Friday, October 29, 2010

Academic Earth: A Great Web Resource

Academic Earth provides videotapes of lectures by leading academics. I haven't yet had a chance to view many of them, but those I have viewed are excellent. The one below is a good example. It is a shortened version of a lecture by Yale Management Professor Barry Nalebuff, who is best known as a game theorist. Indeed, his introductory game theory book with Avinash Dixit, Thinking Strategically (1991), is superb and highly recommended. This lecture, however, is not about game theory. Rather, it is based on Nalebuff's more recent book with Ian Ayres, Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small (2003).

Watch it on Academic Earth

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