A business, an enterprise or a firm, if you will, is an organized body, coherently working on achieving a certain goal or a cause with a certain gain, benefit or profit. This category contains documented stories on the different types of business, and also how certain people with business orientated minds developed and implemented their ideas and the impressive or devastating consequences of their actions.
At this point we shall provide a brief history of business. Its purpose is to study the history of business organizations, methods, government regulation, labor relations, and impact on society. It was founded by a Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration professor N. S. B. Gras in 1927. Other prominent figures in this field were Henrietta M. Larson and Alfred D. Chandler; both of them were also professors at the Harvard Business School.
Moving on to the present day, the world of business, both legal and illegal, has ever grown and evolved, causing the global rise and fall of the economy. The people are usually aware of the consequences but not entirely of the cause of these fluctuations. In order for you to be able to grasp this concept with ease and broaden your horizons, we have compiled a number of video materials and documentaries to present to you a number of ways in which business is being conducted across the world.
Some of the materials at your disposal provide a thorough analysis of the possibilities of restarting the global economy while giving the society new moral values, followed by the documentary from Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird, concerning the campaign whose single purpose was to eradicate every memory of the industrial era working class and their hardships.
Discover how the gruesome business of trafficking in sex slaves has developed in Odessa, Ukraine, and why this city is widely recognized as the centre of this ghastly enterprise.
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a business college student or you just happen to have a very curious mind when it comes to business flows or opportunities, then this is the category that you shall find the most helpful.
Latest Documentaries in Business
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The Rothschild Family - Puppet Masters - World's Only Trillionaires"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." "We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent." ~ Rothschild
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The story of modern China told through the eyes of the villagers forced to sell their homes and give up their land to make way for massive urban development. Naturally they are outraged and fearful. Some say they will not bow to the will of the Government, while others ultimately embrace the opportunity to make a fortune. This is China as you've never seen it before: the China that's behind Australia's resources boom.White Horse Village is a tiny farming community deep in rural China. A decade ago, it became part of the biggest urbanisation project in human history that will take half a billion farmers across the country and turn them into city-dwelling consumers. The plan decreed that White Horse Village would grow from several hundred people to a city of 200,000 in under a decade.There's little doubt China's urbanisation is a massive social and economic gamble but, according to the Government, there's a clear logic. At present, 150 million Chinese living in regional areas must leave their families, travel to the cities to work and send money home to help their children survive and prosper. The social tension this creates is significant. To combat this problem, and to try to spread wealth across the country, the Government's plan is to dot the landscape with thousands of new cities. These centres will have new schools, universities and industrial areas all intended to deliver China a thriving, consuming middle class.
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The Money Programme's Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to Bill Gates as he prepares to step down from full-time involvement with Microsoft, the company he helped found. Gates's company has changed the world, but he's a controversial figure, with his ruthless business leadership contributing to Microsoft being sued by the US government.In a special one-hour edition of the Money Programme, Fiona Bruce presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he embarks on his latest challenge: giving away the billions he's amassed. She examines the fortunes of Microsoft as it faces up to competition from internet-based companies, and the programme asks an array of well-known friends, colleagues and rivals what the future holds for the company in a post-Gates world.
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On September 15th, 2008 one of the oldest and largest investment firms in the US folded. The collapse of Lehman Brothers signified how large the economic collapse of 2008 truly was. This documentary goes into how the company was run and what caused the horrific collapse that was felt around the entire United States.
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Burma, the country of the Golden Pagodas, strangled by a military junta.A pipeline built by two oil companies, TOTAL and UNOCAL. Slave labor, rape and murder are the results of the joint venture with the military.In a historical lawsuit, 15 villagers from the jungle of Burma sued a massive oil corporation for human rights abuses in American Courts. After 10 years of intense legal battles, they come out with an impossible victory.
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The Light Bulb Conspiracy is a documentary that examines how companies undertake Planned Obsolescence, which is the deliberate shortening of product life spans. This as the movie argues is done to guarantee consumer demand.The Light Bulb Conspiracy involves investigative research and rare archive footage to trace the untold story of Planned Obsolescence, right from its beginnings in the 1920s with a secret cartel, set up expressly to limit the life span of light bulbs, to modern day stories involving cutting edge electronics (such as the iPod) and the growing spirit of resistance amongst ordinary consumers.This film moves to different countries like France, Germany, Spain and the US in order to find witnesses belonging to an industry and following a business practice which forms the basis of the modern economy.The film shows the underbelly of the business practice by showing disquieting pictures from Africa, a country where discarded electronics are piled up in huge cemeteries for electronic waste.
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‘Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging’ is the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure. This documentary film contains more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, exposing the way in which the disease as well as the drug for the disease is branded by the industry for the treatment of a disease that did not exist before the industry made the disease.These drugs kill around 42,000 people every year and the death count keeps increasing; but still this brutal industry is thriving in the lack of a concerted action against it.
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Slightly bland and a little boring, this documentary is nonetheless an interesting look into the lives and attitudes of the children of some of the richest people in the world.This documentary was produced by the Heir of the Johnson & Johnson fortune and features some of the most high profile “rich kids”. To be honest, I think I sympathize with some of them.On a final note, I think that this documentary was more of an attempt to brush off the “spoilt little rich kid” stigma from the producer.
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Popcorn Sutton’s last run of moonshine. Just before his death, the legendary Popcorn Sutton allowed a film crew to shoot his last run of moonshine so that people can see what a moonshiner has to go through to continue business. This was filmed on a VHS video camera (by a close friend) and was never copyrighted or meant for distribution to other than Popcorn’s friends and relatives.
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‘The New Rulers of the World’ is a documentary film by John Pilger focusing on one such question which the mainstream media does not highlight – the true effects of Globalization.He asks some very penetrating questions such as Who are the real beneficiaries of the globalized economy? Who really rules the world now? Is it governments or a handful of huge companies? He gives examples of big multinational companies like Ford and immensely rich people like Bill gates and contrasts them with Nationns like Africa to bring out the difference and highlights that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater — two thirds of the world’s children live in poverty — and the gulf is widening like never before.He talks about Indonesia, which once harped up by The World Bank as a model for the entire world, collapsed in 1998 after the fall of its global economy.The film takes the audience to Indonesia and Washington, exposing the scandals of globalization, including revealing interviews with top officials of the World Bank and the IMF, and shows how the reality behind much of modern shopping and the famous brands is a sweatshop economy, which is being duplicated in country after country.
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This incredibly well put together documentary takes a refreshingly non biased approach to explaining exactly what a corporation is, how they came to be and how they are in general independent of human empathy or social responsibility. It sheds them in a light that is easy to understand and easy to picture how they will end up. The Corporation has an all star cast and is well worth the watch as a prelude to most other political documentaries on this site. Enjoy, vote and leave a comment!
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Solar PV systems have now made a massive leap in the energy generation field. We have always been hunter gatherers but now it is more hunting for energy and fuel to produce this energy…fossil fuels are so depleted now and we explore the challenge from the alternative. SOLAR ENERGY … and this is Solar energy on a massive scale!!This is a Gigawatt industry in the next few years.Germany is leading the way in the production of this clean quiet energy and the model for this should be adopted by other countries. The growth in this energy sector is expanding at a phenomenal rate and is probably aligned with the subsidies afforded by the German government.This has moved from simple “Idealism” to the much different model of “Money making”… feed in tariffs now make investment in this technology an absolute “No Brainer” for investors.Countries all over the world are now being forced to work towards utilising a renewable green energy.ALL OF THE WORLDS ENERGY CAN BE PROVIDED BY THE USE OF SOLAR — and this can be easily proven. An area the size of France placed in the Sahara could provide ALL of the energy required by ALL of mankind!! Staggering but true.The feed in tariffs in many countries including UK now allow domestic use of solar energy but it is the mass production of massive systems which will go a long way to erradicate the current fossil fuel disaster around the world.Sadly lobbying by petrochemical and nuclear industries are still making this transition possible. Now with the cost of fuel rising frequently and the cost of electricity in your area, solar technology will have to be adopted rather than traditional energy.The technical advances are staggering and the production of the solar cells are becoming much cheaper and more efficient. Add to this the use of specially designed mirrors mean that this is simply a huge potential to make fantastic changes to how the planet is being denuded. This documentary is not a “touchy feely” prediction…this focuses on massive industrial implications with the ultimate that energy costs can only come down due tot he passive nature of the technology….this is a first ever in the history of the world…but possible and probable.There are now solutions which have been studied and developed over 25-30 years and put into large scale manufacture will drive the cost of energy down…this is a revolution. This is being dubbed the ET (Energy Technology) Revolution much bigger than the IT Revolution.The documentary has the feel of the excitement which is being felt and developed in this industry. Conventional power industry is only going to lose out in the future.India is taking up the gauntlet to get a foothold in the provision of energy…they have te capability and the drive to do so.Solar energySolar integrationSolar useSolar was in the past too expensive but it has now dropped in cost by a factor of 10 so is 10 times cheaper and now extremely competitive and clean and limitless.Spain has produced a system producing a massive 300 megawatts solar field based upon solar reflection rather than PV (Photo Voltaic) cells and with the oil prices spiralling they are benefiting every time this happens.A plant in USA has been doing this for over 20 years in Mojava Desert CSPs (Concentrated Solar Plants) have been operating in a private self sustaining setup so this is absolute PROOF that solar is the way ahead and the only reason it has not been undertaken in greater scale because of the petro chemical lobby!!The deserts are destined to become the new generators…and they can also be used to convert salt water into fresh water.The major difficulty is down to the politics surrounding this massive change…the conflict between Petro chemical companies with their lobbying power in worldwide parliaments… and the affordable energy and water distributors.Politics!!!!!! Or do we want a caring compassionate world….we can save the planet….Huge off shore islands are being planned…fantastic ideas shown here…prototypes are actually under construction.We do not wish to become dependent upon monopolies again and the best approach is to have many self producing decentralised power plants. Solar panel on a roll are being produced so they can be rolled out on factory roofs for example.Energy payback is now less than a year making this another no brainer. The documentary debates whethher the energy yield is competitive with bio mass for example…the difference is that solar is 50 times more effective…staggering…and clean.If you wish to read more on this subject please visit http://www.solarenergy.com/There is another fascinating article relating to eco power and sustained living http://www.documentarytube.com/garbage-warrior
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Enron – The Smartest Guys in the Building, is a documentary which retells the incredible story of Enron which in just 15 years grew to become the 7th largest company in America with over 21,000 staff Worldwide. This success turned out to be an elaborate scam. Watch the incredible story with eyewitness accounts, recordings and court footage as a huge part of corporate America comes crumbling down.
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"Trafficking in sex slaves, beautiful women are abused and the centre for much of this trafficking is Odessa in the Ukraine. Girls are sold from one pimp to another and they are purely a commodity … if they get pregnant they are then forced into having an abortion.Moldova a very poor country has become one of the key suppliers of girls for the sex trade. Newspapers are used for advertising…70% of the girls probably realise where they will be going and what they will be involved in but the other 30% simply are tricked and know nothing of what to expect…many of them leave young children behind with mothers or other relatives.Many questions are broached involving but not exclusively:How can they become involved.Why cant they run awayWho controls the girls destinyWhat are they promisedAre they simply not intelligent enough to understand the risksWhat are the psychological capabilities of the girlsWho are the transporters, pimps…traffickersAre forced abortions standardThis documentary follows some of the individuals involved in this very shady trade.The girls are “broken” in front of the other girls and completely suppressed and become completely submissive.Abroad and big money are key phrases which lure these poor girls into this terrible sexuality trade.We follow an attempt to recover one of the girls from this forced trade but she is only one of 30, 40, 50 thousand trafficked girls to European countries. In most countries the trafficked women are treated as illegal immigrants and as such if they are apprehended by te police they are then locked up and degraded again before finally being deported….the police really have no sympathy for girls they believe to be simple prostitutes who knew what they were getting into.This one girl has been recovered but she will be terribly scarred psychologically…. having suffered rape, drugging, beatings, abortion and further humiliation things could never return to the same as they were..Sadly there seems to be no reduction of this trafficking .More information can be found about sex slaves and trafficking at this website http://www.pbs.org"
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"Fortunes were made and lawsuits fought as Tetris swept the world in the 1980s and killed a million conversations. But 20 years after the creation of this technological phenomenon, its creator Alexey Pajitnov is only just beginning to make any money.Back in 1985, in the Cold War Soviet Union, the man responsible for one of the most addictive computer games in history was a jobbing scientist at the Russian Academy of Science. Where his predecessors had monitored Sputniks and calculated Soviet superpower, Pajitnov was able to indulge his love of puzzles and human psychology.Events conspired to make Tetris the success it proved. Mikhail Gorbachev’s rise to power in the Kremlin lowered trade barriers between east and west, and created a new capitalist awareness among Russians.Game developers in the west like Atari and Nintendo were creating new portable consoles – perfect platforms for the simple design that was Tetris. At the same time, entrepreneurs like Robert Maxwell had noted the huge market potential of electronic entertainment.As Tetris reaches a whole new generation through mobile phones, with even bigger fortunes to be made, Pajitnov remains philosophical about his place as a cog in the great capitalist machinery. “You could always make a little more,” he says, “but I never seriously think about this stuff. I live as I live.”"