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Summary: Beginning as a theoretical calculation, WorldCom's projection for business growth soon became corporate strategy and eventually a model for the entire telecommunications industry. Unfortunately, it was completely unfounded. This CNBC news documentary exposed the extent of the WorldCom fraud and the smoke-and-mirrors behavior that prevailed not only at WorldCom but throughout the industry as a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program travels to tea estates in Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, and Bangladesh-some traditional, some fair trade-to expose unsafe work environments and labor exploitation. Finding little meaningful difference between fair trade and non-fair trade operations, questions arise: Are fair trade organizations such as the E.U.'s Max Havelaar Foundation being duped by tea growers? Or are growers doing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In today's high-tech, multimedia business environment, ads must be slick, sensational, and sophisticated if they hope to stand out from the competition. This program examines how truth in advertising has gotten lost in this competitive frenzy, and how consumers can learn to separate fact from fiction in the confusing barrage of hype and half-truths. Two advertising executives discuss how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Why are parents, educators, health advocates, and politicians-including Arnold Schwarzenegger-taking on Coca-Cola, the world's biggest brand? This program explains the facts and opinions at the heart of the growing controversy, revealing the health issues and business challenges that the soft-drink company must confront in order to survive in an increasingly fitness-oriented beverage market....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Attitudes about ethical investing are evolving slowly, but activity in the long-term market is a sign of positive change. In this program Hazel Henderson and Bryan Martel, CEO of the Environmental Capital Group, discuss the use of pension funds to address potential ecological concerns. Martel’s five-point scale for classifying assets ranges from those that would actively restore eco-balance,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Koch, Charles G. (Charles de Ganahl)

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Summary: In 1967, Charles Koch took the reins of his father's company and began the process of growing it from a $21 million company into a global corporation with revenues of about $115 billion, according to Forbes. So how did this MIT engineer manage to grow Koch Industries into one of the largest private companies in the world today, with growth exceeding that of the S&P 500 by almost 30-fold over...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.5 KOC

Summary: What better way to understand a financial disaster than to meet the kind of people who created it? This CNBC Original documentary investigates the origins of the global economic crisis through eyewitness accounts from mortgage brokers, investment bankers, naive home buyers, and equally naive investors-as well as former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, who encouraged shifts away from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Many old-line portfolio managers claim that dealing with green companies is too risky, and yet they do not hesitate to buy up dangerously volatile hedge funds. In this program Hazel Henderson and philanthropic entrepreneur Karl Kleissner suggest that the traditional financial community broaden their strategies to include eco-friendly ventures. Kleissner is co-founder of the K. L. Felicitas...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Going green can lead to making green, turning entrepreneurs into "eco-preneurs." In this program, Geoff Baker and Laura-Lee Normandeau, the founders of an eco-friendly carwash called Easywash, try to make their principled business approach pay off. Commenting on their strategy are Kevin O'Leary, an eco-investor and director of EnGlobe, Canada's leading integrated environmental services company,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: For decades, experts have hailed microcredit as the paramount solution to global poverty. But there is a lesser-known version of that story in which Grameen Bank founder Mohammad Yunus and other promoters of miniaturized finance appear to serve mostly their own interests. Bringing to light a range of potentially unethical practices and policies, this program explores the microcredit system that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: When oil conglomerate Shell stunned investors by announcing a 20 percent reduction in its proven reserves, pensions and portfolios suffered around the world. This program reveals a pattern of exaggeration and cover-up at the company's top level-specifically involving the former chairman and head of production. An unflinching analysis of a failure in business ethics, Shell Shock raises complex...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: A satirical office comedy centered around a morally conscious man, Ted, who works for a research and development department at a morally lax corporation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BET

Summary: When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1999

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Summary: From Internet search, to Android, to cloud computing: how has Google come so far, so fast, and what are the broad implications of Google's success? This program scrutinizes the Google phenomenon as it explores the company's history, corporate culture, business practices, innovations, and altruistic ambitions. Google's controversial experience in China is examined as well, along with its move to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: A growing number of investment firms and individual investors are guided by the triple bottom line of human dignity, environmental stewardship, and financial profit. This program looks at the growth of socially responsible investing, or SRI, as a successful approach for portfolio managers, venture capitalists, and individual investors. Outlining the "three pillars" of SRI-company screening,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Every year, more people learn about the Fairtrade organization and buy Fairtrade-approved products. What are the benefits of Fairtrade certification and how does the system work? This program explains, using case studies of Fairtrade's activities and interviews with individuals involved in the organization. Viewers learn about the meanings behind the Fairtrade label, how the Fairtrade premium...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: How did fraudulent investment manager Bernard Madoff get away with such an enormous scam for so many years? This CNBC Original program examines the bizarre details of Madoff's operation while exploring his motives and mind-set. Interviews feature expert guests and key players affected by the scandal, including publisher and investor Mort Zuckerman; Forbes editor Robert Lenzner; financial...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: One of the most surprising aspects of 21st-century capitalism is the emergence of shareholders who are concerned about corporate behavior and accountability. This program investigates that trend, assembling a collection of researchers and business leaders who share valuable insights into shareholder activism. Alisa Gravitz, executive director of Co-op America, and Linda Crompton, CEO of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: What's wrong with enjoying the rich variety of foods that importers make available? Do the reported drawbacks of globalization mean that we should eat only locally grown food? How are Western food choices related to environmental problems and to developing-world farmers? This program explores those questions by studying agricultural practices in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Comparing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Today's teenagers have money and independence, and their lives are the object of obsessive focus by corporate America. This edition of Frontline explores the culture of today's teenagers and how they view themselves and their parents. Teenage tastes, attitudes, and aspirations are endlessly sampled by marketers to determine exactly what they want, while Hollywood and Madison Avenue tell a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: From plant extracts to fish oils to yogurt laden with beneficial bacteria, food designed to make us brainier as well as physically healthier is growing in popularity. This program examines the trend, which has created a windfall for retailers and manufacturers even though the jury is still out regarding the benefits for consumers. Viewers learn about the history of health-food claims and meet...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Collinsworth, Eden

Summary: On a quest to understand morality's place in modern culture, Eden Collinsworth taps a wide variety of impressive authorities, from authors and CEOs to scientists and pop stars. Media executive and business consultant Eden Collinsworth investigates the surprisingly complex foundations of contemporary morality. From repentant murderers to corporate whistle-blowers, from the boardroom of Ashley...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 COL

Fraser, Steve

Summary: "A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 FRA

Summary: This program explains how the U.S. subprime market grew from the post-9/11 rise of easy credit, which was then exploited by predatory lenders; subsequent widespread defaults and foreclosures; the attendant market correction; and the resulting threat of recession. Yale University's Robert Schiller; BusinessWeek's Matthew Goldstein; Nouriel Roubini, of the Stern School of Business; JPMorgan's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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