OU Business School Annual Lecture 2008 - Delivering a High-Speed Europe
Eurostar is a world-class success story setting the standard for international train travel for more than a decade. At the leading edge of transport innovation Eurostar has changed the way people travel to Europe forever - doubling the amount of visitors traveling from London to Paris and Brussels. With faster train times, carbon neutral journeys and the move to the iconic St Pancras station the success story continues at great pace. But what lies behind this success? And what of the future?
Strategies of the Serengeti - Stephen Berry
This is an interactive presentation led by Stephen Berry, a highly qualified speaker, consultant, trainer and international MBA lecturer in Business Strategy. Previously a Finance Director and Banker, Stephen has worked in the harsh climates of the corporate Serengeti's of our business world and brings practical skills and processes for real life rather than academia. Strategies of the Serengeti takes a refreshingly innovative look at practical organisational strategy from the viewpoint of the r
Vernon Smith on Rationality in Economics
Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith of Chapman University and George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms. They discuss the social and human sides of exchange, the robust nature of equilibrium in experiments and the real world, the seeming contradiction between Adam Smith's two great works, the unpredictability of how innovation emerges and its rationality, what neuroscience might tell us abo
Vision Matters - Jensen Huang (NVidia)
Jensen Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVidia, discusses the importance of having a big vision when starting a new venture. He says that you should not be daunted when others, including early customers, don't share your vision because they don't share your world view. Huang's vision for NVidia involves building a culture of innovation, with the conviction that if you aren't reinventing yourself then you are slowly dying. This culture cultivates risk-taking and, therefore, fosters a tolerance for fa
Young at Heart: How to Be an Innovator for Life - Tom Kelley (IDEO)
Tom Kelley, general manager at the world-renowned design firm, IDEO, presents five core practices that enhance creativity. Through entertaining stories and examples, he describes how these techniques help us all become more innovative in every aspect of our lives and lead to more success.
Concentrated Power in a Global Economy - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf, CEO of Garten Rothkopf and author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, mulls over the research in his latest social macroeconomic tome. He iterates a wealth of trends and statistics on the ever-broadening gap between rich and poor, and how true global influence is the product of a shockingly small handful of global players.
Delivering a Digital Torrent - Ashwin Navin, Ping Li (BitTorrent)
Ping Li from Accel and Ashwin Navin, the President and Co-Founder of BitTorrent, Inc. talk about BitTorrent's journey from an open-source project to being a global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. He discusses how their team worked on changing the landscape of digital media distribution. His company evolved to provide a revenue proposition to some of the largest media companies in the world. Navin mentions the company's plan of scaling internationally in countries li
Climate change and development
Adil Najam of Boston University on the danger of kicking the can down the road at Cancun
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Welcome to Learning to Teach Online
The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed by COFA Online at the University of New South Wales, in association with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, ...
Using Blogs for peer feedback and discussion - Case study
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/bH53dD from the Learning to Teach Online project website. This Learning to Teach Online http://bit.ly/d18ac5 case study features Tam Nguyen from The University of New South Wales, describing how a blog was used in one particular teaching ...
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.
Intelligent Design or Evolution - Professor Steve Fuller and Professor Jack Cohen
The controversial issue of whether intelligent design should be taught in American Schools is creating much debate in scientific and religous communities across the world. The latest battleground in the argument has been in the Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District case currently being heard in Pennsylvania. The case is attracting a great deal of attention and generating much discussion of the relationship between the theories of intelligent design and the established theories of evol
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
RVC 45 - Human Filarial Diseases
Diseases caused by parasitic worms are a common problem in humans and animals, especially in the developing world. Here Dr Rachel Lawrence describes how filarial infections occur and manage to evade the immune response of the host.
RVC 39 - Epidemiology of H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
The latest influenza strain, Swine Flu, has been making headlines around the world in 2009. Professor Katharina Staerk explains the nature of the pandemic and the threat it poses (recorded 01 September 2009).