Cost innovation and the dragons
INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Asian Business and International Management Peter Williamson says Chinese companies are tapping niche markets and customising products, but instead of looking at premium pricing they’re choosing to go mass market with ‘everyday low prices on steroids.’
Success: A huge business vulnerability?
Former Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Bob Herbold says success creates nine dangerous traps for companies around the world today. “Once they reach some level of success they tend to lose their sense of urgency,” the INSEAD senior executive in residence says. Many companies “think they have found the secret that will lead to everlasting success. Little do they know that by turning their previously successful practices into legacy practices that they follow continually, they’re putting
Video: Muslim-Christian dialog on the biblical Mary
Muslim and Christian scholars discuss the biblical Mary from the perspective of both traditions at this Dec. 11 forum. Mary (in the Christian tradition) or Maryam (the Muslim tradition) – the mother of Jesus – is mentioned more in the Qur’an than the New Testament. During the interfaith panel discussion, scholars will compare how the twokeep reading »
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
This teacher created video demonstrates comparing/ordering fractions by showing fractions on a white board with a corresponding figure showing their sizes to aide in placing them in order. ( The fractions shown have unlike denominators; this video does not demonstrate rewriting fractions with common denominators to compare.) ( 1:45)
Moynihan v. Garofalo
A debate preview.
Fawaz Bilbeisi Director of Economic & Commerce Bureau for the Kingdom of Jordan
Upbeat sign for U.S. economy
Summary of business headlines: Jobless claims fall in the most recent survey; housing starts rise but permits hit 1 1/2 year low; FedEx raises outlook.
5 Designer babies?
Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this unit looks at the possibilities for genetic therapies. Two approaches to gene therapy are discussed: correcting genes involved in causing illness; and using genes to treat disorders. Before closing on a discussion of the issues around 'designer babies' somatic gene therapy and germline gene therapy are discussed.
Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear
October 2, 2010 - October 16, 2011: Drawn from the Museum’s rich collection of menswear, this exhibition focuses on one of Philadelphia’s most important industries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: tailoring. Francis Toscani (1915–1973), one of the city’s most successful tailors, is featured, with over fifteen of the designer’s innovative garments on view.
Christmas lights and all
A retail consultant says holiday spending is up from parties to decore, and a retail survey backs it up. Plus, a special house in Brooklyn gives new meaning to the term "holiday spirit".
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten - 18.12.2010
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.KUNDUS: Zum Auftakt ihres Truppenbesuchs in Nordafghanistan hat Bundeskanzlerin Merkel der Toten des Einsatzes gedacht. Begleitet von Verteidigungsminister zu Guttenberg und dem Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr, Wieker, besuchte sie den Ehrenhain im deutschen Feldlager in Kundus. Vor Bundeswehrsoldaten sagte sie danach
MRI of cheese baby
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/12/inside-a-digesting-cheese-fondue.html Watch an MRI time-lapse of a meal of cheese fondue and alcohol being digested
RMJCA 2010 – Reims : Rôle du juge des enfants
Rencontres Médico-Judiciaires de Champagne-Ardenne 2010.
Thème : L’enfant et la Justice – Mineur victime et Mineur violent.
Titre : RMJCA 2010 – Reims : Rôle du juge des enfants
Intervenant : Anne POZZO DI BORGO (Vice-présidente chargée des enfants au Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) de Chalons en Champagne).
Résumé : L’exposé définit le champ d’action du juge des enfants. Le juge pour enfants est un juge spécialisé créé par une ordonnance de
Rencontres Médico-Judiciaires de Champagne-Ardenne 2010.
Computer Navigated TKA
Duke's Donald F. O'Malley Jr, MD, discusses computer-assisted total knee replacement surgery as part of the Duke Raleigh Hospital's Healthy Focus community education series.
Season's Greetings from UMass Amherst Slideshow
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year from UMass Amherst. And thank you for all your support!
Shorenstein Center Workshop: Using Social Media to Launch Your Campaign or Organization
Nicole Rogers and Morra Aarons-Mele October 5, 2010
Insights into Beckett
2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Beckett. From the cells of San Quentin Prison to the streets of Prague, Beckett is one of the 20th Century's most influential writers. In order to understand his legacy, Dr Liz Barry, English and Comparative Literary Studies, guides us through his early influences and explores the major themes in his plays and fiction. Length: 24 minutes
Why Books?: Session 2: Circulation And Transmission
Isabel Hofmeyr (University of the Witwatersrand) and Meredith L. McGill (State University of New Jersey), moderated by David D. Hall (Harvard Divinity School) View more videos from the conference: -Welcome Remarks and Opening Conversation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa_EQhKCa4A -Session 1: "Storage and Retrieval": http://www.youtube.com/user/Harvard#p/u/2/os8No9XHjh8 -Session 3: "Reception and Use" and Closing Remarks: http://www.youtube.com/user/Harvard#p/u/0/hpFCFNFPzvA
Identifying Rocks : Identifying Igneous Rocks
Igneous rocks are one of the three main classifications of rocks, and they are formed both above and below ground. Learn about the intrusive and coarse-grained nature of igneous rocks with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this brief video on identifying rocks. Run time 0:54.
Advanced Algebra part 3
Advanced Algebra Concepts 11-15. This video shows graphing and translating linear and absolute value functions and inequalities, solving linear systems: substitution and elimination, graphing the system of inequalities, linear word problems, and linear programming.(14:34)