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The Times: Doctors on the front line

An extract from the latest book by Mark de Rond. The book entitled Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital explores the courage, compassion and comic tragedy of modern war. It stems from Mark’s research over 16…

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The Guardian: The Boat Race

The 163rd Boat Race took place in London on 2 April where the Cambridge women crew and Oxford men crew were the winners. Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge, spent a year living with University of…

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Eat Sleep Work Repeat: The culture of teams

In a weekly podcast about happiness and work culture, Twitter’s Bruce Daisley interviews Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School. Mark talks about teamwork and culture, the Boat Race, and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, where…

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Doctors at war

New book by Professor Mark de Rond of Cambridge Judge Business School, Doctors at War, explores the courage, compassion and comic tragedy of modern war - with a few echoes from "M*A*S*H". The tragi-comic role of military surgeons in Afghanistan…

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The Irish Times: Hard skills get you hired, poor soft skills could get you fired

Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on high performance teams and hard and soft skills. Mark spent some living and training with the Cambridge Rowing team as part of his research. He says…

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The Conversation: How context makes PTSD hard to understand, and not just for Trump

Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes on war-related post-traumatic stress disorder and why it’s so difficult to understand it. “A better understanding of context – an acceptance that psychological reaction to ‘war’ goes…

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How context makes conflict trauma hard to understand, and not just for Trump

When US presidential hopeful Donald Trump jumped with characteristic abandon into the debate over post-traumatic stress disorder, his comments that some veterans are not "strong enough" to handle the mental stresses of combat were broadly criticised. War veterans, and the…

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The Japan Times: Serendipity: the art of finding what you’re not looking for

Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on serendipity in scientific discoveries. For Mark, serendipity is “routinely but mistakenly used as synonymous with chance events, luck or providence.” Read the full article [japantimes.co.jp]  …

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Chartered Management Institute: Insights: Boredom at work

Jermaine Haughton writes about boredom at work and why it could be dangerous. Even people in demanding jobs like military surgeons can’t escape the boredom, says Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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Medical Express: Have we misunderstood post-traumatic stress disorder?

In understanding war-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a person’s cultural and professional context is just as important as how they cope with witnessing wartime events, says a new study co-authored by Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation…

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