Corporate models for corporate governance: Johnson Johnson Trust
Johnson & Johnson, the New Jersey-based, publicly-listed manufacturer of healthcare products, is the world’s largest medical device company, the fourth largest biotech and eighth largest pharmaceutical company in the world. According to its most recent investor fact sheet (2009), J&J’s 250+ operating companies in 60 countries generated $61.9 billion in sales last year ($12.3 bln in net earnings) – more than half of which were from outside the US.
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
On the Branding Edge
Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwans BenQ, Germanys Siemens, Australias Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the worlds largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare to be different and have a clear idea of their corporate identity.
Managing corporate giving
Nothing galvanises people more than a global disaster. When the Asian tsunami struck in December 2004, there was an outpouring of grief, and subsequently aid and relief was shipped to the affected countries.
A recent case study conducted by INSEAD professors Margaret Hanson and Luk Van Wassenhove with research associate Orla Stapleton chronicles the changing political and social environment of global giving in the US post-9/11.
Understanding the Greenhouse Efftect
This educational video explains the greenhouse effect. It describes the process how the earth’s atmosphere captures the sun’s heat to maintains the earth’s temperature. However, the emission of green house gases from industries and cars have thickened our atmosphere and therefore earth’s atmosphere captures more heat than required, resulting in global warming. This effect is known as the green house effect. There is no sound in the video.
Global Warming 101
A three minute review of the causes of global warming. Good images and graphics. Shows evidence of warming in terms of temperatures and ice melting shown. Run time 03:03.
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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)
Palestinian worshippers scuffle with Israeli police
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe April 16 - Israeli police use stun grenades to disperse Palestinian protesters as tensions erupt at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. 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, finan
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
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
How do you look?
How Do You Look? (2003-2006) was a Wellcome Trust funded project carried out jointly with Imperial College Computing Department (IC) and St Mary’s Hospital London. The role of Imperial College was confined to providing eye tracking equipment for the surgical part of the project. The project’s main thrust was to apply to laparoscopic surgery the research methodology we had developed over the years with artists. This consisted in observing the surgeon’s eye movements in order to understa
Workshop 6 - Foundations of Pure Mathematics - Dr Joel Feinstein
The sixth workshop in Dr Joel Feinstein's G11FPM Foundations of Pure Mathematics module covers a worksheet with questions involving relations, equivalence relations, and modular arithmetic. In particular, looking at squares modulo 7, and applying this to show that a certain equation has no integer solutions. These videos are also available for download on iTunes U at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/foundations-pure-mathematics/id950755120 Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://exp
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating shear force at point of load
Images of the Earth
Structure: Three credits. Three lecture hours per week (45 total hours). This is an introduction to the new, rapidly evolving, and interdisciplinary field of Earth System Science. This course emphasizes the ideas of Earth as a planet within the solar system; the interactions among the components of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; and global changes. Studying Earth as a system is accomplished by the analysis of remote sensing data. Images acquired by airborne and spaceborn
Shape of Things: Trees
This video segment from NOVA: "The Shape of Things" describes
the critical relationship between form and function in all organisms, in
particular, the inherent need for living systems to be served by
branching systems. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:56.
President William McKinley
A four minute summary of William McKinley's accomplishments and life history. A very good video to show human side of a president.
The Empathic Civilization
At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. His book is a sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, that looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development-and is likely to determine our fate as a species.