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A Conversation With Alfred P. Sloan [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

NBC News
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
From 1937 to 1956, Alfred P. Sloan was chairman of General Motors; he also helped found the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation remains a major force in American cultural life today. In this NBC program from 1954, Mr. Sloan is interviewed by NBC public service manager Edward Stanley. Sloan speaks his mind about the need for positive thinking as well as rigorous analysis in business, or in any undertaking; the societal impact of decisions made by the managers of large corporations; and more specifically, the obligation he believes should be placed on business leaders to help keep the statistical level of American employment as horizontal as possible. He also comments on the need for management and labor leaders to understand each other's problems.
Release Date
1954
Run Time
29 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 03, 2010.
Series
The Wisdom Series: From the NBC Archives
Wisdom Series (Culver City, Calif.)
Contents
  • Alfred P. Sloan: Chairman of the Board General Motors Corporation (2:13)
  • Alfred P. Sloan's Contribution to General Motors (2:44)
  • Industry and Education (4:03)
  • Industry's Responsibility to Mankind (4:29)
  • Labor and Industry's Relationship (1:35)
  • Difference in Opportunities (2:31)
  • Best Opportunity for Young Men (2:25)
  • Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (2:03)
  • Alfred P. Sloan's Interests and Motivations (2:03)
  • Alfred P. Sloan on Lessons of Business (2:38)
  • General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan: Optimist (1:54)
  • Credits: A Conversation with Alfred P. Sloan - From NBC's Wisdom Series (0:29)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1954.
Publisher no.
  • 43382s Films Media Group
  • 43387 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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