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11
Apr

The Learning Giant: Biz Ed in China

Written on April 11, 2016 by Santiago Iñiguez in IE Business School, IE University

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By Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School and President of IE University.

Ying and yang, the two elemental forces, seemingly opposed, but complementary, in balance and harmony, which are to be found in everything, even the world of business, is one of the most distinctive ideas of Chinese philosophy. The application of this duality has provided China with a powerful stabilizing influence, while at the same time allowing for rapid change throughout society, including business schools. The seeming dichotomy between  the supposed opponents Ying and Tang is reflected in many different facets of Chinese thought, like the respect for tradition combined with a marked focus on the future.

Some years ago I attended the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Renmin University Business School in Beijing. The colourful ceremony was held at the campus auditorium, bolstered by an impressive multimedia display and a presentational style worthy of the Oscars. As the spectacle unfolded, two particular aspects of the event struck me.

First, the way the ceremony reflected the profound Chinese respect for tradition, a tribute to the university’s older teaching staff, now retired, who had mentored and trained successive generations of educators. During its early years, the school was heavily influenced by the economics and engineering institutions of what was then the Soviet Union, the political and cultural ally in those days, something that the organizers of the event had no qualms in recognizing. One of the legacies of the quinquennial plans of that age is the long term planning embedded in many of their management practices.

This anecdote also shows an essential aspect to understanding China’s development towards a market economy, and in the future towards democracy as we understand it: China’s social and institutional development has come about gradually, over the long term, and is built on traditions and reference points dating back thousands of years. Social and political transformation in China will probably take place slowly and gradually, only noticeable from the angle of an historian.

Furthermore, the country’s social and cultural transition is based on continuity; it incorporates the past, regardless of whether they are seen at this point as good or bad periods. This sense of respect for tradition makes a vital contribution to institutional continuity and in the reverence shown toward the elderly, in this case, the university’s veteran teachers. Read more…

17
Feb

9788430607303Manuel Lucena Giraldo es Investigador Principal del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) y Profesor Asociado de Humanidades de IE University. El profesor Lucena tiene una extensa bibliografía que se han ocupado de viajeros y descubrimientos, historia urbana, imágenes de España e imperios globales. Sus últimos libros son Naciones de rebeldes. Las revoluciones de independencia latinoamericanas, Francisco de Miranda. La aventura de la política y La era de las exploraciones. Es colaborador habitual de ABC Cultural y Revista de Occidente. Forma parte del consejo asesor de National Geographic en historia global.

“Un recorrido excepcional por la historia de España a través de sus objetos. Un repaso ilustrado a los objetos —de los más cotidianos a los más excepcionales— que conforman la historia de España. Desde un hacha de mano hallada en Atapuerca, y la Constitución de 1812, hasta el microscopio de Ramón y Cajal, la fregona, la bombona de butano, los vestidos de Balenciaga o el Guernica.”

La presentación del libro “82 objetos que cuentan un país. Una historia de España” tendrá lugar el jueves 17 de marzo a las 18h en MMB102 (María de Molina 31 Bis, Madrid)

En caso de ser de su interés, ruego confirme su asistencia pinchando aquí

25
Jan

Kandinsky was a Russian painter, considered to be a pioneer of abstract and one of the most outstanding avant-garde painters of all time. Art and sound were one in the same to him. Part of his goal as an artist was to depict and share his synesthesia experiences. The result is a painting that is complex and visually stimulating, with color combinations that reverberate.

Guided by our own, we will take you through the evolution of Kandinsky’s art from Russia to France.

Date: Thursday, 28 january @ 17:30 

Price: Students: €9   
If more than 15, price is €8; Non-Students: €12; Free for children under 11

Place: Palacio de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain

The length of the tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour is @ 18:00.

Tickets are purchased at the door.

If you want to register please click here

20
Jan

Museo-del-PradoEl jueves 11 de febrero, a las 19.00h, ofreceremos en el Aula Magna, por primera vez, una sesión de “Obras Maestras del Museo del Prado” para toda la comunidad IE.

Una excelente ocasión de acercarnos más al Prado, para descubrir y disfrutar del museo de una forma diferente.

Consistirá en un recorrido virtual por el Museo a través de algunas de las mejores obras y artistas como Las Meninas de Velázquez, El Jardín de las Delicias de el Bosco o El 2 y 3 de mayo de Goya entre muchas otras.

En esta sesión participarán Nuria de Miguel, Secretaria General de la Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, y Lola Martínez Ferrando, profesora de protocolo del Museo.

Si desea registrarse en este evento haga click aqui

7
Dec

36441_10150197199490254_1211400_nZsofia Banuta moved on from a high-octane television career to follow her entrepreneurial ambition with an MBA at IE Business School.
The ambitious entrepreneur started her career at media corporation CBS in New York before moving to London to work as an assistant news producer for rivals CNN and CNBC. Working as the world’s eyes and ears she interviewed prime ministers, leading sportsmen and covered major breaking news stories including the global financial crisis in 2008.
After graduating from IE — where she headed Entrepreneurship Club — Zsofia worked in financial PR before co-founding her own business, Arteia, a smart platform for art collectors.
As chief operating officer, her vision is to bring more transparency to the art market by building an exclusive community which enables collectors to professionally catalogue their artworks, to connect with curators to exhibit and to prepare their own shows.
How did the idea for Arteia come about and what challenges do you face?
I met my co-founder Marek Zabicki at a tech conference in London. Marek is a visionary with unparalleled experience in the arts and culture sector. It was his idea to build an online cataloguing system for art collectors and we developed it together.
The more I work in the art world the more I love it. But it’s a highly niche market and only those who really understand it consider investing. We have to be very creative when it comes to fundraising.
For many people, working in television seems like a dream job. What was your experience like?
Since I was a teenager I dreamt of working as a news producer in an international newsroom — and I did it!
It’s such an intense, fast-paced environment with no room for error. It’s an amazing feeling to be close to powerful decision makers, to write headlines and be present at historic events which shape our world. On the other hand, it’s a very challenging environment. The hours are very difficult; my shift for the morning show started at 4am.
The way we consume news has been changing and the industry is in transition. Today, the pressure is even greater because the competition, with the internet and other broadcasters, is insane. Read more…

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