Subroto Bagchi of MindTree Consulting: Physical Size Does Not Guarantee Success; What Matters Is Men
Subroto Bagchi is the chief operating officer of Bangalore-based MindTree Consulting, an IT and global services firm that went public in February 2007. In the second of a two-part interview with India Knowledge@Wharton based on his book, The High Performance Entrepreneur: Golden Rules for Success in Today's World, Bagchi discusses the challenges entrepreneurs face in building their ventures. These range from competing with larger competitors to setting in motion the right processes for growth.
Bernardo Gradin: Our Goal Is to Become One of the 10 Most Valued Petrochemicals Companies
Brazil's petrochemicals industry has been going through active consolidation, a phase that is almost at an end. That process, however, has seen the creation and growth of Braskem, a giant of a firm that is the largest petrochemicals producer not just in Brazil but in all of Latin America. Bernardo Gradin, who has been part of Braskem since the company's formation in 2002, took over in July as its CEO. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton conducted at the company's Sao Paulo headquarters, Gradi
New Approaches to New Markets: How C.K. Prahalad's Bottom of the Pyramid Strategies Are Paying Off
Five years ago, C.K. Prahalad published a book titled, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, in which he argues that multinational companies not only can make money selling to the world's poorest, but also that undertaking such efforts is necessary as a way to close the growing gap between rich and poor countries. Key to his argument for targeting the world's poorest is the sheer size of that market -- an estimated four billion people. How has Prahalad's book -- a revised, fifth-anniversary
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
Brazil's Gold: How Rio Won Its Olympic Bid
Last fall, after losing previous bids, Rio de Janeiro -- Brazil's second-largest city -- won the approval of the International Olympic Committee to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. According to Carlos Roberto Osorio, secretary general of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, this time around, Rio had learned from its earlier failed bids and had the success of hosting the 2007 Pan American Games under its belt. That, combined with Brazil's "special circumstances" of economic stability amid the glob
04 Oct 2010: The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Examining the Legal Battle Behind the Science
The Science and Technology Policy Program of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy invites you to attend a presentation on The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. At this event, experts will address recent court rulings that reinterpret the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits the creation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines from destroyed embryos. Federal funding currently is allowed for research using existing lines, all of which were created with private funds, but th
06 Oct 2010: How Things Really Work: Lessons From a Life in Politics
Bill Hobby was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 1972. As the longest-serving lieutenant governor in Texas history, a media executive, distinguished university professor and philanthropist, he has worked to guide the state into the future. During his 18 years in office, Hobby made education a top priority and helped make health care more accessible. After leaving office in 1991, he continued to run Hobby Communications but was soon tapped to lead the University of Houston System through a
Time Travel: Einstein's big idea (Theory of Relativity) A little clip of how time travel can occur, taken from: The World's First Time Machine (Discovery Channel). Dr Ronald Mallett
A little clip of how time travel can occur, taken from: The World's First Time Machine (Discovery Channel). Dr Ronald Mallett
Towards a multidimensional model for learning objects and learners
This paper presents a multi-dimensional learning style model and a system specification to automatically generate adaptive courses using the aspect oriented technique.
Futurelab: Learning with handheld technologies
This handbook offers a guide and resource for those considering exploring handheld technologies for teaching and learning purposes. Four case reports show how different schools, LAs and individuals have attempted to tap the potential of handheld technology for learning, while a wider survey of handheld learning projects gives a sense of the range of work going on, along with contact information.,Research report
Towards the learning organization: Collective Knowledge development in the multimedia sector.
Not available,Research note of the Canada Research Chair on the Socio-organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy. Montreal: Télé-université, Université du Québec à Montréal. www.teluq.uqam.ca/chaireecosavoir
Juristes et linguistes : quel regard sur la langue ? Débat (première partie)
Description des différents codes écrits et coutumiers sous les anciens régimes de l'Espagne et de la France, ainsi que de leur vision différente de la naturalité.
Pittsburgh Politics;Elections; Pennsylvania;Pro-Communist political advertisement arguing against Governor James' support of bankers and the GOP's record.
Gauging the readiness of an institution of higher education to implement change in its distance educ
The democratization of finance, information, and technology has created a new global reality that affects every dimension of society and has transformed the competitive context. In this new reality, higher education is losing its monopoly as a credentialing agent, and it has become vulnerable to market forces from which it has been traditionally insulated. The majority of institutions of higher education have developed distance education programs to create market opportunities; however, in many
Analysis of Motivation and Demographic Factors that Influence Physical Therapists’ Decisions to At
Education for physical therapists has evolved to the doctorate of physical therapy degree and it is the vision of the American Physical Therapy Association that all physical therapists will be doctoral prepared by the year 2020. Most physical therapists do not have the DPT and prior studies have revealed that interest in the DPT is low for practicing physical therapists. This study examined the motivation of physical therapists to attain the DPT, by examining three areas of interest. What effect
The Effects of Semantic and Thematic Clustering on Learning English Vocabulary by Saudi Students
The present study aimed to compare the effects of semantic and thematic clustering on learning English vocabulary by Saudi students. It investigated whether thematic grouping or the use of meaningful context facilitates vocabulary learning. It was also conducted to shed light on how the use of context might be combined with clustering in order to facilitate learning. The study consisted of two parts. In the first part, the quantitative stage, 160 participants studied four lists of English words
Utilization of sweet sorghum for wine-making.
Title: Utilization of sweet sorghum for wine-making. Authors: Ren Jianhua; Yu Zhengping; Hao Xuejin
Bored to death: William Inge’s women and The feminine mystique
Ever since Robert Brustein’s review of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs in November 1958, the role of the female characters in William Inge’s plays has been of interest to a number of critics. At that time, Brustein claimed that Inge’s female characters were "men-taming women" who were castrative to their husbands. After the publication of his review, many critics followed in suit and also described Inge’s women in the same terms; however, only one of these critics, Janet Juhnke, examin