Welcome to my personal website! My name is Prof. Loredana Padurean and I am the Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning at Asia School of Business established in May 2015, in collaboration with MIT Sloan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am passionate about teaching & public speaking on entrepreneurship & operations.
I am currently working on an upcoming book on “Nailing, Scaling, Sailing - Evolutionary Entrepreneurship”
Special Feature - The BFM 99.8 Interview
Freda Liu and I talked about success, entrepreneurship and leadership, my research and so much more! Full Interview!
The MIT Sloan Executive Program in General Management (EPGM)
Just wrapped up a week of Executive Education with EPGM! Had such a great and productive time exploring the Jungles, Mountains and Oceans of the entrepreneurial journey! Thanks everyone who made this course so memorable!
Watch my video presentation! So excited!
MIT TECH REVIEW Keynote speaker CX Leaders Council 2018 – Asia Pacific OCTOBER 25, 26, 2018 | PT. DOUGLAS, AUSTRALIA
“Humans + bots: Tension and opportunity - blending human and AI skills”
The Ministry of Supply interview - A bold and unconventional thinker!
“When people hear that Loredana Padurean is a professor, their reaction is, "Really? You don't look like a professor!" They may be right, she’s much more than your average prof. With a resume that features 19 different jobs, including a stint as the “Fashion Police” on TV show in her native Romania, she is now an Associate Dean at the all new Asia School of Business, established in Kuala Lumpur in January 2015 in collaboration with MIT Sloan and the Central Bank of Malaysia.” Read more
OCTOBER 16, 2018
MIT IDE INCLUSIVE INNOVATION CHALLENGE bangkok Aug 24, 2018
Nail it, Scale it, Sail it - Entrepreneurship & the Future of Work
Back to Bangkok for the #MIT IDE INNOVATION CHALLENGE. 12 teams from Asia competed for the coveted prize and the opportunity to go to MIT to go to the finals! Good luck to everyone!
MIT Sloan - sasin action learning CONFERENCE bangkok 2018
Action Learning, a foundational pillar of the ASB teaching and learning approach
I was very excited to be in Bangkok at the #MITSasinActionLearning conference! MIT Sloan has collaborated with Sasin School of Management to host this event in Bangkok, Thailand on Action Learning. As an MIT Sloan Partner, Asia School of Business was invited to present our story of developing an innovative curriculum based on Action Learning.
Venturing to asia with vfa
Venture for America Training Camp 2018 Detroit
Emily Preiss, ASB Admissions Director, Chelsea Koglemeier, ASB MBA2019 and VFA Fellow attended the 2018 VFA Bootcamp in #Detroit, led by their new and powerful CEO Amy Nelson! Meeting the new VFA class and learning more about their exceptional experiences was inspiring as always. I shared with them some lessons on my entrepreneurial journey, based on the framework that Prof. Fine and I refer to as "Nailing, Scaling, Sailing - A journey through jungles, mountains, oceans" and met possible ASB more candidates in the Detroit area interested in ASB and our story during a coffee chat.
What's on my mind
Enough with the SOFT skills! Get SMART instead!
How is it that cognitive readiness, strategic and critical thinking, emotional maturity, leadership, adaptability, ethical and cultural sensitivities, self-awareness, political astuteness, etc. are usually called “soft skills” ? What's soft about managing diverse teams, perspectives and cultures, negotiating mergers, pitching new projects, presenting to various boards, handling and delivering critical feedback, dealing with office politics, conflicts and power distance, motivating staff to push forward, convincing investors to continue to believe in the mission, etc. etc. ?
More to come...