02 Jun 2020
In the summer of 2018, Pablo Martín sequestered himself for almost 100 days in a cabin in the Swiss municipality of Montricher. His purpose: to write ‘Memories of an Old Hardhead’. At the time he would never have imagined that the plot of his novel would so closely reflect the reality of 2020.
23 Apr 2019
Numerous activities were arranged at BBVA’s headquarters in Madrid in celebration of World Book Day, observed internationally on April 23. The purpose was to underscore the important role literature, specifically books, plays in culture and education.
20 Jul 2018
13 Jul 2018
Summer is synonymous with more time for reading. Here we provide 10 nonfiction titles that that will give you a broader view of a world in change.
02 Jan 2018
Every day, new applications and software are making our devices more efficient and our society better connected. But if you want to step back and take a wider view of the digital economy and its impact on all aspects of society, these eleven books, all published in recent months, can prove both entertaining and useful.
19 Sep 2017
Actors Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks recently hosted The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ (SCLA) 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit on Sept. 18, where BBVA Compass gave its inaugural Bright Futures Award to an army veteran who is bringing opportunities to those in need.
31 Aug 2017
The latest issue of the magazine La revista de Occidente includes the translation of an article by Peter Galison entitled “The journalist, the scientist and objectivity.” It describes the ease with which images are manipulated in today´s world. This has caused publications such as Science magazine to create protocols to prevent the presentation of manipulated illustrations. The perversion of information also reaches the world of journalism, where false rumors are propagated with a singular force.
21 Aug 2017
Machines started by offering us recommendations on what to read, and now they’re capable of writing poetry, stories and even screenplays. Computers have gone from tools to help human creators to becoming creative entities themselves, explains Ramón López de Mántaras in the book “The Next Step: Exponential Life”, which can be downloaded at no charge on BBVA OpenMind’s website.
30 May 2017
If there’s something Adam Zagajewski understands, or rather, doesn’t understand, it’s the notion of borders, because the city limits of the place where he grew up are now very different. The Polish poet and essayist, several short-listed as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, discussed this idea of blurred homelands with Juan Manuel Bonet, Director of the Instituto Cervantes, during a conversation on European culture held at the BBVA Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sibila magazine.
03 Jan 2017
From recipes for some of their famous dishes to cooking tips and numerous stories and anecdotes about El Celler de Can Roca and its tours with BBVA around the world. These are just some of the things you can find in these books on the Roca brothers, which show us how their art and mastery go far beyond the kitchen at El Celler.
30 Dec 2016
The Crack is the field diary of two journalists trying to understand what is going on in the European Union. A journalistic comic book, published with support from the BBVA Foundation, where photographer Carlos Spottorno and journalist Guillermo Abril recount their experiences from the boundaries of a Europe in crisis.
21 Sep 2016
11 Jul 2016
Summer is finally here! While many of us may picture ourselves jetting off to a tropical island to do nothing but enjoy cocktails while bathing in a secluded beach… the truth is that, unfortunately, due to a lack of money and time, some of us will have to save our dreams for later and spend the summer in the city. But, hey, it’s ok! There are thousands plans waiting for you – low-cost, even for free – and you probably didn’t know anything about them.
05 Jul 2016
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That technology can reach almost anywhere is a half-truth. A festival where people dress in white, wearing red bandanas tied around their necks, holding rolled-up newspapers in their hands, doesn’t sound quite like the ideal breeding ground for technology innovation. But, however, technology has made its way deep into the heart of celebration, far deeper than what one could guess at first glance. Now that the txupinazo, the inaugural rocket launch, is just a few hours away, maybe it is the right time to take a look at the techies side of Pamplona and the Sanfermines, the running of the bulls.
24 Apr 2016
For BBVA, the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias offers a wonderful opportunity to interact with customers, journalists, intellectuals and national opinion leaders.
04 Mar 2016
Leticia Gasca is a guru who wants to tell the more adventurous the truths about the entrepreneurship scene. It’s not all about smiles, closed deals and instant income, and this is why she founded Fuckup Nights, a movement that encourages entrepreneurs to talk about their failures. Gasca is one of the 33 innovators featured in the ebook Hablan los protagonistas ( The key players speak).
22 Feb 2016
It is increasingly common to hear that the Spanish language is becoming impoverished as a result of the general lack of knowledge about our own lexical diversity. Fundéu BBVA, in partnership with Molino de Ideas, wanted to leave behind these preconceptions and conduct an in-depth study of the written press in Spain from 1914 to 2014 as part of its Aracne project. Its work will contribute to improve the use of Spanish and offer a full picture of how society changes through language.
09 Dec 2015
Education and Culture are two of the spheres of social intervention which are most important to BBVA. The Group has made a firm commitment to Education, as we understand it to be a fundamental pillar for building and developing fairer and more egalitarian societies.
13 Oct 2015
If you’re interested in the most innovative trends and Fintech strategies, BBVA Innovation Center eBooks are now available at Amazon.
09 Oct 2015
BBVA Chairman Francisco González received last night in New York the Sorolla Medal with which the Hispanic Society of America distinguishes public figures and institutions that stand out for their contribution to Hispanic arts and culture. Along with BBVA Chairman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature, and Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, the Duke of Alba, were also awarded.
07 May 2015
BBVA Chairman Francisco González today presented a new book called Reinventing the company in the digital era. It contains the thoughts of specialists from different fields of knowledge on how the revolution driven by information technology is transforming the principles we use in our work and business activities. Apart from Francisco González, the participants at the presentation included other co-authors: Philip Evans (Boston Consulting Group), Alison Maitland (London Cass Business School), and Celia de Anca and Salvador Aragón, both from IE Business School.
23 Feb 2015
BBVA has published the sixth title in its OpenMind collection, which takes on the challenge of exploring and helping people understand the powerful forces that influence our world today.
10 Apr 2014
Francisco González, chairman & CEO of BBVA, presented the book Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives Wednesday afternoon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. The book, which compiles the views of distinguished specialists from various fields of knowledge, is the sixth edition of an annual series published by BBVA that explores the key issues of our age.