IE University Professors – Second Season 2013/14

IE University professors are a crazy and knowledgeable bunch who don’t think twice about revealing what makes them tick and how their passions in life often serve to illustrate key points about the subjects they teach.

This video features just some of the professors who gave us insights into their lives and specializations over the course of the last academic year. I hope you’ll enjoy this reminder of Soledad Atienza making marmalades for her favorite literary characters, Mario Esteban diving with sharks, Javier de Cendra’s passion for wine, Vincent Doyle’s love for his greyhound, Neringa Kalpokaite’s homage to Citizen Kane , David Goodman’s unwavering support for the Chicago Cubs, Daniel Kselman’s search for harmony, Amber Wigmore’s gracefulness on ice, Pedro Letai’s poetry, Andrew McCarthy’s appreciation of art, Julián Montaño’s thoughts on creating our own identities, and Leticia Ponce’s inspiring ideas about compassionate management.

I’d just like to add a very big thank you to all the professors who have been the subject of Other Side videos with such enthusiasm and good grace, and don’t mind admitting that I’m looking forward to discovering the other side of many more IE professors this coming year!

A moment in wine

It would appear that IE Law School Dean Javier de Cendra is passionate about everything he does. The same passion he showed in Maastricht when I filmed him talking about the role Europe still has to play in this world shines through as he talks about Chilean wine, with a special focus on the Viña Pérez Cruz label.

It looks like his passion for wine goes back a long way because when I asked him about when he had his first ever glass of wine he was very elusive…

I hope you enjoy finding out about this particular passion of his and about this fine Pérez Cruz wine.

Photo Time

Private Equity and Corporate Analytics Professor Simon Hirst has been a keen photographer since he was a teenager. The reason he loves photography – he says – is because photography captures moments that can never be exactly replicated ever again. Of course there are other reasons, such as the intuition involved and the technique, but he insists that it is the art of capturing the moment that he finds so compelling about photography.

The most amazing thing is that when you talk to Prof. Hirst the first thing you notice is that he is supremely competent when talking about serious stuff like finance, but you also notice that as soon as the conversation turns to photography his whole face changes, his voice as well… That’s passion for you!!!

Tea

IE Business School’s Strategic Management Professor Michael Aldous shares his passion for tea in this video shot around London. “Drinking tea is a quintessentially British thing to do,” he says, and so the discussion starts. Don’t miss his explanation of the important role tea has played in world history, and his thoughts on what it means to have a nice cup of tea…

Prof. Aldous has both the heart and mind it takes to stand out in his field. He began his career in communications, but when the sirens of academia beckoned he had the guts to follow the call and right now he’s about to finish his Ph.D. in Business History at LSE.
He’s extremely well read, a good talker, and always ready to explain complicated issues in a simple and kindly way.

Celebration

IE Business School operations professor Luis Miravitlles is one of those people who gives off instant good vibes. Although he didn’t actually say it, I can picture him going around saying “So far, so good…!”, because he believes that just the fact that we’re alive means we have a lot be happy about.
In this video entitled “Celebration” he tells us a nice personal story centered around famous architect Antonio Gaudi. Apart from all that, Prof. Miravitlles is a consultant, a regular article contributor, and, more interestingly, a ghost writer…No, he didn´t tell me who for…Sorry!!!