Time, pressure and even stress, if handled well, can lead to great results, as demonstrated this week by four ESADE MBA students at the University of Vermont (USA), where they won the 1st Global Family Enterprise Case Competition. Joan Rigol, Banele Levin, Gloriann López, Filippo Checcucci and their coach, ESADE Professor Alberto Gimeno (pictured left), are an excellent example of teamwork.
Case competitions are a great challenge because they demand not only that participants think outside the box but that they do so as quickly and skilfully as possible. Joan, Banele, Gloriann and Filippo only had three hours to prepare each of the four cases and barely 20 minutes to present their results. Convincing the jury – a panel of renowned experts from the United States, Canada and Europe – was no easy task. The ESADE students were competing against 15 other teams of bright students from some of the best universities around the globe.
In their comments, the judges noted that the team’s innovative methodology – learnt in ESADE classrooms – was one of the main reasons for their victory. Congratulations to the MBA team for their achievement. We wish them many more to come.