Archive for the ‘Arts & Cultures & Societies’ Category

25
Apr

Book Recomendation by Professor Brendan Anglin

Written on April 25, 2018 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Arts & Cultures & Societies

24
Apr

BIC Student Egor Kas performing Gulliver’s Travels

Written on April 24, 2018 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Arts & Cultures & Societies

23
Apr

BIR Student Lucía Tomás performing Don Quijote de la Mancha

Written on April 23, 2018 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Arts & Cultures & Societies

6
Mar

Tras innumerables viajes al continente africano, Ignacio Itarte publica Karibu Serengeti, –Bienvenido al Serengueti- en idioma suajili, un libro en el que recopila las mejores imágenes del Parque Nacional Serengueti (Tanzania). Esta obra es el colofón de más de tres años de intenso trabajo fotografiando el corazón de la fauna africana.

Karibu Serengeti ofrece la posibilidad de acariciar la naturaleza de África a través de la mirada de Ignacio Itarte. El fotógrafo vasco, afincado en Madrid, ha creado este libro con el objetivo de hacer llegar a los enamorados de la naturaleza y la fotografía la vida más salvaje del continente a través de escenas de animales únicas y, a veces, aparentemente imposibles de captar. El libro ha sido editado por Ignacio Itarte, con la colaboración de Jacobo Pérez-Enciso, encargado su diseño artístico y diagramación.

No necesita cabalgar sobre un tigre pues es capaz de volar en torno a los kopjes (bloques de granito en medio de las grandes llanuras y territorio de los grandes felinos) de Serengeti, incluso ya solo con su mente, cuando retorna a los atardeceres un tanto apocalíptico de su piso en Madrid o al silencio de su refugio en Asturias a editar sus últimas capturas fotográficas tras uno de sus viajes frecuentes a África”, afirma su amigo y fotógrafo Valentín Sama.

La revista FV, decana de la prensa fotográfica en España, ha destacado la publicación: “Este primoroso libro del fotógrafo Ignacio Itarte resulta una auténtica delicia para cualquier observador, incluso para quienes hemos tenido la suerte de visitar el parque nacional de Serengeti y otras áreas de la zona. Es verdad que no hay nada como la realidad, pero Ignacio ha fotografiado no solamente la fauna que puebla el parque, sino que ha plasmado momentos únicos, que pocas veces uno puede ver, salvo que pase horas y horas esperando al momento decisivo y la suerte le acompañe”.

 

 

27
Feb

Employee or Freelancer? Learning from Mozart

Written on February 27, 2018 by Santiago Iñiguez in Arts & Cultures & Societies

By Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Executive President of IE University

Many careers can be run on a freelance basis. In fact, analysts predict that in the near future freelancers will represent a major segment of the labor force, over 20% by 2020 in the US.

At many business schools, like mine , we emphasize the many advantages of being an entrepreneur, and we encourage our graduates to embrace the freelance track. Being self-employed has many advantages: being your own master, the freedom to choose one’s business vision, independency and room for creativity.

It has also serious drawbacks, such as precariousness at the beginnings and limitless working hours, which extend far beyond the standard working schedule of employed people. The spheres of professional and family lives of freelancers are mixed and their borders blurry.

Traditionally, freelancing has been common in many liberal professions such as architecture, but it has also extended to other jobs where companies outsource major parts of their services, like journalism or independent consultancy.

The digitalization of the economy, along with the profusion of professional services platforms on the web, also bring many opportunities for would-be freelancers. This open trade of freelance services will grow on a global scale, although we are also in need of mechanisms that assess their quality and reliability, a common weakness of many platform based businesses.

When freelancers leave their independent status to become employees their returns often decrease. A good example of this is W.A. Mozart (1756-91), the great precocious Austrian musician, who worked basically as a freelance composer, as did many of his colleagues at the time, a fact that forced him to accept almost any order received from friends or strangers. Read more…

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