Rebuilding Europe: new architecture needed to kick-start economy
With a weakened financial system and various European governments knee-deep in debt, the emergence of a new world financial order has taken on a new urgency of late. But instead of quick fixes as the Greek crisis has clearly demonstrated, we should instead be looking for sustainable solutions towards economic prosperity.
A practical guide to managing innovation
What does innovation mean? It used to relate mainly to products and that's still important. But over the last decade or so, businesses have been putting more and more emphasis on innovating new services and business models as well. In light of this, it's time companies take another look at how they manage innovation.
Mittwoch, 24. November 2010
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Mittwoch - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. WASHINGTON: Nach dem Granatenangriff auf Südkorea haben die USA dem engen Bündnispartner ihre Unterstützung versichert. US-Präsident Obama und sein südkoreanischer Kollege Lee vereinbarten eine gemeinsame viertägige Übung der Streitkräfte, die am Sonntag beginnen soll. Zugleich rief Obama die asiatischen Staa
Social enterprise: Using microfinance to alleviate poverty yet still post dramatic growth
Many institutions around the world are turning to microfinance both as a strategy to help lift the poor out of the poverty trap and to make a decent return on investment. While the business gains from lending money to those who earn only about one or to dollars a day may seem limited, some of the major international banks are now turning their attention to this sector. In a new case study, INSEAD Adjunct Professor Mahboob Mahmood highlights the work of the Kashf Foundation in Pakistan, an organi
Islamic microfinance gains popularity in war-torn Afghanistan
After spending several years in Iran as a refugee struggling to make a living, Shooperi Sharif never imagined that one day she would have a business of her very own. Last year, the 34-year old mother of three took out an Islamic microfinance loan to expand her business -- it was an Islamic loan as she's one of thousands of Afghans who refuse to take interest-bearing loans.
Transferring Wall Street skills to the social sector
Born to Indian parents in Texas, Deval Sanghavi lived the American dream. After graduating from college with two business administration degrees, he went to work at Morgan Stanley’s strategic finance department at its headquarters in New York City.
Politec: Brazilian IT Services with Global Reach
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Patent Bar Presentation
Career Services Speaker Series Patent Bar Presentation September 13, 2010 Career Services In this podcast, learn more about taking the patent bar exam. Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Director of their Patent Bar Review Course. Topics for discussion are: •The latest info on the patent bar exam •Who [...]
European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Speaker Series European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union September 14, 2010 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Lewis & Clark proudly welcomed Dr. Christian Calliess as our Natural Resources Law Institute’s Distinguished International Visitor. In this presentation to our students, Dr. Calliess talks about “European Law: Values [...]
Partnerships and networks in work with young people
The term ‘partnership’ is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between individuals, to more formal partnership structures. In this OpenLearn course, Partnerships and networks in work with young people, you will explore a range of meanings for the word ‘partnership’ and see that it is used to describe a range of practices, structures and processes. You will also look at some of the difficulties, as well as the potential
5.1 Introduction We have seen some of the difficulties that Mrs Biggs has faced when formulating a sufficiently general and sufficiently specific rule to deal with the conduct of the visitors to her garden. In Part D we take things a step further by looking at some of the difficulties which may arise when it comes to interpreting rules such as the one developed (with your help) by Mrs Biggs. In particular, we will be exploring the way in which our understanding of the language used in rules affects our interp
We have seen some of the difficulties that Mrs Biggs has faced when formulating a sufficiently general and sufficiently specific rule to deal with the conduct of the visitors to her garden. In Part D we take things a step further by looking at some of the difficulties which may arise when it comes to interpreting rules such as the one developed (with your help) by Mrs Biggs. In particular, we will be exploring the way in which our understanding of the language used in rules affects our interp
An Introduction to Biology
Professor George Wolfe gives an introduction to biology in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. "In biology, you get to see the big picture for the first time. Biology is a kaleidoscope that mixes all of the sciences." Run time 03:56.
Nucleic Acids: An Introduction to Genetic Material
Professor George Wolfe gives an introduction to genetic material in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 10:49.
Literary Festival 2013: Art in Conflict [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pat Barker | Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, Pat Barker’s latest novel Toby's Room is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss. This event will explore art’s responsibility to war, and the links between art, literature, science and history. Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at LSE and has been a teacher of history an
The Influenza Virus
3-D animation shows how the influenza virus invades the body, takes over cells, and spreads the infection. The infected cells burst and more cells become infected. Explains how the specific cells of the immune system work to attack the flu virus. 2:07 min.
Understanding Logical Statements, Part 1 of 5
"Identify the hypothesis and conclusion of the following statement, and determine whether the statement is always, sometimes, or never true." In this video, Sal Khan offers an introduction to understanding mathematical logic statements. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (03:53)
SAT Tips Tricks and Strategies Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication [Audio] Newfoundland Images and Folk Music Emerging Technologies, Part 3: New Tools for a Collaborative Environment
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Speaker(s): Professor Miriam Bernard, Dr Kip Jones, Dr Gareth Morris | Academic communication is changing. New emphasis on impact and public engagement, combined with new technologies that allow high quality and easy to use production methods are increasing the possible range of outputs from academic research. This session will hear from three researchers that have used alternative forms for their research dissemination. We will ask what strengths these forms had in comparison to traditional boo
A video tour of this Province of Canada accompanied by a satirical folk music that contains a few words that may be offense to some.
Part 3 of 3 -- Dr. Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group, spoke with Wharton management professor Saikat Chaudhuri about about emerging enterprise equivalents of web 2.0 technologies.
Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication [Audio]
Newfoundland Images and Folk Music
Emerging Technologies, Part 3: New Tools for a Collaborative Environment