Basic Bio Chemistry
Basic Bio Chemistry
Five to Rule Them All: The U.N. Security Council and the Making of the Modern World
David L. Bosco, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, American University and author: "Five to Rule Them All"
Signifiers in Cyberspace: Pt 6
This symposium draws together a group of speakers who have been involved with ICANN and who have commented on ICANN’s various processes over the last decade or so. They address legal, policy, commercial, practical, and technological issues that have arisen, and continue to arise, as the domain name system develops.
Unveiling Latin America's economic success
A lot of attention has been focused on the remarkable economic success of China, India and other Asian countries. So much so that the rise of Latin American companies as major players on the international economic scene has almost gone unnoticed.
De warme maaltijd Een viertal invulbladen rond "de warme maaltijd": wat, belang, onderdelen, ideale samenstelling van een maaltijd, toegepast op de voedingsdriehoek. Verdere uitbreiding naar soep. Doelen: De behoefte aan een volwaardige maaltijd kennen. Eigen …
Een viertal invulbladen rond "de warme maaltijd": wat, belang, onderdelen, ideale samenstelling van een maaltijd, toegepast op de voedingsdriehoek. Verdere uitbreiding naar soep. Doelen: De behoefte aan een volwaardige maaltijd kennen. Eigen …
Global crisis forces corporations to look beyond quarterly earnings
With the US economy in turmoil, Wal-Mart, the nation's leading retailer boasting more than 144 million customers per week, is taking on a new leadership role. In a country where about one person in three is considered obese and 47 million people are without healthcare, the company is taking a unique stand in educating both its consumers and suppliers.
We should heed the lessons of the collapse of the ‘golden age’: a personal view
When I teach my macroeconomics class for the MBAs at INSEAD, I always discuss the Great Depression and the lecture ends on an optimistic tone with a simple statement: “The Great Depression will never happen again”. I firmly believed this because there is a widespread consensus that the Great Depression was a result of a sequence of policy mistakes. Economists have learned what policies should be applied to avoid the Great Depression.
Unfortunately, I have to revise my optimism now.
Asia feels the pain caused by the crisis but could be poised for rapid recovery
Asia can’t escape the financial and economic crisis that is battering the rest of the world, but the region may be poised for a more rapid recovery if leaders in business and government work together and show leadership.
Scarcity and innovation: Powering the developing world
Scarcity of resources, scarcity of political consensus and scarcity of financing for innovation. These are some of the major challenges faced by companies in todays global environment. Thats according to Leif Beck Fallesen, editor-in-chief and CEO of the Danish publication Dagbladet Borsen. Fallesen was the moderator of the first plenary session at the INSEAD Leadership Summit. He said these concerns are highlighted by a growing food crisis (wheat prices rose more than oil prices last year),
Targetting Africa: The case for investment
Africa is so diverse, with its variety of countries and resources, that almost any type of business in the world could take advantage of the continents economic growth. That was the view of panellists at the INSEAD Leadership Summit 2008.
Simon Harford, West Africa head for private equity group Actis and INSEAD alumnus (94D) says virtually any business that can talk to the consumer base of Africa is already growing at remarkable rates, 30 to 60 per cent year on year.
‘Narrow’ self-interest, rather than role as a global player, drives China’s foreign policy
Even as China is poised to overtake Japan as the world’s second-largest economy, its foreign policy is driven less by its sense of its role as a key global player than by a set of ‘narrowly defined’ national interests, says Professor Kenneth Lieberthal, Director of the John L. Thornton China Centre and senior fellow in Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development at The Brookings Institution.
Numbers may not lie, but often their true significance lies in closer scrutiny. And a good example of this statement lies in the numbers used to tout the world’s great trade imbalance with China - a deficit that shows the EU trade deficit growing from 50 billion euros in 2000 to 297 billion in 2008. “But,” says Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the 153-member Geneva-based World Trade Organisation,
How economic excesses of the past are influencing the present
The global economic environment of cheap money in the past two decades has been an aberration, which has led to today’s “massive capacity destruction” of natural resources, says Pippa Malmgren, President and Co-founder of the financial services firms the Canonbury Group and Principalis Asset Management.
A new world order: the rise of China and the decline of the West
While many are already talking about the notion of a shift in power from West to East, a thought-provoking book by author Martin Jacques called ‘When China rules the world’ takes this even further by proclaiming that China will not only thrive in the 21st century, but will do so at the expense of the United States.
Poorly Made in China: a reality check
Despite being hailed as ‘the world’s workshop’, China’s reputation of being a reliable and responsible manufacturer is far from world-class. In his new book ‘Poorly Made in China’, intermediary and author Paul Midler exposes the pitfalls of manufacturing in China, debunking several myths in the process.
Book review: The Indian Renaissance
Economics examiners must love China and India. What a perfect pair of rising economic Asian giants to use for a compare-and-contrast question for their students. A thousand years ago, both countries were civilised and technologically advanced while Europeans huddled in draughty castles and a gnawed meat off bones. Both countries missed out on the Industrial Revolution, and seemed bewildered by the rise of the barbarian West. But they succumbed to its domination, shook it off in the 1940s, then e
Does the world need a new global reserve currency?
A new global currency should replace the US dollar as the international reserve currency, as the long-term deterioration of America’s economy and the greenback is fueling a “currency-regime crisis”, says Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times.
Getting back to basics
Whether in innovation and governance, private equity, or entrepreneurship, the messages in today’s increasingly global business environment are loud and clear: think differently, don’t underestimate emerging markets, and get back to basics. These were some of the main themes voiced at INSEAD’s Leadership Summit Europe 2010 held recently in Fontainebleau.
Making more from less: does Mother Nature have enough resources to go around?
Global growth isn’t all about jobs and the stock market: it’s also about people. The global population will increase, despite the ageing baby boomer generation; there will be increased demands for minerals, energy, food, even blood.
Social responsibility in business today
Gordon Gekko might be back in cinemas in Wall Street II, but he seems to be less visible in today’s boardrooms. As economic crises, erupting volcanoes and crippling earthquakes plague the planet, social consciousness is in, greed is…well, not out, but certainly down.