A Biography of Chris Van Allsburg
This moving slide show was made by a student in college who always loved Chris Van Allsburg's books. The video showcases images from Van Allsburg's books, all taken from the internet and credited in a bibliography, while details of his life and emerging career are written on the screen. Piano music, with some flute, plays in background; no narration. The print is small but mostly readable. (3:48)
Advice to direct marketers: let the people do the talking
The explosion of social networking sites has been a boon for direct marketers. For the hundreds of millions of users of Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and so on, they are fun ways to communicate with their friends and make more friends. But for marketers they are huge databases of consumer information.
The dark side of trust
By and large, trust is a good thing. But there can also be too much of a good thing. One needs to look no further than the scandal involving disgraced Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff to appreciate the detrimental effects of misguided or excessive trust, for which there are dire consequences.
Sustainable practices: engaging consumers and suppliers
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is one firm that knows very well that its environmental and economic impact extends well beyond its factory gates. This starts with the ingredients it needs for its products to the natural resources required to make the packaging, "extending all the way to the people who buy and consume our drinks and handle the packaging," says CCE Europe's Communications Director, Shanna Wendt (YMP Sep '05).
Setting a new youth trend
After more than 20 years as a marketing communications consultant, Bernd Gebert, who was 50 at the time, gave up a lucrative business in 2006 to start Das macht Schule in Hamburg.
Burdened by the passivity and pessimism of the generation who would be future leaders, Gebert’s vision for Das macht Schule is to motivate young people to take charge of their lives, be proactive and become responsible, caring citizens.
The 'learning journey': Where social responsibility meets its match
An organisation based in the Netherlands is helping firms which want to make their mark in terms of social responsibility but arent sure how to go about it in a tangible way. EsteamWork started four years ago when its founder Machiel van Dooren observed that a growing number of companies wanted to take CSR seriously but didnt know how to get the maximum impact. He also found that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at times needed outside expertise in areas other than their own, which is p
Pay Attention to the Penguins
Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma -- they're on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling us. Dee Boersma considers penguins ocean sentinels, helping us understand the effects of pollution, overfishing and climate change on the marine environment. Run time 15:09.
Philanthrocapitalism: dawn of a new era?
Several companies have woken up to the reality of philanthrocapitalism, says Mathew Bishop of The Economist, particularly in the aftermath of the global economic crisis which has resulted in a lot of new questions -- about what this force of capitalism is, how do we get a capitalism that actually works with society, rather than against it.
A roadmap to sustainable transport
The massive efforts to save the automobile industry will keep it going for a few more years. But for the industry to survive beyond that, it must introduce not just new car models but a whole new set of business models.
Transforming the lives of thousands in South Africa through social housing
Taffy Adler is hardly the most likely candidate for taking on the role of social entrepreneur.
The Economic Growth Engine: How Energy and Work Drive Material Prosperity
The authors of this unique book explore the fundamental relationship between thermodynamics (physical work)
and economics. They take a realistic approach to explaining the relationship between technological progress,
thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth, the findings of which conclude with a fundamental explanation of
endogenous growth that is both quantifiable and consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. A major implication of
this is that future economic growth is no
Overview of PDF Portfolios
This video shows you how to combine documents, drawings, e-mail, and spreadsheets in a single compressed PDF Portfolio that can be branded with your logo.
My Cranfield Executive MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Experience - Denisia Adum, alumna
A Cranfield alumna talks about her experience of completing the Executive MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Democratization of Credit revised 7/17/12
The video provides an in depth description of the Sudbury basin, one of the major mineral producing regions in the world. The video is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101
Art and Activism: reflections on the anti-apartheid struggle and two decades of South African democr
Speaker(s): Hugh Masekela | Editor's note: Part of this podcast has been removed. Hugh Masekela has long spoken out about South Africa’s struggle for civil rights. His talk will be about arts & activism, reflecting on the role that he and other artists, particularly those in exile, played in the anti-apartheid movement. Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice. With a career that spans over 5 decades, Masekela remains
Space Experts Discuss the Search for Life in the Universe at NASA
NASA space-based observatories are making unprecedented new discoveries and revealing worlds never before seen. During a televised panel discussion of leading science and engineering experts at NASA Headquarters on Monday, July 14, a scientific and technological roadmap to lead to the discovery of potentially habitable worlds among the stars was addressed. The agency's next step, the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope), was featured as a new tool that will continue to help scientists rew
Charlotte Turner Smith - Part 1
Prof. Jacqueline Labbe talks about the life and works of Charlotte Turner Smith.
Preliminary results put Ghani ahead in Afghanistan
Preliminary results put Ashraf Ghani ahead in Afghanistan's president election, but the country's election commission says it's too soon to celebrate. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and 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, an
SERP Institute: Daniel Wubah
Southeastern Regional PULSE Institute