By 1950, in most of the underdeveloped world, mortality had fallen to about half its pre-modern rate. The birth rate, however, had remained high and, by 1950, was about twice the death rate. For the rest of the century, both rates fell dramatically and in parallel, maintaining the gap. The enormous excess of births over deaths in this period is known as 'the population explosion.' By 1990, the world population was growing at almost 90 mill...more
At the top and bottom of a curve (Max and Min), the slope is zero. The second derivative shows whether the curve is bending down or up. Here is a real-world example of a minimum problem: What route from home to work takes the shortest time?
The Federal Reserve after World War II
Join us February 15 for a conversation with Amory Lovins, co-founder, chairman, and chief scientist of the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent think-and-do-tank. He will discuss his book Reinventing Fire, which maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels and win the global clean energy race. Building on Rocky Mountain Institute's 30 years of research and fieldwork, Lovins contends that by 2050 the ...more
According to Lee, you have to keep changing yourself constantly to be successful. He explains that the more you know the world, the more informed decisions you will be able to make.
Half a million people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum, all finding it hard to make sense of the world around them. The disorder impacts both the highly intelligent (some employed in the City) and the profoundly learning disabled (like my late son).
Draper discusses why the DFJ Network was formed. The DFJ Network is looking for 'heroes' with passion and energy to lead a business to change the way the world works.
Hawkins shares his views on outsourcing and discusses how his company decides when and how to outsource. He believes that since the world is becoming global, outsourcing is the right thing to do.
Khosla feels that an MBA is not the only way to gain experience, it is a way to gain perspective. Real-world experience provides the depth of knowledge you need in a company.
According to Bartz, the more interested you are in things around the world, the more interesting you are to somebody else. Make sure your learning curve is always up and to the right, she adds.