Tag:history

  • Author explains how Sun Tzu’s military insights can benefit consumers

    Mark McNeilly, executive director for brand management and strategic marketing at Lenovo, explains that ancient Chinese military ideas developed by Sun Tzu can help benefit consumers today. McNeilly is author of the book Sun Tzu and The Art of Business. McNeilly offered these comments during an interview for…

  • Rally calls for Hagan to support Fed audit

    Critics of the Federal Reserve rallied outside U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s Raleigh office September 15, 2009. Rally organizer David Williams explains why he and others hope Hagan will sponsor S. 604, a measure that calls for an audit of the Fed. …

  • N.C. conservatives gather in Raleigh for annual Civitas conference

    More than 200 people gathered for the Civitas Institute’s fourth annual N.C. Conservative Leadership Conference September 11-12, 2009, in Raleigh. This video clip includes highlights from featured speakers: Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California USA who made headlines by expressing her support for a traditional definition of marriage; Grover Norquist…

  • JLF’s John Hood offers a lesson from the failed Fourth Crusade 800 years ago

    John Locke Foundation President John Hood discusses lessons we can learn from the failure of the Fourth Crusade in the 13th century. Hood delivered these remarks during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society August 31, 2009. To watch full-length presentations of John Locke Foundation events, click…

  • UNC-CH historian outlines Russia’s demographic challenges

    Dr. Peter Coclanis, associate provost and professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, outlines possible implications of Russia’s continuing demographic decline. Coclanis delivered these remarks during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society August 24, 2009. To watch full-length presentations of John Locke Foundation events, click…

  • N.C. research historian explains importance of revolutionary battle in Guilford County

    Joshua Howard, research historian in the N.C. Office of Archives and History, explains why the Battle of Guilford Courthouse proved important in the ultimate outcome of the Revolutionary War. Howard delivered these remarks during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society August 17, 2009. To watch full-length presentations…

  • Author applies Sun Tzu’s military principles to the business world

    Mark McNeilly, executive director for brand management and strategic marketing at Lenovo, explains some basic elements of his book, Sun Tzu and The Art of Business. McNeilly delivered these remarks as part of a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society June 22, 2009. To watch full-length presentations of…

  • State of Our Constitution Series examines property rights in North Carolina

    The John Locke Foundation’s N.C. History Project and the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law co-host a State of Our Constitution Series forum on property rights. WRAL TV anchor David Crabtree moderates a June 8, 2009, discussion in the old House chamber of the State Capitol in Raleigh. The expert panelists…