Learning Curve focuses on the challenges of equipping students with the skills needed for jobs that do not yet exist. We also explore the role of private schools in Swiss society and address how Switzerland aims to maintain its competitive edge as a premium leader in education.
How to create a memorable hotel experience
„Hospitality management is shifting from service in large hotels to the creation of unique experiences,“ says Benoit-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education, one of the world’s most prestigious hospitality management schools. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, he discusses how he prepares his graduates to create an exceptional hotel experience that guests are willing to pay for.
The health benefits of chess
„Chess can be compared to life… The pieces on the board are the elements of matter, energy, space and time,“ says Roberto Schenker, teacher at Chess4Kids. He tells CNNMoney Switzerland how the game calms aggressive behavior and why the strategy game should be taught in schools from the age of four.
Chinese seek Swiss expertise in family businesses
In China, family businesses are now being passed from the first to second generation. In Switzerland, some family companies are already in their seventh or eighth generation. „The Chinese come to the heart of Europe to learn innovation, creativity, and more importantly the succession of family business,“ says Philipp Boksberger, CEO of the CEIBS Zurich Campus.
Entrepreneurship is trending
Following your passion and seeing an idea come to life seems to be what the younger part of the workforce wants. In dialogue with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, Diana Ritchie of Business Opportunities Anywhere says that while the education system is not necessarily geared to the future entrepreneur, Swiss universities are full of encouragement.
Careers start at age seven
Feel stuck in your job? If so, no surprise given that most of us choose a career as early as age seven. Parents and the media are the biggest influencers when it comes to deciding on a professional path. CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne talks to Andrea Delannoy, president of female empowerment organization MOD-ELLE, to find out what she is doing to open the minds of children who still think of certain roles as gender-specific.
What do I contribute to the world?
By asking ourselves uncomfortable questions at work we can quickly learn if we are still motivated. In a discussion with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, Dr. Björn Müller and Dr. Anaïs Sägesser of STRIDE: unSchool for Entrepreneurial Leadership, explain why they’ve made it their mission to ensure that lost motivation is found once again.
St. Gallen Symposium: Young leaders optimistic about future careers
The future is bright: 89% of tomorrow’s leaders are optimistic about their future careers, and 53% are even „excited“, seeing „a world of possibility.” This according to the latest Global Perspectives Barometer study by the St. Gallen Symposium and the GFK Verein released today. Join us as we explore the topic of the upcoming St. Gallen Symposium – “beyond the end of work” – with a panel of guests including Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO of IKEA Switzerland, Raphael Schaad, entrepreneur and innovation coach, and Kaspar Köchli, project manager of the study. CNNMoney Switzerland is an official media partner of the 48th St. Gallen Symposium
Accelerating change in education
Computational thinking, coding, and hacking are the essential skills needed for Switzerland to maintain its competitive edge. In a conversation with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, the founder of We Are Play Lab Foundation, Cristina Riesen, explains how Switzerland is leading the way when it comes to transforming education.
Listen and you will go far
Listening is the most important skill of the future. That’s according to Professor Peter Lorange, chairman of Lorange Network. In conversation with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, Lorange explains why employers need to break with tradition and start looking for employees with unconventional career paths.
Learning needs to go beyond the classroom, says ICSZ head
Families who move around a lot, especially from country to country can face a number of challenges. These include keeping the education of their children on track. A private school in Zurich is trying to help them cope with changes such as a different school system, as well as sometimes new languages. Amanda Kayne has met the Head of the Inter-Community School Zurich, Mary-Lyn Campbell, who told us more about her approach.
Passion is the key to success
Staying true to your passion is the theme of Learning Curve. CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne speaks to Patrick Cettier, Faculty ETH Zurich, CEO & Founder Prio Partners. He explains why a CV that successfully demonstrates consistency across what you love, will get employers falling at your feet.
„Fasting can help fight Alzheimer’s disease“
Brought up in the slums of India by his teacher mother, Lawrence Rajendran, Head of Cell- and System Biology at the University of Zurich, tells CNNMoney Switzerland why there is a disconect between education and employment. He explains how the world could better tap the resources that comes out of rural universities. „Lawrie“, as he is fondly called, stands by fasting in your middle age as a means to curing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. He is also the founder of Sciencematters.io, a new online platform in Zurich with global ambitions to put observation back at the core of the scientific work.