Video Clips

Unconscious bias

November 5, 2014
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Unconscious bias

Making decisions bias-free requires concentrated attention to unconscious bias.  In this video clip, Google outlines the contents of its Bias@Work workshop, using concrete examples from within the company to illustrate how biases affect all levels of decisions and actions within a work day.  Looking at origins of biases and the filtering techniques used to reduce…

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Innovation R&D―PWC weighs in on top strategies for future success

November 5, 2014
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Innovation R&D―PWC weighs in on top strategies for future success

Barry Jaruzelski, senior partner with Strategy&, discusses this year’s iteration of the Global Innovation 1000 research report that first came out in 2005. The study began with a retrospective analysis of the past ten years, including interviews with over 500 hundred innovation leaders across a wide spectrum of industries, locations, and company sizes.  These leaders…

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Lovejoy couplings―models into products meeting customer needs

October 8, 2014
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Lovejoy couplings―models into products meeting customer needs

In mature industries, companies still innovate.  In this video clip, the importance of meeting customer expectations and needs is vital to Lovejoy’s continuing success.  It designs prototype products, according to customer requests, with an emphasis on efficient models.  Using their own proprietary CAD models, they combine new features that enhance older models, thus permitting them…

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HP splits into two companies

October 8, 2014
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HP splits into two companies

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced the new company focus strategy that begins with the breaking of the company into two separate, publicly traded businesses: (1) personal printer/computers and (2) corporate hardware and services.  Coming on the heels of a successful three year turnaround strategy, Whitman explains how this new strategy permits HP to continue…

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Corporate Rivalry

September 1, 2014
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Corporate Rivalry

Looking at corporate strategy, this brief video presents some major corporate rivalries that transcend the generations:  Apple vs. Samsung, Pepsi vs. CocaCola, Adidas vs. Puma, HP vs. Oracle.  The reason behind these rivalries and the chosen defense weapons illustrates strategy in action at the corporate level.  All of the examples presented are well-known companies. Source: …

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Business obligations to stakeholders

September 1, 2014
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Business obligations to stakeholders

Corporate social responsibility, according to Nancy Koehn of the Harvard Business School, is not a recent discussion.  Several examples in this film, illustrate early roots of the concept that are intricately tied to the business founders:  Josiah Wedgewood, Henry Heinz, and Estée Lauder.  In each of the cases presented, the leader brought the vision, communicated…

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Family business over time–The Stroh Brewing Company

August 4, 2014
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Family business over time–The Stroh Brewing Company

Succession planning plays a significant role in family business sustainability.  In this video clip, Kerry Dolan of Forbes Magazine explains the demise of the family-run Stroh Brewing Company.  She observed that after several generations, family businesses often fail.  In the case of Stroh’s, the fourth generation Chairman, Peter Stroh, ushered in the eventual sale of…

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Apple’s Acquisition Strategy

August 4, 2014
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Apple’s Acquisition Strategy

For the past twenty years, Apple has grown its revenue powerhouse with hardware and software offers through acquisition of relevant businesses.  This approach permits them to expand without having to invent everything themselves.  As it observes competitors, it identifies new markets and buys companies already in the business niche.  The latest purchases include Swell, Beats…

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Linking operation turnaround with passenger flow—government/business relations

May 10, 2014
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Linking operation turnaround with passenger flow—government/business relations

Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer, London City Airport discusses the new tracking software installed at the airport, explaining the impact the data is expected to have on improving the customer experience across the spectrum of services offered.  As an important step in the Internet of Things (IoT) movement, this installation gives the airport access to…

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R&D innovation at Pepsico

May 10, 2014
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R&D innovation at Pepsico

As one of the world leaders in food products, Pepsico relies on its R&D department to innovate products that respond to changing customer tastes and habits. Dr. Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at Pepsico, discusses the strategy used in his lab to meet these objectives.  Pepsico operates in over 200 countries and has dozens of…

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