The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Interview about 2010 Prize in Economic Sciences
Following the announcement, Professor Per Krusell told senior editor Simon Frantz how the model created and developed by the 2010 Laureates has become a cornerstone in understanding and analysing the dynamic movements of the labour and housing markets.
Authors at Google: Alex Bellos | Alex Through The Looking Glass | The Grapes of Math
www.alexbellos.com favouritenumber.net Alex Bellos joined Google host Peter Barron in our London office for an Authors-at Google Talk on 28th May, 2014. Alex is the author of Alex Through The Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life. In the US the book has the title The Grapes of Math. In this talk he spoke about two chapters from the book, one about emotional and psychological responses to numbers, and the other about cellular automata and the Game of Life. For mor
Political change in China is ‘almost inevitable’ but Beijing has ‘nothing to fear’: Anson Ch
Asian pro-democracy advocate Anson Chan says China has ‘nothing to fear’ in allowing Hong Kong full democracy.
Rethinking global financial systems
The consensus is loud and clear: in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, a fundamental rethink of the structure of the global financial markets and greater cooperation of the major regulatory bodies are paramount, said the heads of major financial institutions at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.
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.
Mining in a downturn: what's in it for China?
The last quarter of 2008 saw the end of a boom in the global mining industry. While some commodity analysts foresaw the collapse of mining and metal prices, very few predicted the speed of the declines or their steep descent. Record prices, net profits and expansion plans in the first half of the year suddenly gave way to falling commodity prices, reduced profits, production cuts and mine closures in the last quarter of the year and the first half of 2009.
‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
What’s your CEO really worth? INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Initiative creates a model.
If there is a culprit behind the dismal state of corporate governance today, INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden blames Wall Street capitalism.
Corporate models for corporate governance: Johnson Johnson Trust
Johnson & Johnson, the New Jersey-based, publicly-listed manufacturer of healthcare products, is the world’s largest medical device company, the fourth largest biotech and eighth largest pharmaceutical company in the world. According to its most recent investor fact sheet (2009), J&J’s 250+ operating companies in 60 countries generated $61.9 billion in sales last year ($12.3 bln in net earnings) – more than half of which were from outside the US.
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.
Understanding the Greenhouse Efftect
This educational video explains the greenhouse effect. It describes the process how the earth’s atmosphere captures the sun’s heat to maintains the earth’s temperature. However, the emission of green house gases from industries and cars have thickened our atmosphere and therefore earth’s atmosphere captures more heat than required, resulting in global warming. This effect is known as the green house effect. There is no sound in the video.
Global Warming 101
A three minute review of the causes of global warming. Good images and graphics. Shows evidence of warming in terms of temperatures and ice melting shown. Run time 03:03.
Sodium, an informative introduction
This video provides a few interesting reactions using sodium. The scientists narrate the video well, explaining the reaction as it is happening. By the end of the video, students will have a good understanding of sodium, its properties, and uses.
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture - slides (as PDF)
A pdf of the slides used in Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall at Leeds Metropolitan University on 27 January 2011.
More Triplets (1 of 2)
Triplets are usually three quarter notes with a bracket and a 3 written over them. They are equally played over the span of a beat or 2 beats. Lecture using a white board. (5:13)
Articulation Station App for iOS
'Download the best articulation app on the App Store and learn how to pronounce and practice the consonantal sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging articulation activities!**IMPORTANT!** THE P SOUND PROGRAM COMES FREE AND ADDITIONAL SOUNDS CAN BE PURCHASED AS NEEDED! Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearl
15.902 Strategic Management I (MIT)
This course focuses on some of the important current issues in strategic management. It will concentrate on modern analytical approaches and on enduring successful strategic practices. It is consciously designed with a technological and global outlook since this orientation in many ways highlights the significant emerging trends in strategic management. The course is intended to provide the students with a pragmatic approach that will guide the formulation and implementation of corporate, busine