The Internships

Although the London program has run for  decades, this is only the third term of the students having real internships abroad, so it's still really in the startup phase. We are about half way through the internships now and we are getting enough feedback from the students to guess a bit about how things are going,… Continue reading The Internships

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Doing Business in Prague

Czechs do not seem very assertive as a rule; probably as a result of the suppression of individuality under the Communist regime. Everybody was supposed to be equal, a part of the crowd, to be "grey, average, dumb, and numb". However, the Czech Republic is business friendly: there are multinationals investing heavily in the Czech Republic -… Continue reading Doing Business in Prague

Prague – Business Consulting

So the reason for this trip to Prague is that the students have an assignment here. Our partner in Prague picked two companies based in Prague that  want to expand to the US and UK markets. The Czech companies have questions about how and where to expand, how much to spend on setting up advertising and distribution,… Continue reading Prague – Business Consulting

The Morris Mini Tour

Thousands of Giant Robots Outside Oxford That isn't the title of an old sci-fi film, but it is the thing I will remember after suiting up in a spark proof overcoat to tour the Morris Mini plant in the Cowley area of Oxford, UK. The first car  made here was a two-seater Morris Oxford in 1913, assembled on a stationary production… Continue reading The Morris Mini Tour

Morgan Motorcars Wales

Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”  - Françoise Sagan The last tour on our trip through Wales is the Morgan Motorcar Assembly Plant in  Malvern, Llanberds Wales, about 140 miles west of  London. Later on we will tour a modern automobile assembly plant where robots make… Continue reading Morgan Motorcars Wales