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The Cook

Written on June 17, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

One of my all-time favorite films is The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover by Peter Greenaway. It’s a great story and the cinematography is excellent. I would’ve loved to have been able to render my own small homage to this film, but unfortunately there are no thieves I can think of around here to work into the script. The cook only won´t do!!!

Joking aside, I’m delighted to say that what I do have is an excellent cook, namely Leadership Professor Balvinder Powar. He is not only capable of masterfully mixing ingredients to create a delicious dish out of almost nothing, but also of using cooking as a metaphor to talk about leadership, Gandhi and life in general.

I enjoyed listening to Prof. Powar as much as I enjoyed tasting the dish he prepared during the shoot. I just love Indian food…

P.S. If you get the chance, try the Indian food at Tandoori Station, where we shot this video. You’ll like it, believe me.

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First published on The Other Side | By Felix Validvieso


You gotta jump!

Written on January 11, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

The Other Side | By Felix Validvieso, Director of Communication at IE Business School

Some time ago, a friend of mine said to me “you know, Felix, what I want around me are not incredible people, colleagues, friends whom I can brag about… but just pleasant people. You know, people who make your life easy, plain and simple.” Well, not that you cannot brag about how knowledgeable Information Systems Professor Kiron Ravindran is, no, it’s just that when you interact with him, you realize that things just go smoothly – the way my friend told me they should go. I am sure you would like some evidence.

When I suggested we shoot a video, he proposed at the end of his email: “[Cut to me jumping off a bridge...on a bungee]”. I must confess that I have thought of bungee jumping as one option, but it is also true that I never thought of finding a professor who would actually make that idea a reality.

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Moreover, the amazing thing is after jumping he said to me:
Felix, I gotta jump again.
Fine, Kiron, we’ll come another day.
No,I mean now.

And that is what he did. Jumped again. This time head first, which is what you are going to see in this video.
After the shooting we went to the favorite place of bikers around Madrid, “La Cruz Verde”, and had some amazing black pudding, sausage, and chorizo sandwiches. No vegetarian was seen within a 100 miles”.


Business in 4 colours: CMYK

Written on November 26, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

As you probably know, CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, namely the four base ink colors. In offset and digital printing the CMYK ink colors are applied to paper in successive layers. By overlapping the four colors in varying concentrations, a huge number of other colors can be created. As a result, the combined visual effects of the four CMYK colors produce what we commonly call full color printing. I believe that the visions of the four professors featured in this video serve in much the same way as “base colors” for developing thought in the field of management. They basically address two issues – what could be considered the most important management subject, and whether the world is seeing a shift in its center of gravity. Prof. de l´Etraz disagrees with Dean Iniguez, and Prof. D´Souza disagrees with Dean Boehm. It seems that agreement is just not their thing. Check out what they have to say!

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