Archive for the 'Special: Videos' Category

"Meet a new leader in Introduction to Business: Business in Action. High-efficiency learning with every chapter consistently divided into six segments. Plus, interim checkpoints and visual learning for a new generation of students."

The Puzzle of Motivation

03 22nd, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward."

"Ever wondered why it's called "7UP"? Test your knowledge of popular brands like Heinz and Boeing and the mysterious numbers associated with their names and slogans."

"Amazon Go is being called the grocery store of the future, where lines and cashiers don't exist."

The Real Reason Manufacturing Jobs Are Disappearing

02 8th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado [photo, left]. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs."

"How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make "humanistic AI" that augments and collaborates with us instead of competing with (or replacing) us. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function . . ."

Here’s Your Year-Long Plan for Financial Stability

01 25th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"Financial stability can put you on the right path. But where do you start? Lauren Lyons Cole, a certified financial planner and senior editor at Business Insider, lays out a year-long guide to gaining your financial freedom."

"In this first-of-its-kind conversation, the Bezos brothers discuss their early influences, habits for success, and predictions for the future."

"This [past] fall, Nordstrom opened a new store in West Hollywood, Calif., called Nordstrom Local, that didn’t actually stock clothes you can buy. Instead, you can get manicures, try on clothes, talk to stylists and consultants about fashion, and meet with friends over coffee or perhaps a glass of Pinot Grigio (yes, there’s a bar). If you want to buy something, it’ll be available for same-day pickup or delivery."

"As bizarre as the concept might seem, it’s likely a glimpse into the way many stores will soon function. . . ."

"This is an interesting tactic from the retailer, and one that makes a lot of sense from a behavioral perspective. It takes advantage of the scarcity heuristic — the notion that people are likely to perceive something as more valuable if it is hard to obtain, whether that’s down to a restricted quantity or time to purchase. Here, Yoox, Google, and Stink Studios, who worked on the ads together, are using time as the forceful factor."

 

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