A Chocoholic’s Problem

A disease is considered rare if it affects a small percentage of the population. Ironically, there are many examples of such diseases. The Rare List, for instance, is comprised of approximately 7,000 different rare diseases and disorders affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. However, there’s one affliction that is missing from the list: chocoholism.

IE Business School Prof. Jeffrey Char is not only a serial entrepreneur with experience in social and technology ventures, but also a renowned chocoholic, who just can’t stop eating chocolate!!!

In this video “A chocoholic’s problem” he says that what he likes doing more than anything else is finding a way to solve companies’ problems worldwide, while trying local chocolate wherever his penchant for problem solving takes him.

P.S. Originally from Hawaii, Prof. Char is CEO of J-Seed Ventures and Chief Mentor at Venture Generation, a Tokyo-based venture community.

The Myth of the Idea

In this video IE Business School entrepreneurship Prof. Newton Campos throws out the provocative idea that entrepreneurial ideas are not necessarily always a good thing. It’s almost as if he’s issuing a warning about what can happen when you have an idea, namely that while it could be good for society at large, there’s also a possibility it might be bad!!!

Entrepreneurs and ideas go together. But, as is the case with ideas, not every entrepreneur is good for society. Hear out his examples, enjoy, but brace yourself for a challenge!!!

P.S. Prof. Newton Campos is the author of the book The myth of the idea. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from FGV-SP and an MBA from IE Business School and the IIM Indian Institute of Management. He is managing director of SoliPh Entrepreneurship and Educational Services and writes a blog on education and technology for the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper. He also chairs the Education and Technology Committee of the Brazilian Association of Startups.

Red Cross

If you listen to IE Entrepreneurship Prof. Marcos Eguillor for a second, you’ll get the feeling that he’s only telling you a tiny bit of everything he has to tell. He teaches entrepreneurship, he’s an entrepreneur himself, and most importantly he has volunteered for the Red Cross since 1995.

In this video he takes the time to walk us through what he does when he’s on duty. You’ll also have the opportunity to see him in action. I don’t mind telling you I was really scared in the ambulance – these Red Cross guys drive like Formula 1 racers!!!

Le Monde du Luxe

When you talk with Prof. Susana Campuzano it is inevitable that you will end up talking about the world of luxury. She also happens to have come up with a clever way of combining work and pleasure. How? “Well,” she says, “my passion has become my profession.”
In this video she explains how luxury originated from the decorative arts and the role played by the so-called fine arts.
It’s a real pleasure to listen to what she has to say about classic luxury, eco-luxury, show-off luxury… After all, it’s her passion she’s talking about!!! I guarantee you’ll like it! And don’t miss her wonderful French!

The Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Summiting all of them is regarded as the ultimate mountaineering challenge. Entrepreneurship Prof. Joe Haslam pursued that challenge until he decided it was high time for a change.

Ever since then, he has been doing all sorts of things – writing, entrepreneuring, teaching… – but mainly what he has been doing is sharing his passion for life…

Don’t miss his “mountaineering” tips for entrepreneurs!