Innovating in the Arab world
Innovation, it seems, is everything that it’s cut out to be. Done right, it can take a company, government or country from mediocrity to greatness. But innovation doesn’t come easy, and in some industries, the road to innovation is a long and arduous one.
The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.
The global business leader
Leadership has nothing to do with titles. J. Frank Brown, the Dean of INSEAD, has met a lot of CEOs in his two-and-a-half decades in business and many of them are nothing more than LINOs - Leaders In Name Only. "A lot of people talk about leadership and not that many actually do it," Brown said in an interview with INSEAD Knowledge. Brown believes there are seven hallmarks of a great leader. "I think the most important one is how you communicate and how you listen because if you’re going to be
The Chinese Sturgeon
Check out this cool video on the Chinese Sturgeon – a large fish over 15 feet long and weighing up to 1,000 pounds! These massive creatures can live up to 100 years and spend most of their time in fresh water (some of their lives are spent in seawater). This fish is a symbol of national Chinese pride, yet they are in danger of becoming extinct. We don’t want to lose these amazing creatures, so please watch and learn about this incredible fish.
Global information technology report: Making progress
Denmark and the Nordic countries again dominate the rankings in the Global Information Technology Report, but this year the United States and South Korea make progress in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) for 2007-2008, which covers a record number of 127 developed and developing economies around the world.
Today with the benefit of seven years of data, we have concrete, hard data to support the statement that technology does in fact make a country more competitive, says Soumitra
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Global Latinas. Emerging Multinationals from Latin America
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Month in Review - Valparaiso University
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BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 8: Peformance-based Logistics
These days, when the U.S. Department of Defense buys a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin, it doesn't simply pay Lockheed for the physical product. Instead, the government has a "performance-based contract" with the defense supplier, according to Serguei Netessine, professor of operations and information management at Wharton. This contract says, in effect, that the government's reimbursement to Lockheed hinges on the jets' performance -- that is, how often the planes are able to fly. In this inte
Estimate and Measure Temperature
Learn to estimate and measure temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius in this white board presentation. The off-screen teacher/narrator uses models of two thermometers to solve a word problems. Next, the teacher uses conversion formulas. The teacher suggests that benchmark comparisons can help students. For example, water freezes at 32 degrees F and at 0 degrees C. The sound is slightly scratchy.
Geysers - Stream Team
From Dragonfly TV. Phoebe and Shannon love exploring Yellowstone National Park. There are so many cool things to see: the canyon, waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, hot springs, and geysers! The girls went to Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about these features-especially the thermal basins, places where there are lots of geysers or hot springs. The park sits on a really big hot spot, made up of magma that rises from deep in the earth. All this magma heats up the ground water in the area and cr
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
Introduction to Binary Math
An introduction to binary math. Geared towards students preparing for Network+ exams.
Learning to Read Color Words
Preschool and Kindergarten activity. This short movie helps teach colors in a fun way. Each color is written in white on the screen. Children are encouraged to read and say the word before the instructor says the answer and the letters turn into the correct color. Run time 04:28.
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
Transport of Water and Salts in Plants - Part 1
This is part 1 of a short, animated video (03:37) that offers information about the transport of water and salts in plants from the roots to the stems.
Water and Life
This video slide show is accompanied by text: "Water covers more than 75% of the surface of the Earth. While much of it is in the oceans, lakes and rivers also contain a lot of water. Freshwater lakes are home to a vast array of organisms, including frogs and water bugs. Water bugs are sometimes called water skaters or water striders because they can walk across the water's surface. If a water bug can walk across the water, why can't a frog?
In order to answer this question, we need to kno
The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting. Video is of good quality. Run time 04:45.
Conversation : Room Service
You want to eat in your room before you are fully ready to see the day. The answer is to have breakfast delivered to your room. Room service is common in many hotels around the world. And in your visit to India, it might be possible to have room service as well. But how will the conversation go? In this lesson you can see an example of a hotel guest ordering room service.
Political change in China is ‘almost inevitable’ but Beijing has ‘nothing to fear’: Anson Ch
Asian pro-democracy advocate Anson Chan says China has ‘nothing to fear’ in allowing Hong Kong full democracy.