The Berkley Center Lectures: Disenchantment and Secularity (with Charles Taylor)
In Part 2 of a three part series, philosopher Charles Taylor explores more adequate theories of secularization.
Winston on Market Failure and Government Failure
Clifford Winston of the Brookings Institution talks about the ideas in his book, Market Failure vs. Government Failure, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Winston summarizes a large literature on antitrust, safety regulation and environmental regulation. He finds that government regulation often fails to meet its objectives. While markets are imperfect, so is government. Winston argues that idealized theories of government intervention based on textbook theories of market failure are not the way r
Mintzberg on Managing
Management expert Henry Mintzberg has played a major role shaping the world’s concept of managing. Mintzberg says CEO bonuses should disappear and companies should promote "communityship".
Ron Ashkenas: Talking Management
McGill's Karl Moore talks with Ron Ashkenas about the concept of simplicity.
Koala: End User Programming on the Web (December 8, 2006)
4.5.2 Commercial copolymers The main reason for copolymerizing different monomers is to adjust the physical properties of a given homopolymer to meet a specific demand. SBR elastomer, for example (Table 1), based on 24 wt% styrene monomer shows better mechanical properties and better resistance to degradation than polybutadiene alone. By increasing the styrene content to 35 per cent, a high hysteresis (energy absorbing) material ideal for tyre tread
The main reason for copolymerizing different monomers is to adjust the physical properties of a given homopolymer to meet a specific demand. SBR elastomer, for example (Table 1), based on 24 wt% styrene monomer shows better mechanical properties and better resistance to degradation than polybutadiene alone. By increasing the styrene content to 35 per cent, a high hysteresis (energy absorbing) material ideal for tyre tread
1.5 Tips on character creation Use a journal to build ideas for character. Consider all the influences that go into the making of your character: age, gender, race, nationality, marital status, religion, profession. Know about your character's inner life: what s/he wants, thinks, remembers, resents, fears, dreams, denies. Know about your character's behaviour, what s/he wears, buys, eats, says, works at and plays at. Kno
Use a journal to build ideas for character.
Consider all the influences that go into the making of your character: age, gender, race, nationality, marital status, religion, profession.
Know about your character's inner life: what s/he wants, thinks, remembers, resents, fears, dreams, denies.
Know about your character's behaviour, what s/he wears, buys, eats, says, works at and plays at.
07 - Behavioral Finance: The Role of Psychology
Behavioral Finance is a relatively recent revolution in finance that applies insights from all of the social sciences to finance. New decision-making models incorporate psychology and sociology, among other disciplines, to explain economic and financial phenomenon, such as erratic stock price variations. Psychological patterns such as overconfidence and perceived kinks in the value function seem to impact financial decision-making, but are not included in classical theories such as the Expected
06 - Efficient Markets vs. Excess Volatility
Several theories in finance relate to stock price analysis and prediction. The efficient markets hypothesis states that stock prices for publicly-traded companies reflect all available information. Prices adjust to new information instantaneously, so it is impossible to "beat the market." Furthermore, the random walk theory asserts that changes in stock prices arise only from unanticipated new information, and so it is impossible to predict the direction of stock prices. Using statistical tools,
04 - Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions (CAPM Model)
Portfolio diversification is the most fundamental concept of risk management. The allocation of financial resources in stocks, bonds, riskless, assets, oil and other assets determine the expected return and risk of a portfolio. Taking account of covariances and expected returns, investors can create a diversified portfolio that maximizes expected return for a given level of risk. An important mission of financial institutions is to provide portfolio-diversification services.
02 - The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks
Statistics and mathematics underlie the theories of finance. Probability Theory and various distribution types are important to understanding finance. Risk management, for instance, depends on tools such as variance, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analysis. Financial analysis methods such as present values and valuing streams of payments are fundamental to understanding the time value of money and have been in practice for centuries.
07 - Napoleon
One way of understanding Napoleon's life is through attention to his Corsican origins. Although Napoleon himself would later disavow his earlier identification with the island in favor of French identity, many of his actions and attitudes agree with stereotypical notions of Corsican culture. Did Napoleon inaugurate the era of total war? This question, posed in a recent book, is up for debate. On one hand, the violence of the Revolution and the Napoleonic wars may not seem uniquely devastating in
Deep Orange Students Folding Industrial Origami
Deep Orange students use the unique Industrial Origami (IOI) technology to develop the tray concept for housing the high-voltage battery modules.
Our Amazing Solar System
How did our solar system come about? This video looks into theories that investigate this question. It looks at how the sun and planets work together to create our amazing solar system. Run time 02:54
What is Creativity and Creative Pedagogy? - Dr Paul Kleiman, PALATINE
Dr Kleiman offers a deep historical critique of the notion of creativity and the way that in some senses it has become kind of creed. Nobody denies the importance of creativity, but nobody can agree what it is and where it comes from. He goes onto to discuss a wide range of conceptions of creativity, from those based on psychological theories of the mind to those rooted in philosophy and cultural. The presentation ends with Dr Kleiman sharing some research that he has conducted on academics and
Learning in the 21st century - "Papillon"
The “ Papillon ” [“Butterfly”] educational concept is a free learning method which grows with knowledge like a living organism, creates, uses, reuses and improves continuesly new things. […]
Traffic Paradoxes and Route Guidance: Effective Ways of Reducing Congestion Effects?
It is well know that we cannot engineer our way out of traffic congestion by building new roads. In fact, expanding the road network may paradoxically attract new traffic, and increase gridlock. Andreas Schulz provides a mathematical explanation for this conundrum. Using Nash equilibria and related game-theoretic concepts he
Conceptual Foundations of International Politics - Columbia University
Under the guidance of Professor Lisa Anderson, Conceptual Foundations of International Politics is a graduate course at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs which examines many of the central concepts, theories, and analytical tools used in contemporary social science to understand and explain international affairs.