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!

A Chinese Version

IE Business School Dean, Sanitiago Iniguez, is always on the go, ready to spread education around the world. As a matter of fact some call Dean Iniguez: the globe-trotter Dean!!! Not so long ago he was in China to present the Chinese version of his book “The Learning Curve.”

Here he talks about how globalization has to deal simultaneously with global and local driving forces, using Shanghai’s skyline to illustrate how these forces are interwoven.

He also says that good managers are only made over time. Don’t miss his tips on how to become a good manager!!!

Tea

IE Business School’s Strategic Management Professor Michael Aldous shares his passion for tea in this video shot around London. “Drinking tea is a quintessentially British thing to do,” he says, and so the discussion starts. Don’t miss his explanation of the important role tea has played in world history, and his thoughts on what it means to have a nice cup of tea…

Prof. Aldous has both the heart and mind it takes to stand out in his field. He began his career in communications, but when the sirens of academia beckoned he had the guts to follow the call and right now he’s about to finish his Ph.D. in Business History at LSE.
He’s extremely well read, a good talker, and always ready to explain complicated issues in a simple and kindly way.

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.

Another Way

Management Prof. Leticia Ponce has been volunteering at a retirement home for the last seven years, helping people who require assistance with washing and dressing. She says it has made her more patient, compassionate and grateful in her day-to-day life, and that she feels she has received much more than she has given.

Moreover, volunteering has changed her approach to management. That’s why she talks about how there is another way of doing things, about compassionate management as opposed to traditional management.

“The more we serve others, the more you forget about yourself, the more compassionate, empathetic and humble you will become, and ultimately, happier,” she concludes. Listening to her makes you think she really could be onto something!!!

P.S. Leticia Ponce is the founder of LyL de Ultramar, the Master Franchise for Mexico of KA International, a leader in interior decoration franchises with over 400 stores on five continents. She has also worked as Quality Director for Ge Capital Largo Pl.