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Wave: Is the Time Right for Crowd Equity? 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Collaborator(s): Cáceres, Alberto; Cone, Sarah; Trenchs, Carlos Document type: Non-refereed article Alberto Cáceres (Trison Worldwide), Sarah Cone (Social Impact Capital) and Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza (CaixaBank DayOne) weigh the ins and outs of using business angels, VCs or a crowd equity platform to fund a new geolocation app. More information  

How Blockchain Will Change the Way We Pay  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Soley, Jorge Document type: Non-refereed article Although still in a fledgling state, blockchain technology and associated developments could have a disruptive effect across many sectors. One industry that is particularly vulnerable is banking, whose long-established role as facilitator, guarantor and validator of payment operations would lose much of its relevance in a blockchain-based economy. ... More information  

Stop, Look and Listen 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Argandoña, Antonio Document type: Opinion Reading this IESE Insight, I was reminded of Voltaire's quote that "common sense is not so common." This issue is packed with practical advice and wisdom, which comes as welcome relief as we are bombarded daily with sensational news. Stop, take a deep breath and let our dossier inject some common sense into the debate on globalization. More information  

IESE Insight. Issue 35. Fourth Quarter 2017  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review Don't get carried away by the uncertainty and anger. IESE experts offer practical advice, rooted in reality. Pankaj Ghemawat says before even thinking about reworking your company's international strategy, make sure you have an accurate picture of the state and trajectory of globalization. Mike Rosenberg suggests some practical actions that readers ... More information  

Ask the Right Questions and Build Rapport during Due Diligence 

Date: 27/11/2017 Author(s): Krylova, Elena; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Technical Note This technical note is written to give students competing in the VCIC a guideline on how to approach due diligence sessions with entrepreneurs. The technical note focuses on hands-on experience from professional venture capitalists concerning important questions to be answered and deal breakers one should be aware of. More information  

Choosing the Right Company to Invest In 

Date: 23/11/2017 Author(s): Frodsham, David; Linz, Florian; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Technical Note This technical note is written to give students competing in the VCIC a guideline on how to approach start-up analysis for investment purposes. The technical note focuses on real-life insights and examples to better prepare students for the VCIC where they will have to think and analyze quickly. More information  

Israel Electric Corporation: Pursuing Cleaner Energy 

Date: 15/11/2017 Author(s): Beaudry, Marcus; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Case The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) has faced some expensive electricity generation situations in the past, often caused by regional political issues. The electrical grid in Israel is well-established, though many portions of it are aging and now too small for some of the regions they serve. When local demand exceeds the transmission line's supply ... More information  

Valuation and Common Sense 

Date: 18/10/2017 Author(s): Fernández, Pablo Editor(s): CIF - Center for International Finance Document type: Book This document contains the index of the 48 chapters of a book (Valuation and Common Sense, 6th edition) that may be downloaded for free at the SSRN links that appear on the document. The book explains the nuances of different valuation methods and provides the reader with the tools for analyzing and valuing any business, no matter how complex. The ... More information   Read related article

Is It Ethical to Teach That Beta and CAPM Explain Something? 

Date: 12/10/2017 Author(s): Fernández, Pablo Document type: Working Paper My answer to the question in the title is NO. It is crystal clear that CAPM and its Betas do not explain anything about expected or required returns. There are mountains of evidence to support my stance. If, for any reason, a person teaches that Beta and CAPM explain something and he knows that they do not explain anything, such a person is lying. ... More information  

Crisis en España: omisiones del Banco de España 

Date: 03/10/2017 Author(s): Fernández, Pablo Document type: Working Paper El "Informe sobre la crisis financiera y bancaria en España, 2008-2014" realizado por el Banco de España (BdE) en Mayo 2017 tiene 252 páginas pero omite importantes hechos y datos. Lo más sorprendente es que parece asumir que la crisis financiera y bancaria en España se debió a un "contagio" de la "crisis financiera internacional". Este documento ... More information  
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