SteveSongs Rain Song
This catchy song from SteveSongs on PBS Kids is all about rain. The song talks about rain and why it is important to things that grow. Run time 01:42.
How crows make tools and other clever tricks
Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.
How Much Does a Journalist Earn?
Journalists earn a range of salaries depending on what
organization they work for and what position they hold within the
organization. Find out why newspaper reporters tend to make more money than television reporters from a journalism professor in this
Networking is vital for successful managers
INSEAD Professor of Organisational Behaviour Herminia Ibarra says managers who neglect to build their networks risk failing or remaining stuck in middle management. "What you know is who you know," she says.
Putting leaders on the couch
When INSEAD Professor Manfred Kets de Vries coaches leadership teams, he effectively puts them on the couch – treating them not so much as rational actors but as emotional ones.
A clinical professor of leadership development, Kets de Vries says “the autocratic leadership style doesn’t work so well any more in a knowledge society.”
Social media analysis: a new way of listening
Social networking is a fast-growing online trend that is changing the media landscape, particularly in the way in which consumers and companies interact with each other. These sites enable community participation and include blogs, discussion forums, social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as consumer review sites. No editor is required, which means the content is not controlled and publishing costs are always near zero.
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
In search of blue oceans
First came the book and now there is an institute in the making. The international bestseller, ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ written by INSEAD professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, sold more than a million copies in its first year of publication and is being published in a record-breaking 39 languages. Although there are no plans for a follow-up book at this stage, INSEAD is currently setting up the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. In a rare interview, Kim and Mauborgne told Knowledge th
Buying companies for new competencies: Is it worth it?
In fast-moving industries, large companies are increasingly using acquisitions as a strategy to obtain new competencies from smaller firms.
When Rahul Kapoor, a PhD candidate in strategy at INSEAD, became interested in acquisitions, he noticed that although many promising hi-tech start-ups were being acquired, technological progress seemed to stall after the acquisition.
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
The future of Chinese capitalism
China's emerging economy is an enormous success story and it’s remarkable, say two INSEAD professors, because it's really one big experiment.
In their book, The Future Of Chinese Capitalism, Gordon Redding and Michael Witt say that different parts of China are trying different things to find the best formula. "China does not have a grand plan for developing itself. It's very conscious that it's running the society as a series of experiments," Redding says.
Global Latinas. Emerging Multinationals from Latin America
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Sensory Systems: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe introduces sensory systems in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. In biology, you need to get rid of what you remember about your 5 senses from preschool, and learn it in a new way. Sensing is actually biochemistry. All of your senses revolve around receptors. This video is done in lecture format using a white board. Run time 14:12.
The Light Reactions: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe discusses an introduction to the light reactions in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 08:27.
Lipids: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe gives an introduction to lipids in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation of lipids. Run time 08:30.
The Heterotroph Hypothesis: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe discusses an introduction to the heterotroph hypothesis in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation of the heterotroph hypothesis. Run time 07:57.
Introduction to the Gas Exchange of Animals
Professor George Wolfe introduces the gas exchange of animals in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 12:56.
Introduction to Animals: Parazoa and Radiata
Professor George Wolfe discusses parazoa and radiata in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the instruction. Run time 14:13.
Perceptions of body image
Karen Throsby from The University of Warwick's Sociology Department talks about the relationships between gender and body image as well as cosmetic and weight loss surgery in the light of the recent Radio 1 survey on the topic. Length: 18 minutes
ISpeakHindi – some words about the past, present, and future
Hi, For those of you who have been coming to ISpeakHindi.com for more than 3 years will know me. I had created this site about 7 years ago as a […]