Businesses increasingly face water risks
The world will face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supplies by 2030. The good news is that if we are smart, we can meet the challenge successfully. But this can only happen through co-operation between industry, governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and communities, SABMiller’s head of sustainable development, Andy Wales, told INSEAD Knowledge on the sidelines of the LBC’s (London Business Conference) ‘Corporate Water Scarcity Risk Management Conference’ held recently.
Learning from Past Experiences? Building an Ambitious Future?
Please refer to part A for the abstract.
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 8: Peformance-based Logistics
These days, when the U.S. Department of Defense buys a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin, it doesn't simply pay Lockheed for the physical product. Instead, the government has a "performance-based contract" with the defense supplier, according to Serguei Netessine, professor of operations and information management at Wharton. This contract says, in effect, that the government's reimbursement to Lockheed hinges on the jets' performance -- that is, how often the planes are able to fly. In this inte
Tips on Editing Titles and Descriptions on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix problems with video titles and descriptions. The video includes: (1) poorly edited titles; (2) how to prevent poorly edited titles; (3) producer name in video title; (4) brief descriptions; (5) how to prevent brief descriptions; (6) description just repeats information found in the title; (7) description covers the subject, but not the plot, type, or quality of the video; (8) description is not edited to be understandable by
Function Transformations – A Virtual Manipulative
Function Transformations – Explore how simple transformations affect the graph of a function. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Changes in the Air: What Will Come of the Copenhagen Climate Summit?
More than 100 world leaders gathered in Copenhagen on December 7 for a two-week summit meeting whose ambitious aim is to renew the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The issues being discussed include reducing emissions of green-house gases and setting a price for carbon, among others. What are the likely business implications of these issues? What new challenges and opportunities will they create during the coming months? Knowledge@Wharton discussed these topics with Wharton legal studies and bu
The Window Observational Research Facility on the International Space Station (PART 2)
This is part 2 of 2 of a video that describes the remote sensing capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS) utilizing the United States Laboratory "Destiny" module science window and the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF). The Lab Window is the highest optical quality window ever installed on a manned space vehicle and permits the use of high resolution cameras and multi and hyper-spectral Earth science remote sensing instruments from within the pressurized volume of the IS
integral Schroedinger eq. for hydrogen, first Born approx., Yukawa potential
What It Means To Be Japanese-American
Kristi Yamaguchi reflects on what she’s learned about her ancestry and how that affects her feelings about being a Japanese-American. (3:00)
Elmo Exercises and Counts From 1 to 10
Elmo does jumping jacks and while the children help by counting from 1 to 10. The numbers are also written on the screen. From Sesame Street Sports. Run time 0:55.
This four minute video is about President Rutherford Hayes, his early life, political involvement, marriage, and presidency. A good video that shows the human side of a president.
C++ Console Lesson 22: Using the rand() Function
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This C++ video tutorial shows how to use the rand() function to generate random numbers in C++.
'Great Wall' stands in the way of China's economic ascent
Institutional inadequacies could prevent China from achieving its full economic potential despite its breath-taking growth in the past decade.
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.
David Hopkins, Princeton University: Tuning In or Tuning Out? The New World of Digital TV PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When is the right time to buy a flat panel television? What does 1080p mean? After February, 2009, will my old TV work? David Hopkins does some “myth-busting” on latest packages presented by companies like Comcast. He breaks down the HDTV format into easy understand terms and talks about the latest technologies in video distribution. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/04/tuning_in_or_tuning_out_the_new_world_of_digital_tv.html
Bill Coen Press Conference Siena Nov 20, 2010
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Learning About Astronaut Gloves and Tools On-Board the International Space Station
Join Astronaut Sandy Magnus on-board the International Space Station as she explains how the astronauts use special tools in space and why astronaut gloves are so important.
Sleeping On Board the International Space Station
Join astronauts on board the International Space Station, or ISS, to learn about living in space. Explore the inside of a Temporary Sleep Space, or TESS, and see the astronauts' sleeping bags. Learn how the astronauts do personal hygiene tasks like brushing their teeth or shaving. (05:59)
Abbey College Prestige Lecture 2010: Stan Taylor
Professor Stan Taylor, Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah presents the 2010 Abbey College Prestige Lecture - The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight: the CIA and Fidel Castro Professor Taylor has enjoyed a distinguished career in both academics and public policy. As a former Senior Staff member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee he brings to the Otago audience unique insights into little-known aspects of US-Cuban relations. Abbey College is celeb