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.

Talking Luxury

Maria Eugenia Giron, Prof. of Entrepreneurship in luxury & creative business talks about the luxury industry and the Japanese concept of beuty “Wabi Sabi”.

There’s a Japanese proverb that says that the person who makes poor quality goods is worse than a thief, because he makes things that neither last nor provide true satisfaction, while a thief at least redistributes wealth in society. Well, when it comes to quality Prof. María Eugenia Girón knows everything there is to know.

Here she speaks about luxury and perfection, while touching on the ancient and intriguing Japanese Wabi Sabi concept of beauty, which is about seeking beauty in the imperfections found in all objects. As you might know, the aesthetic values of Wabi Sabi have inspired a great many aspects of Japanese culture, including the tea ceremony, flower arranging, haiku, garden design, and noh theater.

Prof. Girón has many sides and talents. She holds a degree in industrial engineering and is a Harvard MBA graduate. She has also studied art, worked as CEO of Carrera & Carrera, is a member of a large number of boards, including that of Oceana, and also she is the Executive Director of the Premium & Prestige Business Observatory etc. etc. But most of all she is just a really nice person. What else can I say?

P.S. Prof. Girón is the author of the book “Inside Luxury”.