Episode Seventeen: March 2008 (enhanced with images)
Slip out of your frockcoat - sexual escapades on the Grand Tour.
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18 - "War So Terrible": Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad
This lecture probes the reasons for confederate defeat and union victory. Professor Blight begins with an elucidation of the loss-of-will thesis, which suggests that it was a lack of conviction on the home front that assured confederate defeat, before offering another of other popular explanations for northern victory: industrial capacity, political leadership, military leadership, international diplomacy, a pre-existing political culture, and emancipation. Blight warns, however, that we cannot
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Fluorescence Bioimaging in Translational Research
BIOS095-10222010 - Fall 2007 Lectures - Fluorescence Bioimaging in Translational Research - Lehigh University > Public Courses > Bio Science in the 21st Century > Fall 2007 Lectures > Fluorescence Bioimaging in Translational Research
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Dog Behaviors Modified
Maltese dogs named Maggie and Molly cause trouble around the retirement home. A dog owner must take a leadership role. This video is part of a series aired by National Geographic on dog behaviors.  Run time 03:30
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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.
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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.”

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Blueprint for a new international financial order
Politicians have acted decisively to restore confidence and liquidity in the banking sector through the injection of capital and guarantees on interbank loans. The UK, continental EU countries, the US and Switzerland, have injected new capital into their home banks, increasing capital ratios.

Political leaders are now calling an international conference for a new international financial order to discuss the creation of a supranational supervisory body, Bretton Woods II.

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Global Latinas. Emerging Multinationals from Latin America
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Cold War: Iron Curtain - part 3/5
1945 - 1947 The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns of the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Unions client states be procommunist. Impoverished after the war, Great Britain opts out as a world power. The U.S. assumes the mantle of world leadership.
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Cold War: Iron Curtain - part 4/5
1945 - 1947 The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns of the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Unions client states be procommunist. Impoverished after the war, Great Britain opts out as a world power. The U.S. assumes the mantle of world leadership.
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Cold War: Iron Curtain - part 5/5
1945 - 1947 The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns of the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Unions client states be procommunist. Impoverished after the war, Great Britain opts out as a world power. The U.S. assumes the mantle of world leadership.
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Immigration to Britain
The first word, not the last
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Rights not set

Interview about 2010 Prize in Economic Sciences
Following the announcement, Professor Per Krusell told senior editor Simon Frantz how the model created and developed by the 2010 Laureates has become a cornerstone in understanding and analysing the dynamic movements of the labour and housing markets.
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The Nigerian Paradox : Is it fading away?
Emeka Onwuka, CEO of Diamond Bank, talks to INSEAD Knowledge about Nigeria's economy.
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Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
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Self-managing teams: Debunking the leadership paradox
Is leadership superfluous in a self-managing team? Aren’t self-managing teams supposed to be self-sustaining and self-sufficient?

Paul Tesluk, Associate Professor of Management and Organisation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, wants to correct this misconception.


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Is China friend or foe? 'Neither,' says Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew
In a keynote session at the INSEAD Leadership Summit in Asia, the founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, revealed that during a meeting with Washington aides to presidential candidates, he was asked whether the US should regard China as a friend or foe.

His reply: "Neither at the moment." He then added that in 20 years' time, the US will be dealing with a different set of leaders.

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Basics of Entrepreneurship: Dealing with Venture Capitalists
A critical step in the creation of a new venture is raising the capital to bring the new business to life. What sources of capital can an entrepreneur tap and what factors must she or he keep in mind while going through the process? According to Stephen Sammut, a senior fellow and lecturer at Wharton, so-called angel investors represent one possible option. Another source is venture capitalists (VCs), who may fund start-ups or invest at a later stage in a company's growth. In this podcast for th
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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