Physician and Administrator: How Surgeon Larry Kaiser Navigates Two Different Worlds
Larry Kaiser, chairman of the department of surgery and surgeon-in-chief for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is responsible for more than 110 surgeons in his own department, and he leads one of the largest thoracic services in the country. Michael Useem, director of Wharton's Center for Leadership and Change Management, recently spoke with Kaiser about the challenges of playing a leadership role -- not just in a major medical center, but also in a health care environment that has e
Mergers in the Air? Microsoft/Yahoo and Delta/Northwest
The ongoing takeover battle between Microsoft and Yahoo has taken several surprising turns over the past few weeks. After rejecting Microsoft's unsolicited $44.6 billion offer in late February, Yahoo has announced a two-week ad testing program with its main search rival, Google, and has reportedly entertained a possible merger with Time Warner's AOL. Meanwhile, Microsoft was rumored to be considering News Corp. as a possible ally in acquiring Yahoo. While spectators wait for the next twist in th
NOAA Careers and Technology
A career with NOAA could launch you all over the world, from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the winter wonders of the South Pole. The challenges are endless. Employment in NOAA is a job with a mission. At NOAA, safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. It's all in a day's work. Imagine yourself. Careers in NOAA are as diverse as the line offices that make up the agency. More information can be found on the Office of Workforce Management website.
Another attack hits Pakistan town
A bomb blast in the northwest Pakistani town of Bannu comes just one day after a suicide bomber killed at least 17 in the same area.
Actuaquiz over het nieuws van 1 tot 8 januari 2011 De leerlingen krijgen een aantal vragen over het nieuws van 1 tot 8 januari 2011. Ze zoeken het juiste antwoord via http://news.google.be.
De leerlingen krijgen een aantal vragen over het nieuws van 1 tot 8 januari 2011. Ze zoeken het juiste antwoord via http://news.google.be.
Sicily Quiz (Italian)
What do we know about Sicily?
Why is it Always 'Us' and 'Them': on the natural history of thinking through groups
This event presents recent findings about representations of social categories that have potential relevance for anthropology, psychology and evolutionary biology.Lawrence Hirschfeld is professor of psychology and anthropology at the New School for Social Research, New York.
Bridging Your Goals with Their Goals: A 'Context-driven Approach to Leadership'
While changing jobs and shifting careers is hardly unusual in today's business world, Russ Palmer is somewhat unique in that he has been the leader of three very different organizations over the past several decades. He was CEO of Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) for 10 years, dean of Wharton for seven years, and now owner, chairman and CEO of The Palmer Group, a corporate investment firm. Each of these positions required very different skills and the ability to adapt to a unique set of chall
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 3 -- Global Supply Chain Strategy
Marshall L. Fisher, director of Wharton's Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management, has been researching issues related to retail supply chain strategy for many years. In this interview, Fisher highlights some of the challenges facing global procurement, and he discusses the example of Luen Thai, a Chinese company that built a giant "supply-chain city," becoming a one-stop shop for clothing manufacturers looking to outsource to low-cost producers. This is Part 3 of an 8 part
Microsoft-K@W Open Source Evolution - Part 2
Tom Hanrahan, Director of Linux Interoperability at Microsoft, speaks with Wharton Legal Studies and Business Ethics Professor Kevin Werbach about the value of open source development in today's marketplace.
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 4 -- Building Customer-Supplier Relationships
In the never-ending quest for cost savings, many companies have reduced the number of suppliers they use, consolidated their purchases, and negotiated better prices. So, where can chief procurement officers and other managers now turn for savings? In this interview, Bob Tevelson, a BCG partner and managing director, says firms must segment suppliers to identify those that can deliver what he calls "partnership value" by establishing relationships that move beyond the transactional level. This is
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 5 -- China Sourcing
Multinational corporations have been sourcing from China for years, but that doesn't mean that all the questions have been answered about how to engage in procurement activities in the world's fastest-growing economy. In this interview, David Lee, a partner and managing director at BCG, says that plenty of challenges remain. Among them: finding good suppliers that offer products at relatively low costs, and being willing and able to outsource a sufficient volume of one's business to Chinese supp
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 7 -- Managing Commodity Risk
Managing commodity risk has emerged as a key issue in today's economy. Consider airlines, which have seen fuel costs rise seven-fold over the last few years, says Bob Tevelson, a partner and managing director at BCG. In this interview, Tevelson says commodity risks are associated with both price volatility and supply availability. More and more companies may wish to turn to hedging strategies to manage commodity risk, he notes, but such strategies can pose risks themselves unless they are proper
Jeremy Siegel on the Bear Market, Sky-high Oil Prices and other Bad News
The stock market's June swoon has carried into July, with key indicators pointing to a bear market weighed down by rising oil prices, the credit crisis and more bad news from Detroit, as the Big Three auto manufacturers reported substantial losses. Meanwhile, the G-8 gathered in Japan to discuss global warming and the economy, but didn't include the two largest emerging economies -- China and India -- in the talks. Knowledge@Wharton spoke to Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel about these de
Doha Debacle: What's Next for Global Commerce
Progress toward unfettered international commerce stumbled last week with the collapse of the World Trade Organization's Doha talks, a seven-year effort to establish new global trade rules. The lengthy talks were complicated by the rapid emergence of China and India as major economic powers with commercial and strategic interests to protect, and the clout to do so. Many observers say the talks' collapse is a setback for poorer nations, which need access to larger markets in order for their econ
Fate of Fiat plant stirs tension
Fiat workers voice concerns over the future of the car company's historic factory in Turin ahead of a vote which could shake up how work is carried out at the plant.
Best science videos - December 2010
Watch our holiday round-up of the best science videos on the web. For up to the minute science videos, catch them first on our website www.newscientist.com
Testimony of Righteous Among the Nations Ida Brunelli-Lenti from Italy
Ida Brunelli-Lenti was only fifteen years old when she became the nanny to the Jewish children of Yuzzie Galambos. In 1944 their mother died, and young Ida found herself alone with three children in German occupied Italy. She cared for the children until liberation and handed them over to the soldiers of the Jewish Brigade. In 1998 Ida came to Israel with a delegation of fifty Righteous to mark the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel, and was interviewed by Yad Vashem. For More Information
119: The gender gap
INSEAD Professor Herminia Ibarra, co-author of the WEF report, throws some light on exactly where different countries stand on the issue of gender equality in the corporate world.
Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin K990367 DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Portrait of Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin (1786- 1859), c.1840-59 Anon. Francis Sacheverel Darwin, son of Erasmus Darwin and his second wife Elizabeth, and half Uncle to Charles Darwin.
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Portrait of Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin (1786- 1859), c.1840-59 Anon. Francis Sacheverel Darwin, son of Erasmus Darwin and his second wife Elizabeth, and half Uncle to Charles Darwin.