I have always been grateful for the high-quality education that my professors provided to me throughout my childhood and early adult life, despite the limited resources and difficult conditions they faced in Brazil. Frankly, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today without their teachings. Until recently, I thought that gratitude was all that I could offer to them for helping me build my future and showing me that education is one of the most efficient ways to reduce inequality.
One of the main roles of an executive is to create value for the company and, therefore, to its shareholders. For this reason, value creation is a popular topic among MBA programmes, and the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) is no exception.
A few months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that a pandemic would come our way, causing the whole world to stop. I imagine that this outbreak wasn’t in anyone’s plans. My first thought was to abandon all my objectives for the year, due to the uncertainty about the future.