What Causes the Gulf Stream?
This video segment adapted from NOVA visualizes how Earth's rotation and uneven heating from the Sun cause prevailing winds and influence ocean surface currents. An animation and infrared satellite image illustrate the shape and direction of the Gulf Stream System in the Atlantic Ocean.
Podcast for Educators - Video
Video podcast about the Podcast for Educators directory.
This is a re-release of our second video providing a brief look at our podcasting directory. The video was first published in 2006 - was it really four years ago when video podcasting was coming to the fore?
Pt 1-The Future of Media in Children’s Education: A Focus on Tweens
Pt 1 of a national conference hosted by Children Now and The Future of Children includes a keynote address from Milton Chen, executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation.
Pt 2a-The Future of Media in Children’s Education: A Focus on Tweens
Pt 2a of a national conference hosted by Children Now and The Future of Children.
Pt 2b-The Future of Media in Children’s Education: A Focus on Tweens
Pt 2b of a national conference hosted by Children Now and The Future of Children.
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.
Islamic finance: funding the ‘real economy’
The global financial crisis presents an opportunity for the Islamic finance industry to show its credentials, say several practitioners in the field. Speaking to INSEAD Knowledge at the 6th International Islamic Finance Conference here, Daud Vicary Abdullah, COO of Asian Finance Bank, says “the biggest opportunity really is around getting the messages across about the value-proposition of Islamic products and the way in which Islamic finance is done.”
Entrepreneurship: Riding rapid growth in India and China
INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Patrick Turner examines the development of entrepreneurship in the two Asian giants.
The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.
Leadership: A Chinese puzzle
China’s economy is booming, but one of the major challenges facing the country will be leadership - or the lack of it - in political or business spheres. INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management, Michael Witt, says that although the Communist Party still tightly rules China, the leadership in Beijing does "not have a lot of power," with the result that it’s difficult to get things implemented.
Getting back to basics in a world of luxury
As China's middle class expands, does consumption behaviour change? According to Sir David Tang, founder of Shanghai Tang and China Clubs, consumption behaviour doesn’t shift with economic development; it is only perceived to do so.
“I don’t think economic development has ever changed human nature,” says Tang. “China is able now, with a rising middle class, to start thinking about all the bourgeois things, about life of the next-door neighbour. And that’s why, in a way, cons
The price of perception
How much is Tiger Woods worth to an advertiser? What about George Clooney? What is the value of Facebook or Bebo? The answers are all different, but they all come down to perception.
The brand is the business
Today more than half of the total stock market value of corporations lies in intangible assets such as brands The brand is the business. This statement by Shelly Lazarus, chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide at the World Effie Festival 2008, sums up why brand building is important for companies. In this climate of the brand imperative, advertising gurus converged on Singapore for the conference which celebrates advertising effectiveness.
Wired in: who leads the networking world?
Scandinavian countries are in the top ten of The Networked Readiness Index 2009-2010, part of the Global Information Technology Report published by INSEAD and the World Economic Forum, now in its ninth edition.
Communicating your way to the top
Good communication skills outrank other core business competencies as the number one skill for corporate recruiters looking to hire MBA graduates. That rather surprising conclusion comes not from communications specialists, but from an organisation that has all the relevant data at its fingertips, The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which runs GMAT testing for MBA applicants.
It Starts with One: Changing individuals changes organisations
Small and large businesses have been searching for decades for the holy grail of organisational change: the perfect way to motivate employees to change their old ways for what management (or consultants!) deem to be better, new ones. The prevailing wind of change is a “top down” change of an organisation’s structure or reward system. Some experts espouse putting a “champion” in the executive suite to drive and implement change down to the lowest rung of the corporate ladder. The notion
Afghanistan's media battleground
Six years ago television was banned in Afghanistan and its single national radio station was Taliban-run.
Foreign firms eye China’s rural markets
Foreign multinationals are setting their sights on China’s countryside, enticed by strong economic growth and favourable government regulations, says Andrew Cainey, Managing Director for Greater China at management consultancy Booz & Company.
Foreign companies that started their businesses in China’s tier one and tier two cities “see the need and the opportunity to move down and meet the rest of the demand in China, which is growing so rapidly”, says Cainey, who has been based i
Environmental degradation: Counting the cost of rapid economic growth
Bad air, polluted water, depleted resources and global warming. These are some of the emerging hallmarks of Asia’s booming growth in recent years. From Beijing to Bangalore and beyond, the consequences of industrial development are tainting the region’s environment.
"Advocacy and Medical Care for Victims of Torture and INS Detainees in the U.S."
A talk by Dr. Allen S. Keller, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. From the Human Rights Distinguished Lecturer Series. Sponsored by the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Students for Global Public Health.Author(s):