By Eliran Drucker, IE International MBA 2011 graduate You don’t value your freedom when you are a student. Any deliverable seems like a major issue that intervenes with any minute of awakens during your day, you are full with guilt and your conscious works extra hours. On the other hand, can you imagine having at…Details
The OCSC and IE are partnering in order to offer candidates who participate in the 2012 OCSC International Education EXPO the opportunity to study at a top tier academic institution in the European Union, and do so with access to an OCSC-specific scholarship program. Only participants who participate in the fair and who register with…Details
Luis de Guindos, an economist at IE Business School and director of the PwC and IE Business School Center for the Finance Sector, has been appointed Spain’s new Minister of Finance and Competitiveness. “IE Business School is very proud that one of our prominent experts has been appointed Finance Minister for Spain’s new government”, says…Details
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This week IE has inaugurated its Trading Room to better address market related assignments such as Portfolio Management, Investment Game, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Equity/Asset Valuation, Financial Programming, Equity Research, FX Markets. Equipped with Bloomberg, FactSet, WONDA, EVA Dimensions, Thompson, Matlab, Reuteurs, TTR & Zoologic and other technologies, this facility has one of the top collection of analytical tools…Details
José García Cantera, IE alumnus and now CEO of Banesto (one of the world’s safest banks) visited IE as part of a new speaker series. Before the event, he sat down with Fernando Barnuevo, Managing Director of Kleinwort Benson Advisers AG and President of the IE Alumni Association for a personal chat.
Articles and media reports predicting the imminent demise of the Euro have become so commonplace over the last months that I suspect the next release of Microsoft Word will include it as a new document template: blank page, letter, CV, “Euro is doomed” article. A quick search on Google for the exact phrase “the euro is doomed” produces so many results (over 65,000), that I cannot even be bothered to look for variants. Pundits and politicians, bloggers and journalists, have all climbed aboard the euro-is-doomed train and cannot wait to tell us all about the destination which is envisioned, variously, as end-of-Euro land, end-of-Europe-itself land, global-financial-Armageddon land (for the real enthusiasts), etc….
Muh. Send us a postcard when you arrive.
That is a postcard I don’t expect to receive. Why not? Simply put because the so-called euro crisis is the product of a narrative gone wild. It has swept up otherwise sober-minded people and produced a wave of incessant hysterical shrieking, fulfilling that deep lizard-brain desire to really enjoy a catastrophe.
Except that catastrophe is largely an artefact of a market-, media- and punditry-driven narrative, increasingly divorced from the underlying reality of what is going on.
What we are really looking at is a sovereign debt crisis rephrased into a “euro-is-doomed” narrative. How sustainable is that? About as sustainable as Greek borrowing patterns.Details
The Communications student at IE University Susana Restrepo Arias has presented an audiovisual work to the contest “International Video Challenge for youth”, which UNESCO organizes from young people around the world in order to promote respect for cultural diversity as key part of human development. The competition offers young people the challenge of expressing the importance…Details
On November 12th, alumni from IE Business School attended the Gala Dinner of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce which was held in the prestigious ‘IvyRoom’ in the Central Business District of Sydney. The IE table consisted of the following IE alumni currently living in Sydney: Fiona Richards EXMBA 2005, Yoshkar Ubieda MBA 2005, David &…Details
Learn from Inga, German Executive Searcher based in Dubai, how inspiring the IE Brown Executive MBA can be.
On December 1st IE Business School and the Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance will host the conference “Islamic Finance in the 21st Century” to be held in Madrid. We are delighted to have on this occasion the presence of H.E. Dr. Ahmad M. Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank, in Jeddah, Saudi…Details
Jem Bendell, visiting professor at IE Business School recently participated in TEDx Transmedia and talked about the money myth. Interesting thoughts… a little frightening though.