Joe Clark (Part 2): Talking Management
Karl Moore talks management with Joe Clark, Former Prime Minister of Canada.
The Story of Television, Part 1 of 2
This is a history of British TV broadcast TV and is suitable for high school students. Slightly pixelated (blurry). Run time 07:22.
Cream pottery with silver, yellow , orange and green geometric designs and stripes. Gold stripe 1cm below rim on inside. Maker: Johnson Bros - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Is neo-liberalism doomed?
Is neo-liberalism doomed? Senator Yves Leterme, Former Prime Minister of Belgium, compares the Anglo-Saxon and the Rhineland models of socio-economic development. The current economic crisis, he believes, stems from an overpurification of neo-liberalism, which saw many economies move from over-regulation, to de-regulation, to self-regulation to non-regulation. The cure? A blending of the best of the Anglo-Saxon and Rhineland systems. Senator Leterme explains how.
Eritrean People's Liberation Front
Excerpt from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front showing the tough training regime, and physical labor, expected of all soldiers.
This not-for-profit site is intended to make vocal music and lyrics of the of the early 19th century in the British Isles, Europe, Canada, the United States, and Australia more accessible. It includes contemporary music of the period and later settings (e.g., Brian Holmes's complete score for Death's Jest Book and Lori Lange's settings of Byron lyrics).
"A society of patriotic ladies."
Cheap prints depicting current events were in great demand in both England and the colonies. This 1775 British print presented a scene in Edenton, North Carolina. Fifty-one women signed a declaration in support of nonimportation, swearing not to drink tea or purchase other British imports. Boycotts ...
Actions speak louder than words.
"The Land of Liberty" was the ironic title of this cartoon published in an 1847 edition of the British satirical weekly Punch. As the cartoon suggests, Americans faced a number of dilemmas and crises that came to revolve around the institution of slavery and its expansion into the West. As slavery became ...
The Bloody Massacre
With ongoing protests against the Townshend Duties, waterfront jobs scarce due to nonimportation, and poorly-paid, off-duty British troops competing for jobs, clashes between American laborers and British troops became frequent after 1768. In Boston, tensions mounted rapidly in 1770 until a confrontation ...
The Boston Massacre, ca. 1868.
The Boston Massacre became an important symbol for radicals who used the incident to build popular opposition to British rule. For thirteen years after the incident, Boston observed March 5, the anniversary of the incident, as a day of public mourning. Artists continued to redraw, repaint, and reinterpret ...
"The Bostonians paying the excise-man, or tarring and feathering."
A 1774 British print depicted the tarring and feathering of Boston Commissioner of Customs John Malcolm. Tarring and feathering was a ritual of humiliation and public warning that stopped just short of serious injury. Victims included British officials such as Malcolm and American merchants who violated ...
Learning and Memory
This video give tips on how to use current events to help children learn about the world.
Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs - Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund)
Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm's desire to be an advocate for "thunder lizard" entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.
How Ideas Take Flight - Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jennifer Aaker shares the power behind creating ideas that can build momentum. Through her research on the perception of happiness and meaning, Aaker describes how these concepts relate to a successful and powerful social media campaign. A well-planned effort catches audience attention and offers them an engaging story. Aaker, co-author of The Dragonfly Effect, also offers several personal and corporate examples of effective viral campaigns that gar
Why do we do proofs?
The aim of this session is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (the Hospitals paradox); the answer to a question will often depend crucially on t
A quiz about Britain
Questions in this test are drawn from British Citizenship testing. However they form a quiz about Britain which is of general interest.
How do you like your fairy tales? Scary or sanitized? The Baby Website recently surveyed 3,000 British parents about fairy tales and the r
The Baby Website recently surveyed 3,000 British parents about fairy tales and the r
Video presentation accompanied with text. "During the years following the American Revolution, foreign relations remained contentious. The Revolution freed American trade from the restrictions of British mercantilism. Americans could now trade directly with foreign powers, and a valuable Far Eastern trade developed where none had existed before. The Empress of China sailed from New York to Canton, China, carrying furs, cotton, and the spice ginseng and returning with silk, tea, and other luxury
Economic Situation - Land Ordinances in the Old Northwest
Video presentation accompanied with text. "Throughout the Revolutionary War era, America did not have an effective centralized government to address a growing financial crisis. The British Navigation Acts once benefited the colonists, but now that they were a new country the Navigation laws restricted trade with the West Indies and other British ports. Manufacturing had been stimulated by pre-war non-importation agreements and by the war itself, and now there was nothing sustaining America’s m
Outbreak of WW II
On September 1, 1939, the Second World War commenced in Europe when German troops invaded Poland. After the conquest of Poland and its division between Germany and the Soviet Union, Europe settled into the "Phony War." In the spring, Hitler unleashed a "blitzkrieg" ("lightening war") that swept through Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Taking advantage of the non-aggression pact, Soviet forces defeated Finland and occupied the Baltic States. Winston Churchill succeeded the discredit