Friday, November 12, 2010

Heads-up for 12 November 2010

Harvard Business IdeaCast
China's Secret Feud with Multinationals
Thomas Hout, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong's School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "China vs the World: Whose Technology Is It?"
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Shrink Rap Radio
Mindfulness and psychotherapy with Patrick Thornton
In 1975, Patrick Thornton, PhD, who had been an evangelical clergy at the time, left the church because, as he often will say—quoting the Hebrew Prophet Isaiah— “the bed [was] too short to stretch out on, and the covering so narrow that [he could not] wrap himself in it.” He applies this quote to the doctrine and dogma of the church.
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Distillations
Episode 108: Essential Elements - Fire
This week we continue our 4-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about fire and how humans have tried to protect themselves from it.
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Being aka Speaking of Faith (APM)
The Dignity of Difference
Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks, is one of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion. He senses that a core imperative of the 21st century is that we must cultivate strong identities as a way to honor what he evocatively calls "The Dignity of Difference."
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London School of Economics: Public lectures and events
Hegemony and International Society
International relations theory is weak on how international order is managed under a preponderance of power. This lecture explores the notion of hegemony as a theoretical solution, and develops the thought of Martin Wight in this respect. Ian Clark is E H Carr Professor of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth and a fellow of the British Academy.
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The Economist
A government takes shape in Iraq
Winners and losers
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