Entrepreneurial History of the United States - Full Lecture Series

Entrepreneurial History of the United States
Entrepreneurial History of the United States, demonstrates how economic and entrepreneurial principles can explain the unprecedented growth of the American economy. Ever since its founding--well before independence or industrialization--the American economy has grown rapidly, expanding from a few isolated outposts to the largest market in the world. Advances in knowledge have sustained the increase in economic resources and human opportunities. Such extensive material wealth has arisen from economic behavior coordinated through markets and business organizations. The interaction of incentives, information, and consumer demands constantly transformed the economic environment. Entrepreneurial History of the United States divides this progression into ten, chronological periods, introducing standard analytic concepts as appropriate to explain each phase.

Instructor: Gerald Gunderson

Gerald Gunderson is the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of American Business and Economic Enterprise, and Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, positions he assumed in 1982. He holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of Washington, 1967, with a thesis in economic history supervised by Douglas North, Nobel Laureate. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and North Carolina State University. Dr. Gunderson is the author of The New Economic History of America and The Wealth Creators: An Entrepreneurial History of the United States, which Peter Druker, the mentor of modern management, described as “brilliant.” Currently, he is completing a book analyzing the role of entrepreneurship in the global economy, Entrepreneurship for Smarties: How the World is Changed.

Recommended Reading: Gerald Gunderson, The Wealth Creators: An Entrepreneurial History of the United States

Myths of Ancient Greece and Rome - Full Lecture Series

Classical Mythology is a unique subject. Its primary texts are ancient, poetic accounts that are essentially fictional. Yet these accounts are based on an earlier oral tradition that did preserve some historical truths. Hence the Classical Myths occupy a borderland between history and fiction. Over the centuries, thinkers and artists have treated them with a seriousness usually reserved for historical events. They have taken on a life of their own.

History of Western Architecture - Full Lecture Series

History of Western Architecture
The role of the Architect is played out from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Shores of the Black Sea, from Stonehenge in England to Palace of Knossos in Crete. Edward Levinson takes you on a journey as he discusses, investigates, and analyzes the History of Western Architecture from primitive times through the Gothic Period. Critical thinking is applied in a detailed analysis of various architectural works that span the ages. Listeners to these lectures may very well find themselves walking away with an entirely different view on the way things were constructed. Those who purchase access to this course will also receive Mr. Levinson’s book, The History of Architecture. In both the book and audio recordings, the audience will receive insight to the following wonders passed down to us by previous generations:

• The creative spirit of early humans, which gave rise to Primitive Architecture.
• How the early forms of construction in the lands around the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas inspired the early development of Western Architecture.
• The importance of Roman, Greek, Byzantine, and Christian Architecture.
• The impact of the need for defensive structures on Medieval Architecture.
• Development of Gothic Architecture in Italy, France, England, Spain and Germany.

Instructor: Edward D. Levinson

Edward D. Levinson earned the Master of Architecture in Civic Design from the University of Pennsylvania, taught at Temple University, Florida International University, and was Professor of Architecture at Miami-Dade College, where he taught courses in Architectural Design, History, Theory, Communications, Ecology, and Man and Environment.

Recommend Reading: Edward D. Levinson, The History of Architecture