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Door to Door

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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…)

The Devil Wears Prada


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…)

Mildred Pierce


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)

The Big Kahuna


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)

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Other People’s Money


The word “takeover” strikes fear in the hearts of entrenched managers and the employees who work for them. It also holds forth the carrot of immediate, large returns for shareholders in targeted companies. . Often the media (and the movies) champion the cause of the targeted company…(click title for more info)

The Efficiency Expert


The Efficiency Expert is set in Australia in the 1960s. The movie works on several levels: as a coming of age story about a young worker, the getting of wisdom by an industrial patriarch, the getting of different wisdom by a hard-nosed consultant. While these elements add to the overall…(click title for more info)

The Godfather, Parts I & II

This segment explores the role of business in a society and looks at the standards by which business performance should be judged. Classic theory holds that the first responsibility of any firm is to produce wealth for its stockholders, maximizing profit by charging as much as the market will bear while producing goods and services at the lowest possible cost. A number of intangible factors may affect a company’s ability to sell its products. For example, a corporate image of excessive greed or unfair labor practices may lead to consumer boycotts…(click title for more info)

Tin Men


Baltimore,1963. You’re an aluminum siding salesman, a tin man. You live by your wits, your smile and your shoeshine. Sales are getting harder to come by. State regulators are cracking down on the hard sell – pressure sales that are your stock in trade. On top of that…(click title for more info)