John Hagel on the Three Levels of Pull Legendary thought leaders dive below the surface of events that compete daily for our attention and highlight the role of digital infrastructures and public policy shifts in transforming how we live, work and play. Using compelling research ranging from corporate board rooms to World of Warcraft online gaming, they show that by making our passions our professions and moving out to the periphery, we can finally achieve our true potential.
Running time: 211 seconds
Why the Economy Feels Weaker Than It Is Concerns over unemployment dominate the American political landscape heading into November's midterm elections, but could an economic rebound be just around the corner? U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner cautions that apparent weakness in the economy masks things that are encouraging about growth in the future.
Running time: 168 seconds
Why Bankers Are Too Smart for Our Own Good David Wessel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In FED We Trust, speaks to Paul Keating, the former prime minister, treasurer and architect of Australia's economic resilience, on banking and and the economic recession.
Running time: 179 seconds
Wells Fargo's John Stumpf on Why Banks Aren't Giving Loans Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf answers a question he is frequently asked: "Why aren't you bankers making loans anymore?" "The biggest challenge we have today," he explains, "is finding people we want to lend money to."
Running time: 195 seconds
Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear on the Viability of the Stimulus Plan Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear take on the economy, discussing the explosion of deficit spending and the unprecedented increase in the money supply.Following the worst recession since WWII, why does the economic recovery seem so weak? Where, in particular, are the jobs? As a matter of pure economics, what do we need to do? As a matter of practical politics, how can we do it?
Running time: 99 seconds
Beth Comstock on GE's Process of Innovation Join the ongoing discussion on championing an innovative culture and embracing disruptive ideas in a global corporation with Maria Bartiromo, Beth Comstock, and Anjali Joshi. is the internationally-recognized day for the celebration of the world's entrepreneurial heroes. Create your own WED celebration on April 16th: Join WED
Running time: 140 seconds
NowPublic.com's Leonard Brody on What Makes an Entrepreneur When it comes to entrepreneurship, does tenacity trump intelligence? NowPublic.com co-founder Leonard Brody thinks so. He says entrepreneurial success depends on a willingness to take "ten punches to the stomach and [get] up for the eleventh," citing Google and FedEx as ideas that overcame early challenges to become wild successes.
Running time: 128 seconds
How to Manage Social Media and Inventory Supply Organizing for Digital and Social Media is an intensive clinic addressing the metrics, structure, and culture that increase return on digital investments.
Sharon Novak explains some of these uses.
Running time: 165 seconds
The GM Bailout and Saving American Jobs Wilfried Porth, member of the Board of Management at Daimler AG, cautions against the assumption that the GM bailout saved American jobs. He warns legislators against subsidizing the auto industry to the same extent as of the commercial airline industry.
Running time: 90 seconds
Why Businesses Need Multidisciplinary People Udaya Putnailk explains that problems that occur in business can be solved by multidisciplinary groups, but their limit is the fact that their participants are all specialized in their field and cannot traverse disciplines.
Running time: 96 seconds
Dr. Josef Ackermann Blames Bad Management for Financial Crisis No industry is immune to the global, cyclical and structural changes reshaping the world economy. In the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, famous economists shared their industry's evaluation of the most important challenges and opportunities in 2010. In this excerpt, Dr. Josef Ackermann explains why bad management was probably the cause of the financial crisis.
Running time: 137 seconds
Why We Need to Rehabilitate Bankers not Banks The financial crisis has caused an economic crisis around the world. Drastic state measures have prevented the collapse of the economic system: governments have established rescue funds for failing banks or nationalized banks for relaunching economic growth. At the same time, central banks have intervened with important injections of liquidity and have lowered interest rates.
Running time: 170 seconds
Lawrence Summers on Big Banks Bonuses and No Lending Lawrence Summers berates big banks for the hypocrisy of handing out large corporate bonuses while reducing lending and protesting government fees. "I don't understand how you can logically maintain that paying out bonuses in large quantity has zero effect on lending," he says.
Running time: 154 seconds
Eliot Spitzer Calls for the Release of AIG E-Mails As the former attorney general and later governor of New York, Spitzer prosecuted some of the most notorious white-collar crime and securities fraud on Wall Street. In the wake of AIG's financial difficulties , He calls for the AIG emails to learn the connections of AIG and the different investment houses.
Running time: 142 seconds
Robert Reich Predicts Unemployment Rate Still Around 10% in 2011 Is the U.S. economy showing signs of recovery, as some indicators suggest, or are these assertions dangerously premature?Having served in three administrations, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is uniquely positioned to share his take on the 2010 economic outlook for California, the U.S., and the rest of the world in this year's annual installment of the Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast.
Running time: 206 seconds
Keys to Stability After the Economic Crisis National responses to the global economic crisis have included both traditional and innovative means of protectionism challenging the paradigm of globalization and the force of free market.What must be done to restore balance between regulatory and oversight mechanisms and India's ongoing reform agenda? Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian minister of finance talks about stability post economic crisis.
Running time: 145 seconds
Lawrence Summers Slams the Banking Lobby Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council talks with journalist Charlie Rose about the banking lobby's effect on the governmental regulation of the banks.
Running time: 148 seconds
Bangladesh's Textile Industry The textile industry in Bangladesh is growing rapidly it employs many people work in the factories which in turn grows the economy. There are about 4500 textile factories in Bangladesh alone.
Running time: 180 seconds
How a Colonial Mentality Hinders India's Success India has the potential manpower of 200 million college graduates and 500 million skilled workers, and the ability to generate over 10 percent of world trade in the next 15 years, provided leaders prioritize this goal.What must be done to fulfill these great expectations?
Running time: 251 seconds
How Strict Capital Requirements Can Secure Financial Markets The author of The Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Liaquat Ahamed, was at the Academy as a David Rubenstein Distinguished Visitor on October 13 for a lecture on "Lessons from the Great Depression."Ahamed, an investment manager and author, spoke to insights the Great Depression can lend in light of the recent economic turndown, the forces that cause global fi
Running time: 202 seconds