Learning to Read Color Words
Preschool and Kindergarten activity. This short movie helps teach colors in a fun way. Each color is written in white on the screen. Children are encouraged to read and say the word before the instructor says the answer and the letters turn into the correct color. Run time 04:28.
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
PLATO - A Culture of Innovation
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 1 was entitled "A Culture of Innovation: What Don Bitzer Wrought." Session 1 Description: The Computer-based Education Research Lab, where the PLATO system was invented, was a caldron of innovation. Out of that environment, new technologies grew and lives were changed. What was it about the environment that stimulated innovation? Bob Sutton, management guru and scholar of innovation,
Not Your Father's Internet
[Recorded: August 19, 2010] In 1998 Americans represented nearly three quarters of all Internet users; today they are less than fifteen percent. The complexion of the Web - its users, their desires, their languages, points of entry and experiences - has subtly and not-so-subtly changed. All these new online participants bring with them different values, social norms, and styles of expression. Today's Internet is increasingly a reflection of the world's cultures and its governments, which often h
Immigration to Britain
The first word, not the last
Nicolas Poussin announcement
Did you like the Gates of Hell video? This is a short introduction to our new English video about Nicolas Poussin and "The Gathering of Manna". The speaker (shame on him!) speaks French (hopefully!) but there are English subtitles! The video in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6IlhxxOdGI
A Place at the Table
"Our Place at the Table celebration on May 19, 2007 at the Brooklyn Museum was a huge success - lots of fun, good turnout, good comraderie, good spirit. We celebrated Elizabeth A. Sackler and the Brooklyn Museum and Maura Reilly and Melissa Messina for breaking down another barrier to the full appreciation of the contributions of Feminism, Feminist Art and all women artists to our culture. And hey - Feminist Art in a major museum! That's what we've been working towards all these years!" --Susan
Political change in China is ‘almost inevitable’ but Beijing has ‘nothing to fear’: Anson Ch
Asian pro-democracy advocate Anson Chan says China has ‘nothing to fear’ in allowing Hong Kong full democracy.
Rethinking global financial systems
The consensus is loud and clear: in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, a fundamental rethink of the structure of the global financial markets and greater cooperation of the major regulatory bodies are paramount, said the heads of major financial institutions at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.
Banks in Asia may weather global financial crisis
Banks operating in Asia should come out of the global financial crisis relatively unscathed compared to their counterparts in the US and Europe, given their more conservative lending activities and stronger balance sheets, bankers and financial experts said at a recent Bloomberg Leadership Forum held in Singapore.
Mining in a downturn: what's in it for China?
The last quarter of 2008 saw the end of a boom in the global mining industry. While some commodity analysts foresaw the collapse of mining and metal prices, very few predicted the speed of the declines or their steep descent. Record prices, net profits and expansion plans in the first half of the year suddenly gave way to falling commodity prices, reduced profits, production cuts and mine closures in the last quarter of the year and the first half of 2009.
Family conflict: trial by jury
Last October, US real estate investment company Meritex Enterprises, owned by the McNeely family, was named family business of the year by Minnesota Business Magazine.
‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
What’s your CEO really worth? INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Initiative creates a model.
If there is a culprit behind the dismal state of corporate governance today, INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden blames Wall Street capitalism.
How to Make An Ocean in a Bottle
Make an Ocean in a Bottle. The science boffins are going to show us how
to make a Cartesian diver. It is named after Rene Descartes, a famous
French scientist, mathematician, and philosopher.
Corporate models for corporate governance: Johnson Johnson Trust
Johnson & Johnson, the New Jersey-based, publicly-listed manufacturer of healthcare products, is the world’s largest medical device company, the fourth largest biotech and eighth largest pharmaceutical company in the world. According to its most recent investor fact sheet (2009), J&J’s 250+ operating companies in 60 countries generated $61.9 billion in sales last year ($12.3 bln in net earnings) – more than half of which were from outside the US.
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
The leadership circle
"Leaders get the best out of followers and followers get the best out of leaders," says Manfred Kets De Vries, Clinical Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD. The connection between leaders and their staff is only one of many circular connections he sees.
On the Branding Edge
Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwans BenQ, Germanys Siemens, Australias Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the worlds largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare to be different and have a clear idea of their corporate identity.
Understanding the Greenhouse Efftect
This educational video explains the greenhouse effect. It describes the process how the earth’s atmosphere captures the sun’s heat to maintains the earth’s temperature. However, the emission of green house gases from industries and cars have thickened our atmosphere and therefore earth’s atmosphere captures more heat than required, resulting in global warming. This effect is known as the green house effect. There is no sound in the video.