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INSEAD a negyedik legjobb üzleti iskola

2020/01/27

Kedves Barátaim,

Az előbb kaptuk az alábbi rövid hírt egykori iskolánk dékánjától. Az öröm oka nem csak egy alumnus öröme az Alma Mater sikere láttán, hanem összefügg mindazzal, amit az MbJ (Management by Jesus) tanít: a francia iskola felvállalta, hogy a mai napig meg sem kísérelte, hogy állami támogatást kapjon, kizárólag adományokból (főleg a végzősökéből) és szakmai bevételeiből él. Mondhatnánk úgy is, hogy a piacból, azaz azokból, akiknek szolgálatot tesz. De amint Mohov Dean hangsúlyozza, az iskola elkötelezett a társadalmi felelősségvállalásban, és erre neveli növendékeit is. És ez nem PR fogás, hanem következesen vállalt hivatás, Tanulhatunk tőlük.

barátotok Ulrich

Dear Ulrich,

Today, the Financial Times announced their latest global MBA rankings. This year, the INSEAD MBA programme is ranked #4, after Harvard, Wharton and Stanford.

I want to acknowledge the improvement in how alumni rank our Career Development offerings following significant investment since 2015. It is also great to see – for the first time – alumni from other schools ranking INSEAD as a top-four school they would hire from. I also want to point out that the FT ranking has started to measure content taught around CSR, a step in the direction that we are going as a school by fostering research and teaching around business as a force for good.

I thank our board, faculty, staff and everyone who has contributed to our result this year and look forward to working together to build on this moving forward.

Sincerely,
 
Ilian Mihov
Dean of INSEAD

2020. január 27.

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time “A” year 2020

2020/01/25

Career correction

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled: Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen. From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him. He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.  Mt 4:12-23

 

Motto: „From that time on, Jesus began to preach.” – Jesus changed career. He left the business behind which he had inherited from his foster father and the place where the business was located, Nazareth. Then he began a completely new life. When he announced to the people that they should convert, he had just started radically new. When he called his disciples to follow him so that he would make them fishers of men, he himself became a fisher of men. He was their example in everything. The disciples also had to give up their way of living, they way they won their bread, their home and their security. Today everybody needs to change their career at least two or three times due to the changes in technology and social structure. Many are worried about this and many are worried about any kind of change. However, the community of apostles has been existing for 2000 years because it was not afraid of changes. Often, it was at the forefront of changes. It is good to know that Jesus is also going around today an he is calling people to follow him. He is setting those free who are willing to undertake it.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time “A” year 2020

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time “A” year (2020)

2020/01/18

Priority 1.0 What was first?

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” Jn 1:29-34

Priority 2.0: Who is first?

Motto: “Because he existed before me.” – According to Western logic, whatever is exists earlier is likely to be the reason and what comes later is the effect. Therefore, Jesus, who existed before John, would be the reason for John’s mission. How is that? Did not John leap of joy in his mother’s womb and was not his pregnancy already in its six’ month when Jesus was conceived? John was well aware that his cousin was born after him according to the material order. Yet, He was ahead of him in the cosmic order. Being ahead does not only refer to timing but also to hierarchy. According to the rules of protocol Jesus was definitely ahead of him. John is the messenger and like a royal herald who announces the arrival of the ruler, John announces the one who is coming after him. He, John, received his mission from an even more distinguished place: from the Father, whom refers to as “the one who sent me”. Therefore, he becomes a witness to the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. In this function he is only overtaken by the angels.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19.01.2020 Jn 1:29-34

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – “A” year (2020)

2020/01/11

Heaven opened

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying,
“I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.
After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Mt 3:13-17

 

The 4 elements

Motto: “He came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him.” – the people of ancient times believed that the world consisted of four elements. According to the teaching of Aristotle each of these basic elements had a pair of characteristics: earth – dry and cold; air – wet and warm; fire – dry and warm; water – wet and cold. With the discovery of the atomic particles this teaching was chased out of science into the occult sciences where it has believers to this day. This is how it appears in Dan Brown’s novel. In ‘Angels and Demons’ he creates a crime story around this ancient teaching. The illuminati mark the hand of their high-priestly sacrifices with an occult stamp which is the symbol of the four prime elements. This author who produces crime stories with surprising twists follows the logic of a pattern which he keeps repeating. Some sort of secret society constantly opposes the power of the Church which Brown simply calls Vatican and intends to destroy it. The secret society does so in the name of science, if the ‘symbolism’ can count as such. However, symbolism belongs into the field of semiotics, a branch of linguistics which deals with symbols and their meaning. It deals with symbols as codes. The master in this field is Umberto Eco, who – according to my humble opinions is much more readable than Dan Brown. Furthermore, he is a true international expert in the world of symbols. He brought a renaissance to the study of symbols. We could also be inspired by the understanding of the richness of symbols in the gospels. At Jesus’ the baptism the element of water meets the element of air. “He came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him.” It is interesting how Mathew stresses the connection, even synchronicity of the two events. And behold, for the Greek both elements are ‘wet’. In contrast, fire and earth are ‘dry’ elements. The Holy Spirt will appear in the form of fire at Pentecost. The color of earth in iconography is white and its symbol is the nursing mother. So, we have arrived at Mary who is also a connection to heaven. This is how we become God’s children in baptism: we are marked with the elements. And we hear the words: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 12.01.20.20

 

2nd Sunday after Christmas Day

2020/01/03

Verb 1.0

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.

A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision
but of God.

And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only-begotten Son,
full of grace and truth.

John testified to him and cried out, saying,
“This was he of whom I said,
‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.'”
From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace,
because while the law was given through Moses,
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God.
The only-begotten Son, God, who is at the Father’s side,
has revealed him. Jn 1:1-18

VERB 2.0

Motto: “All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be.” – Behold, in the wake of the Epiphany we read and reflect on the highest words of the Gospel, the words of the poet and prophet John. One cannot ever ponder upon them enough! While we tend to make the incarnation in Bethlehem a very human event so that we can possess it, John places this event into the limitlessness of the cosmos. Truly, the Word became flesh. Moreover, He made His dwelling amongst us. He did not only appear like a Greek God, like a tourist. He lived a complete life from birth to death. We share this experience. But the way John expresses this, remains mysterious. What does it mean: “In the beginning was the Word”? Last time I introduced it as the acting prime energy, the force that brought about the Big Bang. This way, it is the moving force behind all action. The Hungarian language reflects this in an amazing way.’ Ige’ – meaning ‘word’ in Hungarian – is also a grammatical term. ‘Ige’, “a verb, from the Latin verbum, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action, an occurrence, or a state of being.  In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice. A verb may also agree with the person, gender or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object.” (from Wikipedia)

In other words, all aspects of existence are included. Active as well as passive; everything that happens to us and how we act upon others. No matter who and how many are acting, whether they are acting today or tomorrow, or whether they allow things to happen. The Word Janos is talking about existed before anything came into being. And it does not cease to be. Don’t we imagine God like that? Therefore, it is even more amazing that He became flesh, finite. And we saw His glory.

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph “A” year (2019)

2019/12/28

Obedience

When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.” Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, Out of Egypt I called my son.

When Herod had died, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” He rose, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go back there. And because he had been warned in a dream, he departed for the region of Galilee. He went and dwelt in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, He shall be called a Nazorean.  Mt 2:13-15, 19-23

 

The Flight to Egypt

Motto: “Rise, take the child and his mother” – Two times, Joseph got this order from the Angel of the Lord. He obeyed without delay and therefore, he and his family lost their home country. And without hesitation he returned home once the danger was over. He did not assess the actual political situation but entrusted himself and his family to the Lord of History. And the Lord of History even mandates a special role for an insignificant little town like Nazareth. Because He had promised to do so a long, long time ago. While many have forgotten this promise, God did not. God keeps all His promises. And those who believe that they are the makers of history, like Herod, only live on in our memory because their fate somewhere crossed with Jesus’. Of course, simple people like Joseph are afraid of those who make history. Those are powerful. But in the end, it becomes obvious very quickly, that those with whom the Lord is, have nothing to fear. And in a very special way, God entrusts Himself to this kind of little people. To us!

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 29.12.2019

 

Évközi 3. vasárnap “A” év (2020)

2019/12/26

Pályaválasztás

Amikor Jézus meghallotta, hogy Keresztelő Jánost fogságba vetették, visszatért Galileába. Elhagyta Názáretet, és a tengerparti Kafarnaumban telepedett le, Zabulon és Neftali vidékén, hogy beteljesedjék, amit Izajás próféta mondott: „Zabulon földje és Neftali földje, a tenger útja, a Jordán vidéke, a pogányok Galileája: A sötétben lakó nép nagy fényt lát, és fény virrad a halál honában s árnyékában ülőkre.

Ettől kezdve Jézus tanítani kezdett. Ezt hirdette: Térjetek meg, mert elközelgett a mennyek országa! A Galileai-tenger mentén járva meglátott két testvért: Simont, akit Péternek is neveznek, és Andrást, a testvérét. Éppen hálót vetettek a tengerbe, mert halászok voltak. Így szólt hozzájuk: „Kövessetek engem, és én emberek halászává teszlek titeket!” Erre azok otthagyták hálóikat és követték őt. Amint onnan továbbment, meglátott másik két testvért is: Zebedeus fiát, Jakabot és testvérét, Jánost. Apjukkal, Zebedeussal a hálóikat javították a csónakban. Őket is elhívta. Ők is otthagyták a csónakokat és az apjukat, és követték őt Jézus pedig bejárta egész Galileát. Tanított a zsinagógákban, hirdette a mennyek országa örömhírét, és meggyógyított a nép körében minden betegséget és minden gyötrelmet. Mt 4, 12-23

 

Életmódváltás

Ettől kezdve Jézus tanítani kezdett. – Jézus pályát módosított. Otthagyta a nevelőapjától öröklött vállalkozást, annak telephelyét, Názáretet, és teljesen új életet kezdett, Amikor azt hirdette a népnek, hogy térjen meg, mögötte volt saját radikális új kezdete. Amikor felszólította a leendő tanítványokat, hogy kövessék őt, és emberhalásszá teszi őket, maga is emberhalásszá vált, mindenben példaképükké! A tanítványoknak is fel kellett adniuk addigi életmódjukat és megélhetésüket, lakhelyüket és biztonságukat. Bővebben…