The Fens

The most amazing thing is that when you talk to IE Business Schoool Strategy & Human Resources Prof. Ken Dubin the first thing you notice is that he is supremely competent when talking about serious stuff. Then, as soon as the conversation turns to other matters, serious or not, you realize that he continues to be extremely competent as well as displaying an incredibly serious ironic sense of humour!!
He says that the projects that get him up in the morning are those promoting networks that are both curiously inventive and collectively reflective. And those projects can be anywhere.
In this video he talks about The Silicon Fen and asks himself the question of how could Cambridge, a sleepy, if brilliant college town, become a world center of applied scientific innovation? Talent attracts talent –he says.

Floydcounting

Hey, you! As the song goes…

You don’t expect an accountancy professor to be much fun, do you? Well, the beauty of life consists of expecting the unexpected. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to Prof. Trombetta talking not only about the dark side of numbers and financial literacy, but also about one of his favorite bands, namely Pink Floyd.

Basically what happened was that I was given a crash course on the band, in Cambridge of all places, as well as brushing up on music in general. This guy loves to go around buying LPs. He bought six, and none of them was by Pink Floyd for the simple reason that he already has all of theirs.

Check out Prof. Trobetta playing the piano!!! And remember, if you need to balance your books, or just fancy a chat about music and life in general, you know who to go to…!

P.S.: Here is a recommendation: Don´t miss Searching for Sugar Man, Documentary Oscar 2013.

Photo Professor Marco Trombetta in theotherphoto.blogs.ie.edu

A Special Marriage

Strategic Management Prof. Caterina Moscheri talks in Cambridge about M&A.

Before Professor of Strategic Management Caterina Moscheri gives an address on corporate governance at a conference being held at Judge Business School in Cambridge, we have agreed to shoot this video about a “Special Marriage”.

8 a.m. We don’t have much time before she is due to speak, but on the plus side we are very pleasantly surprised to find that despite a horrendous weather forecast, the sky is blue and the sun is shining. So England 1, rest of the World 0. As Shakespeare said, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”.

In this video Professor Moscheri talks about one of the subjects of her research, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), and takes us to a rugby pitch, King’s College…
By the time we finish, the sky is gray and threatening rain. So now it’s England 1, rest of the world 1.

Finita la Comedia!!!

Professor Moscheri is fluent in several European languages, and runs almost every day.

P.S. Did you know that Pink Floyd is a Cambridge Band? Also she recommended an excellent film, “Moneyball”. You should try it!!!