The Son Also Rises: Donald Trump, Jr., on Real Estate Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Back in the heady days of the real estate boom, property prices in New York City soared along with those in the rest of the U.S. When the subprime mortgage crisis hit and prices collapsed, the city's market held out longer than others -- for two reasons. First, it is a major financial center with strong demand; and second, the weak dollar made it possible for international buyers and investors to find deals at discounts as high as 40%. Where will the New York market be in 2009? Where are the mos
Seth Goldman: Brewing Organic Tea with a Mission-based Business Model
In 1998, social entrepreneur Seth Goldman founded Honest Tea, the nation's best-selling and fastest-growing organic bottled tea company, with a business professor from the Yale School of Management. Honest Tea sources from organic and fair trade tea estates, and has partnered with community development groups ranging from the Crow Reservation in Montana to organizations in South Africa and Guatemala. Goldman talked with Knowlege@Wharton about carving out space in the competitive beverage market,
Take Two Advil and ... What Ills Can the Pfizer-Wyeth Merger Cure?
When the giant pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on January 26 that it was acquiring Wyeth for $68 billion, analysts started questioning what benefits the deal would bring and for whom. Pfizer executives suggest the acquisition makes strategic sense by expanding the company into a range of new areas, and by helping make up for an expected loss of more than $12 billion in annual revenues once its Lipitor patent expires in 2011. But Wyeth also brings some liabilities -- notably, continuing l
Warning: Big Financial Firms May Be Riskier Than They Appear
Large financial institutions have failed with much higher frequency than is generally perceived, says Andrew Kuritzkes, a partner at Oliver Wyman and head of the management consulting firm's public policy practice in North America. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Kuritzkes suggests some new guidelines that would greatly improve the financial system's ability to absorb the inevitable, if individually unpredictable, shocks of big failures.Author(s):
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
Empty Pockets: What Does the Greek Debt Dilemma Mean for the Global Economy?
Fear is growing that Greece may default on a massive pile of debt, creating a ripple effect of problems throughout Europe and beyond. Following pressure from the European Union and the European Central Bank, the Greek government on March 3 announced a new round of austerity measures that include spending cuts and tax increases which critics fear will harm Greece's economy. Meanwhile, Wall Street banks are facing scrutiny for the complex financial instruments they used to allegedly disguise the c
13 Oct 2010: Civic Scientist Lecture - Robert F. Curl Jr., Ph.D., and Sir Harry W. Kroto, Ph.D
The Civic Scientist lectures are a series of talks by leading scientists from around the country who have influenced public policy. The series seeks to expose scientists and future scientists to the notion that their roles extend beyond the laboratory. It also gives the Houston community an opportunity to hear leading scientists discuss their fields and careers, with the goal of promoting science and technology as a public priority worthy of federal, state and local funding. Event co-hosted wi
25 Oct 2010: Debt and Deficit: Long-term Fiscal Issues
A leading voice for fiscal discipline, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is currently serving his third term in the Senate and is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Previously, he served his state as governor (1989-1993) and U.S. representative (1981-1989). Gregg is a national leader on fiscal policy, a well-known budget expert and a respected voice on health care, economic and financial regulatory issues. He played a major role as a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stab
Coroner's Report Plague
In the 14th century, a plague known as the Black Death claimed 75 million lives. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explores how exactly they died. Run time 02:37.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume IX, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Cover Illustration Description, A Yortan Jar in the IAC Museum, Seminars of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity: "From Jericho to Jerusalem: Archeology in Palestine," "The Gift of the Nile: Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Egypt," "Monks and Virgins: Asceticism in the Ancient World," "The Life of Torah: Judaism in the Ancient World," and "The Origins of Christmas: Ancient Traditions About the Birth of Jesus", Ugaritic Project Nears Completion, Personalia
Tapping the uptapped: a winning strategy for emerging markets
Innovation is often a key driver to a company’s success. Take Siemens, for example, which has a reputation for being innovative – and successful.
But the correlation doesn’t stop there, according to Ursula Boehm, Vice President, Operations (International Business) at Siemens.
Revival in housing will happen sooner than expected, says Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders
The U.S. real estate market is set for a rebound in 2011 as home prices sit at their most affordable levels in many places across the country, says Market Strategist Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab. But the recovery will not be even across the U.S.
Macbeth-Sleep Walking Scene
From the 1979 version of Macbeth, this is a clip of the sleep walking scene of the movie. This shows an excellent performance of the Shakespearean play. This clip can be used for scene analysis, character analysis, or reflection.
Montgomery Bus Boycott - Waiting for the World to Change.
This is a touching video on the hardships and cruelty the black people of the United States had to endure during the Civil Rights Movement. It features photos and historical facts from a variety of important events during the Civil Rights Movement, many of them stemming from the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This video is set to the song "Waiting on the World to Change", and is narrated through subtitles. It ends with a positive note showing how things have changed through a pho
Learning Objects 2: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS
This book is the second in a four-volume series. It builds upon the first volume by taking an extended and in-depth look at theorists' and practitioners' efforts to consolidate current knowledge and praxis. This consolidation centers around conceptual and technological issues related to standards, metadata, repositories, and the concept of the LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Part I contains six chapters that focus upon LO concepts vis-à-vis architecture. A discussion of syntax, seman
Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series’ as ‘24’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and how these common cultural experiences should not be underes
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This online activity challenges students to think about and use percentages related to television viewing to make comparisons to determine television viewing preferences. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site emphasizing real-world uses of mathematics. To answer this activity's initial question, the student reads data from a chart, applies a formula, and uses the calculated information to draw a conclusion about TV viewing preferences. Informatio
Pipestone, Minnesota -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
features an area in the southwest corner of Minnesota that reflects a rich history of American Indian quarrying, prosperity brought by the railroad and mining enterprises, and a distinctive natural landscape. This National Register of Historic Places Travel itinerary highlights 30 historic places, including buildings constructed with beautiful local red stone and land still sacred to American Indians.
The Brain of the Future
The Graduate School Centre at the University of Nottingham was formally opened on 12th October 2006 by Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy at Oxford University. In this key note speech, Baroness Greenfield considers how humans will communicate and learn in the future, as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the pace of change within society becomes ever faster.