Films & Other Videos
Films with: Datar, Rajan
- Barbie's midlife crisis mighty Mattel fights back /
- Examines the rise, fall and potential rise of the Barbie doll in the face of marketplace competition from the Bratz and Sindy brands. Shows how companies are trying to capture the new KGOY (kids growing older younger) market with their products.
- DVD 3937
- Coke's water bomb the Dasani fiasco /
- On a British sitcom, two characters bottled tap water and sold it as Peckham Spring Water. More recently, Coca-Cola launched its purified-water lifestyle drink, Dasani, in the U.K. The connection was not overlooked. This program tracks Dasani's progressive PR nightmare in Britain -- first as newspapers screamed "Coke Sells Tap Water for 95p," and then as Coca-Cola recalled 500,000 bottles due to potentially carcinogenic contamination at their factory. It also considers an even larger problem as worldwide Coke sales continue to flatten: without Dasani, the soft drink giant has no bottled water product for the lucrative European market.
- DVD 3938
- EBay money for old rope? /
- Presents the history of eBay, the site's feedback system, its key to success, and its impact on the collectible and antique business.
- DVD 3936
- Shell shock failure of corporate ethics /
- 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 raised complex and timely questions: At what point did protection of the company's image usurp shareholder interests? How did financial industry safeguards let such a crisis develop? And how can similar fiascoes be prevented in the future?
- DVD 3939