The American business climate has changed. There is a general economic downtown: high unemployment with few apparent job opportunities, large corporations contracting their businesses, sending jobs overseas; people have stopped buying products and services because they have less disposable income and don’t see a need for any product currently available. What the economy needs is an injection of innovative thinking and new products. You or your company have a great idea but aren’t sure of the steps involved to get started. You see this current market crisis …(click title for more info)
So, your boss is sending you to Wichita, Kansas, for a two-day convention. It sounds like fun. You'll be working the booth during the day and staffing a small reception in the evening. Now what?
Tradeshows and conventions are a lot of work and require a lot of planning and preparation. Larry, Phil, and Bob could have...(click title for more info)
Set in Berlin during the summer of 1960, One, Two, Three is an incisive, fast-paced satire - a Cold War clash of capitalism and communism in the months before the construction of the Berlin Wall. Deceptively light-hearted in tone, the film contains surprisingly serious...(click title for more info)
Despite his severe cerebral palsy, Bill Porter beat all of the odds by building a thriving inspirational career selling door to door in Portland, Oregon for J.R. Watkins, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of health remedies, baking products, personal care and household items. The company was started in 1868 by J.R. Watkins, who created and sold an all-natural liniment. The company grew its product line and its sales force and was one of the original door to door sales companies. “The Watkins Man” became synonymous with delivery of all-natural soaps, cleaners, health-care products, spices and extracts, and their original Red Liniment. (Click movie title for more info...)
Imagine you’ve just landed a job at the world’s most influential fashion magazine. You are second assistant to its editor-in-chief, arguably the most important person in the global fashion industry. It is a job “a million girls would die for” but you may not keep it for long because your hard-driving boss sometimes has insanely sky-high expectations, and people who fall short of them don’t last long. How do you survive? And, what can you learn from this powerful and monomaniacal dictator? (Click movie title for more info...)
Where do the great ideas come from? How does a company stay in touch with its markets and with changes in the marketplace? How does a senior manager identify the brightest, most creative and hardworking talent on his or her staff? What are the relative roles of analytical and intuitive knowledge in shaping and expanding product lines or spotting compatible acquisitions. In Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, teenagers find themselves having to survive in the business world and quickly learn to thrive in it...(click title for more info)