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I tell young managers: Follow the people, not the role

I tell young managers: Follow the people, not the role

by Emanuele Elli

Margherita Della Valle, Chief Financial Officer of the Vodafone Group and Bocconi Alumna of the Year 2022 talks about herself: from her beginnings in what was then a startup betting on the future of telephony, Omnitel, to financial leadership of Vodafone in an executive role still predominantly male  

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2023 OUTLOOK

2023 OUTLOOK

by Riccardo Sorrentino

Ten comments to look at the challenges of the new year. Last chapter: the views of Irene Tinagli, alumna and chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, on what Europe and individual states can do  

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On the phone to walk home without fear

On the phone to walk home without fear

by Andrea Celauro

Silvia Barbareschi, Bocconi alumna now in the third year of her doctorate at Berkeley, talks about her volunteer work for the DonnexStrada association and her commitment to women's safety  

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The value of waste

The value of waste

by Emanuele Elli

Replacing the concept of waste to energy, today we talk about waste to X, as explained by Giovanna Chiara, SDA Bocconi alumna and manager of Hitachi Zosen Inova, who also considers that no technology or source, including nuclear power, can solve the energy problem alone  

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The EU, the greatest revolution in modern history

The EU, the greatest revolution in modern history

by Camillo Papini

To promote the universal values of which Europe is guardian: democracy, tolerance, respect for human rights, liberalism and repudiation of war. This is how Giorgio Starace, the Bocconi alumnus who today is ambassador to Russia, interprets the mission of diplomacy. All the more so in a shifting geopolitical world  

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How Italy overcame Germany's opposition and joined the euro

How Italy overcame Germany's opposition and joined the euro

by Jennifer Clark

Perceived as unstable and therefore unreliable, with a political system that had collapsed a few years earlier under the blows of the Clean Hands investigation, our country succeeded, thanks to diplomacy, in an enterprise that seemed impossible at that time. Mauro Batocchi tells it in his recent volume 'La Partita Dell'Euro (The Euro game)  

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Learning that changes your life. Forever

Learning that changes your life. Forever

by Giuseppe Soda, dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management

Taking a newdirection, perhaps one never considered before. Taking stock of one's existence and putting oneself back in the game. The Svolte project by SDABocconi and Corriere della Sera has told many stories of change originated by the newskills obtained through study. From the stories of individuals,who have turned their careers around thanks to upskilling or reskilling, to stories of transformation and reorganization of entire companies  

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​Bocconi: Margherita Della Valle is the 2022 Alumna of the Year

​Bocconi: Margherita Della Valle is the 2022 Alumna of the Year

by Barbara Orlando

CFO of the Vodafone Group and founder of NXT GEN Women in Finance, Della Valle is committed to leading the international group and its operational centers through competitive challenges and digital acceleration and to promoting female empowerment ina vision of generational solidarity  

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Search for the governance you need

Search for the governance you need

by Camillo Papini

There is no absolutely best governance model, but there is one that is best for a given company based on the moment and objectives. Enrico Maria Bignami, alumnus and statutory auditor of Eni, discusses it  

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Titti Postiglione. From volcanologist on Mount Vesuvius to managing national emergencies

Titti Postiglione. From volcanologist on Mount Vesuvius to managing national emergencies

by Lorenzo De Belli

Today she is deputy head of the Civil Protection Department, but her passion was scientific research. Then, thanks in part to SDA Bocconi's Executive Master in Management of Public Administrations (EMMAP), she decided to become a civil servant  

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Jhonatan. From Prison Inmate to Third Sector Professional

Jhonatan. From Prison Inmate to Third Sector Professional

by Lorenzo De Belli

From drug dealing to a Bocconi degree thanks to the university's Svolte project. The story of Jhonatan Abd El Malek is the parable of a young man who had the strength to take his life back. It was recited live at the closing event of the initiative by SDA Bocconi and Corriere della Sera  

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That powerful social elevator called University

That powerful social elevator called University

by Andrea Celauro

University education plays a key role in promoting change and selfimprovement. This is emphasized by Bocconi alumnus and donor Erdit Hoxha, who from a Bocconi dorms is now a partner at Goldman Sachs in London  

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Alessandro Cristiano.  From Navy submarines to Amazon's supply chain management

Alessandro Cristiano. From Navy submarines to Amazon's supply chain management

by Lorenzo De Belli

Deputy commander of a submarine, the naval lieutenant decided to embark on a new adventure, changing everything from job to country. His story recited live during the closing event of the Svolte initiative by SDA Bocconi and Corriere della Sera  

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