Entrepreneurship is risky, uncertain and exciting. But when you are pushing the limits it is easy to make mistakes or even fail. That´s normal life for entrepreneurs. Yet there is good news too, because mistakes can be a great opportunity to learn. However, there are some mistakes that are not helpful at all. They offer few learning benefits and can inflict significant damage.…Details
IE Business School and Brown University announce a joint degree through the IE Brown Executive MBA. Students who enter the program in 2015 will be the first to earn the joint degree from these internationally top-ranked institutions. The world-class IE Brown EMBA leverages the strengths of both schools. Launched in 2011 as a degree program…Details
Everybody knows the situation which happens every now and then: What gift shall I buy? Another perfume, a tie, some socks, a bag? Nowadays with all the technology around it shouldn’t be that difficult but it looks like that only some Indian entrepreneurs found the solution or at least an approximate solution to this real-life…Details
The Other Side | By Felix Validvieso, Director of Communication, IE Business School Operations and finance professor Alber Sabanoglu Segura comes from Turkey, and he is also a Sephardic Jew. Hence we decided that there was no better place to shoot this video than the ancient Jewish quarter in Toledo. When the Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain…Details
IE Focus | By Rolf Strom-Olsen. Academic Director of Humanities Studies at IE Humanities Center
The rise of MOOCs and the fact that they are open to all and free of charge has caused great consternation in the academic world. Socrates, however, would have approved.
In the brief introductory video of my MOOC (Critical Perspectives on Management) that we put together to walk through the class syllabus, I make the point that, as a Humanities course masquerading as a strategy class, the methodological inspiration derives from those two fundamental tenets of the Socratic imperative: that true wisdom consists in knowing you do not know and that the unexamined life is not worth living.
But while these two sentiments of the Socratic imperative are certainly the best known and serve as the fons et origo of humanist enquiry, there is a third, equally critical, part of the Socratic imperative that I had to leave out (since the video was testing weary viewers’ patience already).
It’s this bit, from the Apology.Details
Interview between two Chinese students of IE, Shanshan, who studies the Master in Corporate Communication at IE School of Communication and Cindy, who studies the International MBA at IE Business School. Listen to what they have to say about studying at IE and living in Madrid.
The Other Side | By Felix Valdivieso, Director of Communication, IE Business School Some say imagine how bad work is that they have to pay you to do it… But joking aside, the good news is that at times there are things you do at work, and people you meet, that you would anyway, just…Details
Probably 99% university graduates are only graduating once from university… it’s a once-in-a-life experience and definitely a memorable moment. Find out how it is like graduating from IE University and see our students from the first graduating batch ever! Receiving your diploma in a former church from the 13th century monastery is truly unique –…Details
The Other Side | By Felix Valdivieso, Director of Communication, IE Business School 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…Details
IE Focus | By Enrique Dans, Professor at IE Business School
Google bought Motorola for 12.5 billion dollars, invested in it to make it competitive and then sold it for 2.91 million, keeping its patent portfolio. A tale of success or failure?
Google has sold its Motorola mobile phone business to Lenovo for 2.91 billion dollars, thereby demonstrating that hardware, although it plays a crucial role in strategy development, is seen by the company as being a factor that is somewhere between marginal and accidental.
Google’s acquisition of Motorola was one of the biggest surprises of the summer of 2011. Google paid 12.5 billion for a legendary manufacturer that had come down in the world, but which had a massive portfolio of patents that could be fundamental in navigating the complex scenario of litigations the company was thinking of launching at the time.
Moreover, the acquisition posed a problem. If Google’s strategy with Android was to make itself attractive to all Smartphone producers, how would said producers feel about the fact that the company that was selling them something as vital as an operating system would also be competing against them through its own newly acquired handset manufacturer? Becoming a mobile phone manufacturer was a dangerously incoherent move by Google.Details
University is about academics, studying, reading, writing… but can it be fun at the same time? Check out the Student Life blog from IE University. You will quickly see that there is so much more out there than just the classroom. Besides, being able to reach out to more than 80 nationalities studying on campus…Details
Knowing IE Business School, you realize quickly that you will study in a truly diverse environment. With 80% of international students with 55 different nationalities in the classroom, the IE Master in Management is probably one of the most international programs. But did you know as well that in this year intake you will find…Details
Daniel is studying his BBA Degree at IE University. He holds a passport from Guatemala and this is only one of the 80 different passports you can find at the university. See what he has to tell about entrepreneurial mindset of his classmates, the way of learning in the classroom and the life “off classroom”.
IE Focus | By Antonio Montes, Director of International Development, IE University This year Brazil is facing a much greater challenge than having to organize the World Cup. It also has to lay the foundations that will enable it to really become the world’s fifth greatest economic power. It would appear that all the analysts,…Details