Infrastructure key to Africa’s growth: Asia has role to play
If Africa wants to bridge the chasm from emerging to developed economy, it must have one crucial component in place. According to Paulo Gomes, founder and CEO of Constelor Investment Holdings, which was set up in 2006 to harness investment opportunities in Africa, infrastructure is sorely needed for the land-locked continent.
Turning passion into opportunity: an entrepreneur’s dream realised
Entrepreneur Winnie So is so passionate about travel that after graduating with an MBA from INSEAD, she decided to set up Wanlilu Play, a Hong Kong-based bespoke, luxury travel planning company.
How to save banks without using taxpayers’ money
In the recent financial crisis, taxpayers in many countries had to pick up the bills that resulted from governments bailing out banks. The idea that the government will save you if you make mistakes encourages excessive risk-taking. Bailouts have created popular resentment against bankers' compensation, which makes it difficult to pay competitive salaries after a bank is rescued. So bailouts, which also add to the government deficits and crowd out other government spending plans, have many und
How to Become a Fashion Journalist
In order to become a fashion journalist, a person must have
expertise in both journalism and the fashion industry. Discover why most fashion journalists have to work for national publications or Web sites from a journalism professor in this video clip.
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.
Exploring new terrain: the travel portal that's leading the pack in India
iXiGO.com has the rare combination of a passionate team with an idea that is not only innovative but also timely. The travel search engine was launched in a market where Indian online travel agents had received more than 100 million US dollars in venture funding.
Florida Braces for the Effects of the Oil Spill
At the time of this news report, the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico has now drifted east and is closing in on the US coast near the state of Florida. News reporter Cath Turner discusses how businesses at the tourist hotspot of Pensacola Beach will be effected by the spill. She also briefly addresses the concerns of the fishing industry in Mississppi, Alabama, Louisianna, and Florida. Run time 01:31.
The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
10.7.2 Follow the leader Some companies have a defensive strategy and aim to follow the leader. Such companies hope to profit from the mistakes of the first-to-market company by devising incremental design and performance improvements and cost reductions compared with the original product. In addition they hope to exploit the new market that has started to grow, so timing is important. In the area of consumer electronics, for example, most of the inventions (radio, television, audio and video tape recording) w
Some companies have a defensive strategy and aim to follow the leader. Such companies hope to profit from the mistakes of the first-to-market company by devising incremental design and performance improvements and cost reductions compared with the original product. In addition they hope to exploit the new market that has started to grow, so timing is important. In the area of consumer electronics, for example, most of the inventions (radio, television, audio and video tape recording) w
Mexico student protest clashes
Clashes between students and Mexican riot police in Oaxaca City during protests over education improvements. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reu
Promocions. The Monster of Nix
1 min. Vídeo. Rosto A.D.
The Monster of Nix is a 30 minute long animated musical which tells the story of Willy, a troubled boy who fights the destructive force of an all-devouring monster in the village of Nix. The dark fairy tale is as compelling and visually overwhelming Author(s):
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
Articulation Station App for iOS
'Download the best articulation app on the App Store and learn how to pronounce and practice the consonantal sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging articulation activities!**IMPORTANT!** THE P SOUND PROGRAM COMES FREE AND ADDITIONAL SOUNDS CAN BE PURCHASED AS NEEDED! Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearl
11.404 Session 02 - Urban Housing Markets
Session 2 - Urban Housing Markets
Fab Lab Kids: Oficina de projetos socioambientais para crian?as de escolas p?blicas fazendo uso da e
This article describes the process of theoretical and practical Fab Lab Kids Project in Brazil and in more detail the ?Fab Lab Kids: Workshop environmental projects for public school children through manufacturing and digital electronics?, the most recent edition of this project, which consists conducting an experimental workshop with students from public school in the city of Guarulhos, S?o Paulo. Through the concept of learning by doing, children are exposed to the possibility of acting on the
Checking In with Erik Meijer: Erik Meijer | Checking In with Erik Meijer No, Erik Meijer doesn't interview himself! :) However, it actually is checking in with Erik Meijer (it's been WAY too long since we last caught up on camera...), so we figured it was a great idea to rehydrate this show with the master himself in the hot seat. As you can imagine, we cover a lot of ground in this one hour plus conversation. Erik has been busy hacking, teaching, and writing, but most
No, Erik Meijer doesn't interview himself! :) However, it actually is checking in with Erik Meijer (it's been WAY too long since we last caught up on camera...), so we figured it was a great idea to rehydrate this show with the master himself in the hot seat.
As you can imagine, we cover a lot of ground in this one hour plus conversation. Erik has been busy hacking, teaching, and writing, but most
Toward India 2020: Challenges and Opportunities
People sometimes ask Montek Singh Ahluwalia questions loaded with “aspirational objectives,” such as when India will “get rid of poverty.” Few are as well equipped to respond as Ahluwalia, one of the architects of India’s breathtaking economic transformation.
The current income of an average Indian cit
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
Entrepreneur Elon Musk: Why It's Important to Pinch Pennies on the Road to Riches
Superpreneur seems like a better label for Elon Musk. At 38, he has already been a co-founder of PayPal, which sold for $1.5 billion, and SpaceX, which aims to commercialize the launching of payloads into orbit. He is also an initial investor in electric-car pioneer Tesla Motors and solar energy company SolarCity, which sells and services solar energy equipment. In the second half of a two-part interview, arranged by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, he tells Knowledge@Wharton the story of his e
The Brave New World of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Sovereign wealth funds, the large investment funds supported by governments, are mostly a positive economic force that can provide a shot in the arm to the companies -- and countries -- they invest in. They are also a stabilizing force for the nation where the investment originates. Those are some of the main takeaways from a new Wharton study, "The Brave New World of Sovereign Wealth Funds." In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton management professor Mauro F. Guillén, who helped to