Fast Strategy: Staying ahead of the game
How can you make sure your company not only keeps its edge over its competitors, but also seizes new opportunities? In a new book called Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game, INSEAD professor Yves Doz and co-author Mikko Kosonen, a former senior Nokia executive, say the best way to do this is by making the most of what they call ‘strategic agility’.
"I personally experienced how Nokia, as a leading company, gradually lost some of its strategic s
Goldwater Scholar Nikki Reinmann
Batesville native Nikki Reinmann has been selected as a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Video by Mary Stanton.
The Radcliffe College Legacy
Alumnae of Radcliffe College and Harvard-Radcliffe, whose own educational experiences were characterized by excellence and inquiry, share how the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study maintains these traditions within an innovative, multidisciplinary community.
Leisure and Social Stratification
Xerte This one considers social stratification (social divisions of class, gender, ethnicity, age) and the relations with leisure. Rates of participation, and likes and dislikes, both seem to be related to social divisions of this kind, but the actual extent of the relation is debateable. Leisure activity always used to be a classic way of indicating your social origins as well as reinforcing them -- men did one type and women another, the classes varied as well. A recent study
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Dana Born discusses vulnerability and how it can be our strength
A lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Born is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. From 2004--13, she served as dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.
Le 1er avril 1918 — Émeute à Québec contre la conscription : résistance politique ou ... Au printemps 1918, la ville de Québec s’embrase. Alors que la guerre s’enlise en Europe, le gouvernement de Robert L. Borden a décidé d’imposer le service militaire obligatoire pour combler les pertes du Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Depuis, la tension n’a cessé de grimper dans la Belle province alors que l’opinion ...
Au printemps 1918, la ville de Québec s’embrase. Alors que la guerre s’enlise en Europe, le gouvernement de Robert L. Borden a décidé d’imposer le service militaire obligatoire pour combler les pertes du Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Depuis, la tension n’a cessé de grimper dans la Belle province alors que l’opinion ...
The Digital Universe: A Cosmic Genome Project
Astronomers are about to embark on the grandest map of the universe ever made: the first large digital survey of the sky. A database of more than 100 million galaxies and quasars will revolutionize astronomical research and will be accessible over the Internet from any classroom. Bruce Margon, Ph.D., vice chancellor, Research; professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz 05/07/1998
Using still images, this is a brief overview of the musculoskeletal system (02:40).
MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography (MIT)
A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample light in radically new ways, then rich and usef
'Dinnerfor1' is a 4 monitor video and sound installation which was first exhibited at the British Council Berlin in February 2005. DinnerFor1 is a woman talking to you. Her questions (isolated from the replies using fictional and factual texts) are often universal, so that a viewer is directly engaged: each set of questions is taken from a different source, connoting different strata of society and areas of (public) life. These range from the sensationalist interview into Princess Diana’s p
Ligaments are flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect the bones and bind the joints together. They connect bones to bones and they sometimes act as guides for tendons.
'Art Israel' is an online arts magazine/directory published by the Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and run by Artis. Art Israel is produced in English, and is free. At April 2009 there are 13 artist profiles and short interviews. The website lists exhibitions and events in Israel, New York, and elsewhere. There is a useful 'Israeli Art Guide' page with details of art galleries in Israel, accompanied by a map and external links to websites. The 'News' page tracks and links to profiles and interview
Learning spaces: evaluation
A presentation which provides an overview of key research questions relating to the development of fit for purpose learning spaces
The Child Development Center's Outdoor Learning Lab
For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center launched its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.
Easy French Poetry Podcast Using easy, everyday French words to explain French poetry, Camille will help you practice your understanding, develop your vocabulary and immerse yourself in French culture.
Using easy, everyday French words to explain French poetry, Camille will help you practice your understanding, develop your vocabulary and immerse yourself in French culture.
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2: Workshop 2. Mathematics: A Community Focus
With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing,Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeable about students home environments. See and hear from Dr. Civil, the teachers she works with, and a long-standing parent mathematics group, and fo
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician
What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,How a Mathematician Approaches Problems - Fern Hunt, a mathematician at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, is seen as she collaborates with colleagues to solve difficult technical problems. Using the metaphor of the childrens game Towers of Hanoi, she explains her approach to solving problems. 15 m
Is That Legal? A Case of Acid Rain
The goal of this activity is to understand how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence, storytelling and the call to action) are used to develop an argument for or against a topic. Students develop an environmental case study for presentation and understand how a case study is used as an analysis tool.
"Session 2 (Boundaries) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Textbook Controversies and the Limits of American History" — Thomas Bender (New York University); "Testing the limits of historical imagination: Mexico’s history-textbook controversies and the U.S. question (circa 1957-2000)" — Mauricio Tenorio Trillo (University of Chicago); Discuss