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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.


PORTER: NGO’s & Shared Value

October 15, 2013 |

Harvard Business Review Article.

The capitalist system is under siege. In recent years business increasingly has been viewed as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely perceived to be prospering at the expense of the … Read More

Angel Gurria OECD on Carbon Reduction.

October 14, 2013 |

Angel Gurria Secretary General of the OECD sets out his organisations key message on the ultimate aim of achieving zero emmisions by 2050. This interview took place after his address to an audience of senior business figures and climate change … Read More

Becker: The ‘Chicago School’ Economist on Recovery

October 2, 2013 |

A professor at the University of Chicago for more than 30 years, Gary Becker is a founder of the Chicago school of economics. A winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and of the Nobel Prize in Economics, he is … Read More

Resource Efficiency

October 1, 2013 |

Jes Rutter of the the UK’s senior sustainability consultants talk about the need to rethink of sustainability in terms of “resource efficiency” in order to for Board members to really appreciate the opportunities which exist for a mutual increase in … Read More


October 1, 2013 |

Henry Mintzberg interview with McGill University’s Karl Moore on his book “Managing”

Tags: Mintzberg, Management, McGill, Karl Moore,

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Paradigm Shift in Banking?

September 19, 2013 |

“What are the lessons of the global financial crisis?” James Vaccaro of Triodos Bank asks the question at the Bristol Green Week Schumacher Lecture 2012. James Vaccaro is Head of Market and Corporate Development, Triodos Bank NV

He is … Read More

Achieving Sustainability – Norton Rose Fulbright.

August 27, 2013 |

Sustainability as an issue is increasingly occupying a prime spot on the agenda of board rooms and C- Suites throughout the UK and globally. This is because it is about the system within which we do business and that system … Read More

Operations Management

August 16, 2013 |

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Dr Adegoke Oke is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Center for Productivity, Innovation and Quality (CPIQ) at the Arizona State University, USA. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria with a degree … Read More

Polman, The World’s most Progressive CEO!

August 1, 2013 |

Paul Polman: “The word over-ambitious does not exist when you look at the challenges we have to solve.” Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

Paul Polman, the chief executive of consumer goods giant Unilever, is in a league of his … Read More

Krugman on Economics and Recession.

August 1, 2013 |

Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an … Read More