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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
15.289 Communication Skills for Academics (MIT)
Your success as an academic will depend heavily on your ability to communicate to fellow researchers in your discipline, to colleagues in your department and university, to undergraduate and graduate students, and perhaps even to the public at large. Communicating well in an academic setting depends not only on following the basic rules that govern all good communication (for example, tailoring the message to meet the needs of a specific audience), but also on adhering to the particular norms of
Dr. Paul Alivisatos (Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley) and Paul Freedman welcome the attendees of Measuring Nothing and Getting It Right - A Symposium Honoring Stuart J. Freedman (http://freedman2014.org).
Advice to MBA Students
Dr. Rakesh Mohan is Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., representing India Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan since 1 November 2012. To learn more about Dr. Mohan, please visit http://www.rakeshmohan.com/. Dr. Mohan was a keynote speaker for the 2015 Darden Global Conference. For additional information on this conference, please visit http://www.darden-ibs.org/#!about1/c13jt.
3.1 Have I done the right calculation? Once you have done a calculation, with or without the aid of a calculator, it is important that you pause for a moment to check your calculation. You need to ask yourself some questions. Have I done the right calculation in the right order? Have I given due consideration to units of measurement? Is my answer reasonable? Did I make a rough estimate to act as a check? Your calculation wil
Once you have done a calculation, with or without the aid of a calculator, it is important that you pause for a moment to check your calculation.
You need to ask yourself some questions.
Have I done the right calculation in the right order?
Have I given due consideration to units of measurement?
Is my answer reasonable?
Did I make a rough estimate to act as a check?
Your calculation wil
3.6 Scattering in three dimensions Sophisticated methods have been developed to analyse scattering in three-dimensions. The complexity of these methods makes them unsuitable for inclusion in this unit but it is appropriate to say something about the basic quantities involved. In three dimensions, we are obliged to think in terms of scattering at a given angle, rather than in terms of one-dimensional reflection or transmission. We distinguish between the incident particles (some of which may be unaffected by the target) a
Sophisticated methods have been developed to analyse scattering in three-dimensions. The complexity of these methods makes them unsuitable for inclusion in this unit but it is appropriate to say something about the basic quantities involved.
In three dimensions, we are obliged to think in terms of scattering at a given angle, rather than in terms of one-dimensional reflection or transmission. We distinguish between the incident particles (some of which may be unaffected by the target) a
NASA Satellites Capture Growing Oil Spill
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The Story of Wakefield
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As UN evacuates Homs, authorities detain some residents for questioning
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Telecommunication (05:01): Foundations
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We look at the basics of electricity, as well as analog and digital signals.
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Comprehension of emotion in neurodegenerative disorders
Recent evidence indicates that the posterior corpus callosum is smaller in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Conversely, it has been demonstrated that patients with frontal systems deficits also have degradation of the anterior corpus callosum. Although these investigations indicate possible morphological relationships between the corpus callosum and cortical structures in neurodegenerative disorders, the relationship between specific neuropsychological measure of cognitive functioning and
Steve LeVine | Talks at Google
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Why Brands Are So Important
Without a strong brand-building philosophy, many developing companies may never truly emerge to global prominence.
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Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua
Fashion & sustainability: a snapshot analysis.
In 2007, the London College of Fashion formed a working group to understand current levels of activity in sustainability, to explore what support is available, and to identify the needs, expectations and aspirations for sustainability within the whole of the fashion industry. The analysis is the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s first publication; we aim to provide regular insight into fashion & sustainability in the future.
Sirius and XM: Can Two Archrivals Sing the Same Tune?
The country's two satellite radio services -- Sirius and XM -- announced that they had finally agreed to merge. The move raises a number of questions, not the least of which is whether they can get this deal approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department. But regulatory issues aside, what prompted these two archrivals to embrace each other, what do they expect to get out of it, and what does a combined company mean for consumers who currently pay a subscription fee
Jeremy Siegel: We Can Look for More Gains in the Stock Market
All eyes and ears were on the two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee (FOMC) that ended on March 21. While most observers did not expect interest rates to change, the markets were keen to know what language the Fed would use about inflation in its statement on economic and monetary policy. The U.S. economy has seen mixed signals lately, and concerns about recession have been replaced by worries about "stagflation" -- or stagnation combined with inflation. Is stagflation re
Are Hedge Funds out of Control?
If you go to Amazon.com and search for books about venture capital, you get 14,114 responses, which include many text books. Andrew Metrick, a professor of finance at Wharton, has just written a new book on the subject titled, "Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation." Unlike the thousands of other books, though, this one offers a different approach, especially in areas such as valuing startup companies and IPOs, by bridging the gap between finance fundamentals and venture capital practice