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Buffett & Gates Go Back to School

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The two wealthiest men in America, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, give business students at the University of Nebraska advice on how to get a job, how to find success, and how to help change the world.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Life and Career of Derek Bok

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Derek Bok discussed his twenty-year career as president of Harvard University (1971-1991). During that time he raised the school's endowment from $1 billion to $5 billion. The John F. Kennedy School of Government was established during this tenure and is now recognized as a leading educational source for the nation's public policy experts. President Bok said his most important contribution has been an emphasis on moral issues. He is concerned that modern universities do not contribute enough to the development of students as responsible, ethical individuals.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Encouraging the Heart

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VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Building Trust Through Leadership: A Cowboy's Philosophy on Horses and Life

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"Virginia cowboy Louis Wood has gained tremendous insight into the relationship between horse and rider His unique approach to horsemanship based on trust and understanding creates a partnership between horse and human. His insights can enhance not only any riding discipline but can also serve as a model for any relationship. . . Utilizing a roundpen environment, Louis uses his horse methodology to address a diverse variety of issues. These include leadership, collaboration, communication, and interpersonal effectiveness as they apply to our work and personal lives." --Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Report From the Harvard Business School [electronic resource]: Leadership

Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter and other experts share their views on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, and employees. Kotter leads off the program by focusing on the qualities of leadership, as exemplified by Japanese CEO Matsushita, founder of the company that bears his name; General Electric's Jack Welsh; and Wal-Mart's Sam Walton. Emphasizing the importance of good leadership at all levels, Kotter distills leadership into its key elements: the ability to strategize, to inspire confidence and enthusiasm, and to motivate all workers. In addition, he provides a profile of the basic leadership personality.
Online
2005; 1997
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Management Combines Forces With Unions [electronic resource]: Northwest Airlines

In 1993, as CEO of Northwest Airlines, John Dasburg headed a company on the verge of bankruptcy. Dasburg pulled back from the brink by striking a dramatic agreement with Northwest's union. The union gave up 900 million dollars in wage and work rule concessions, and the owners gave labor three seats on the corporate board and 30 percent ownership of the company. The deal gave Northwest Airlines one of the United States' biggest ESOPs-Employee Stock Ownership Plans. CEO Dasburg believes that Northwest's new relationship with its union gives it a competitive advantage. In the 1980s, Northwest labor relations were so bad that some people nicknamed the company "Cobra Airlines"-they'd strike at anything. Today, Northwest has made a stunning economic comeback, one that Dasburg attributes la [...]
Online
2006; 1998
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Cutting to the Core [electronic resource]: Albert J. Dunlap

On Wall Street, no one has earned a bigger reputation for cutting companies down to size than corporate turn-around artist Albert J. Dunlap. As head of Scott Paper and, more recently, as CEO of Sunbeam, Dunlap carried out his time-tested formula as spelled out in his bluntly titled book Mean Business: boost the bottom line with swift, deep layoffs; sell off divisions; and move production to lower-wage states or abroad. Filmed at the height of Dunlap's power, this program spotlights the practices that once served "Chainsaw Al" so well-and that have since fallen into such disfavor.
Online
2005; 1998
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Boss [electronic resource]: Owning Your Own Business

Boss is for young people who love a challenge, are doers, and have lots of energy. The BIZ WHIZ QUIZ will help them identify characteristics that are necessary if they want to be in charge. Boss talks about the various hats people who own a business must wear, such as a business planning hat and a marketing hat. Entrepreneurs of all ages offer insightful hints into a variety of businesses, emphasizing that it takes a lot of money and hard work to make a go of it.
Online
2005; 1995
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Amazon.com and the World of e-Commerce [electronic resource]

In part one of this program, filmed prior to the foundering of the Internet economy, NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman examines the methodology of Amazon.com's founder Jeffrey Bezos and Drugstore.com's CEO Peter Neupert, who faced stiffening retail and online competition by innovatively adapting their business plans. In part two, correspondent Margaret Warner analyzes the meteoric rise of dotcoms and their impact on society with Anitesh Barua, co-author of a university study on Internet profitability; Andrew Shapiro, co-founder of technorealism; John Battelle, president of the now-defunct Industry Standard; and former Wall Street analyst Paul Kedrosky.
Online
2005; 1999
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Cisco's John Chambers [electronic resource]: The Best Boss in America

He refuses to accept perks. He shares his company's vast wealth with his employees. He even hands out ice cream. Who is this man called "the high priest of good management"? In this program, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer talks with John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems, about the dynamics of his lean and highly motivated "Team Cisco"-plus pivotal experiences that have shaped his unusual management style. Other discussion points include his vision of the next generation of Internet technology and his commitment to American schools. His key to success? "You treat people like you like to be treated yourself.
Online
2010; 1999
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Building Tomorrow's Company [electronic resource]: Leadership

Already being adopted by many of the world's most successful companies, the inclusive approach to business thinking involves a broadening of vision that encompasses all of a company's stakeholders. This potent program, hosted by BBC News correspondent Paul Burden, uses the Hewlett-Packard success story to explore the leadership qualities required to position an enterprise for long-term competitiveness. The Marshall School of Business's Dr. Warren Bennis, Stanford University's Dr. Jerry Porras, and the entrepreneurial duo of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard provide industry insights and penetrating analyses.
Online
2005; 1999
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Power Sharing at Daimler-Benz [electronic resource]

Edzard Reuter, Former Chairman, Daimler-BenzIn the U.S. it would be branded "communism," but at Daimler-Benz, union officials actually interview candidates for top corporate executive jobs. Edzard Reuter, former chairman of Germany's largest corporation, explains what he believes are Germany's principal competitive advantages over American companies, including a unique system of power sharing that enables owners, managers, and labor to sit together in a process that would be revolutionary in America.
Online
2007; 1994
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Richard Branson [electronic resource]: My Life

He made his first million at eighteen. Today, Sir Richard Branson heads an empire of international businesses that includes airlines, railroads, mobile phones, and cosmetics. In this intimate, dynamic portrait of his life, Branson talks about his upbringing, his entrepreneurial philosophy, and the story of his many successful ventures. In settings as diverse as his home in Oxford, a limo in New York, or aboard his new bullet train, Branson discusses the concept of a brand and how over 200 different Virgin brands mean different things to different people in different countries.
Online
2006; 2003
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Ryanair [electronic resource]: Revolutionizing the Airline Industry

In a time of continual crisis for the airline industry, this program is a case study of a carrier that has shown a remarkable ability to rake in the cash: Ryanair. CEO Michael O'Leary, inspired by Southwest Airlines, cites cost-cutting-dirt-cheap fares, low-budget advertising, direct booking, short turnaround times, and flights only to secondary airports, plus an incredibly deep discount from supplier Boeing-and ancillary revenues as key factors in Ryanair's success. But is it all upside? The program also considers the legality of discounted landing charges from which O'Leary's company benefits and questions its caveat emptor approach to customer service.
Online
2006; 2003
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Arsenic and Old Lace [electronic resource]: Study in Turnaround Management

Sometimes transforming a failing enterprise takes the surgeon's knife. Renowned business consultant Gerry Robinson prefers the axe. In this behind-the-scenes case study, Robinson applies his business acumen to The Vernon Road Bleaching and Dyeing Company, a British lace dyeing operation bought in bankruptcy by the father/son team of Henry and Richard Chaplin. Taking Richard to task for, among other things, disastrous inconsistency in decision-making and poor communication with employees, Robinson suggests re-motivating workers by building bridges of trust and respect-and, failing that, by the exit of the boss himself.
Online
2006; 2003
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Steering Ford to Superior Quality [electronic resource]

Harold "Red" Poling, Former Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor Company. Under Red Poling's leadership, Ford was the first U.S. automaker to recognize and respond to Japan's invasion of the U.S. car market. "Quality Is Job One" became the rallying point around which managers, employees, suppliers, and dealers joined forces to build a better product, build it faster, and do it at a lower cost. Red Poling reveals the strategies he used to guarantee that quality became more than just a slogan at Ford.
Online
2007; 1994
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Taking Risks at Intel [electronic resource]

Andrew S. Grove, CEO, Intel Corp.Before "Intel Inside" became the sine qua non of PC manufacturing, Intel faced the prospect of being squeezed out of the microchip market by Japanese manufacturers who threatened to turn the chip into a commodity. Here, Andrew Grove explains how Intel shrugged off a business-as-usual mindset and began encouraging innovation and experimentation, enabling the company to climb back to the top of an industry where the core product is reinvented every six months.
Online
2007; 1990
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General Motors [electronic resource]: From Dream to Downfall

Comparisons between General Motors and the Titanic are unfortunate, but inevitable. Confusing luxury with reliability, favoring a bloated status quo over true innovation, and ignoring a host of danger signals, GM finally fell victim to its own errors. This ABC News program studies the economic icebergs that sent the company into bankruptcy-as well as the technological life rafts that could, if properly utilized, save it from oblivion. Outlining the crippled juggernaut's glory days and its entry into troubled waters during the 1970s and '80s, the video documents plant closings, the 2008 auto industry bailout, and GM's struggle to produce viable electric and hybrid vehicles. Guests include Why GM Matters author William Holstein, former Presidential car czar Steve Rattner, and former Ge [...]
Online
2010; 2009
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The World's Greatest Moneymaker [electronic resource]: Warren Buffett

Invest, don't speculate. "Only deal in things you can understand." "Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy." These are three of the maxims of Warren Buffett-the modern Midas who, with a net worth in the tens of billions of dollars, is arguably the world's greatest moneymaker. How has he achieved such success? This program examines the Oracle of Omaha's deceptively simple business strategies as it spotlights the high points and low points of his amazing career. This is pure Warren in his own words and the comments of those who know him best.
Online
2010; 2009