Building Trust Across Cultures
Do you trust with your head or with your heart? There is a big difference between cultures when it comes to building trust, and not understanding that can put a business relationship in peril.
From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold
Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what the Fed really does and the political pressures facing the Chair of the Fed. He describes and analyzes some fascinating episodes in U.S. monetary history, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the gold standard and ends the conversation with some insights into recent Fed moves to intervene with investment banks. This is a wonderful introduction to the political economy of the money supply and cen
Is Innovation Withering on the Vine? - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
JLabs LLC CEO and author Judy Estrin puts the processes and philosophies of innovation under the microscope. Her current analysis indicates that we're short-changing the business arena and culture at large, as we've stopped planting the seeds for true, monumental invention and problem-solving.
Xna0110-Polymorphism Based on Overloaded Methods
R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Learn that overloaded methods have the same name and different formal argument lists; that the word polymorphism means something like one name, many forms; that polymorphism manifests itself in […]
Faith Complex: Richard Cizik on Evangelical America's Future
Richard Cizik puts the ?protest? back in Protestant. It is impossible not to watch this new video interview without pausing to marvel at how many mainstream Evangelical theological and political positions he challenges. That he does so with charm and wit just makes it all the more entertaining.??
Walter Benjamin - 2006 RIHSS
Description: In his theses on the concept of history, Walter Benjamin wrote that "the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule." This influential philosopher, who failed to gain admittance into the academy yet remains one of its most influential thinkers, wrote prolifically on diverse topics: from mechanical reproduction to childhood pastimes, from hashish to mourning, and, perhaps most importantly, on the question of political agency and action. In this lecture, D
BI 101 - "Chapter 7" (Foster)
Lecture by Laurie Foster on Feb 17, 2014.
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the
Giant digital eyes watch over pedestrians
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25920 Gaze deep into the shop windows to the digital soul and discover something about your media-age emotions
18. The Underwater Spaceship (That’s Amore!)
This time, we’ll take you to one of the most exotic vacation destinations you’ll ever hear about! – Our friend and VIP Member Mark, who is an architect from New Zealand, sent us this very interesting article about a luxurious underwater hotel that is currently being built in Dubai. – Sounds amazing, right? – Just [...]
So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
David Lank is Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, specializing in bringing real life experience into the classroom through his business, legal, political and non-profit connections.
STEM and People with Disabilities
Faculty, students and professionals encourage careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for people with disabilities.
Lecture 2, Unintended Consequences: Antonio del Pollaiuolo's Hercules and Deianira (c. 1475-80)
The Gallery's best known Renaissance painting shows Hercules about to shoot a centaur who is abducting his bride. Everybody admires the vigorous action and vast landscape. What about the subject? In the myth, she is rescued, but the shooting eventually leads to a horrible death for Hercules. We don't see that; does it help to know it?
11. The Political Heritage (October 20, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, witchcraft, salem, demographic, political party, coalition, Bonny Prince Charley, France, Scottish, painting, liberty, protestant, loyalty, absolutism, Thomas H
12. Commerce and Culture (October 22, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, empire, economy, nemesis, revolution, war, protest, crown, authority, conventions of governance, public, constitutio
15. The Crisis of Independence (November 5, 2008)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, presidential election, duty tax, revolution, virtue, government, ship, protest, activism, Massachusetts,
16. Leaving the State of Nature (November 7, 2008)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, war, Massachusetts, Boston, American revolution, Charleston fire, constitution, parliament, governance,