Poppies and the politics of remembrance.
With the 100th anniversary of the war drawing ever closer now and having entered November I wanted to use this post to discuss the modern memorial process of the war. To be clear from the start this isn’t intended to … Continue reading
EQUATIONS!?! WHAT EQUATIONS? or ARITHMETICAL METHODS of SOLVING WORD PROBLEMS
The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department presents Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Radu Teodorescu. Word problems are “le raison d’être” of beginning Mathematics, often one of its most important parts. Usually at this level, word problems are solved using equations or systems of equations. After writing an equation/system for a given word problem we solve it and – voilà! – the solution appears. This is a direct and effective method, but what we gain in simplicity,
Edison - New York City "ghetto" fish market - 1903
The view photographed from an elevated camera position looks down on a very crowded New York City street market Rows of pushcarts and street vendors vehicles can be seen The precise location is difficult to ascertain but it is certainly on the Lower East Side probably on or near Hester Street which at the turn of the century was the center of commerce for New Yorks Jewish ghetto Located south of Houston Street and east of the Bowery the ghetto population was predominantly Russian but included im
T4 Tips Podcast #21 - Beginning PowerPoint, Part 2
In this podcast we will create a 5-slide presentation on volcanoes. Credit for the images: Global Volcanism Program (http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/) at the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey, Credit for the video clip: Discovery Channel, Ever-Changing Earth for Students from eMedia at Utah Education Network, www.uen.org (http://www.uen.org).
T4 Tips Podcast #22 - Beginning PowerPoint, Part 3
In this podcast we learn how to add a sound file (Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech) to a PowerPoint presentation on his life that we downloaded from a great Powerpoint archive available through the Nebo School District in Spanish Fork, Utah.The PowerPoint archive is available at: Nebo School District (http://www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/)Dr. King's speech is available at T4 Professional Development: PowerPoint in the Classroom (index.php?option=com_con
Unveiling Latin America's economic success
A lot of attention has been focused on the remarkable economic success of China, India and other Asian countries. So much so that the rise of Latin American companies as major players on the international economic scene has almost gone unnoticed.
US economy recovery by year-end 'likely'
Although the current global economic gloom continues to cause sleepless nights for many CEOs, a worldwide depression is now “very unlikely” and it’s a “likely scenario” that the US economy could start to recover from its recession by the end of this year, says Ilian Mihov, INSEAD professor of economics
The changing social landscape of Malaysia
Like many societies, Malaysia is in a period of transition from one generation to a new one and with that comes many issues. After 51 years of independence, the question of who they are as a nation is one that plays a lot on people's minds these days.
Consolidation in turbulent times
Lufthansa carried a total of 70.5 million passengers last year and was ranked number one by IATA (International Air Transport Association) for having carried the most number of passengers on international scheduled routes, leaving number two Air France lagging some 20 per cent behind.
The unreal estate
For many people around the world, property rights are not well defined, enforced or monitored; resulting in over half of the world’s population living and working on ‘unreal estate’, i.e. without the security of property ownership.
In her book Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets With Trust, INSEAD alumna Elena Panaritis presents a holistic approach to combating this lack of formal rights, arguing that a new thinking process, combined with successful diagnosis a
We should heed the lessons of the collapse of the ‘golden age’: a personal view
When I teach my macroeconomics class for the MBAs at INSEAD, I always discuss the Great Depression and the lecture ends on an optimistic tone with a simple statement: “The Great Depression will never happen again”. I firmly believed this because there is a widespread consensus that the Great Depression was a result of a sequence of policy mistakes. Economists have learned what policies should be applied to avoid the Great Depression.
Unfortunately, I have to revise my optimism now.
Asia feels the pain caused by the crisis but could be poised for rapid recovery
Asia can’t escape the financial and economic crisis that is battering the rest of the world, but the region may be poised for a more rapid recovery if leaders in business and government work together and show leadership.
Responsible leaders and sustainable growth?
Are business leaders really buying into sustainable development? According to McKinsey, only 20 per cent of executives feel that sustainability is part of their responsibility.
Sustainability: a business opportunity
By the year 2040, only 15 per cent of the world's population will be living in what are now called developed countries. It's therefore essential for today's business planners to start focusing on the rest of the planet. Fortunately a strategy centred on emerging markets can be both financially profitable and socially responsible, says Barbara Kux of the Dutch multinational Royal Philips Electronics.
"Developing countries are a fantastic source of opportunities for companies," says Kux,
Shell CEO van der Veer: Carbon dioxide regulation necessary to make the markets work
If governments do not intervene, industries will meet the growing demands for energy in the cheapest way possible, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase. That puts Jeroen van der Veer, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, one of the worlds leading petroleum companies, in an odd position: a leading capitalist campaigning for more government regulation.
Cathay Pacific takes off cautiously to brighter skies
At its Annual General Meeting recently, IATA (International Air Transport Association) predicted that the industry will recover faster than expected, with Asia-Pacific carriers powering the upturn. INSEAD Knowledge takes a closer look at the performance of one of these airlines: the flag carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific.
China’s property bubble: is it starting to deflate?
Amid fears of a property bubble in China where real estate prices have risen for nine consecutive months, Bill Hunt, former president of Century 21 China Real Estate, remains sanguine that the bubble will not burst.
China faces an economic crossroads
With the collapse of external demand in the wake of the global financial crisis, China needs to reduce its dependence on exports and investments, and shift towards internal private consumption, says Stephen Roach, a leading economist and Hong Kong-based chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.