Sunday, December 31, 2006

Getting in the Spirit!

What better a day than New Year's Eve to highlight three recent additions to eClips?

Meet three businessmen who spend their days thinking about drinking...

  • Byron Hoover is the Marketing Director for the Jose Cuervo Portfolio at Jose Cuervo International.
  • Roy Danis is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd.(distributors of "Yellowtail" wines)
  • Eric Ottaway is the General Manager of Brooklyn Brewery

Their comments in eClips are from a panel discussion on "The Business of Wine, Beer and Spirits" organized by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network of the Metro New York region.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Is The Playing Field Level?

More and more women are making decisions in the corporate Boardroom and flying on the corporate jet. Have things really changed - or are women still facing gender-related hurdles in the workplace?

Some of the eClips experts feel the playing fields are level - but others argue that we need to bring in the bulldozers.

Whether you agree or disagree, it is fascinating to listen to these experts share their experiences and opinions.

Listen to the theme Women in Business: Special Considerations in the Case Studies section of "Industry Specific Issues" in eClips.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

It's Not Easy Being Green

"There is a widely held and profoundly wrongheaded assumption that environmental quality costs money - that it saps profits - that it's a diversion or even tradeoff against other activities. In fact, the reality is that there is an enormous profit opportunity here."

- Gil Friend, Founder and CEO of Natural Logic, Inc.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an increasingly used buzzword in the press and on campuses. CSR extends beyond an organization simply doing good works and providing charitable contributions. It demands that a company balance the needs of all stakeholders with its need to make a profit and reward shareholders adequately, which is commonly referred to as the "triple bottom line".

More and more eClips contributors are bringing up topics of sustainability, social responsibility and the "triple bottom line". To better organize this content, we have a collection of themes entitled "Social Responsibility" in the "Special Business Topics" section of the themes page.

Interested in hearing more?
Listen to some clips from our Can a Company Be Profitable and Socially Responsible? theme.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Irwin Jacobs - Chairman of QUALCOMM

Sure, you can make a call on your mobile phone. You can even text message, play games, download ringtones...and check your glucose levels???

Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and Chairman of QUALCOMM Inc. recently returned to Cornell to give a lecture entitled,"The Incredible Cell Phone: Personal Notes on an Evolving Technology, Business Model, Applications and Global Impact".

To hear more about Jacob's thoughts on the future of cell phone technology, listen to Jacob's lecture in eClips.

Read more about his visit to campus in the Cornell Chronicle article.