Talk: Clergy scandal shows power of old and new media
Walter Robinson and Clay Shirky discuss how the case of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church illustrates the changing powers of old and new media
The Positive Impact of Entrepreneurship in the American Economy - Carl J. Schramm (Kauffman Foundati
Carl Schramm, President of the Kauffman Foundation, examines the vital role of entrepreneurship in the changing economy. He emphasizes how entrepreneurs have a positive influence on the American economy by creating ways to reinvent and innovate the rules of life. For example, half of the jobs created in 2007 are from firms less than five years old. Entrepreneurs teach us about human needs we did not know existed, create jobs that provide security for people, and generate social welfare, he says.
The Growth of Solar Ventures - Larry Bawden (Jadoo Power)
Larry Bawden is a co-founder of Jadoo Power, an innovative supplier of fuel cells, and Q1 Nanosytems, a next-generation photo-voltaics provider. Bawden addresses the new landscape in technology and energy and notes the pivotal role of newer technologies in the global economy. He talks about the four fundamental planetary crises - Global Warming, Peak Oil, Population Peak and Resource Depletion that are driving changes in world. Bawden also acknowledges the rise of third generation technology and
Concentrated Power in a Global Economy - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf, CEO of Garten Rothkopf and author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, mulls over the research in his latest social macroeconomic tome. He iterates a wealth of trends and statistics on the ever-broadening gap between rich and poor, and how true global influence is the product of a shockingly small handful of global players.
Balancing Economy, Equity, and Ecology Through Design - William McDonough (Architect and Author)
How do we love all of the children of all species for all time? The unlikely answer comes from architect, materials designer, VC, and eco-efficiency expert William McDonough, who sees the challenge of cycling biological and technical "nutrients" as industry's ultimate goal.
Robert Reich: Politics and Principles
Robert Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He has authored ten books, including The Work of Nations (which has been translated into 21 languages); Locked in the Cabinet; and The Future of Success. His writings have appeared ...
Memory, Inequality and Power: Palestine and the Universality of Human Rights
Said, author of the groundbreaking work "Orientalism" and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, was one of the most prominent literary and cultural critics in the United States. His writings about the Middle East and its relationship to the West have had a major influence ...
Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy - John Seely Brown (Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation)
What can extreme surfing and World of Warcraft teach the enterprise? Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge and former Xerox PARC Chief Scientist John Seely Brown holds them as examples of the power of frequent benchmarking and full industry info-share. He also uses them to show how the core ecosystem can be made stronger by sharing knowledge gathered from learning on the edge. In addition, Seely Brown touches upon his theory of a monumental economic shift from a push to a p
3. A Head in the Cloud: The Power of Infrastructure as a Service (April 23, 2008)
science, electrical, engineering, math, computer, technology, amazon, internet, infrastructure, interface, business, distributed system, scalability, reliability, performance, cost-effectiveness, consumer, retail, customer, seller, web developer, enterpri
6. Developing the Good Citizen: Contemporary Political Campaigning
Technology, politics, social theory, organizing, Democratic party, voting machines, political consulting, web pages, broadcast, data technology, mobilization, fundraising, e-mail, MoveOn.org, social networking, blogosphere, netroots, web 2.0, volunteering
9. Vehicle to Grid Power
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8. The Political Economy of the Global Coal Market
Coal, natural resources, international markets, trade, trading, commodities, economics, sustainable development, politics, environment, research, business, consumers, global energy, expense, abundance, competition, biomass renewables, clean technology, em
4A. The Future of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power in the US Marketplace Slides
Course - Group - 4A. The Future of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power in the US Marketplace Slides - Stanford > Energy Seminar (Fall 2007) > 4A. The Future of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power in the US Marketplace Slides
4. The Future of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power in the US Marketplace
Science, technology, economics, engineering, solar energy, renewable resource, electricity demand, natural gas, transmission, utility, coal, carbon, nuclear, fuel price, power plant, monetized carbon emission, cost, generators, ancillary services, wind fa
5. Scaling Solar Power (April 30, 2008)
Science, environment, electricity, technology, utility, energy production, solar utility power, peak power, wholesale production, kilowatt hour, peak power, peak times, off-peak times, electric infrastructure, municipal level, distribution grid, transform
3. The Importance of Wind Power in a Clean and Renewable Future (April 16, 2008)
Science, environment, biology, energy, electricity, intermittency, storage, power, economics, natural gas, renewable resource, hydropower, hydroelectricity, efficiency, compressed air, high-altitude wind power, global warming, technology, turbine, generat
8. Solar Thermal Power (November 12, 2008)
solar power, alternative energy, climate change, global warming, science, technology, photovoltaic, renewable energy, Department of Energy (DOE), turbines, power plants, radiation, thermodynamics, energy consulting, natural resources, high voltage technol
5. Smart Grids and De-Carbonising the Power Sector (February 5, 2009)
science, technology, engineering, power, networks, electronics, smart grids, transmission, climate change, innovation, sustainability, renewable energy, plants, load, electrical engineering, decarbonization, distributed generation, digital signal processi
1. When the Rubber Hits the Road: The Real Story on Fuel Economy (January 7, 2009)
science, economics, engineering, environment, global warming, energy, climate change, policy, technology, research, education, international issues, oil, fuel emissions, carbon, transportation, congestion, car, mileage, automobile, vehicle, bus transit, A
1. Transforming Our Energy Economy: the Role of Renewable Energy (April 1, 2009)
environmental biology, translational science, chemistry, physics, biochemical conversion, engineering, energy, economics, greenhouse gas, GHG, mitigation, ecosystem, managing risk, sustainable development, renewable energy, fuel, consumption, policy, educ