Final decision

Prof. Kriti Jain is very concerned about the decisions we take because decisions-makers tend to make judgements without having all the relevant info to hand. Moreover, most of the time, she says, what you see is not what you get …

Prof. Jain specializes in organizational behavior and human resources. Her research focuses on judgment and decision-making. She is particularly interested in developing an understanding of how individuals and groups carry out assessments of future uncertainty, and how personality traits, emotions, and decision frames influence judgments.

Let her tell you how your emotions get in the way of your sense of judgement!

Illegal drugs

Professor of Strategic Management Luis Diestre is an extremely competent researcher, challenger, and, most of all, horizon breaker.

He worked in the corporate world for many years until he decided to do an MBA to revamp his corporate career. It was then that he discovered the world of academia and decided to become a professor and researcher. He’s been recognized as the best professor at IE Business School on multiple occasions. Moreover, this year he has been awarded an ERC grant, quite simply the highest distinction a researcher can receive within the EU. Don’t miss him talking about illegal pharmaceutical drugs!!! He’ll broaden your horizon.

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

Geopolitical Alpha

There is nothing this man has not already done. Originally from Manhattan, he has lived in Europe since 1996, first in the UK, then Belgium, then Italy, and now in Poland. IE Business School Intelligence & Geopolitics Prof. Milo Jones has worked for Morgan Stanley in NYC and for Accenture in London, and also served as an officer in the US Marine Corps… Could this be why he wrote the book Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001…?

Here Prof. Jones talks about geopolitical alpha which, he says, is basically intelligence analysis structured in in such a way that it provides a useful tool for financiers and the corporate world in general. If that sounds boring, he adds, it’s not, not to him at least. It enables him to spend his days pondering wars, terrorism, pandemics, elections, and all the huge changes that happen daily across the full spectrum of economics, and to focus on their impact on the business world around us. Put simply it lets him explore current events in depth and think hard about thinking. Believe me when I say you don’t want to miss this.

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.