thanks to the effective education and continuous support from the SolBridge International School of Business, DeBridge coaches, Joshua Park and Sarabeth Trujilo and all DeBridge members for making the impossible possible.This is just the beginning. Stay tuned for more amazing success in the future from the SolBridge Debate Squad: DeBridge.  

    2011-11-05


  • Woosong Global Advisory Board Symposium

    http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=420&code=solbridge0801">Woosong Global Advisory Board Symposium

     “Educating Future Leaders of the Knowledge-Intensive World : Creating Innovative Platform for Co-Creating Educational Values”Date: May 31 - June 01, 2011Place: SolBridge International School of Business9:00-12:00Welcome: Dr. Sung-Kyung Kim, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Woosong UniversityIntroduction and Opening Remarks: Dr. Sang M. Lee, Chairman, The Advisory Board    Presentations by Board Members (Alphabetical Order)  President John Endicott, Woosong UniversityMr. Xiaoguang Fang, CEO, FG Consulting, ChinaDr. Nicholas Horsewood, Oxford University, UK    Coffee Break (20 minutes)  Dr. Thanu Kulachol, Senator, ThailandDr. Fred Luthans, University of Nebraska, USAMr. Robert Manchin, Chairman, Gallup-Europe, BelgiumDr. D. Clay Whybark, University of North Carolina, USA   12:00-13:30Lunch Break   13:30-16:30Presentation by Individual Board Members (Reverse Order)The Perspectives on Educational Innovation  Dr. Sang M. Lee, Session IntroductionDr. D. Clay WhybarkMr. Robert ManchinDr. Fred Luthans    Coffee Break (20 minutes)  Dr. Thanu KulacholDr. Nicholas HorsewoodMr. Xiaoguang FangPresident John Endicott 

    2011-05-25


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