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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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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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 2D shapes
Images of 2D shapes with formula for calculating area square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, pythagorean theorem, circle, circular sector, circular ring
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Mexico City
This 1:24 minute video is a quick overview of the history of this city and some of its culture.
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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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UM/OHS Chinese Program
Thanks to a UM Graduate Instructor, Oxford High School students are able to learn the Chinese language and get college credit. Video by Mary Stanton.
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
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The Tory fight back?
 Do the Tories have what it takes to replace Labour at No.10? Shadow Leader of the Commons Theresa May tells the UON Podcast why she thinks they do.

Ms. May's podcast comes during the inaugural conference of the Centre for British Politics - Cameron's Conservatives, approaching government?

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It's time that politicians had performance-related bonuses
During the financial crisis, politicians across the spectrum have assailed bankers’ bonuses. In a similar way, politicians should now use the sovereign-debt crisis as an opportunity to re-examine their own pay. The collapse of the largest Ponzi scheme in history, the European Social Model, is not caused by inappropriate bonuses, but by a lack of bonuses.
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIII, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, A New International Team to Edit Manichaean Papyri, Stolper in Claremont, lAC Director in Tübingen, The Fall Public Lecture Series of the lAC: "Behind the Sermon on the Mount: The Oldest Collection of Jesus' Sayings," "New Manuscript Material on the Legend of the Ten Trials of Abraham," "The Mystery of the Secret Gospel of Mark," "The Ancient Library of Alexandria and Early Christian Theological Development," and "Text, Reality and t
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Cicero, Pro Caelio § 4 (Natural)
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Virtue Under Fire: Leadership Attributes Required in 21st Century Combat
The purpose of this study is to examine sources of leader attributes and values of U. S. Army officers and to ascertain which attributes and values commissioned officers find most applicable to modern combat. The study compares the theoretical attributes taught in Army officer education programs with the attributes and values practiced by four commissioned officers in Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. In narrative case study form, it presents a phenomenological exploration of the philosoph
Author(s): Gibson, Robert D.

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Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Lecture 28
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Casting for Leadership Talent: The Voices of Six Successful Women in the Banking Industry
This primary purpose of this study was to examine the roles of women in the American banking industry who have achieved the title of Senior Vice President or above and to determine why these women, in particular have attained senior leadership positions. This study explores the facilitating and inhibiting factors for women in the banking industry, in both an individual and institutional context, to determine whether there are goals in place that focus on the retention and development of the most
Author(s): Galbraith, Diane D.

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