The Global Nomad

IE Business School professor Mark Esposito is an expert in business and economics who is away travelling some 200 days of the year. He says, however, that the world is now a sole, converged platform. As a social media mogul and serial blogger he asks himself whether he could be a virtual economist? It’s well worth hearing what this consummate global nomad has to say!

Prof. Esposito has also authored and co-authored 8 books. His academic work is regularly featured in the Academy of Management Journal, as well as in The Economist and Harvard Business Review

An easy rider

Prof. Patricia Gabaldon talks about gender equality as she rides her scooter around the city of Madrid.

As she rides around Madrid Prof. Gabaldon tell us how her research is focused on finding strategies to enable working mothers to successfully combine work and family, and on exploring the reasons for the gap in men’s and women’s salaries. There is still a long way to go, she says, but I am confident we will get there. Don’t miss the song playing in the background – “On the road” by The Bowmans:

“Take me away, take me far from this place. We’ll find ourselves a little
time each day to break from chores of passion, and play. Take on the
mountains, the deserts and plains. Seek out the faces that threaten to fade.
Our prints in the sand, our names in their hands.
The bumpy road might break your toes, so you will never know. But I’ll take my chances, cut my losses. ‘Cause I would rather go.”

If you remember, in the film “Easy rider” two bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America, in search of liberty and justice. Prof. Gabaldon is also searching – for gender equality in her case. It would appear that some sort of idealism still exists, thanks to people like Prof. Gabaldon.

P.S. It was a pleasure to watch Easy Rider again. To tell you the truth I didn’t like it much when I first saw it some years ago, but I really enjoyed it this time. It just goes to show how our views and opinions change over time. Anyway, I highly recommend you give it a go.

An American in Madrid

I love Vincent Minnelli’s films. And I always have in mind films like Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Bad and the Beautiful, and An American in Paris…Doing this short video “An American in Madrid” with Professor of Managerial Economics, Gayle Allard, is the smallest hommage I could pay to such a great film director. In the process of preparing the video I also discovered a fine car we make here in Spain: The Hurtan Albaycin. Just beautiful.