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Hi I'm Simon, founder of Vlearn, The idea for VLearn came to me while doing my MBA dissertation. I was writing a critical analysis of the MBA and found myself using YouTube frequently to carry out research and look for relevant content. Although reading and studying journal articles is essential to get a deep understanding of your subject I always enjoyed finding video interviews with people I had been reading about. It brought to life the names which kept reoccurring in my bibliography; Porter, Mintzberg, Friedman et al. A picture paints a thousand words as they say. Then I found - one of my favourite sites - and from their learned about the Khan Academy and Coursera. World famous academics and institutions putting their knowledge on video for free to contribute to the greater good. I decided that their was a gap in the market for a site which could provide business intelligence in a video format specifically aimed at business students and executive learners. So VLearn was born. The site is in its infancy but I hope with the help of the great academics who have shown such an interest and the business people who are prepared to give a little time to pass on their expertise we can build a great resource. I hope you enjoy the site. Please send in suggestions for new content, we are all about collaborative learning, responsible capitalism and the three P's. Simon.


DLA Piper on Whistleblowing

June 5, 2014 |

Simon Airey is an Partner in Employment at DLA Piper one of the world’s most progressive law firms who are at the forefront of advisory services around this issue.

00:35 – Why is Whistleblowing such a Critical Issue? 01:30 – … Read More

Vijay Govindarajan ‘Reverse Innovation’

March 24, 2014 |

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was the first … Read More

Allen & Overy on “Whistleblowing”

January 29, 2014 |

Sarah Henchoz, Partner in Employment at law firm Allen & Overy talks about why it is essential that organisations develop a clear and coherent “whistleblowing” policy. Allen & Overy provide advisory services to some of the world leading companies and … Read More

BDO on “Speaking Up”.

January 15, 2014 |

VLearn interviewed Craig Wright, Partner and National Head of Risk & Advisory for BDO. In this film Craig discusses how critical it is for companies have a clearly defined protocol, the value that implementation delivers and the challenges faced by … Read More

Clare Melford, Redefining Growth

December 9, 2013 |

Clare Melford is the former CEO of the International Business Leaders Forum, an organisation which workins with leaders across business, government and civil society to stimulate smart, inclusive and responsible business growth for a more sustainable world. Clare led the … Read More

Bill of “Rights”

December 3, 2013 |

Creative Capitalism is a concept discussed in a publication co authored by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

Bill Gates is more than the world’s most successful capitalist; he’s also the world’s biggest philanthropist. 

Gates has approached philanthropy the same way … Read More

Lavery Pennell on Profitable Sustainability

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Greg Lavery on Profitable Sustainability

In search of profitable sustainability, Vlearn interviewed Dr Greg Lavery of Lavery Pennell – the team who have helped leading organisations such as Shell, Interface and Masdar City to understand how to increase profits while … Read More

Fullerton on Finance

November 25, 2013 |

“John Fullerton” is the Founder Capital Institute, a collective of progressive finance experts working together with the aim of contributing towards a paradigm shift in the “money industry” which can work with not against nature and society. Fullerton was names … Read More

Putting Ethical Policies into Practice

November 5, 2013 |

Rachel Clark is a partner at international management consultancy i2a. They have a strong focus on ethics and integrity however when Rachel talked to VLearn she explained how many organisations have good intentions but fail when it comes to embedding … Read More

OECD Lecture: Climate Challenge.

October 17, 2013 |

Peter Martyr CEO of ‘Norton Rose Fulbright’ introduces OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurria and Lord Stern to address a high level delegation on the issue of the Climate Challenge and acheiving “zero carbon emissions” by the second half of the … Read More