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Dalrymple, William

Summary: In August 1756 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army--what we would now call an act of involuntary privatization. The East India Company's founding charter authorized it to "wage war" and it had always used violence to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.3 DAL

Summary: "A Dangerous Game is the explosive documentary from filmmaker and investigative journalist Anthony Baxter (You've Been Trumped), which examines the eco-impact of luxury golf resorts around the world. Featuring exclusive interviews with Alec Baldwin, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump, the film takes viewers on a globe-spanning journey to a World Heritage site in Croatia; the extravagant desert...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DAN

Summary: Cyber-security engineer Elliot Anderson, along with the titular character and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MR.

Summary: Enter the "completely captivating" world of Mr. Robot. Cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MR.

Summary: The history of the banana trade is as politically loaded as that of coffee or oil-and yet it has received scant media attention over the decades. This documentary addresses that information void, exploring links between corporate power, Western governments, and developing nations that are heavily dependent on banana production as a result of colonial and post-colonial influences. Viewers gain...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: What does it mean to be an industry leader in the 21st century? Having the greatest market share is no longer enough-a successful business must now set an example as a good corporate citizen. This program examines key policies and practices that integrate ethics and responsible management into all aspects of business operations. Viewers are introduced to Australia's Corporate Responsibility...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Corporate social responsibility is not a high-minded luxury when bad press puts a chokehold on business growth and profits. This program looks at how product and service providers develop and implement better business practices to satisfy shareholders, customers, employees, and the community. Companies such as Shell, DHL, Nike, and GlaxoSmithKline-placed on the hot seat by Greenpeace, the World...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Large organizations can only survive in a highly competitive environment if they have the resilience to effectively deal with change, whether coming from within the company or from the outside. The impact of nonsmoking legislation on places of business is used as an example of such change as this program explains how Club Med on Lindeman Island, Australia, effectively retooled itself to comply...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world's different wine regions. Filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter travels to France, California, Italy and New York, speaking with winemakers both large and small. The film offers a look at how business concerns and the homogenization of tastes around the world are changing the way wine is being made. Nossiter's primary focus is on American vintners...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed exclusively by THINKFilm 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MON RATED PG-13

Summary: It took two years of negotiation for the BBC's Fiona Bruce to get some face time with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. In this rare interview, Bruce gains insights into both the man and the icon-genius, business magnate, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people on the planet. In addition, Bruce probes what may be the key question facing Microsoft in the post-Gates era: with its hands...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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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: It has the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall on earth, and economic growth rivaling China's. This CNBC Original documentary takes viewers to Dubai, a Persian Gulf city with huge business and investment opportunities-many of which have nothing to do with oil. With insight from American corporate leaders, including J. W. Marriott Jr. and GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt, the program...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Billionaires are popping up all over India, but 300 million of its people still live on less than a dollar a day. This CNBC Original program examines the astonishing new power of the Indian economy as well as its growing pains. Reporting on a wide range of business and economics topics, the program presents interviews with key players in India’s rise—including Ravi Kant, managing director of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This is the ugly face of globalization, says A. R. Chowdhury-Repon, director of the Bangladesh Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment Foundation. He refers to a failure on the part of Western multinationals to ensure worker safety and proper environmental procedures in developing countries, and his description is echoed by many others throughout this program. Hidden camera interviews...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: It goes by many names-digital outsourcing, micropayment, or an assortment of other harmless monikers. But when the hungry and desperate supply round-the-clock online labor for pennies or nothing, the term "slavery" starts to gain validity. This program examines the issue on a global level as it reveals the human cost of exploitative Internet businesses. Viewers meet struggling Serbian camera...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: With an international credit crunch hamstringing many Western entrepreneurs, a new wave of investment is flooding the U.K., largely from the Middle East and Asia. This program focuses on sovereign wealth funds and their role in what many see as a financial takeover of Britain's economy-including some of its most cherished icons and institutions. Beginning with a surprising case study-the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: What lies behind the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices of recent years? What role have American oil companies played in it? And what do American economists and business leaders expect down the road? This CNBC Original documentary follows the flow of oil-from drill site to supertanker to refinery, then finally to the gas tank-while addressing economic and geopolitical issues associated with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Poverty in Africa reminds us that abundant natural resources don't automatically translate into widespread economic wealth. This program brings home the disturbing reality of daily life in Angola-marked by ramshackle houses, open sewers, and a question that grows louder every day: who benefits from the country's vast oil resources? Outlining the nation's colonial and Cold War traumas, the film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program examines how brand identity is influenced by consumer perceptions through the struggle between Coca-Cola, icon of American culture, and rivals Qibla Cola and Mecca Cola for market share in Muslim locales. Qibla's Zafer Iqbal and Mecca's Tawfiq Mathlouthi tell the story of two opportunistic, politically correct Davids taking on a marketplace Goliath-and each other-while Coke...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Manufacturers around the world are facing a seemingly impossible competitive challenge: to constantly reduce costs while maintaining high levels of quality and adhering to tight delivery schedules. Using the automotive industry as a case study, this program takes an in-depth look at how companies that make vehicle components ranging from huge engines to tiny springs are applying methods of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For families throughout Asia, meals are a central event. It is also likely that more business deals are concluded in dining rooms than boardrooms. This program examines the importance of family and food to Asian business sensibilities. The program looks at Dr. Geoffrey Yeh and his children, who run Hsin Chong, one of Hong Kong's biggest construction firms; and Dato' Hamdan Mohamad, a major...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program concentrates on the central and southern African countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and South Africa. In Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, Jonathan Dimbleby meets a Congolese band whose polio-stricken members sing a message of hope; learns about China’s deep investments in Africa’s infrastructure and future successes; admires the Kimbangist Symphony Orchestra and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Despite unprecedented growth in the world economy as a whole, some 1.5 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, and the living conditions for twice that number are almost as deplorable. This program investigates how both trade and financial aid are being used to help Costa Rica and other third-world nations bridge the technological divide and gain much-needed know-how so...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although America still holds the lead when it comes to e-commerce, Europe is catching up-fast. Filmed at the London Business School, this program brings together Jim Rose, CEO of QXL.com, the UK's Euro-centric answer to eBay, and Kevin Roberts, CEO of advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi. Topics of discussion focus on the CEO and corporate culture, international branding, and old versus new...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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