You never know too much

Finance professor Francisco López-Lubián is as passionate about finance as he is about the cinema. By the way, he’s not only a finance professor, he’s actually the head of the finance area at IE Business School. He’s also worked for the finance industry for quite some time. But most of all he just loves films.
That’s why we decided to cast him as the main character in a finance crime movie entitled “You Never Know Too Much,” as you can see in this trailer for the film. Don´t miss his references to films like The Godfather, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or Amores Perros, not to mention The man who knew too much… Enjoy.
P.S. For a finance bio of Prof. López-Lubian please click here.

The Source

If you listen to IE University Design Thinking Professor Andrew McCarthy for a second, you’ll get the impression that he’s pumping out knowledge from a bottomless well. He’s so well read, so energetic and full of life, you can’t help but have a great time.

In this video he compares New York and Madrid, the digital and the analogical world, all this through Vermeer and Goya. It’s just a shame I could only shoot one video…

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed shooting it!

P.S. Andrew Peter Wallace McCarthy is a designer, innovation consultant and design thinking facilitator. He studied philosophy, political science, and the history of science and mathematics before becoming a creative director. He speaks and moderates at conferences and his voice has been featured in ads and audiobooks.

Hot Market Dog

Marketing Prof. Martin Boehm is not a market dog himself, but he loves hot dogs. In this video he explains how the market works while enjoying a hot dog in New York.

Playing a sort of devil’s advocate, he proposes that we stop for a moment to try to understand the forces that drive the market. He uses a Sanskrit concept, “Samsara,” to convey the idea that the market is just an endless cycle of desire for things we feel we need and which we think will improve our lives somehow.
It would appear that the market moves at the same speed as Prof. Boehm at the wheel of an Oranke Skualo, and that both are unstoppable…

Life in Venice

Dean Javier Quintana draws a comparison between the Metropolitan Tower in New York and the Campanile in Piazza San Marco, Venice.

Back in October when I first spoke about shooting this video of the Dean of IE University’s School of Architecture, Javier Quintana, he said he would like to compare the architecture of Venice with the architecture of New York, more specifically the Campanile in Piazza San Marco and the Metropolitan Tower. Coincidentally enough I had to travel to New York at the end of that month and had the opportunity to film some of the places he wanted to talk about. Then, in November, I joined him on a business trip to Venice. I had a great time, partly because there aren’t many cities that can beat Venice on a sunny day, or any other day for that matter, and partly because he spoke with such passion and knowledge about the two cities that I gained a new perspective of every corner, every square, and every tower.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit all the interesting things he said into this video, and he didn’t only talk about architecture, but also about music, cinema, and life in general. So there I had no room left to say anything about either the amazing Schubert or the fabulous Death in Venice (both the film and the book). I decided to focus more on the life side of things. You’ll be interested to know that Dean Quintana is really good company when it comes to looking round shops.

As you might have imagined already, there was only one way this could end and that is with some excellent Bellini cocktails at Harry’s Bar.

P.S.: Don´t miss Martin Rico´s (1833-1908) Venice paintings at Prado Museum. Only till February 2013.