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2017 Was a Terrible Year for Natural Disasters: Is It the New Normal?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 19, 2018 - 3:39pm
Last year was the costliest on record in the U.S. for damage from natural disasters, painting a grim picture of what the future could bring.

What Global Risks Lie Ahead in 2018?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 19, 2018 - 2:54pm
According to the 2018 Global Risks Report, the environment, cyber security and geopolitics are areas drawing the most concern.

Is This the Year Electric Cars Become Exciting?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 19, 2018 - 2:30pm
U.S. automakers are weighing continued sales optimism against uncertain policy moves. Meanwhile, electric cars look ripe for consumer-friendly jumps in performance.

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Recasting Leadership in the Open-source Era

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 19, 2018 - 2:27pm
The digital age has democratized the workplace. So what happens when employees can wield just as much knowledge and power as their managers?

LSE Cities to develop database for 50 metropolises around the globe

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 19, 2018 - 8:26am

Metropolis, a world association of major metropolises, has partnered with LSE Cities to develop a system of comparative indicators and collect the corresponding data for a range of major cities and metropolitan areas. The growth of large metropolitan areas like megacities, urban regions and corridors presents new challenges for the management of territories, however, there is a substantial lack of data. The Metropolitan Indicators research project will deliver a database for 50-60 metropolises around the globe. The indicators will refer to six overarching themes: metropolitan governance, economic development, social cohesion, gender equality, sustainability, and quality of life.

 

China in 2018: What Hangs in the Balance?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 18, 2018 - 4:09pm
China’s leadership in clean energy and its strong economic growth are counterweighted by potential trade clashes with the U.S. and simmering social unrest, say experts.

What Can an Ancient General Teach Us About Modern Leadership?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 18, 2018 - 12:50pm
Few military leaders hold as much allure for historians as Hannibal. Archaeologist Patrick N. Hunt writes in his new book that much of his success came from strong finances.

From Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs: The Benefits of Being a Misfit

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 17, 2018 - 3:55pm
Wharton professor Adam Grant interviews Walter Issacson about his biography on Leonardo da Vinci. The biggest takeaway: "Stay curious about everything."

‘Freedom at a Price’: Why Regulation Is Crucial to Fintech’s Future

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 16, 2018 - 2:03pm
Technology has dramatically expanded financial inclusion across the globe, but it has also created new questions about regulation and oversight.

What Will Waivers for Convicted Banks Mean for the Financial System?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm
The Trump administration's recent waivers of convicted banks have raised questions about banking oversight and the criminal penalty system.

Julia King to chair public event on gentrification in Istanbul and London

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 15, 2018 - 8:55am

Julia King, Research Fellow at LSE Cities, will chair “Transforming Cities? Gentrification and Urban Contestation in Istanbul and London” on 7 February at the London School of Economics. The talk will draw on examples from two or Europe’s biggest cities to reflect on the consequences of urban regeneration and gentrification on social justice and public spaces. The panel is organised by Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey) and LSE SU Turkish Society.

Ricky Burdett to moderate Digital X debate in Madrid

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 15, 2018 - 5:27am

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, will moderate a public debate at the Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Workshop in Madrid on 16 January 2018. The workshop will explore the relationships between architecture and an increasingly prevalent digital world. Burdett will be joined by double-amputee Hugh Herr, whose bionic limbs are aimed at eliminating disability, and Kent Larson who directs the City Science group at the MIT Media Lab. Burdett has contributed previously at the Normal Foster Foundation, including on the Cities Panel of the Future is Now Forum alongside Michael Bloomberg and Norman Foster in June 2017.

 

John Sculley: Why AI Is the Tech Trend to Watch in 2018

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 13, 2018 - 2:24pm
Former Apple CEO John Sculley talks about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show and how AI is disrupting industries.

Opportunity, not Failure: The Real Reason Startups Decide to Pivot

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 12, 2018 - 12:32pm
Wharton research into startups focusing on hard-science and technology sheds light on when companies pivot and when they “firefight.”

How Banking-as-a-Platform Propels Cross River Bank

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 12, 2018 - 11:16am
Cross River Bank CEO Gilles Gade talks about his banking-as-a-platform business model and what’s ahead for fintech.

Could Iceland’s Equal Pay Law Work in the U.S.?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 11, 2018 - 11:41am
In Iceland, it is now illegal for companies to pay men more than women for the same job. Experts discuss why the policy may work in that country, but might not translate well to others.

Creating a Multi-million Dollar Brand: Stuart Weitzman on His Shoe Empire

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 10, 2018 - 1:03pm
The entrepreneur-founder and lead designer of Stuart Weitzman shoes said that doing things differently from everyone else helped him create a multi-million dollar global brand.
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