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The Man Who Discovered Capitalism - The Life and Ideas of Influential Economist Joseph Schumpeter
Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) coined the term "creative destruction" and generations of economists have adopted it as a shorthand description of the free market's messy way of delivering progress. Schumpeter believed capitalism would be destroyed by its successes and would spawn…
The Creative Person - Practice and Passion
What, exactly, is creativity? Take a closer look at what makes a creative person in this introductory lecture that explores ancient ideas about creativity (including the muses of the ancient Greeks); debunks common myths about the sources of creativity; and…
Strategy Is Making Choices
Episode 1 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
What do we mean when we talk about business strategy? Start thinking more smartly about strategy with this introductory lecture that covers four key facts about competition and the two drivers of profitability: industry structure and competitive advantage.
Mindset, Motivation and Leadership - With Carol Dweck
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
People are fairly evenly divided between those with either a growth or a fixed mindset about intelligence and talent. And leaders' mindsets, Professor Dweck shows, influence their ability to grow on the job and to develop successful teams. Leaders with…
The Power of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Call it persuading, negotiating or convincing. Ethical influence is the foundation of successful leadership, management, sales, and customer service. Robert Cialdini has spent his career systematically studying the psychology of influence. In this program he reveals what lies at the…
Investing Skill, Strategy, and Temperament
Part of the Series: The Art of Investing
Welcome to a boot camp on investing! Discover the influences that led Professor Longo to a career in finance. Then meet some of the major figures you will study in the course. Survey the key principles and strategies that built…
High Performance Leadership
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
George Kohlrieser is a former hostage negotiator and current professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD, and author of the internationally bestselling book, Hostage At The Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance. Kohlrieser and…
When Netflix Met Blockbuster
Episode 6 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Netflix's ultimate domination of the video rental market is a classic example of disruptive innovation: a serious threat to traditional business--and often the hardest to respond to.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Tackling the serious topic of stress in his famously entertaining manner, Professor Sapolsky sets the stage on a Kenyan savannah, with a hungry lion in hot pursuit of a terrified zebra. As he explains, the zebra's fight-or-flight response channels essential…
Measuring Operational Performance
Episode 21 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Why is performance measurement so important to the health of an organization? How do the four dimensions of the "Balanced Scorecard" framework (financial performance, customer assessment, internal business process, and learning and growth) work independently and together? What is the…
Authentic Leadership
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, and former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. Goleman and George explain the authentic style of leadership - how leaders can motivate and drive performance through understanding and…
Reinventing the Way we do Business - With Jon Levin
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Failures of matrix management and the need for authority with responsibility. How worrying about a penny (or a million dollars) can kill a successful negotiation. Working with the unions to get GM back on track. Growth by acquisition…
Resume Writing
Part of the Series: Business SoftSkills Series
This video introduces the six rules to resume writing. In addition, it is followed with the six steps to creating a resume that will get read. The video shows a step-by-step process to writing a resume along with case studies…
Benjamin Graham and Value Investing
Part of the Series: The Art of Investing
Many of the most successful investors of the 20th and early 21st centuries were hugely influenced by the work of Ben Graham, the pioneer of value investing. Study the underpinnings of his proven philosophy, including the contrasting strategies of the…
Handling Workplace Conflict
Episode 45 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Much of one's success in an organization depends on how well one manages conflict with others. Professor Longenecker guides you through two primary types of conflict and three levels where they occur. Then, he offers ways to avoid or better…
Understanding the Time Value of Money
Episode 31 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Begin your focus on finance with an insightful look at the time value of money. Along with basic concepts and terminology (including risk and present/future value), you'll learn about the five types of cash flows that should be in the…
Social Media - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
As postings on social media have routinely replaced conversations over lunch or around the water cooler, workers have filed almost 100 social media-related complaints against employers with the National Labor Relations Board. Mich'l Schmidt, a partner at Cozen O'Connor P.C.,…
Big Data in the Enterprise: An Introduction
Part of the Series: Business Intelligence Collection
IT professionals around the globe are now being challenged to manage, organize and analyze these vast data sets strategically; to identify new business trends, conduct highly-advanced product research and even predict threats to enterprise security. This report will introduce and…
Stock Market Basics: Learning Without Losing
Give your students the "So You Think You Understand Stocks" test. They will quickly see they have a lot to learn. We found many teachers managed to answer only about half the questions correctly. Stock Market Basics really is about…
Warren Buffett: Investing Forever
Part of the Series: The Art of Investing
Explore the celebrated career of Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest people thanks to his disciplined approach to buying and selling companies. Learn how Buffett modified the strategy of his mentor, Ben Graham, by searching out high-quality companies with…