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High-leverage Innovation, Part Two: Models of Collaboration
In this second part of a three-part interview, Wharton professor of operations and information management Karl Ulrich and Kevin Dehoff, a partner at Booz & Company, discuss the competitive advantages of global innovation networks, the challenges companies face in cross-border R&D collaboration, and how models of collaboration will likely evolve.
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The Son Also Rises: Donald Trump, Jr., on Real Estate Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Back in the heady days of the real estate boom, property prices in New York City soared along with those in the rest of the U.S. When the subprime mortgage crisis hit and prices collapsed, the city's market held out longer than others -- for two reasons. First, it is a major financial center with strong demand; and second, the weak dollar made it possible for international buyers and investors to find deals at discounts as high as 40%. Where will the New York market be in 2009? Where are the mos
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Alberto Duran: My Biggest Problem Is Creating Middle Management
Alberto Duran, founder and CEO of Mundivox Communications of Brazil, has seen the world of telecommunications from various perspectives. He worked in the telecom sector for J.P. Morgan in New York, and Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston and London. He specialized in the development of strategies for major industry players worldwide, including privatizations and M&A in North America, Europe and Asia. In 1999, Duran founded Mundivox Communications in Brazil. In an interview with Knowledg
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Warning: Big Financial Firms May Be Riskier Than They Appear
Large financial institutions have failed with much higher frequency than is generally perceived, says Andrew Kuritzkes, a partner at Oliver Wyman and head of the management consulting firm's public policy practice in North America. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Kuritzkes suggests some new guidelines that would greatly improve the financial system's ability to absorb the inevitable, if individually unpredictable, shocks of big failures.Author(s): No creator set

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One War We Shouldn't Avoid: A New Approach to Reducing the Cost of Future Catastrophes
In 2005, three major hurricanes -- Katrina, Rita and Wilma -- struck the U.S. Gulf Coast area, causing not just death and destruction, but also leading to insurance payments and federal disaster relief of more than $180 billion. Today, say the authors of a new book titled, At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes, the U.S. is even more vulnerable to catastrophic losses. Written by Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan, with colleagues Neil Doherty, Ma
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Can 'Cash for Clunkers' Help Jump-start the Auto Industry?
Ford reported its first sales gain in 20 months, thanks to the U.S. government's "cash for clunkers" rebate program that gives consumers a rebate of up to $4,500 to trade in older cars for new and more fuel-efficient models. Other manufacturers said their continuing sales declines would have been worse without the program. All in all, the officially named Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) provided taxpayers with a good return on their investment, Wharton management professor John Paul MacDuffie
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Bangkok's Bumrungrad Hospital: Expanding the Footprint of Offshore Health Care
Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital is one of a growing number of institutions making a name for themselves among "medical tourists" by offering patients from Boston to Bahrain a combination of lower-cost, state-of-the-art medical care along with service worthy of a five-star hotel. But what will it take for such hospitals to gain acceptance among national policy makers, major insurers and employers? Mack Banner, CEO of Bumrungrad, and Kenneth Mays, the hospital's director of marketing,
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Five Questions: What's New with Net Neutrality and India's Mobile Markets?
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski in late September outlined principles of net neutrality to promote more open use of the Internet. What will these developments mean for business in the U.S. and other parts of the world? In a new interview format called Five Questions, Rajesh Jain, CEO of India-based Netcore, asks Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach about net neutrality. In the second part of the interview, roles are reversed and Werbach
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New Approaches to New Markets: How C.K. Prahalad's Bottom of the Pyramid Strategies Are Paying Off
Five years ago, C.K. Prahalad published a book titled, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, in which he argues that multinational companies not only can make money selling to the world's poorest, but also that undertaking such efforts is necessary as a way to close the growing gap between rich and poor countries. Key to his argument for targeting the world's poorest is the sheer size of that market -- an estimated four billion people. How has Prahalad's book -- a revised, fifth-anniversary
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Reporting on the Middle East

  Frank Gardner, OBE

Frank Gardner OBE addresses the graduating class of 2006 as he receives his honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

He talks about his first degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University and how it led to his current job with the BBC. He also touches on his accident in Saudi Arabia and how Middle Eastern views have sometimes been misconstrued by the mainstream media.

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04 Oct 2010: The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Examining the Legal Battle Behind the Science
The Science and Technology Policy Program of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy invites you to attend a presentation on The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. At this event, experts will address recent court rulings that reinterpret the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits the creation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines from destroyed embryos. Federal funding currently is allowed for research using existing lines, all of which were created with private funds, but th
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Digital floral wallpaper
Design has been developed from a desire to create surface patterns that merge crafted sensibilities with high tech processes, contrasting both the old and the new in materials, techniques and production. Products introduce a presence of ‘new familiar’ design
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Feminism Now Symposium: Part 5: Mirissa Vigneault
Highlighting the work of emerging scholars, including graduate and postgraduate students, Feminism Now presents groundbreaking contemporary research reflecting new directions and perspectives in feminist scholarship on a wide range of feminist issues and topics.
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Planning, Policy and Design 132: Sustainability II
The purpose of this course is to investigate the challenges of implementing sustainability in a variety of contexts from the perspectives of climate change, energy use, natural resource use, and ecosystems/land use. While we are doing this through lectures and discussions, students will be carrying out individual and team research projects that involve applying the logic of sustainable design. This year’s theme for the research projects is “climate sensitive sustainable design.”
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"Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness" (video)
lown book coverA talk by Bernard Lown, MD. Physician, author, and Nobel Prize-winning peace activist Bernard Lown discusses his new memoir, "Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness". The inventor of the defibrillator, Dr. Lown was also a peace and anti-nuclear activist, participating in the founding of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 1960
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U.S. Day Ahead: Herbalife brawl could get very messy
Jan. 9 - Hedge fund titans Dan Loeb and Bill Ackman will dissect every word from Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson when he speaks to shareholders on Thursday morning in New York.
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Pipestone, Minnesota -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
features an area in the southwest corner of Minnesota that reflects a rich history of American Indian quarrying, prosperity brought by the railroad and mining enterprises, and a distinctive natural landscape. This National Register of Historic Places Travel itinerary highlights 30 historic places, including buildings constructed with beautiful local red stone and land still sacred to American Indians.
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Entretien avec Héctor Gálvez (Rencontres 2010)

Cinéaste péruvien, il montre son premier long métrage et raconte comment il a travaillé des années dans le quartier où il filme, dans une ONG, ce qui fait qu’il a pu avoir des acteurs des lieux mêmes de sa fiction. Les circonstances historiques dans lesquelles ces quartiers sont nés remontent à l’époque de la violence, et l’héritage en est difficile à vivre pour les jeunes qui manquent un peu de perspectives, cependant certains s’en sortent.


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CAPITAL - Curriculum and Pedagogy in Technology Assisted Learning
The aim of this report is to synthesise the Capital work over the last two years, identifying the most promising strands for development in educational technology as well as the circumstances that need to be created to take up these opportunities. Importantly, this report structures the work in order to communicate findings as clearly as possible for a wide audience of researchers, policy makers and education leaders.,Year 3 final report: Shaping Contexts to realise the potential of technologies
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Conception of a simulator for a TEL system in orthopaedic surgery.
Within a research project whose aim is to promote the learning of percutaneous operation in orthopedic surgery, we investigate some representation models of empirical, deductive, and perceptivo-gestural knowledge. From these models, we design an TEL system (Tecnological Enhaced Learning) This project belongs to a multidisciplinary field including computer, orthopedic surgery, medical imaging, didactic and cognitive sciences. The article presents the design principles of TEL with a particular int
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