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NEW TIMES, NEW WORLD, NEW JOBS

As technological breakthroughs and globalisation of labour markets are creating opportunities for improved quality of life for all, they also bring uncertainties and instabilities in corporate longevity, as well as individual careers. Automation, robotisation as well as technology adoption in general, coupled with changes in geography of production and distribution, trigger significant changes in the job market and skills required to secure a job. The World Economic Forum published The Future of Jobs Report in 2018 that forecasts only around half of the jobs will stay stable until 2023. The other half is either going to be displaced by machines, or will emerge as jobs that are more adapted to the new division of labour between humans and machines. The report also showed that almost half of the skills required to perform jobs will change by 2023. Although these estimates are based on a small subset of the global economy, considering the amount of change forecasted just within a few years, it is certain that most of the jobs familiar to us today will be different in 10+ years.

The new world seems to favour creativity, divergent thinking, emotional intelligence and people-skills. Many forecasts, including those published by the World Economic Forum and our Department of Education, state that these skills will be in demand for many years ahead. In addition, considering the global shift from permanent employment towards contract-based terms, the new generation will have to be very flexible, as the terms of job security will no longer be offered by the majority of employers.

The MINIBOSS Business School was created in 2000 to address these challenges of the new century. The MINIBOSS program is designed to encourage divergent thinking that helps to recognise opportunities most would not be able to see. By introducing a number of psychological concepts (e.g., visual thinking) as well as problem-solving techniques (e.g., TRIZ), we teach how to see and do things differently and take advantage of the opportunities. Giving the student a solid entrepreneurial background, we enable them to create their own employment options, rather than waiting for luck or perfect circumstances to be given by others.

WHAT MINIBOSS DOES DIFFERENTLY AND WHY EVERYONE NEEDS MINIBOSS

We see each student as a champion, a unique and talented person. We focus on helping students discover and develop their talents. We teach by asking questions and prompting students to seek answers. We teach our students to be inquisitive. We focus on practical implication of all the information each student receives in our or other classrooms.

Our purpose is to create a new and better quality of business leaders, who can transform the world and enrich its social wealth. Our mission is to reveal talents and develop entrepreneurial skills in every student completing our program, enabling them to become happy and successful.

All MINIBOSS students:
  • Develop their creativity, analytical thinking, calculated risk taking, organisational and communication skills;
  • Do not get rated for the amount of information they can accurately recall;
  • Create startups and start earning real money from young age, which is an invaluable experience in learning new skills - by practising them;
  • Learn about businesses and professions across various industries, and make informed decisions when the time comes to choose a career;
  • Learn that true success can only be achieved by working together.
The MINIBOSS program is designed to prepare for real life, and every child deserves a chance to realise their potential and to be successful and happy.

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MINIBOSS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

Not all parents commit to making a continuous effort helping their children learn how to become happy and successful in life. Some parents leave it to chance, and hope that their children will figure it out for themselves. Others are limited by their own experiences and expectations and don’t believe there is a better way.

We only support the parents and their children who make a conscious choice to learn and practise their way to success.

REALISING FULL POTENTIAL

It’s becoming evident that the traditional concept of a single specialisation that worked well for almost 200 years, no longer guarantees a high income or job security in the current unpredictable market environment. The idea of multi-specialisation has emerged as a way to reduce the risk of unemployment, and it is supported by the growing trend amongst ‘Generation Y’, who pioneered the notion of an evolving, multi-faceted career. The Foundation for Young Australian report suggests that today’s teenagers will experience a portfolio career, potentially having 17 different jobs over 5 careers in their lifetime.

Preparing to have many careers in a lifetime, often a few of them concurrently, becomes paramount in order to adapt and success in various professions and environments. However, the mainstream educational institutions focus primarily on the development of IQ, which is highly likely to make the students vulnerable to job uncertainty in the future. Some (more progressive) schools recognise the value of investing in the development of PhQ (Physical Intellect) and EQ (Emotional Intellect).

Apart from these 3, MINIBOSS Business Schools stimulate the development of 5 other intellects: CQ (Creative Intellect, the ability to innovate and develop creative solutions), XQ (Entrepreneurial Intellect, the ability to predict high return on investment (ROI) and take calculated risks), MQ (Managerial Intellect, the ability to plan and materialise an idea), TQ (Teaching Intellect, the ability to share knowledge and enable others do their best) and SQ (Social Intellect, the ability to see and understand the complexity of our intertwined global society, and prioritising goals and ideas of high social value over individual prosperity). We believe that only a well-rounded individual with fully developed 8 intellects can succeed in life and find ways to achieve happiness.

The 8 intellects are the Intellectual Property of MINIBOSS Business School, which is registered with the WIPO (UN, Switzerland) and the LC (USA).


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EARLY AGE

The research on child development by Harvard University has proven that the brain’s capacity for change decreases with age. The brain is more flexible early in life to accommodate a wide range of environments and interactions, but as the maturing brain becomes more specialised to assume more complex functions, it is less capable of reorganising and adapting to new or unexpected challenges. This early plasticity means it’s easier and more effective to influence a child’s developing brain architecture, than to ‘rewire’ parts of its circuitry in the adult years. This is why we recommend for children from as early as 6 years of age to start learning about the business world. Some statistics that support our position:
By starting education early, our students can expect the maximum impact on their future ability to see opportunities, develop creative solutions and materialise their ideas.

The MINIBOSS Business School accepts students as old as 14 years of age, however the older students are recommended to take some of the courses in the intensive option to be able to complete the MINIBOSS program at the same time, or prior to the mainstream school graduation.

New students at the MINIBOSS Business School are grouped in classes depending on their age and cognitive abilities.

FOCUS ON REAL LIFE OUTCOMES

The MINIBOSS Business School focuses not on what grades its students receive, but on the quality of life they can enjoy after graduation.

A typical profile of our graduates:
  • Self-aware: understanding her/his own talents and passions;
  • Confident: recognising her/his own strengths and having a strong sense of dignity and self-worth;
  • Creative: able to see opportunities and come up with original ideas;
  • Career-prepared: making an educated decision and a conscious choice when selecting a profession or industry of interest;
  • Analytical thinker: able to interpret information, take calculated risks and make independent decisions;
  • Responsible: taking responsibility for her/his own future and the family;
  • Socially and culturally aware: conscious of other cultures and able to modify interactions with people to achieve the best results;
  • A people leader: able to positively influence the lives of others;
  • A successful entrepreneur: able to realise her/his dreams.

LEARNING BY DOING, SUCCEEDING AS A TEAM

MINIBOSS Methodology recognises the unique value of learning important life skills by practicing them in various circumstances. This is the reason for the educational method to include 12 types of practice: business games, team building, masterclasses, business incubator, Startup Forum, National Startup Championship, World Cup Startup Championship, International Business Camps, City Camps, Business Tours, Business Festivals.

All practical experiences as well as the majority of classroom-based games are designed in a way for students to realise that they can truly succeed only when they work together as a team. MINIBOSS allows students to experience the situations, when they begin functioning at a new level because of the support and collaboration they are sharing with each other, achieving synergy and thus understanding the foundation of long-term sustainable success.

All of the above forms our unique MINIBOSS Methodology, which ensures effective and practical education.

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