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'HSE University Graduates Achieve the Best Results in the Investment Business'

'HSE University Graduates Achieve the Best Results in the Investment Business'
Sergey Pavlovsky combines a top management position at Renova with teaching at the Moscow State University Faculty of Economics, coupling his academic knowledge with the realities of the investment industry. What does an investment director do? How to start a career in finance? How do graduates contribute to HSE’s future? Sergey Pavlovsky answers these questions from the portal’s news service.

'We Created the “Uber” of Home Remodeling'

'We Created the “Uber” of Home Remodeling'
After graduating from HSE University, Dmitry Borisov and Yury Goldberg followed different paths. Dmitry built a career at KPMG and Deloitte while Yury became an entrepreneur. They joined forces in 2016 to launch a business. How did they manager to ‘Uberfy’ the chaotic home remodeling and construction market? Has it been difficult helping people overcome their aversion to remodeling? What’s the point in helping your alma mater? They answered these questions and more in an interview with the HSE portal.

'The Digital Economy Is Not Just for Techies, but Also for Economists'

'The Digital Economy Is Not Just for Techies, but Also for Economists'
How to wed economics with technology, break down stereotypes of women in IT and master the intricacies of corporate dress code? Victoria Korzhenevskaya, head of digital strategy for IBM Russia, explains this and more to the HSE University News Service.

'Dreams Are What Motivate Us to Succeed'

'Dreams Are What Motivate Us to Succeed'
What is wrong with today’s global political market? How can a spam letter change your life? Why do Russians consider New Zealand nothing but boring pastureland, and how can you conduct business there without once setting foot in a tax office? Valeria Kuznetsova, a graduate of the School of Political Science (now the Faculty of Social Sciences) who organizes tourism to New Zealand, told our correspondent this and more.

'I’ve Lost Count How Many Times I’ve Flown around the Globe. Economics Is an Adventure!'

'I’ve Lost Count How Many Times I’ve Flown around the Globe. Economics Is an Adventure!'
How a university makes a complete person out of you, how a CFA changes your life, and why an economist should never stop developing professionally — SIBUR Chief Expert for Investment Activity and Project Management Nikolai Tlekhgulov explains this and more.

‘Entrepreneurs Are “Restless” People with a Particular Mindset’

‘Entrepreneurs Are “Restless” People with a Particular Mindset’
Faculty of Management graduate Roman Malov is the director and owner of the V.I. Chapaev Chuvash horse ranch and the Yadrinmoloko factory whose products we buy every day in Moscow stores. He told the portal’s news service how experience on the KVN comedy team has proven helpful in agricultural work, how he brings his master’s degree knowledge down to earth in the fields of Chuvashia, why he isn’t ashamed of running a ‘collective farm’ business and how he plans to elevate Russian horse breeding to the international level.

'Your Environment Changes Your Perception of the Opportunities You Have'

'Your Environment Changes Your Perception of the Opportunities You Have'
Education is an ever-changing field. Which changes await it in the coming years? Why try to increase ‘awareness’? How does geometry help school-age minds? Polina Maltseva—who helped launch the Letovo International School project and is now creating a city from scratch for the Ascon Group—spoke about this and many other questions.

'My Job Is a Daily Example of International Relations in Miniature'

'My Job Is a Daily Example of International Relations in Miniature'
Understanding the finer points of international relations can be a valuable skill not only in service to the state, but also in business, where people of different cultures interact. In this issue of Success Builder, HSE graduate Konstantin Kaminsky, Deputy Director of Astons (London) explains how his activities as a student helped him enroll in business school, how to look for a job in London, and how to communicate on a daily basis with millionaires of all nationalities.

'I’ve Always Wanted to Be of Benefit to People and not Just Sell Them Something'

'I’ve Always Wanted to Be of Benefit to People and not Just Sell Them Something'
As businesspeople say: ‘If you’re doing what you really love, your business will succeed.’ This idea has guided SUP-club.ru founder and director Maria Smirnova. In an interview for Success Builder, she explained how people over 30 can overcome the fear of making life changes, how to make a customer happy in five minutes, where to go surfing in Moscow, and why it’s no longer shameful to be a political scientist.

'My Goal Is not to Make Money, but to Change the World and Make People More Self-reliant'

'My Goal Is not to Make Money, but to Change the World and Make People More Self-reliant'
The new workout culture has brought new popularity to the lonely pull-up bars that stand in residential neighborhoods across the country. Now thousands of people have discovered that they can get into shape easily, at no cost, and by working out as little as 10 minutes per day. WorkOut City Streets Fitness founder Anton Kuchumov explained how he turned street workouts into a social project, how he is getting Russia’s nuclear power plant employees in shape, and why he is no fan of fitness clubs.