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The Illusion of Control
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The Illusion of Control

The illusion of control is the tendency for people to overestimate their ability to control events. A simple form of this fallacy is found in casinos: when rolling dice in craps, it has been shown that people tend to throw harder for high numbers and softer for low numbers. It can also be seen in investors who believe that if they play their cards right, the value of their portfolio will increase, when in reality there are outside forces that we cannot control or change. Recognizing what is actually in our control is a key aspect of making good decisions, such as when to continue with a certain business strategy.

The Anchoring Effect
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The Anchoring Effect

The anchoring effect, a common cognitive bias, is the tendency to judge all new information and make predictions based on a pre-established baseline, even if that baseline is meaningless. This video uses the example of the price of a nice jacket to illustrate this principle

Original Article Publication Date: 05/16/2016

The Awareness Test

It's easy to miss something that you aren't looking for, and this can have a myriad of applications in business education. The awareness test is a powerful illustration of this principle.

How 12 Angry Men can improve decision making

Using video clips from movies or TV shows can be a great way to teach business principles. This article provides analysis and video clips of the oft used classic 12 Angry Men to teach about four principles of decision making.

13 Types of Software Developers

There are so many kinds of software developers and engineers, this video helps breakdown some of the differences between the various types.

Original Article Publication Date: 11/25/2015

Pivot Table Excel Tutorial

This brief vido contains 13 1/2 minutes of an Excel pivot table tutorial and can help students learn the basics.

Original Article Publication Date: 05/20/2019

Accounting: Reality vs Expectations

In this video, Matt Tran interviews an accountant who has been in the workforce for 3 years. They go through some of the differences between reality and expectation.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/31/2019

18 Business Videos You're Free to Use in Class

The demand for videos to be used in class is ever increasing, and this list of 18 high quality videos compiled by Harvard Business Review are a great place to look if you need to convey an idea simply or over the internet.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/05/2020

6 Tips From Faculty for Teaching Remotely

This 2.5 minute video was produced by the University of Colorado - Boulder to give guidance on how to teach remotely.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/01/2020

Tips from Students: Advice for Improving Remote Learning

This 1.5-minute video was produced by the University of Colorado - Boulder to give tips on how to improve remote learning.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/01/2020

Helping Others Makes Us Happier—but It Matters How We Do It

Her research has shown that those who give are happier with their own lives, yet Elizabeth Dunn found herself giving little to those in need. This led her to not only donating but sponsoring a Syrian refugee family.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/15/2019
Gary Vaynerchuk Business Youtube Channel
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Gary Vaynerchuk Business Youtube Channel

Gary Vaynerchuk is a successful business man who can offer some great insights into business and one way he teaches these insights is through an online YouTube channel.

Teaching Entrepreneurship Online: 5 Common Mistakes (and how to Avoid Them)

There are 5 common mistakes that occur when building and facilitating an online class and Justin Wilcox goes into all 5 and the best ways to avoid them or solve them.

Original Article Publication Date: 03/16/2020

Which Automakers Can Seriously Challenge Tesla?

Tesla sold more than 3 times more electric vehicles in 2019 than all of its competitors combined which raises the question of who can contest Tesla's grip on the EV market in the US. What makes Tesla so successful? Who are the possible competitors and are they capable of contesting Tesla's lead in the market?

Original Article Publication Date: 02/15/2020

Why Elon Musk And Jack Dorsey Have Big Plans For Africa

Technology companies are seeing the African continent as a massively untapped market with major advancements in infrastructure, education and economies allowing for the tech industry to boom.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/28/2020

Rolls-Royce Whispers: A Digital World of Curated Luxury

The luxury car company, Rolls-Royce, has created an app exclusively for owners of their new vehicles that offers exclusive services, opportunities and connections with other Rolls-Royce owners.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/25/2020

How U.S. Consumers Help Prop Up the World Economy

How is it that the strength of the US consumer has been so constant over the last few decades? Today US consumers are more capable of spending than ever and many say they keep the global economy alive. But is that enough to keep the US economy from another recession while the global economy slows down?

Original Article Publication Date: 02/16/2020

Can Google Stadia Compete With Video Game Consoles?

For decades, video games have been a rising market with leaders like Playstation (Sony) and Xbox (Microsoft) dominating the demand for consoles. But with greater innovations in online gaming and internet speed, will consoles become obsolete with companies like Google who offer console-less video game streaming?

Original Article Publication Date: 01/17/2020
10 Movie Clips That Teach Economic Principles
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10 Movie Clips That Teach Economic Principles

Economic principles can be hard for a student to visualize and understand when only presented with graphs and calculus. The examples in popular movies may help students to cement these lessons in their mind.

How AutoZone Is Holding Off Amazon... For Now

In a time where Amazon appears to be dominating every market, the autoparts industry seems to be stronger than ever. AutoZone is especially successful in staying not only competitive through its current business model but is strategically advancing its supply chain and operations in new ways.

Original Article Publication Date: 01/22/2020

Why Ford Is Risking Mustang To Take On Tesla

For decades the legacy of the Ford Mustang brand has meant power, speed, and performance but over the last decade or so, sales have dropped for all cars in the segment and Ford is taking a different approach with its cash cow brand: releasing a fully electric, cross-over Mustang.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/18/2019

Student-Centered Learning (21st Century Education)

A teacher-centered classroom is one focused primarily on the instructor and their content while a student-centered classroom is focused on the what the students need to learn, why they need to learn it, and how they are going to do so.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/21/2013

How Venmo Makes Money

Since the peer-to-peer money moving app Venmo is free it isn't quite profitable but its parent company PayPal did $19B in volume in the first quarter of 2019. PayPal plans to capture as much of the market as it can before focusing on profitability. One major concern is competition from the Cash App and Zelle.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/23/2019

Why Ford Is Falling Behind In China

In this breakdown of the Chinese automotive market, we see the advantages and disadvantages of Ford's role in China. With only a 2.9% market share in 2018, Ford seems to struggle due to everything from strong government involvement to simply being late to the game.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/02/2019

The Classic Pepsi vs. Coke Commercial 1995

The rivalry between Coke and Pepsi has lasted for decades. According to Statista, Coca Cola led with 43.3% of market share with Pepsi second behind them with 24.9%. For years, Pepsi has strategized their marketing by comparing themselves to Coca Cola in an attempt to convince consumers that theirs is the better beverage. This Pepsi commercial from 1995 is a perfect display of that marketing strategy.

Original Article Publication Date: 07/21/2010

The Crisis of Leadership—and a New Way Forward

Halla Tómasdóttir discusses the crisis of conformity, or leading in the ways we always have. She discusses how leaders can influence climate change, closing the gender gap, lead with a gender-balance leadership and leading with the trust of those who follow. Leadership is not only being in a position of power but is an inherit trait that everyone has and through it we can each make a difference for future generations. Halla encourages a leadership style that is a balance of courage and humility.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/01/2019

Coffee Cup Elevator Pitch at Utah State

Josh Light, CEO of CupAd won the Elevator Pitch contest in 2010 at Utah State University. In his elevator pitch, Josh Light effectively stimulates interest, shifts that interest to assess the potential of the company and ultimately shares a vision that combines the interests of his own company with the interest of companies that would benefit from his product.

Original Article Publication Date: 06/07/2010

A Beautiful Mind and Game Theory

In this video clip from the movie, A Beautiful Mind, the concept of cartels and game theory is taught during a scene at a club. All of the men in the group are interested in pursuing the same blond woman. John Nash, the main character, then suggests that all the men make a deal where no one gets the blond and instead, they each pursue one of her less attractive but still desirable friends. In this deal everyone agrees, yet there is a huge incentive to cheat, much like in a situation between cartels in oligopolies.

Intro to Economics

Whether it's being used as an opener to an economics course or to briefly teaches the concept, this comedic clip explains supply and demand using simply the logic of a fashionista (end at 2:04).

Original Article Publication Date: 06/26/2017

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

Chieh Huang breaks down why micromanaging is so detrimental to progress with data and first-hand accounts. After starting his own business in mobile commerce, he found himself micromanaging his employees and began wondering why we micromanage, how that affects the employee, and what happens when we stop that micromanaging and let the employees think freely and creatively.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/01/2018

What Are You Willing To Give Up To Change The Way We Work

Many companies are succeeding due to the lack of hierarchy in their organization. Companies wanting to copy that need to ask themselves what they're willing to give up in order to make those changes in their own organization. By using both autonomy and alignment, management and companies need to identify what they will need to leave behind to succeed.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/01/2018

8 Lessons On Building a Company People Enjoy Working For

Patty McCord briefly covers the 8 ways management and Human Resources can improve the way we adapt our companies to keep people happy and the company progressive.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/01/2019

The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

Adam Grant highlights the common habits of original thinkers. The first is moderate procrastination which allows for time to think and the free flow of ideas. Original thinkers have more success when they improve others' ideas compared to being the first to market. They focus on idea-doubt instead of self-doubt and fear never trying more than failure. Finally, originals aren't afraid to attempt even if they may fail because sheer volume of attempts bring successes.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/01/2016

The Happy Secret To Better Work

Shawn Achor takes a humorous approach to positive psychology and its role in the workplace. He suggests that when we find positive 'measurement errors' or outliers in data, we shouldn't delete them but work to bring the average up to them. Research shows that our happiness levels actually affect our external world, not the other way around. Shawn addresses ways that we can change how our brain sees success, encouraging us to be happy first which leads to success.

Original Article Publication Date: 05/01/2011

The Social Network and The Network Effect

In this video clip from the movie, The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg explains that in order to break into the market at Baylor University in Texas, they first broke into surrounding markets at universities in close proximity. Once college students at campuses surrounding Baylor were all using the same network, then students at Baylor were more inclined to join. With each one of their friends and colleagues who joined the network, it added more value for new users to join as well.

The Way We Think About Work Is Broken

Barry Schwartz suggests that the reason we work is not for money or because we have to but for the technology of ideas. We create human nature through this technology, and even if they're false ideas that we believe then we still live our lives that way. This is how he views work. The industrial revolution taught us to do work, no matter how mundane, for money and incentives. It boils down to changing the institution or culture in which people work.

Original Article Publication Date: 03/01/2014

Monty Python and Price Discrimination

This video clip from the movie, Monty Python's Life of Brian, can be used to teach price discrimination in the first degree. When a man tries to purchase an item from a merchant at the market, the merchant refuses to let him pay the price of the item, insisting that he barter for it. By altering his prices based on his customer's willingness to pay and forcing him to barter, the merchant is price discriminating in the first degree.

Ride-Hail Firm Lyft Races to Leave Uber Behind in IPO Chace

2019 is the year of the tech company IPO race and the leader is currently the ride-hail firm, Lyft. Lyft has filed to go public ahead of bigger competitor, Uber, and other tech companies who plan to follow suit later this year. A major reason for the sudden push for IPOs stems from the already declining market possibly getting lower. Uber plans to open up to public investors among $1.07B in losses due to rapid expansion.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/06/2018

Why Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years

America's economy is on track to its longest period of growth on record, reaching one decade in July 2019. But that's nothing compared to Australia's 27-year run without a recession. Known as "the Lucky Country", Australia benefits from many different factors that have allowed them to avoid an economic collapse for as long as they have.

Original Article Publication Date: 02/08/2019

She’s 35 -- and runs a $3 billion company

Stitch Fix founder, Katrina Lake, never imagines herself as a CEO, especially as a pre-med student at Stanford University. But an interest in economics led her to, within a matter of years, receive a Master's in Entrepreneurship from Harvard Law School, launched her company as a personalized shopping service, and become the youngest women ever to take a company public and one of the wealthiest self-made women in America. In this article, she shares insights about her journey and what it took to start a company.

Original Article Publication Date: 07/31/2018

50 Entrepreneurs Share Priceless Advice

This video is a compilation of some of the most successful entrepreneurs giving priceless advice on what it takes to be successful in Entrepreneurship.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/07/2014

Want to Start a Business? Follow These Tips to Come Up With a Winning Idea

Christy Wright who is a business coach shares some easy tips to help you gather ideas on how to start a business. She also the author of Business Boutique.

Original Article Publication Date: 09/10/2018

These industries could be Amazon’s next targets

This video explores what Amazon is predicted to look like 5 years from now. As a big company, they are looking for new industries to conquer and are making the shift from a product-based company to a service-based company.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/09/2018

Top 8 Business Stories of 2018

2018 was an interesting year in the Business world. This short video goes over what CNN thinks are the top 8 stories of the year in different companies and what aspects and events qualified them to be considered a top business story of 2018.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/21/2018

Back to Basics: Principles of Teaching That Will Never Expire

Professor Mike Christiansen's address at the 2018 Empowering Teaching Excellence conference at USU focuses on four principles that will always improve teaching even in an ever-changing academic environment.

The Real Reason Female Entrepreneurs Get Less Funding

Dana Kanze focuses on the correlation between gender biases and start-up funding. While women have founded 38% of US companies, they only receive 2% of venture funding. In her research, Kanze discovered a prominent presence of the social psychological theory of regulatory focus that differentiates between two motivational orientations of promotion and prevention during the question and answer section of an entrepreneur’s pitch to investors.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/20/2018

The Dark Knight and Prisoner's Dilemma

This video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight, gives an example of the economic game of strategy, Prisoner's Dilemma. The Joker gives two ships the ability to detonate a bomb located on the other. If they choose to blow up the other ship, they will go free. If neither choose to detonate the bombs within a certain time period, both ships will be blown up. In this extreme example, the concepts of game theory and dominant strategies can be illustrated. Keywords: Economics, Game Theory, Strategy

Top 10 Advanced PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks
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Top 10 Advanced PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks

This video contains 10 advanced PowerPoint features. These features include Add-ins, Design Ideas, Skype for Business, Screen Recording, Templates, Animate Images, Translate, Selection Pane, Link to Excel, and Instant Slideshow.

Original Article Publication Date: 11/29/2018

Build Relationships with Small Talk

Small talk is critical in building quick relationships. This video shares three solid questions to ask in small talk to build credibility and trust. It’s important to remember that more important than asking questions is listening. The three questions are: How is your day going so far? How did you join your organization? What are you working on right now?

Original Article Publication Date: 11/29/2018

The Top Hiring Trends for 2018

LinkedIn’s VP of Global Talent Acquisition talks about the top 4 hottest trends of recruiting in 2018. Linkedin surveyed 9,000 talent acquisition professionals and four trends emerged: Diversity, Interviewing, Data, and Artificial Intelligence.

Original Article Publication Date: 01/12/2018

Facebook’s Secret to Recruiting and Retention Success

Facebook was voted as #1 place to work by Glassdoor in 2018. In this video, the VP of HR and Director of HR Recruitment share why that is. (Length 40.02 minutes)

Original Article Publication Date: 11/12/2018

The Role of HR Has Evolved. Meet The 21st Century HR Leader

HR has changed a lot from what it used to be. Before it was considered to be more administrative, but today it has become much more complex and now HR has become a leader and a business partner in the workplace. In this video, you find out how and why.

Original Article Publication Date: 11/12/2018
Winning Shark Tank Pitches
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Winning Shark Tank Pitches

Any entrepreneur will tell you that every successful company starts with a successful pitch. There are many different elements that make a great pitch what it is. In this video, three winning contestants on Shark Tank pitch their products using similar and different techniques, but all three yield the same result: investment by a shark.

Original Article Publication Date: 08/24/2016

Top 10 Rejected Shark Tank Pitches That Became Successful

This video shows 10 impressive business opportunities that were rejected on Shark Tank and eventually went on to be successful businesses. It goes to show that you should not give up on your goals if you are confident that you have a great company.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/27/2017

Doing Business in France

This video starts with a segment from CNN Business that discusses how to do business in France, including interviews with experienced business people that have worked in France. The video concludes by showing a variety of general informational items, such as work/life balance, perceptions of corruption, and level of punctuality about France.

Original Article Publication Date: 06/05/2014
Warren Buffett's Top 10 Rules For Success (@WarrenBuffet)
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Warren Buffett's Top 10 Rules For Success (@WarrenBuffet)

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful businessmen of all time. This video goes over a compilation of advice Warren Buffett has given over the years to be successful.

Original Article Publication Date: 05/23/2015
How To Pass Your First Accounting Class / Write This Down Every Day / Accounting For Beginners #99
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How To Pass Your First Accounting Class / Write This Down Every Day / Accounting For Beginners #99

Short video that gives a very simple and clever acronym to understand the basics of accounting principles such as Debits and Credits. The acronym is DC ADE LER.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/30/2018
How to Speak So That People Want to Listen
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How to Speak So That People Want to Listen

Have you ever wondered how to get people to listen to you more? This video goes over techniques anyone can use to be more influential. In this video you learn the seven deadly sins of speaking, the four cornerstones to be heard more, and six techniques anyone can do to warm up their voice.

Original Article Publication Date: 06/10/2013
The Explainer Porter’s Five Forces
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The Explainer Porter’s Five Forces

This video goes over Porter's Five Forces which is a model to help your company have a competitive advantage. The five forces are; Buyers, Suppliers, Substitutes, New Entrants, and Rivals.

Original Article Publication Date: 03/21/2016
Why Starbucks Failed in Australia
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Why Starbucks Failed in Australia

Australia has proven to be one of the toughest markets to break into and Starbucks has had first hand experience with just how hard it can be. First opening stores in Australia in 2000, Starbucks launched too quickly and made their brand almost too available to their customers, leaving almost no room for the Australian consumer to develop a taste for the brand. Ultimately they paid the price and just as quickly as the coffee empire opened, Starbucks closed 61 stores by 2008.

Original Article Publication Date: 07/26/2018

Top 25 Excel Tips and Tricks

This video contains 25 basic Excel tricks that gives learners a glimpse of what Excel can do. Below is the list in numerical order that is shown in the video.

Original Article Publication Date: 11/19/2018
The Office; Dwight, Jim and Michael do a Roleplay
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The Office; Dwight, Jim and Michael do a Roleplay

Dwight, Jim and Michael are conducting a role-play to "fix" Dwight by helping him be more approachable with customers. The video presents a humorous portrayal of role-play as a form of employee training. 

Original Article Publication Date: 10/31/2017
The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Trains Penny Using Positive Reinforcement
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The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Trains Penny Using Positive Reinforcement

Sheldon tries to train Penny to behave appropriately while watching TV by using positive reinforcement techniques. Key words: motivation, training, positive and negative reinforcement, operant conditioning, Skinner

Original Article Publication Date: 10/06/2009

Uber Loses London Operating License

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence.
London was one of the largest business disruptors in the world and saw tremendous profit in London. Taxi drivers and other public transportation companies were hit and have the largest problem with Uber operating.

  1. With only 5 years operating how should other companies reacted to rideshare programs?
  2. How does culture play into the idea of Uber operating in London? What about other parts of the world?
  3. How should law officials react when drivers are contracted...

    Original Article Publication Date: 10/31/2017
Best Buy Uniform Prank
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Best Buy Uniform Prank

Eighty people enter a Manhattan Best Buy store wearing blue polo shirts and khaki pants that look a lot like Best Buy uniforms, without the logo. Chaos ensues. Keywords: Branding, Uniforms, Customer Service, Publicity

Original Article Publication Date: 11/07/2011
Postmates Changing Delivery
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Postmates Changing Delivery

Food delivery is estimated to be a $70 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. Startup companies like Postmates and Instacart have created apps that they hope will tap into that, and more. At just the click of a button, they're aiming to deliver anything, from seafood to shoes, in a matter of hours or just minutes. Jamie Wax, from CBS This Morning, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the growing business of instant delivery.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/30/2015