High tech is big money—as Facebook, Apple, and other digital superbrands have demonstrated so well. What factors enable technology companies to rule today’s global economy? Is it all about marketing, or are other forces at work when the latest smartphone stirs consumers into a frenzy? This program goes inside the technology industry for answers. Viewers will learn about Sony’s Blu-ray giveaway strategy and how it hastened the fall of the HD-DVD format; the strange psychological parallels between religious fervor and addiction to technology; and the rarely discussed yet vital role played by the porn industry in the success of numerous high-tech products. Contains some mature content.
From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do—and what you don’t want to do—when it comes to email, texting, videoconferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail.
This video divides its time between California, with an eco-friendly hotel (Hospitality and Tourism Cluster) and a sustainable information and communication technology consultancy (Information Technology Cluster), and the East Coast, with a firm that invests in green business development (Finance Cluster) and a manufacturer of chemical-free eco-friendly cleaning products (Business Management and Administration Cluster). A Cambridge Educational Production.
Has the economic downturn of recent years sent American capitalism into an identity crisis? This CNBC program explores the future of U.S. business and finance and asks whether or not capitalism can continue to follow its core principles. To help make sense of our new reality, an impressive line-up of business leaders and visionaries are assembled here, including Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of GE; Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock; Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO; Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup; Shelly Lazarus, chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; and Mark Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.
For every high-level executive or municipal official, there are an untold number of office workers in key positions that help them keep the wheels of commerce and government turning. In this program, an office manager, an executive assistant, a fitness manager, an accounts payable administrator, an insurance adjuster, a loan officer, and a court reporter describe what their work is like.