Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
Stop, Drop, and Roll
This is a fun music video for kids about fire safety. Some of the lyrics include: "Don't ever play with matches, lighters and candles to. And if you find them in the house, as a grownup what to do. Your kitchen is a place where many fires start. Be careful when you are walking near a stove. They get very, very hot. Stay calm. Be cool. An open flame is not a game. Learn fire safety rules....." Run time 02:50
Virtual Maths , Shapes Space and Measure, Theodolite survey formula
Theodolite survey, information, formula, and calculation
Banks in Asia may weather global financial crisis
Banks operating in Asia should come out of the global financial crisis relatively unscathed compared to their counterparts in the US and Europe, given their more conservative lending activities and stronger balance sheets, bankers and financial experts said at a recent Bloomberg Leadership Forum held in Singapore.
The Nigerian Paradox : Is it fading away?
Emeka Onwuka, CEO of Diamond Bank, talks to INSEAD Knowledge about Nigeria's economy.
'Great Wall' stands in the way of China's economic ascent
Institutional inadequacies could prevent China from achieving its full economic potential despite its breath-taking growth in the past decade.
Biography: Mikhail Gorbachev: a Man Who Changed the World
Profile of the former Communist Party leader who stunned the world by beginning a program of liberalization called 'Glasnost', and then presided over the dismantling of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
Tech innovation in the Middle East
INSEAD Professor in Business and Technology Soumitra Dutta looks at how countries in the Middle East are faring in terms of technological innovation.
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.
On the Branding Edge
Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwans BenQ, Germanys Siemens, Australias Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the worlds largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare to be different and have a clear idea of their corporate identity.
Building global brands in Asia
Look closely at the top 100 Global Brands, according to Interbrand and BusinessWeek, and you’ll see many European and North American favorites that have given great products or services over many years. What you won’t see on that list are many Asian firms, apart from some notable companies in Japan and South Korea.
Why, in a burgeoning region that’s brand-crazy, have very few homegrown favorites earned world-class recognition? What will it take for Asian companies to rise to
Ancient China Developed Advanced Tech (Pt. 3)
Recent researchers have found out that remarkably, China had
pioneered the development of some of the most advaced technology in the
world in the most concentrated and upward directed technological
development in history until the 17th century... But it accomplished
this over a thousand years ago.
Strong partnership key to success in bottom of the pyramid innovation
For those at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ (BoP), the four billion people or so living on less than two dollars a day, life is hard. Although collectively they have considerable combined purchasing power, they have up to now been traditionally overlooked by businesses. However, major multinational corporations (MNCs) are now seeing opportunities in developing products for the BoP markets, while making a difference to the lives of the poor people.
The profits of compassion
Does it make sense for a social entrepreneur to be as concerned with making money as with improving society or the environment? Similarly, can a commercial entrepreneur be as concerned with improving society or the environment as with making money?