Video Clips

Philanthropy as new business model

January 2, 2016
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Philanthropy as new business model

Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy issue follows on the June Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.  The Summit focused on disruptive business models in philanthropy and included the top 200 billionaires and a few social entrepreneurs in the discussion.  This video clip summarizes the findings from this summit. Leaders include Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Steve and Jean…

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Can acquisitions be too big?

January 2, 2016
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Can acquisitions be too big?

Marriott International is buying Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, according to the November 16 press announcement.  Marriott will become the largest hotelier in the world with this $12.1 billion investment and will own 5,500 properties (1.1 million rooms). The deal still must be approved by the investors of both hotel chains. With alternative lodging solutions …

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MSU module on Key Industry Drivers of Globalization

November 6, 2015
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MSU module on Key Industry Drivers of Globalization

Michigan State University’s International Business Center presents a free, twenty minute online learning module on the key industry drivers of globalization.  The module addresses: key industry drivers of globalization, how to achieve global success, and basic forces behind globalization. Additional resources include current news headlines as well as an extensive list of academic, professional, and…

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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

November 6, 2015
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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Jerry Kaplan holds many titles including Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.  In this video clip, he presents his arguments for new laws to define owner liability and accountability limits in light of recent advancement in robotic artificial intelligence.  This is an important subject to address, given that the field of robotics is…

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John Fallon, CEO Pearson, explains its divestiture strategy

October 5, 2015
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John Fallon, CEO Pearson, explains its divestiture strategy

Pearson PLC, the multinational publishing and education company, recently completed sales of its subsidiaries, The Financial Times Group and The Economist Group.  As majority owner of these two news groups for over 58 years, the divestiture is in line with Pearson’s restructuring in order to become the major player in the education industry.  Pearson intends…

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Technology clusters, innovation, and emerging markets

October 5, 2015
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Technology clusters, innovation, and emerging markets

Dr. Gilbert discusses the origin of technology clusters, which usually form around prominent universities or companies. Companies attracted to these core companies and universities tend to follow on the innovation of the core, rather than develop their own breakthrough innovation, according to her research. In studying emerging markets in South Africa, she finds similar trends…

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Airbnb explains survival

September 1, 2015
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Airbnb explains survival

Co-founder of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia, discusses the company history and strategy for surviving growth hurdles.  Their mission is to create a world where anyone can belong. The company defines the marketspace for information sharing in the lodging industry. As a disrupter in the lodging industry, the company sees its hosts as partners.  Looking forward, he…

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Mentoring and the startup

September 1, 2015
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Mentoring and the startup

Kim Kaupe is the co-founder of ZinePak, a marketing company that provides superfans of music, movies, sports, and brands with customized memorabilia packages. In this video clip, she discusses the importance of mentoring and explains how it breaks down into four different types of mentors: (1) a mentor who knows you personally and your business;…

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Jaguar Land Rover opens innovation incubator in Portland

May 1, 2015
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Jaguar Land Rover opens innovation incubator in Portland

British company, Jaguar Land Rover, recently opened its first outside of the UK facility in Portland, Oregon.  Calling it the innovation incubator, the operation focuses on prototyping the future customer experience in order to assist it in creating new offers.  The company partners with universities, sponsoring engineers and inventors in its incubator so that they…

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JIT at Toyota Industries Corporation

May 1, 2015
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JIT at Toyota Industries Corporation

Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) consists of four units dedicated to automotive, material handling, textile machinery and electronics. The Toyota Production System (TPS) improves quality through improving processes.  This is at the heart of all of Toyota’s organization. This video clip explains how JIT production works at Toyota and how the company’s social responsibility commitment is…

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