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Farhad Mohit: DotSpots and the Wisdom of Crowds
Entrepreneur Farhad Mohit is hardly resting on his laurels, although he could. In 1996, he launched BizRate, a consumer rating site, and then in 2004, Shopzilla, a shopping search engine. His latest venture is DotSpots, a service that lets people update the news in real-time with dots, or distributed objects of thought. These could include mini-blog posts containing text, videos, images, documents, perspectives from the blogosphere or eye-witness accounts from the scene. Mohit talked with Knowle
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Bangkok's Bumrungrad Hospital: Expanding the Footprint of Offshore Health Care
Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital is one of a growing number of institutions making a name for themselves among "medical tourists" by offering patients from Boston to Bahrain a combination of lower-cost, state-of-the-art medical care along with service worthy of a five-star hotel. But what will it take for such hospitals to gain acceptance among national policy makers, major insurers and employers? Mack Banner, CEO of Bumrungrad, and Kenneth Mays, the hospital's director of marketing,
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A Year after Lehman's Collapse: What Does Wall Street Look Like?
On September 14, President Barack Obama gave a speech in New York to mark the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers failure. It was a year ago when -- during the course of a single jaw-dropping week -- the investment bank declared bankruptcy; Bank of America took over Merrill Lynch; and the U.S. federal government bailed out American International Group. How has Wall Street changed during the past year, and what will these changes mean for investors? What new financial regulations have been discuss
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Five Questions: What's New with Net Neutrality and India's Mobile Markets?
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski in late September outlined principles of net neutrality to promote more open use of the Internet. What will these developments mean for business in the U.S. and other parts of the world? In a new interview format called Five Questions, Rajesh Jain, CEO of India-based Netcore, asks Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach about net neutrality. In the second part of the interview, roles are reversed and Werbach
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Lippo Group CEO James Riady: 'Money and Power Are a Blessing and a Curse'
James Riady is the CEO of Lippo Group, one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates with annual revenues of some $3 billion. The Group, among the most active property developers in Southeast Asia, has expanded into China and Hong Kong and plans to invest $10 billion over the next five years in the Asia Pacific region. It also has interests in media, telecommunications, retail and health care. Fifteen years ago, Riady was responsible for the establishment of Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia, a
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Crackdown on Executive Pay: Too Much or Not Enough?
Last week, the Obama administration's "pay czar," Kenneth Feinberg, announced that the government will impose caps on compensation for the 25 highest-paid executives at seven companies that received "exceptional assistance" through the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- including American International Group (AIG), Bank of America, Citigroup, Chrysler, Chrysler Financial, General Motors and GMAC. Under the new regulations, salaries will be reduced by an average of 90%, and total compensation (incl
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'Badge' Value: Finding and Promoting Products That Inspire Customer Loyalty
Alex Panos and his colleagues at TSG Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based investment fund, believe that consumers will always be interested in products that enhance their lives, even if it means paying more than they have in the past. That philosophy has brought impressive results for TSG primarily in the beauty, food and beverage areas. Panos, who joined the 23-year-old firm in 1998, spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the company's strategy, why it favors family-owned businesses, where to f
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A new career in the health service
 Professor Beasley addresses the Nursing graduating class of 2006. 

In this Podcast, Professor Beasley talks about the importance of optimism in the ever-changing field of Nursing. She also stresses the need to take risks to further your career.


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Reporting on the Middle East

  Frank Gardner, OBE

Frank Gardner OBE addresses the graduating class of 2006 as he receives his honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

He talks about his first degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University and how it led to his current job with the BBC. He also touches on his accident in Saudi Arabia and how Middle Eastern views have sometimes been misconstrued by the mainstream media.

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How Much Should You Charge? Why 'Smart Pricing' Pays Off
Your company has developed a new product that you think will be a winner. A lot of money has been poured into research and development, analysis of the competition and advertising. But there is one key element you may have overlooked: What do you charge for the product? Wharton marketing professors Jagmohan Raju and John Zhang say companies frequently don't put anywhere near as much thought into pricing as they should. In their new book, Smart Pricing, Raju and Zhang argue that firms ought to en
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Academe & Parliament: Can Universities influence national policy?
 Lord Richard Best OBE

As part of the Dean’s Lecture Series, The University of Nottingham Graduate School presented a lecture by University alumnus, former Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust Lord Richard Best OBE.

Lord Richard Best talks about ways in which academics and researchers can influence government policy and how the Rowntree Foundation approaches i
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Worlds Apart: What's Behind the U.S.-China Currency Dispute?
Faced with the possibility of a global currency war, Western countries are increasing their scrutiny of China's currency policies, accusing Beijing of intervening in the markets to keep China's currency weaker than it would be otherwise. In the U.S., politicians and regulators say such tactics undermine efforts to boost exports, and thus take away jobs from American workers. But the controversy is more complicated than that, and touches on policies and attitudes that go back decades. Knowledge@W
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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
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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
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12 Oct 2010: Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
When the nations economy foundered in 2008, blame was directed almost universally at Wall Street. But University of California, Berkeley, public policy professor Robert B. Reich suggests a different reason for the meltdown, and for the perilous road ahead. In his book Aftershock: The Next Economy and Americas Future, he argues that the real problem lies in the increasing concentration of wealth at the top, and in a middle class that has to go into debt to maintain a decent standard of living. R
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Barney's "Mr. Sun" Song
In this classic video, Barney and his friends sing about the shining sun. Students will enjoy this catchy song. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom. (01:15)
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After Watchmen & Maus: Exploring the Graphic Novel
Heidi MacDonald discusses the progress of the graphic novel after the successes of the two groundbreaking works from the end of the last century, "Maus" and "Watchmen." Speaker Biography: Heidi MacDonald is an American writer and editor in the field of comic books based in New York City. She is the creator of The Beat (a daily news blog about comics) and a former editor at DC Comics. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=
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2.3 Photographs as artefacts

Bear in mind that photographs are artefacts. This means that they are more than just images. The photographer, the process and the packaging all add something to our understanding of the role of the photograph. So, for example, the mount can indicate its purpose (exhibition wall, domestic display, album and so on) and the significance attached to the article in its time. The physical properties of a mount, such as the quality of the card or style of printing, can distinguish top-of-the-range
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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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The Teaching Excellence Colloquium (the abridged version)
The year-long Teaching Excellence Colloquium (TEC) provides ladder-rank faculty new to Berkeley with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to achieve Berkeley's high expectations for teaching excellence while benefiting from becoming part of a cohort of peers across many disciplines. http://teaching.berkeley.edu/teaching-excellence-colloquium#
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