“The best thing about my job is that it’s a passion”


Rakel Cernicharo (Valencia, 1984) is a young chef who hasn’t had it easy, but her tenacity, determination, and hard work have enabled her to soar to culinary heights. Winner of the Antena3 TV competition Top Chef 4, she currently puts makes use of her talents at the brand-new Karak restaurant at Valencia’s Hotel One Shot …

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“Talent is nothing without an understanding of the profession”


Ferran Adrià (Hospitalet de Llobregat, 1962) needs no introduction. Considered the world’s best chef, he decided to move away from the everyday business of running the kitchen at elBulli to focus on the elBullifoundation and continue investigating the limits of creativity. Although he no longer spends his days in the kitchen, he remains in constant …

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“In vitro fertilization and assisted reproductive technology have clearly entailed a change in family types”


Anna Veiga (Barcelona, 1956) is a biologist, researcher, and university professor specializing in assisted reproductive technology, clinical embryology, reproductive genetics, and bioethics. She was part of the team that carried out the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Spain. You’re the “mother” of the first Spanish test tube baby. It’s been over 30 years now… …

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“When times get tough, you have to keep believing that the idea and the project are worthwhile.”


Meinrad Spenger (Knittelfeld, 1974) is revolutionizing the telecommunications industry. He came to Spain 13 years ago, and in 2006, he founded MASMOVIL, a company that is challenging the leading carriers in the Spanish market. What is the reason for his success? Perseverance and tenacity. And something else. Who is Meinrad Spenger? I’m an Austrian who …

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“I’m happy to still be alive”


Oscar Cadiach (Tarragona, 1953) was born to climb Everest. His parents gave him the book La conquista del Everest [The Conquest of Everest] when he was nine years old. “I had to work on my reading skills to get into a high school prep course. They thought it would be a good book for me.” …

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“Architecture is what helps us feel like a society”


Carme Pinós (Barcelona, 1954) knew she would be an architect by the age of 14. What she had envisioned for her future became an indisputable reality. She sees architecture as the space where we socialize, and she doesn’t like talking about “success,” because it is one of those words that encumbers our society. She speaks …

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“The theater was the foundation of my acting career


When Belen Fabra (Tortosa, 1977) was little, she wanted to be the bionic woman, a sure sign that she has a soft spot for sci-fi. She’s a big believer in streaming platforms like Netflix or HBO and recently appeared in the YouTube Red series Origin from the creators of The Crown and Lost. She loves …

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