Success and Failure Drive Innovation - Polly Sumner, Liz Tinkham (Salesforce & Accenture)
Accenture's Liz Tinkham interviews salesforce.com's Polly Sumner about entrepreneurship that occurs in both large and small companies. They both agree that innovation and risk-taking occur in any-sized company where the culture emphasizes "no idea is a dumb idea." Sumner advises young entrepreneurs to not fear risk: every failure teaches you a valuable lesson, and once learned, success is that much sweeter.
2. TCP, IP, and the Alphabet Soup
Technology, worldwide web, infrastructure, network, architecture, global, ownership, computer, science, neutrality, telecommunications, economics, policy, packet, TCP, UDP, internet protocol, transmission control, user datagram, history, content provider,
environment, climate, energy efficiency, behavior, natural gas, oil, CO2, IPCC, fossil fuel, climate change, energy initiatives, google.org, renewable energy, global health, green, sustainable energy, coal, non-hydro renewables, plug-in hybrids
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Slavery in North Carolina
North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. Slaves across the state raised crops, did domestic chores, constructed new buildings, sailed ships, and performed countless other jobs, all for no pay. The slave trade separated many families, and punishment and violence were all too common. Despite the extreme hardship of slavery, enslaved blacks in North Carolina created a strong culture that combined their experiences as slav
Welcome to the NROC Environmental Science course. This course is designed to acquaint you with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. The scientific method is used to analyze and understand the inter-relationships between humans and the natural environment. The course shows how ecological realities and the material desires of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution. The course covers the following topics: Earth's System
Cappella degli Scrovegni
This website available only in Italian publishes information on a virtaul model of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy, which is accessible by visitors on location. The model has been built to reduce damage from the excessive flux of visitors and is similar to other projects that have been implemented in archaeology (e.g. the reproduction of the Lascaux cave in France). In addition to information useful for students in museum studies on how to produce software products to promote culture w
Race, Politics and American Media
The collapse of print and other traditional news and the rise of celebrity culture have contributed to the sharp decline of in-depth stories involving race and society, say these two speakers, in a discussion that’s replete with personal anecdote.
Juan Williams sets out detailing his childhood dreams to break int
"The Wood Lot," a poem by Robin Becker, 2010-11 Penn State laureate
Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies at the University, is sharing several of her poems via video during the 2010-11 academic year, aiming to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day," to explore how and why poems move us.
Exploring Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses on the Benchtop
Presented by Dr. Meda Higa, University of Pennsylvania.
Doing research the Right Way: Problems and Pitfalls to Avoid
Dr. Regina Smith, Associate Vice President for Research
Hungarian Literature and Culture
Hungarian Literature and Culture
Diversifying Cities: Migration, Habitation, and Community Development
The largest scale migration in human history, says Xavier de Souza Briggs, is potentially the most transformative as well. It’s time to consider new frames for issues, he says -- not rehash “civic life as a competition over power” but perhaps see this as a moment when we can realize, finally, the ancient idea
Toying with Transmedia: The Future of Entertainment is Child’s Play
In what could be the ultimate twist on Toy Story, Henry Jenkins suggests that action figures -- those Star Wars and Masters of the Universe dolls from a few decades ago -- had the power to spark human creativity and transcend their original function. Jenkins argues such toys served children and yo
Team Quintinlessness: Open source software resource set
Team Quintinlessness: Open source software resource set - Antony Johnston and Alex Burch and Alex Scleparis and Nurbol Baimaganbetov and Mark Coleman and Steven Pike Keywords:INFO2009
“The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa” (video)
A talk by American University professor Deborah Brautigam. Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? This well-timed book provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam ta
Kalasampada digital library : resources of Indian cultural heritage
The website Kalsampada comprises an impressive and very large databank of resources, publications and ephemera relating to Indian art and culture. The site gives information about and access to the extensive holdings of the Indira Gandhi national centre for the arts, many of which are available freely for download through links available on the home page. There are collections of photographs, ebooks, papers, research reports, essays, bibliographies and audio recordings, all with annotations and
Long and short term orientation are largely determined by culture says Professor Geert Hofstede, author of 'Culture and Organisation', currently in its third edition. China, with its long term orientation, was bound to succeed, and other eastern cultures will follow, he says.
The politics of Aids
Dr Peter Piot, Director of the Institute for Global Health, Imperial College, draws on his experience at the United Nations to explain why Aids needs business to provide the leadership of the future. Good leadership, he says, is about running programmes not based on opinion polls but on what is good for society.
Pakistan Link is a very useful site for those interested in Pakistani current affairs, culture, religion society, economics and politics. The site is targetted at the Pakistani community in the United States, but is of interest to scholars of diasporic communities and to those of Pakistani origin around the world. There are a large number of news articles presented on the site, alongside which are also commentaries on cultural events, arts, education and Pakistani society. The site is updated wi