Category Archives: Reflections

Chaos

STORIES FROM THE PANDEMONIUM – How founders can plan for success

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) minds of startup founders, and how simple structures and good planning can help founders manage VUCA […]

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Machine Learning

Machine Learning Model: The Seven (St)ages

Investing in “AI” or, more realistically, Machine Learning is the fashionable thing to do these days (in addition to investing in SPAC’s, NFT’s, etc.). But does your fledgling start-up really need a Machine Learning solution? Vinay Muttineni MBA2021 helped build scalable machine-learning pipelines and products at eBay and Microsoft. In the second post of a three-part series, he highlights […]

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MIINT

MIINT Competition 2021: From sourcing to pitching

Impact Investing is growing in popularity as a career option for LBS students. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with extracurricular activities like the Turner MIINT competition help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, the team that represented LBS talk us through their experience of taking part in […]

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Changing landscapes in VC: LBS, LocalGlobe & Bessemer panel

Venture Capital is a popular career option for LBS students. The European VC scene is growing, with London at the epicenter. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with a range of extracurricular activities help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, Marco Napa MBA2022 talks us through the recent […]

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Startup founders

STORIES FROM AGRIPPA’S TRILEMMA – Impacting startup founders’ mindsets

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand the (delusional) minds of startup founders required to handle the paradoxical chaos around them, and how simple structures such as tetralemma and trilemma, […]

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Social Impact Week

Social Impact Week: Takeaways from the TechforGood panel

Social Impact Week is the flagship conference of the Social Impact Club at LBS. The theme of this year’s conference was Reinventing the mainstream, implying the sense of urgency with which firms should adopt social impact measures at the core of their business activity instead of merely paying lip service or greenwashing their way out […]

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Machine learning

Machine Learning: do you really need it?

Investing in “AI” or, more realistically, Machine Learning is the fashionable thing to do these days (in addition to investing in SPAC’s, NFT’s, etc.). But does your fledgling start-up really need a Machine Learning solution? Vinay Muttineni MBA2021 helped build scalable machine-learning pipelines and products at eBay and Microsoft. He highlights some of the things […]

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Launchpad meet the teams

Launchpad: Get to know the teams

Launchpad is London Business School’s startup pre-accelerator program connecting business minds with London’s entrepreneurial community to transform ideas into viable businesses. Meet this year’s successful applicants who are participating in this structured program consisting of 10 workshops to develop a pitch that is ready to be presented to investors. The program is based at London […]

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Fundamental Attribution Error

Stories from the Locus – How can founders change their perspective to succeed

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s aim to understand how Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE) and self-serving bias are the bane for start-up founders (and investors); and what can founders (and […]

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Venture Capital Investment Competition: The winning team from LBS

Venture Capital Investment Competition 2021: Our experience

Venture Capital is a popular career option for LBS students. The European VC scene is growing, with London at the epicenter. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with extracurricular activites like the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, Akshat Goenka MBA2022 talks […]

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