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Hong Kong – Megacities

Hong Kong – Megacities

A peninsula bounded by more than 200 islands – only a handful of them inhabited, Hong Kong is the most densely populated urban region on the planet. In the recent past it has been rocked by economic and financial upheaval. Yet it has come through with some of the most high-tech, counterfeit-proof currency in the world, as well as some of the most complex bank building structures. Hong Kong has more billionaires per capita than anyplace on earth. This episode shows how such a small city accomplished such immense technological feats. The journey begins inside the printing facilities of Hong Kong Printing Limited and follows the currency to the Big 3 banks in Hong Kong, before it is then circulated through the economy.

 

Why Do Pupils Hate Math, How Can We Change That?: Velimir Dedić

Why Do Pupils Hate Math, How Can We Change That?: Velimir Dedić

In his talk, Velimir Dedić points out the relation that exists between knowledge of mathematics and success of society and individuals, as well as people’s common characteristics and principles of communication.
He explains the reasons behind poor learning of mathematics, describes the “drama triangle” (model of dysfunctional communication and poor structuring of time as model of unsuccessful learning of mathematics), and presents ways in which these problems can be overcome. Special emphasis is placed on emotional influences and modern e-learning technologies as means of better learning of mathematics.

 

Car Storytelling

Car Storytelling

(November 14, 2012) Barbara A. Karanian talks about why the automobile is so central to modern life. She discusses how cars and storytelling are intertwined and encourages the audience to explore the stories of their vehicles.

 

Company Culture

Company Culture

When starting a new venture give careful thought to how you interact with those around, particularly those on your team: You may be setting a culture without knowing it.

 

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

What things typically trip up an entrepreneur in starting and running a company? Is it getting the right business partner? Is it having the killer technology? How does one recover from major setbacks? A panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, angels, venture capitalists, and board members discuss the common pitfalls most new entrepreneurs encounter when building their businesses.

 

Deep Pockets? Faberge and the $3.5 Million Necklace

Deep Pockets? Faberge and the $3.5 Million Necklace

The jeweler Faberge, which created pieces for the Russian royal family, has been showing off its latest work in Hong Kong including a $3.5 million necklace.