Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage
Japan calls for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State, after an audio recording claims a fellow Japanese captive has been executed. Justin Mitchell reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial,
Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories
Ed Leamer, of UCLA and author of Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how we should use patterns in macroeconomic data and stories about those patterns to improve our understanding of the economy. Leamer argues that economics is not a science, but rather a way of thinking, and that economic models are neither true nor false, but either useful or not useful. He discusses various patterns in the recessions and recoveries in the United States since 1950. T
Leadership and Disruptive Technologies - Thomas Prescott (Align Technology)
Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company's story, including insights on the launch of their signature product, the Invisalign orthodontic system. He also discusses operational trends and the need for sound analysis of financing, product execution, and business development tactics.
The Diplomacy of Technology - Alec Ross (Advisor to US Secretary of State)
Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State and Co-founder of global non-profit One Economy, discusses in detail innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy. In addition, Ross offers advice to global innovators, stressing quality time management, effective hiring practices, the mutual benefits of mentoring, and assertive risk practices.
Star Library: Regression on the Rebound
This activity is an advanced version of the “Keep your eyes on the ball” activity by Bereska, et al. (1999). Students should gain experience with differentiating between independent and dependent variables, using linear regression to describe the relationship between these variables, and drawing inference about the parameters of the population regression line. Each group of students collects data on the rebound heights of a ball dropped multiple times from each of several different heights.
Go Mobile with C# and Xamarin | Build 2014 The mobile revolution has seen an onslaught of new requirements for modern developers. Apps have to be fast, they have to be everywhere, but they also have to be native - all features that are accounted for in the foundations of .NET. The unique combination of great tools, great language features, and a runtime that excels at surfacing native APIs has brought about a C# Renaissance. This talk will explore how today's mobile landscape plays to the strengths of C#, and will explore the possibil
The mobile revolution has seen an onslaught of new requirements for modern developers. Apps have to be fast, they have to be everywhere, but they also have to be native - all features that are accounted for in the foundations of .NET. The unique combination of great tools, great language features, and a runtime that excels at surfacing native APIs has brought about a C# Renaissance. This talk will explore how today's mobile landscape plays to the strengths of C#, and will explore the possibil
Risky Business: Analysis from an Engineering Perspective - Elisabeth Paté-Cornell (Stanford Univers
Don't set sail without thinking first: this sage advice sums up risk analysis for Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, department chair of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She explains that risk assessment involves the study of scenarios, probabilities, and consequences. A risk analyst uses logic and statistics to makes sense of uncertainties and provides possible solutions to derail disaster. While some events force quick thinking, most can be avoided with a little forethought. Af
Fall 2009 Quarter Roundup: What Did We Learn? - Steve Blank (Serial Entrepreneur)
Stanford instructor and seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank looks back at the commonalities and quirks of the quarter's previous speakers. Blank outlines a thorough checklist of questions and analysis helpful to any new enterprise leader, and offers insight and case studies from industry giants and new technology plays alike.
Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2002
A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing. This course examines the principles and practices of clear and effective communication in addressing public issues and policies. It aims to help students plan, organize, and present their
Banks' Liquidity and Profitability Conflict
An analysis of the conflict between liquidity and profitability with which banks have to contend.
Building Trust Across Cultures
Do you trust with your head or with your heart? There is a big difference between cultures when it comes to building trust, and not understanding that can put a business relationship in peril.
From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Rauch on the Volt, Risk, and Corporate Culture
Jonathan Rauch, of the Brookings Institution and the Atlantic Monthly, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of the Chevy Volt, GM's planned electric car. Due to the transparency of GM's effort, Rauch was able to spend a great deal of time on site at GM writing a piece for the Atlantic Monthly on GM's plans and hopes. Rauch discusses the huge risks, GM's past failures, and GM's hopes that the Volt might change the company's culture. The conversation closes with a discussion
Is Innovation Withering on the Vine? - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
JLabs LLC CEO and author Judy Estrin puts the processes and philosophies of innovation under the microscope. Her current analysis indicates that we're short-changing the business arena and culture at large, as we've stopped planting the seeds for true, monumental invention and problem-solving.
Xna0110-Polymorphism Based on Overloaded Methods
R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Learn that overloaded methods have the same name and different formal argument lists; that the word polymorphism means something like one name, many forms; that polymorphism manifests itself in […]
Faith Complex: Donna Payne on Obama and the LGBT Community
Donna Payne, Associate Director of Diversity for the Human Rights Campaign, grades the Obama administration's performance on issues such as HIV/AIDS policy, Hate Crimes Legislation, Gays in the military, and same-sex marriage. She also talks about relations between the LGBT community and the African-American Church.??
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
BI 101 - "Chapter 7" (Foster)
Lecture by Laurie Foster on Feb 17, 2014.
Giant digital eyes watch over pedestrians
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25920 Gaze deep into the shop windows to the digital soul and discover something about your media-age emotions