The Growth of Solar Ventures - Larry Bawden (Jadoo Power)
Larry Bawden is a co-founder of Jadoo Power, an innovative supplier of fuel cells, and Q1 Nanosytems, a next-generation photo-voltaics provider. Bawden addresses the new landscape in technology and energy and notes the pivotal role of newer technologies in the global economy. He talks about the four fundamental planetary crises - Global Warming, Peak Oil, Population Peak and Resource Depletion that are driving changes in world. Bawden also acknowledges the rise of third generation technology and
The No Jerk Rule - Bob Sutton (Stanford)
In this audio podcast, Professor Bob Sutton discusses "breakthrough" ideas in his latest book about dealing with difficult and conflicting relationships in a work environment. Sutton describes strategies to deal with "jerks" in an organization, and he illustrates the application of his ideas by using real-world examples sourced from readers' email responses to his new book.
Leadership and Choice - Carly Fiorina (Former CEO, HP)
Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett Packard (1999-2005), discusses her leadership experience in her journey from the job of a secretary to the leader of one of the biggest technology companies in the world. Fiorina describes ways in which leadership in business and entrepreneurship entails developing an appetite for risk and overcoming the fear of change. Fiorina concludes with a message that leadership is about building capability, collaboration and character.
It's Your Ship: Lessons in Leadership - William Perry (Former Sec. of Defense)
Dr. William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense discusses lessons in leadership reminding us that a pivotal point in management is realizing that "It's your ship" and your own "crew". Perry draws parallels from his experience in business as an entrepreneur and in the government in various critical technology development roles and most recently as the Secretary of Defense (1994-1997). Perry ends with an incisive management principle applicable both in the corporate world and the government - "T
The Role of Entrepreneurship in Solving World Problems - Tom Byers, Kavita Ramdas, Paul Yock, John H
Prominent industry leaders team up with Stanford Faculty to discuss entrepreneurial solutions to problems in the areas of international affairs, human health and the environment. They tackle world issues from a global and technical perspective beyond the usual bureaucratic approach with a special focus on developing nations.
How to Take a Good Photograph-part 3
There are different types of shots. The extreme long shot gets a large area. A long shot would be good for capturing a person from head to toe. With a close up you would be capturing the head and shoulders of a person. The extreme long shot captures the head.
Norbert Elias - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
At a time when many observers see the world as caught up in a 'clash of civilizations', we may need a well-grounded understanding of what civilization actually is more than ever before. The social scientist who has done the most to contribute to such an understanding is the German sociologist, Norbert Elias. His theorisation of processes of civilisation and decivilisation, his understanding of social life constituted by long-term historical processes, his relational theory of power, and his hist
A Tribute to the Dream feat. Bob Moses
Civil rights leader Robert Moses spoke at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Northeastern University on January 16, 2014.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Vivien Noakes
Vivien Noakes 'Blasting the Canon' Vivien Noakes 'Blasting the Canon' part of the Teaching World War One Literature conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
Expansion finance for social impact
Philanthropy has too often remained trapped in the ‘small is beautiful’ world of social innovation – while for-profit-investors have striven to avoid any taint of compromising returns for social impact. A growing set of trailblazers is mobilising significant pools of capital to deploy for social impact. In the process they are reinventing the way that philanthropic and for-profit capital is used for social and environmental benefit.
If You're Happy & You Know It
While you are watching this video, your children will not be able to stop them from joining right in. They will definitely be happy and you know it! Watch and enjoy.
Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
Garry Peterson, a professor in McGill's Department of Geography and School of Environment, looks at what the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reveals about the state of the world and what ecological futures are possible.
Leading the fight against AIDS
Mark Wainberg, microbiologist, identified one of the most effective AIDS drugs, and served as president of the International AIDS Society, becoming a prominent voice on the world stage. Meet a researcher turned activist.