Knowledge workers and the need for 'seduction'
Knowledge workers of the future may not respond to traditional management models of 'command and control', says Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School. Instead, they need to be seduced! His 'Collaborative Leadership' model supports the use of 'communities' of people 'co-acting' without hierarchy to successfully solve the complex and interconnected problems the world faces.
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No case for business as usual?
Mr Craig Bennett, Deputy Director of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Dr Douglas Crawford-Brown, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, and Mr Paul Turner, Head of Sustainable Development for Lloyds Banking Group's Wholesale Division, agree businesses need to embrace "radical" change.
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The Second Life of Urban Planning
Marcus Foth demonstrates the value of various tools and services (eg Second Life) for engaging people in novel and participatory planning exercises, and for investigating how the public interpret and understand proposed urban designs and urban planning. The majority of the world's citizens now live in cities. Although urban planning can thus be thought of as a field with significant ramifications on the human condition, many practitioners feel that it has reached a crisis in thought leadership.
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Cine, literatura y música en las aulas. Materiales docentes culturales para las áreas de Historia
El objetivo principal del Proyecto: ‘Cine, literatura y música en las aulas. Materiales docentes culturales para las áreas de Historia Contemporánea y del Pensamiento’, desarrollado durante el curso 2012/2013, se ha centrado en el diseño de un dossier de prácticas de las asignaturas (adscritas e impartidas por las áreas de Historia Contemporánea y de Historia del Pensamiento) que a continuación se especifican: Las asignaturas incorporadas al proyecto son cinco, todas del tipo bás
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Pablo Garcia - A Brief History of Drawing Machines, Since 1425
Mechanized drawing existed long before computers. Methods for automating drawing—especially drawing from life—appeared simultaneously with the earliest descriptions of constructing linear perspective. What does this long quest for computed drawing tell us about our relationship with technology? What does this mean for the presumed novelty of the computer? What does it mean to be "virtual"? ___ Pablo Garcia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of
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Jurg Lehni - Poetic Machines, Robotic Gestures and Scenarios of Production
Artist and designer Jürg Lehni presents a mixture of historical anecdotes and tangents, along with an overview of his own collaborative works, with the aim to shed light on the hidden poetic potential of technological processes and devices, their impact on aesthetics when applied within the arts, their potential as platforms for making and as vehicles for thoughts and expression, and the need for a general openness towards technology. ___ Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, de
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1.1 Understanding scale diagrams

Plans of houses and instructions for assembling shelves, etc., often come in the form of scale diagrams. Each length on the diagram represents a length relating to the real house, the real shelves, etc. Often a scale is given on the diagram so that you can see which length on the diagram represents a standard length, such as a metre, on the real object. This length always represents the same standard length, wherever it is on the diagram and in whatever direction.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand why the global dimension in science is so important

  • understand what contributions have been made to science by ‘non-Western’ scientists

  • deliver the curriculum so as to bring global science to life for students.


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5.2 The effects of brain damage

Before the advent of ‘brain mapping’, such as by fMRI, it was nevertheless possible to discover something of the part played by different regions of the brain, by observing the problems resulting from brain damage (such as following a stroke). One such area was mentioned in Section 3.2 – the parietal lobe. Damage to a single lobe (ther
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the July 16th 2016 edition
This week: What’s next for Gibraltar after being hauled out of the EU, how to monitor the high seas for illegal fishing and why Canada is throwing money at whistleblowers’
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Everything from Oil to Silver: Are Speculators Causing Too Much Volatility?
Allegations that traders manipulated oil prices in 2008 are reinforcing the buzz -- at the gas pump and elsewhere -- that speculators are driving up the price of oil, triggering wild price spikes and nail-biting volatility. Fingering speculators is a popular pastime these days, but experts at Wharton and elsewhere say the blame is often misplaced. Although speculation can affect prices, most of the recent price swings in oil and other commodities are happening for fundamental economic reasons.
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A Recession for Perks? What Companies Offer and What Employees Want
Until recently, most discussions of perks focused on what high-tech companies in Silicon Valley were offering their employees, from free gourmet meals and yoga classes to massage therapy and auto detailing. But these days, many companies are simultaneously trying to shake off the recession, keep costs low, retain valued employees and recruit talented new ones. Perks, if designed well, can help achieve these goals. Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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‘Not for Free’: Saul J. Berman on Creating New Revenue Models
The "phenomenon of free" has hit many businesses hard, particularly media businesses, argues Saul J. Berman, Global & Americas Leader for the IBM Strategy & Change Consulting Group. In Not for Free: Revenue Strategies for a New World, Berman offers lessons from businesses that have integrated successful business model innovations, as well as from businesses that have failed to do so. Recently, Knowledge@Wharton and Jerry (Yoram) Wind sat down with Berman to discuss his thoughts
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 28th 2016 edition
This week: What business executives are learning from Formula One drivers, a Brazilian guide to cutting corners and some snippets from America’s campaign trail
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From Knowledge to Compassion Action, Part 2
A "Day of Science and Learning" with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and part of the Seeds of Compassion tour on Friday April 11, 2008 from 12:30 -- 2:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama joined leaders in the area of compassion and empathy for a wide ranging discussion of how parents and educators can bring compassion into the lives of children and families. Held on the University of Washington campus, the event included Mark Greenberg, director of Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Developme
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9.5 Social work and the law in Scotland

In this unit you will be asked to reflect on the meanings of both social work and law. You will find that these concepts are open to a range of possible definitions, and that the functions of social work and law can change depending on the practice context. Their meaning is also affected by the perspective from which they are viewed, for example, the service user's experience of social work and law will not always match the expectations of the professional, or the perceptions of the general p
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ArtYard, a new contemporary art center in Frenchtown​t
ArtYard began in Frenchtown, NJ with a “hatch.” From a huge egg, people emerged in chicken costumes to the music of a jazz saxophonist, leading a parade from ArtYard’s future headquarters in an old egg hatchery to its current space at 62A Trenton Road. It’s the kind of unexpected, collaborative event that ArtYard has become known for, and that you can expect more of in the future. Producer Susan Wallner visited ArtYard Founder and Executive Director Jill Kearney at the new, expansive cen
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