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Open the box: Mark Smidt

Open the box: Mark Smidt

‘Passion at work’ and ‘what’s good for the company’ are indispensable values for continuous business success. Mark wants to activate you for something charming in simplicity: realise the valuable ideas of employees!

 

Francis Collins: We need better drugs — now

Francis Collins: We need better drugs — now

Today we know the molecular cause of 4,000 diseases, but treatments are available for only 250 of them. So what’s taking so long? Geneticist and physician Francis Collins explains why systematic drug discovery is imperative, even for rare and complex diseases, and offers a few solutions — like teaching old drugs new tricks.

Francis Collins is the Director of the National Institutes of Health and was a key player in the completion of the Human Genome Project.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?

In 2000 the world saw the first working draft of the human genome, and that’s in no small part thanks to Francis Collins. Under his directorship at the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Human Genome Project was finished, a complete mapping of all 20,500 genes in the human genome, with a high-quality, reference sequence published in April 2003. In 2009 President Obama nominated Collins as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and later that year he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Collins is also a self-described “serious Christian” and the author of several books on science and faith, including The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.

 

How do you tell your child that you’re dying?

How do you tell your child that you’re dying?

Uploaded on Feb 5, 2009

How do you tell your kids that you are dying? What do children need to help them cope, grieve and remember a parent? In a follow-up to The Mummy Diaries, Your Voice host Cheryl Jackson and her guests Christine Newman, Lisa Marucci, Stephen Jenkinson and Patty Dann discuss.

 

Interview with Steve Forbes; January 14, 2013

Interview with Steve Forbes; January 14, 2013

 

Whatever you do keep moving forward – Martin Luther King Jr.

Whatever you do keep moving forward – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose

Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose – Lyndon B. Johnson

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Housing set to reignite economy: Lennar CEO – Impact Players

Housing set to reignite economy: Lennar CEO – Impact Players

Stuart Miller, Lennar’s CEO, says the housing recovery is taking hold and will again push the overall economy ahead. Miller tells Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf that he is even seeing labor shortages in the sector. Wolf is an outside advisor to President Obama. (December 17, 2012)

 

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup on Jobs

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup on Jobs

The Future of Global Jobs: The Local Atlanta Economic Miracle
An Official Listening and Action Field Session for the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

 

Susan Crawford: The Future of Information

Susan Crawford: The Future of Information

Susan Crawford teaches Internet law and communications law and is one of the world’s leading thinkers on the intersection of technology and democracy. In 2009, she served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She is the author of the upcoming book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. Professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City, columnist for Bloomberg View and Wired, and visiting professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and Law School, Crawford will discuss the hot topics in technology policy—monopoly power over access networks and innovation, competition, and transparency in government—as well as the fascinating connections and overlap among them.

Susan Crawford is a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City and a columnist for Bloomberg View. In 2012, she is a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations.