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Prepping AEOs for back to school

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  • Aug 23, 2017
Prepping AEOs for back to school

Summer’s coming to an end and in just a few days, Western University will be bustling with students once again. And we know Ivey’s Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) students will be itching to get back in the classroom.

In the meantime, we asked Ivey’s faculty members for some fun, easy-to-digest content to satisfy our AEOs’ hunger for knowledge. HBAs, you're off the hook for this one – you have enough on your plate.

Whether you’re an AEO student, an Ivey alum, or are just looking to expand your business knowledge this August, here’s what Ivey faculty recommend checking out.

Associate Professor Jean-Philippe (J.P.) Vergne

New to the world of cryptocurrency? Not really sure what “bitcoin” means? J.P. Vergne recommends this 60-minute interactive introduction.

“Blockchain technology is at the vanguard of innovation across industries, and understanding how it works has become an essential skill for any business student,” Vergne said.

Professor Tima Bansal

Tima Bansal suggests AEO students check out these two videos on sustainability: her TEDx Talk and a discussion on the Dangers of Short-Term Thinking.

“The TEDx Talk is about how timespace compression, in other words the world becoming faster and smaller, is making it hard for sustainability,” Bansal said. “I also provide solutions to this problem — and it’s not just asking us to slow down. I think the issues being posed is important for anyone who wants to create a better world through business.”

Professor Gerard Seijts

For Gerard Seijts, two ideas come to mind.

A short film called The Science of Character highlights character strengths that are similar to the leader character dimensions that Ivey’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership researches and promotes. The idea is character matters and character strengths can be learned and practiced.

He also recommends an interview he did with The Clip, which touches on the make up of a “good leader.”

Assistant Professor Lauren Cipriano

There are three TED Talks analytics expert Lauren Cipriano suggests.