‘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.
Tech innovation in the Middle East
INSEAD Professor in Business and Technology Soumitra Dutta looks at how countries in the Middle East are faring in terms of technological innovation.
Total: A difficult balancing act
Energy companies are being asked to meet growing world energy demand, but at the same time, theyre expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions. World energy demand is growing at 1.5 per cent a year. Meanwhile, negotiations are underway under the auspices of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change to broker consensus for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Its something of a conundrum.
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.
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.
Fast Strategy: Staying ahead of the game
How can you make sure your company not only keeps its edge over its competitors, but also seizes new opportunities? In a new book called Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game, INSEAD professor Yves Doz and co-author Mikko Kosonen, a former senior Nokia executive, say the best way to do this is by making the most of what they call ‘strategic agility’.
"I personally experienced how Nokia, as a leading company, gradually lost some of its strategic s
French Past Tense
This video offers an introductory discussion of the past tense in the French language. (01:24) The narrator in the video explains the passe compose (a compound tense).
"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" (video)
A panel featuring John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "The Israel Lobby" was originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006. It provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had
"The Next Great Clash" (video)
A talk by Michael Levin. In The Next Great Clash, Michael Levin presents evidence of a global political order on the verge of a historic power shift from West to East. A reemerging China is the only nation with the latent capacity to challenge American hegemony, and Levin demonstrates that such challenges to the status quo usually lead to war. From the World Beyo
"International Reactions to the Coup in Honduras" (video)
Rodolfo Pastor is Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras, and, since the coup of June 28 that overthrew the government of President Manuel Zelaya, he has also been Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University. Pastor discusses the current political situation of Honduras, the Honduran political system, as well as the upcoming electi
How to Make a Compost Worm Bin for under $5
Compost, the ultimate recycling, is creating one of the worlds best fertilizers with your leftovers. You will be able to raise worms, keep your kitchen scraps and junk mail out of the landfill, and create rich compost for you plants. This video gives step-by-step instructions for setting up a basic Rubbermaid worm bin. The video also briefly addresses the importance of compost. Run time 05:30
FEED the worms small pieces of fruits, veggies, coffee grinds, paper, c
Taking Work-based Learning to the Next Level
In the mid-1990s, a new C-suite title was born when General Electric CEO Jack Welch dubbed Steve Kerr the company's "chief learning officer." Since then, CLOs have sprouted up at major firms in several industries. But what does this new breed of "learning leaders" bring to the table that traditional human resources departments and employee training programs do not? How does an increased emphasis on learning improve an organization? And do new technologies, like distance learning, simulations and
How do you look?
How Do You Look? (2003-2006) was a Wellcome Trust funded project carried out jointly with Imperial College Computing Department (IC) and St Mary’s Hospital London. The role of Imperial College was confined to providing eye tracking equipment for the surgical part of the project. The project’s main thrust was to apply to laparoscopic surgery the research methodology we had developed over the years with artists. This consisted in observing the surgeon’s eye movements in order to understa
The Big Sleep (1946, Trailer) - In cinemas 31 December
A taut and famously opaque thriller, The Big Sleep reveals treachery and deceit at every turn, as private detective Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, discovers there is no-one he can trust when he investigates the messy lives of the Sternwood family and their seductive daughter Vivien, played by Lauren Bacall. Howard Hawks' masterful take on Raymond Chandler's hardboiled novel will leave you aching with suspense... Visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/releases for more information and venues.
The two-year MSc programme in BioMedical Engineering at TU Delft is based on a long history of training and research within three collaborating faculties: Applied Sciences; Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science; and Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering. BME know-how in these has led to a broad BME programme. Clinically driven research is also a central theme in the programme. There is close collaboration with clinical partners at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC
Neil Turok on the future of Africa "They want to be the next Einstein" - speaking of bright and ambitious young Africans applying to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) he founded.
"They want to be the next Einstein" - speaking of bright and ambitious young Africans applying to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) he founded.
The Phase Changes of Water Song
This teacher-made video shows a teacher singing about the phase changes of water while holding up the lyrics and diagrams of what he is singing about. The song is set to the tune of "Hey Soul Sister." Some key concepts include phase, state of matter, heat energy, particles, vibrating particles, latent heat of fusion, kinetic energy, melting, boiling point, vaporize, latent heat of vaporization, breaking bonds, and constant. (3:34)
Easy French Poetry Podcast Using easy, everyday French words to explain French poetry, Camille will help you practice your understanding, develop your vocabulary and immerse yourself in French culture.
Using easy, everyday French words to explain French poetry, Camille will help you practice your understanding, develop your vocabulary and immerse yourself in French culture.
Multiple Measures of Student Achievement in an Interdisciplinary Unit on the Harlem Renaissance
This website shows the culmination of a 5th-grade class interdisciplinary project on the Harlem Renaissance: a student-created museum and exhibition. The site uses video comments of students, teachers, and parents work to provide a multiplicity of perspectives on the project, and offers links to Lyons philosophy and year-long curriculum.