Accounting at the London School of Economics: Opportunity Lost?
Given the aims of the founders of the London School of Economics, it is not surprising that accounting should have been taught at the School from soon after its establishment. An early focus on teaching practical accounting, with professional practitioners as teachers, was gradually supplanted by approaches informed by the economics of decision-making in conditions of scarce resources. By the 1930s, the Department of Business Administration provided an intellectual basis for thinking about finan
Class 8c - Competitive Positioning Case Study
A class using a real world example case study to illustrate competitive strategy and positioning
Securing Financially Sensitive Environments with OpenBSD
This thesis investigates the use of a free, open source
UNIX-based operating system in providing security features
to a financially sensitive business function such as a
We start by examining some of the main security features
(such as the pf firewall and systrace policies) which are
included with the operating system, how they work and how
such features can be used within a financial environment.
We then examine possible probl
Dragonflies (Globe Skimmers) - The Longest Migratory Journey
While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Charles Anderson studies marine life in the Maldives, a nation of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean.
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
Terry Fox: The Greatest Hero
This long video, 13 minutes, shows the strength and struggles of Terry Fox one of the true heroes of the world. After losing one leg to cancer he proceeded to run the width of Canada to raise money to fight cancer. To do this he ran 26 miles every day. You can clearly see the number of people who support him grow as the ran and ran. The ending is sad, but meaningful. The lessons for students and others are vast. This is a video that can be used in a variety of classes, but perhaps best as a disc
Natural Resource Management
The natural assets of the poorest countries constitute the biggest single opportunity for transformative development. Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University and co-director of the International Growth Centre. The author of The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. He was the senior advisor to Tony Blair's Commission on Africa
The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
Meet the Artist: Terry Gilliam-Introduction to "Tideland"
Filmmaker Terry Gilliam introduces his latest film "Tideland", 2006. Described by Gilliam as 'Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho' and based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "Tideland" depicts the world of Jeliza-Rose, a place where fireflies have names, squirrels talk, and the heads of four dolls, long since separated from their bodies, keep her company. "Tideland" opens nationwide on November 8.
Street Signs Alphabet A to Z
This clever video shows every letter of the alphabet in real world street and building signs. The letters A to Z are highlighted while the narrator says the name of each letter. (1:39)
Prime Minister Gordon Brown Address to Congress (2009)
British Prime Minister Brown addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Discusses the current status and future of America - and the world.
Building Pies- WordWorld
See how the letter S makes just one pie into many pies. From PBS Kids' Word World. (1:19)
Build A Word - Nightlight
The Word World friends shine a L-I-G-H-T (a flashlight) into the N-I-G-H-T (the night sky), to make/spell N-I-G-H-T-L-I-G-H-T. From PBS Kids' Word World. Excellent claymation. (1:13)
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA
Some great pictures of this natural wonder of the world.
Real World Math Shopping
This video shows how to math when you shop. Looks at unit price using the real world.
This short film shows how inventors have changed our world. Run time 02:00.
Chilli, Chocolate, and Chips: Foods that Originate from the New World
Dr. Rebecca Earle from the Department of Comparative American Studies talks about the importance of diet in creating the Indian and Spanish identities in the early modern era, and how the foods that the Spanish once avoided in the New World are now ingrained in many cultures.
The Invention of the World Wide Web
See how Tim Berners-Lee, the English scientist, invented the World Wide Web. This system was developed to organize information by using his computers to share data. (2:09)
Twitter in Plain English
Why Twitter works. How it works. See how friends around the world meet - and stay connected...Twitter updates are short, they are only 140 characters.(2:25)
What is Google Wave?
Google Wave is communication that anyone can reply to. You can see communication in real-world time. With the playback button you can replay the conversation.