Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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 Book suggested by Nova SBE Professor Carmen Lages.

Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness.

Coming to Our Senses provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

Is Data Science for Social Good Tackling Global Challenges?

Data is transforming the world, challenging the way we think and serving some of the most powerful companies. But, can we use it to serve social good?

The project Data Science for Social Good was born with this purpose at Chicago University, in 2013. A partnership between the Municipality of Cascais and Nova SBE brought the project to Europe in 2017. Its summer program trains data scientists close to the government and ONGs to solve real problem in different areas of public interest, such as education, health or safety through data mining, machine learning and big data.

The final presentations of the 2018 Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe will take place on August 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Nova School of Business & Economics’ Carcavelos Campus, followed by lunch. Get your ticket 2018 for the Summit of the Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe here.

datascience fellows

This event will bring together data scientists and policy and decision-makers from all over the world who have been intensively working together for the last three months to solve some of the most pressing societal challenges of the 21st century. To do this, fellows worked hand in hand with project partners to achieve one common goal:

Join the event and learn if:

  • Can inspectors get to an incident before it happens?
  • Can we know who is at risk of being long-term unemployed?
  • Can we identify who are the children at risk of non-vaccination?
  • How can we promote sustainable tourism solutions?

Dying for a Paycheck by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Miguel Pina Cunha Book suggestion

Are you logged at your business e-mail at your mobile? Do you have your mobile always with you?

Although it is not referred at your job description or at your employment contract, today this is an expected practice at a working environment.

We do all know that due to technology we work 24 daily hours, increasing the stress levels and the burnout causes. However it has an opposite effect on productivity.

Based on robust empirical work, this book reveals the effects of inadequate management and contemporary work culture on people, companies and society while it offers some clues to address the problem.

Hear from the Nova SBE Fellows

Raúl Galamba, MBA ’89, challenged Nova School of Business & Economics to launch a merit-based scholarship to award the best MSc talent in the school. Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence celebrates not only academic excellence, but also proven contribution to society (sports, social causes, entrepreneurship). The program is a talent development platform where fellows are awarded a scholarship and the opportunity to attend a set of activities to leverage their potential and their inspiring contribution to society and the world.

Hear from the 1st generation of Nova SBE Fellows:



The future of our world, of our society, depends on the skills, the values, and attitude we develop in the young generations. This program attracts, trains, and develops young talent to have a responsible impact in the organizations, in our society, and in the world in general. Meet the 2017/2018 Nova SBE Fellows, their background and aspirations and be inspired by how much they accomplish and how they manage to change the world with their deeds.

The Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence promotes an ecosystem where energy and creativity turn into deeds, setting the foundations of a future that is based on the values of openness, worldliness, and connectivity that define Nova School of Business & Economics’ mission and inspire students to foster creativity, responsibility and most of all their own talent.

The future begins

Every day someone like you, mindful and willing, joins us in this bold ambition of creating a top school based in Portugal to welcome the world and act upon it. This project is the collective vision of a community of insight and enterprise.

900 individual donors already joined us on building a brighter future. From those, 6% of Nova SBE Alumni got involved with the project and joined forces to invite their fellow colleagues and friends to embark on this journey.



The Classes of MSc in Finance ’11, BSc in Economics ’78 and MBA ‘89 are taking the lead on alumni participation rate thanks to the engagement and enthusiasm of their class representatives. It is remarkable how the alumni involved found on the project the opportunity of telling their stories, honor colleagues or discuss ideas to promote the growth of Nova SBE community.

The progress of this campaign is a milestone in the history of Nova SBE and of Portugal. €5.000.000 + have already been raised by individual donations but we challenge you to join us on building the future. With your contribution history can be made again: accomplish 10% of Nova SBE Alumni involvement by September 2018.

To celebrate this project we are pleased to welcome all the Nova SBE Community to visit the School of the Future and attend the “Hello Carcavelos” Alumni Party in September 29th (get your ticket here).

Welcome to the Alumni Club!


Today, we have a responsibility to be braver, to be stronger, to be who we are despite the World’s challenges – to do better.

We are a group coming together with a purpose - to create something bigger than ourselves - to look forward and improve people’s lives.

We are a diverse community of bold people committed to changing the World with the help of each other.
We are the goodhearted, the volunteers, the friends, the partners, the doers, the self-driven; we are the changemakers of tomorrow.

Let’s build a bright future together.


We aim to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection among Nova SBE Alumni, between Alumni and current students, between Alumni and the school, and between Alumni and society.

With this mission, the Alumni Club is responsible for developing initiatives to promote the network of members and ensure their connection with the school.

As Alumni of Nova SBE, we belong to a proud and valuable community.


After deep reflection, with the help of McKinsey and steered by a group of Alumni, we decided to launch the Nova SBE Alumni Club. Nova SBE Alumni Club is governed by a Supervisory Board, responsible for the club’s guidelines as well as the election of the Executive Committee.

Meet our Supervisory Board of 30 Alumni, and the team of 5 Executive Committee members.
None of this would be possible without our network of Class Ambassadors. Meet them.


We are celebrating our Nova SBE memories together at the Alumni Party ’17 next December 21st.

You really don’t want to miss this opportunity to party and say goodbye to our beloved Campolide Campus.

Register and join the Facebook event. Make sure your colleagues are coming too!