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Episode 150: Social Responsibility Perspectives: The Shareholder and Stakeholder Approach
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 An outline of the two perspectives related to corporate social responsibility: the shareholder model and the stakeholder model. Discussion also includes support for each perspective, including that of famous nobel prize winning economist Milton Friedman.
Episode 117: The Hawthorne Effect: Why Workers Respond to More Than Just Money
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P The Hawthorne Effect was the product of a series of studies conducted at the Hawthorne Works plant of Western Electric beginning in the late 1920s. Used to produce switches and relays, the Hawthorne Works plant was located in Cicero, IL which is just outside of Chicago. Western Electric would later develop into Ma Bell, which was broken up in the 1980s due competition concerns and created we what now know as AT&T. Leading the Hawthorne studies was an Australian psychologist named Elton Mayo who, along with his colleagues at the Harvard Business School, was attempting to determine whether or not changes in the physical environment would affect worker productivity. Over the course of the study, Mayo and his colleagues altered the frequency and duration of rest periods, the length of a workday, employee compensation, temperature settings, and even lighting to see how such changes would impact worker productivity. The researchers hypothesized among other things that increasing the frequency of meal periods would increase productivity, while decreasing lighting levels would decrease productivity. To the amazement of the researchers, these changes and many others resulted in increased worker productivity. So why did this happen? While researchers were using temperature, lighting, and duration of rest periods i.e. the independent variables to explain the impact on productivity i.e the dependent variable, they failed to consider another important independent variable at work: attention. It seemed that the employees being studied were not in fact responding the change physical conditions but were rather responding to the increased attention they were receiving during the study. This increased attention appeared to have caused employees to feel as if they were special for being singled out during the observation period. Although several flaws in the Hawthorne Studies exist, like the absence of blind study to measure the impact of knowingly being observed and the extraordinarily small sample size, the Hawthorne Studies are considered to be one of the most important studies in human relations. For the first time ever, there was research that shed light on other factors beyond pay that could lead to increased worker productivity. Also, the study altered the common perception of employees as merely appendages of machines. So what is the Hawthorne Effect? The Hawthorne Effect is the phenomenon in which subjects alter their behavior in response to being observed. Think about your own behavior when your supervisor is nearby, or a police officer if traveling behind you down the street. Do you increase or elevate your performance or maybe alter your behavior? Chances are you answered yes and this is the Hawthorne Effect at work. Although this is not earth shattering in the 21st century, this research was groundbreaking during the 1930s. More importantly, the Hawthorne Studies led to greater interest in the study of human relations, spawning work by well known motivational theorists such as Maslow, McClelland, McGregor, and Herzberg. This has been the Hawthorne Effect. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment box below and I'll do my best to answer them in a timely fashion. Be sure to subscribe to Alanis Business Academy for access to our latest videos, and also remember to like and share this video with your friends. Thanks for watching. To subscribe to Alanis Business Academy for access to additional business content select the following link: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mattalanis To access the Alanis Business Academy Youtube channel select the following link: http://www.youtube.com/user/mattalanis
Episode 140: Introduction to Management: A Look Into the Management Process
 
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Episode 162: The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 What affect do subordinates and the environment have on leader behavior? Find out the answer to that question and more as we explore the Path-Goal Theory of Leadership.
Episode 145: Weber's Bureaucratic Management
 
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Expectancy Theory of Motivation | Episode 28
 
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Developed by Yale business professor Victor Vroom in 1964, Expectancy Theory attempts to explain why we decide to engage in certain behaviors when presented with limitless alternatives. In this video I'll explain the three variables to make-up Expectancy Theory and provide examples to reinforce the theory. Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To view additional video lectures as well as other materials access the following links: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P
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Episode 123: Introduction to Debt and Equity Financing
 
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs | Episode 21
 
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Developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow, the Hierarchy of Needs states we are motivated to engage in behaviors that have the highest probability of fulfilling unmet needs. Incorporating five levels of needs, Maslow's theory of motivation is one of the most influential theories and was the catalyst for the creation of many of the motivational theories that we see today. Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To view additional video lectures as well as other materials access the following links: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P
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Episode 119: Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Companies have a few options for achieving growth. The first is by growing organically through the development of new products and production capacity over time. The other option, is through what are known as mergers and acquisitions. A merger occurs when two companies agree to combine to form an entirely new company. The two companies will agree on a post-merger name, like Exxon and Mobil combining to form ExxonMobil, and determine how to structure the new organization as well as staff operations. An acquisition occurs when one company purchases another company. The company that is purchased is then absorbed by the purchasing company and ceases to exist on its own. In some situations a company will purchase another, but allow it to operate independently and even keep its original name, such as when Disney purchased Pixar in 2006. This can be to ease the uncertainty associated with an acquisition as well as ensure the acquired company continues operations smoothly. In the case of Disney and Pixar, Pixar had proven to be successful prior to the acquisition and both companies wanted that success to continue unhindered by a new culture and even new staff. When classifying mergers and acquisitions we can label them as either horizontal or vertical. A horizontal merger or acquisition occurs when the two companies generally produce the same products and serve similar customers. The rationale behind such a merger is the newly merged company will be able to better compete in their respective industry by taking advantage of economies of scale and even technological innovation. It's also worth noting that horizontal acquisitions and mergers can allow companies to expand their product mix and potentially increase revenues by appealing to a wider customer base. Office Depot and Office Max, two retailers who sell similar products and serve similar customers, are currently in the process of completing a merger. This merger is meant to allow these companies the opportunity to compete more effectively against Internet retail giant Amazon. The joining of Office Depot and Office Max is an example of a horizontal merger. In 2012, Facebook acquired popular photo-sharing application Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. In addition to giving Facebook access to Instagram's successful mobile platform, it also eliminated a potential competitor while giving Facebook access to an additional group of customers. Facebook's acquisition of Instagram is an example of a horizontal acquisition since they both operate in a similar industry, providing a similar product to similar customers. Now a vertical merger or acquisition occurs when the two companies operate at different stages of the production cycle. Because these companies operate at different stages of the production cycle, the merger or acquisition can create increased operating efficiencies and reduce costs. For example, Google purchased Motorola Mobility in 2012 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility is of course the manufacturer of handset devices while Google was beginning to producing and licensing its Android Operating System. In an effort to control both the hardware and software side of selling smartphones, Google acquired Motorola Mobility. This vertical acquisition allowed Google the opportunity to leverage Motorola Mobility's knowledge of the handset market as well as its staff and operations as opposed to starting from scratch or continuing to rely entirely on other companies for handsets. Coffee giant Starbucks also used a vertical acquisition to expand its offering of pastries and breads by purchasing San Francisco-based Bay Bread LLC, and its La Boulange bakery brand for $100 million in cash in April of this year. Although Starbucks had already sold pastries, this acquisition gave Starbucks control over a key player in the production cycle: the producer. Instead of purchasing pastries and other baked products from another business in the supply chain, Starbucks is now able to produce them in-house reducing its costs in the process. To subscribe to Alanis Business Academy for access to additional business content select the following link: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mattalanis To access the Alanis Business Academy Youtube channel select the following link: http://www.youtube.com/user/mattalanis
Episode 170: The Impact of a Strong U.S. Dollar
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb Want to watch exclusive ad-free content from Alanis Business Academy? Become an Alanis Business Academy Premium Subscriber: http://bit.ly/1QF0KF7 To learn how Matt developed this video, go here: http://bit.ly/182vL3z Over the past six months, the U.S. dollar has been strengthening relative to other currencies. But what does this mean? In this video we'll look into how exchange rates impact tourism, imports, and exports by comparing the U.S. dollar to the Euro. View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4
Episode 142: Mintzberg's Managerial Roles
 
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Episode 161: Introduction to the Goal-Setting Theory
 
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Episode 59: How to Conduct a Breakeven Analysis
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To view additional video lectures as well as other materials access the following links: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P One of the tools that companies utilize to set prices is the breakeven analysis. This analysis helps companies determine the number of product units they would need to sell to cover their variable and fixed costs. In this brief video I'll walk you through how to calculate the breakeven point.
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Episode 143: Frederick Winslow Taylor's Scientific Management
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P The Principles of Scientific Management (PDF): http://tinyurl.com/pd2zl9c Developed by mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor, Scientific Management was an early management movement designed to improve efficiency within the workplace. Scientific management's focus was on determining what constituted an honest day's work as well as identifying the most efficient methods of performing job related tasks. Taylor also advocated for offering workers pay incentives if they were able to increase output during the work day, thus attempting to reduce the common practice of soldiering.
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Episode 3: Identifying Qualitative and Quantitative Variables
 
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There are two general types of variables included in statistics: quantitative variables and qualitative variables. In this video we'll define each of these variables and provide examples. Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4
Episode 77: Porter's Five Forces of Analysis: How to Determine the Attractiveness of an Industry
 
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Episode 158: Tuckman's Stages of Team Development
 
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Episode 120: Common and Preferred Stock
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Both large institutional investors like pension funds and insurance companies, as well as smaller investors saving for retirement have a number of different investment options. Some of the primary options include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds. In this video we're going to focus on the characteristics of two types of stock, common stock and preferred stock. Stock is a type of investment security that signifies partial ownership of a corporation and a claim on on that corporation's assets as well as earnings. Stock is a form of equity financing, which allows a corporation access to potentially large amounts of money during initial as well as secondary public offerings. The corporation first must determine how much money it wants to raise. Then the corporation, with the help of an investment bank, will establish what percentage of ownership it must give up to obtain the investment that it is seeking. This chunk of ownership is then sliced up into individuals shares and sold for a price set by the corporation and its investment bank, each share of course representing fractional ownership in the corporation. In exchange for the investors hard earn money, the corporation provides ownership rights and a claim on the corporation's assets and earnings. Investors acquire shares with the hope that the stock increases in value. Investors can then sell their shares for more than they acquired them, which would earn them more money. Investors may also receive a dividend, which is a quarterly payment made to stockholders as a way of rewarded them for their investment. Although both common and preferred stock provide ownership rights and a claim on assets and earnings, they differ in several areas. Common stock gives the owner with the opportunity to vote in board member elections and other issues outlined in the corporate bylaws. This allows investors the opportunity to elect a board member who they feel will best represent their own interests. Common stock also provides a right to dividends. Now this right is not the same as a guarantee, so a corporation is under no obligation to pay a dividend. However, if a corporation authorizes a dividend then shareholders have a right to that dividend assuming they own it by the dividend cut-off date. In addition to a right to dividends, common stockholders also receive a right to capital gains.This right is not a guarantee and stockholders may even lose their investment, which makes the stock a riskier investment. Some corporation's may be even provide certain shareholders with pre-emptive rights, which grant shareholders the opportunity to purchase additional shares if the corporation decides to sell shares to the public. This prevents current shareholders ownership from being diluted, since they would have the same number of shares but more shares would be outstanding after the secondary offering. Typically pre-emptive rights are only granted to large shareholders who have invested a significant amount of money in a corporation. Preferred stock is a type of security that grants the holder preference over common stockholders in certain areas. Although both securities provide owners with a claim on assets and earnings, the claim of preferred stockholders is given priority to that of common stockholders.In addition to a preceding claim on assets, preferred stockholders are also given preference with dividend payments. Like common stockholders, preferred stockholders are not guaranteed a dividend, but must be paid a dividend in the event that the corporation grants a dividend to common stockholders. Also, a dividend to preferred stockholders tends to be a fixed amount while a dividend for common stockholders may fluctuate. Because preferred stockholders are given preference over common stockholders in these areas, the price of acquiring a share of preferred stock is more expensive. Also, preferred stockholders do not receive voting rights, meaning they cannot vote in board member elections or other matters as outlined in the corporate bylaws. Lastly, opportunities to purchase preferred stock are also more difficult to come by.
Episode 2: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
 
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Episode 156: Lewin's Force Field Analysis
 
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Episode 96: How the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Growth-Share Matrix Works
 
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Episode 159: Introduction to Human Resource Management
 
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Episode 84: Frederick Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory of Motivation
 
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Episode 154: Innovation and the S-Curve: Why More Money Doesn't Always Lead to Greater Improvements
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 The s-curve represents a predictable pattern of behavior that technology cycles follow. Designed to help managers understand how to allocate resources in reference to various types of technology, the s-curve is a product of technological development. During the early stages of innovation, expenditures of effort often lead to small improvements in the performance of that technology. As the technology begins to develop, similar expenditures of effort begin to produce larger improvements in performance.
Episode 130: How to Calculate a Payback Period with Inconsistent Cash Flows
 
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Episode 131: How to Calculate the Profitability Index
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P The Profitability Index is a capital budgeting tool used to evaluate the potential return of a project. Like all capital budgeting tools, the profitability index can be very helpful when comparing the potential returns of various capital budgeting proposals. Similar to the net present value (NPV), the profitability index requires a knowledge of the present value of future cash flows as well as the initial investment required to start the project. In this video we'll explore how to calculate the profitability index and compare the profitability index to the net present value.
Episode 73: Measuring the Money Supply: The Difference Between M1 and M2
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To view additional video lectures as well as other materials access the following links: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/1hNcJ2k In order for the Federal Reserve to determine to what extent it can expand or contract the supply of money, it must first determine how much money is available in circulation. Two methods of measuring the supply of money include: M1 and M2.
Episode 101: How to Use Market Segmentation: Developing a Target Market
 
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Episode 151: Planning in an Organizational Setting
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 Just like individuals, organizations engage in the process of planning. Although more complex, the rational behind planning for the organization is very similar to that of people. Planning serves to assist an organization in not only identifying goals, but also developing strategies to achieve those goals. In this video we'll discuss the different levels of planning in the organization and discuss the roles that managers at all levels of the organization play in the planning process.
Episode 139: Introduction to the SWOT Analysis: The Art of Conducting a Situational Analysis
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P A SWOT Analysis is a tool used to complete an objective analysis of a company. In addition to taking an internal look at the company (strengths and weaknesses), companies also need to scan the external environment to identify both opportunities and threats. In this week's video we revisit the SWOT Analysis.
Episode 82: Introduction to Company Formation: How General and Limited Partnerships Work
 
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Episode 124: The Time Value of Money: Why Your Money is Worth Less and Less
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 The time value of money, commonly abbreviated as simply TVM, is the idea that money loses value over time. You may have heard the saying one dollar received today is worth more than one dollar received tomorrow. What this attempts to explain is the fact that the value of your hard earned money decreases each and every day. As an example, lets say that that your friend asked you for $500 with the promise to repay you that same amount in twelve months. Although you may be inclined to help your friend out this wouldn't be a great financial decision. But why? You're still receiving that same $500 you loaned him or her twelve months ago. The truth is, that although the numerical value of your $500 remains unchanged, you incur several costs by not having it in your possession. The first and probably the most obvious cost that you incur is inflation. Inflation is the increase in the price of goods and services over a period of time. Inflation generally runs at about two percent annually, although it has been quite less as of late. So if you hold your money for that period of time, what you can do with that money actually decreases. The financial equation to determine a present value is as follows: PV equals FV divided by one plus i to the nth power. In this equation, PV is the present value of our money and what we are trying to determine. FV represents that future value of our money, which is $500 . i represents the interest rate that we intend to discount or reduce our $500 by. Generally for discounting purposes the interest rate represents what we could've received if you had the money in our possession and put it to good use. In this case, we are going to discount our money by an inflation rate of two percent to reflect its diminished value. The last bit of data we need is the number of periods or n, which will be one to reflect the number of years we are going to discount our $500 by. The second reason that money decreases in value over time is due to opportunity costs. An opportunity cost represents what you give up by loaning the $500 to your friend. More specifically, the opportunity cost represents the next best alternative. What that is depends upon your unique situation. It could be investing in the stock market, placing the money in a savings account, or even spending it on new clothes. Unfortunately you incur an opportunity cost by giving up possession of your money. Now as a result of both inflationary pressures and opportunity costs your $500 will be worth less in twelve months. This is why banks charge interest on loans and why consumers expect to earn some type of interest when they place their money in a bank. It's simply being compensated for the costs that they incur by not having the money in their possession at this moment in time.
Episode 129: How to Calculate the Payback Period
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P The Payback Period is a simply capital budgeting tool used to help firms gauge the time required to recover their original investment. Although the payback period makes several significant assumptions, it still remains as a helpful tool to help firms better gauge various projects. In this video we'll calculate the payback period using the payback period formula, which assumes consistent cash flows over a period of time. In our next video, we'll tackle calculating the payback period for inconsistent cash flows, which is far more realistic considering the volatility of the business environment.
Episode 98: Introduction to Financial Securities: How Bonds Work
 
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Episode 171: How to Create Your Lean Canvas
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To learn how Matt creates videos like this one, go here: http://bit.ly/1C23yB6 Business Model Generation PDF: http://bit.ly/1x7Vmyb Business Model Generation on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1BXvtqQ Lean Canvas: http://bit.ly/1GwuWib The lean canvas is a tool used to design, validate, and pivot a business model. Based on the lean philosophy espoused by Eric Ries in the popular book Lean Startup, the lean canvas helps an entrepreneur understand the building blocks of their business model. By designing a business model using the lean canvas, entrepreneurs can work to identify the assumptions present in their model and work to test those assumptions. View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4
Episode 4: Levels of Measurement (Scale Measurement)
 
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Episode 51: The Product Life Cycle
 
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Episode 53: Introduction to Marketing: The Promotional Mix
 
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How to Complete a SWOT Analysis | Episode 24
 
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A SWOT Analysis is a tool used to complete an objective analysis of a company. In addition to taking an internal look at the company (strengths and weaknesses), companies also need to scan the external environment to identify both opportunities and threats. In this video I'll explain what a SWOT Analysis is, and provide some examples of what can be considered in each category. Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P
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Episode 144: Administrative Management and Henri Fayol's 14 Principles of Management
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P This video covers Henri Fayol's 14 Principles of Management. Widely accepted and followed today, Fayol's 14 Principles of Management establish a general outline for executives on how to engage in effective management.
Episode 127: How to Calculate the Internal Rate of Return | Part 1
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P The Internal Rate of Return, or IRR for short, is the discount rate that causes the net present value to equal zero. As a type of capital budgeting tool, the IRR allows managers and business owners the ability to weight a variety of different capital budgeting projects. The video provides a brief description and purpose of IRR in addition to showing how to calculate the internal rate of return. It is recommended that viewers have an understanding of the time value of money and how to calculate both the present value and NPV prior to learning IRR. The following videos are resources that will detail these topics. The Time Value of Money: http://youtu.be/35RkSTjCCx0 How the Calculate the Net Present Value: http://youtu.be/jylJ2r9bklE
Episode 89: Introduction to Financial Statements, Part 1
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To view additional video lectures as well as other materials access the following links: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P The purpose of financial accounting is to provide information to external stakeholders. This information is largely meant to aid in determining the overall health of a company. A primary component of financial accounting is the production of what we refer to as financial statements. These include: the balance sheet, income statement, and the statement of cash flows. This video is a is the first of a two-part series on financial statements. In addition to discussing the purpose of financial statements, I also provide an overview of the balance sheet.
Episode 146: The General Environment: What It Is and How To Evaluate It
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 A sub-component to businesses external environments, the general environment consists of the economic, technological, sociocultural, and political/legal trends that can affect or influence the business in some way. Although these trends existing outside of the control of business managers, predicting them is key to being able to take advantage of the opportunities that these changes create. In this video we'll take a closer look at the general environment and discuss some examples of changes in each of its four areas.
Episode 85: The Job Characteristics Model of Motivation, Part 1
 
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Episode 165: How to Calculate the Internal Rate of Return | Part 2
 
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Episode 5: Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 Learn about measures of central tendency (i.e. mean, median, and mode) as well as measures of dispersion (i.e. range, mean deviation, variance, and standard deviation) in this video from the statistics series of Alanis Business Academy.
How to Calculate the Future Value of a Lump Sum Investment | Episode 38
 
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If you're deciding to invest a lump-sum over a period of time you can quickly determine what the future value of that investment would be. In this brief video I'll show you how to calculate the future value of a lump-sum investment. Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb To view additional video lectures as well as other materials access the following links: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P
Introduction to Marketing: The Importance of Product, Price, Place, & Promotion | Episode 118
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Marketing is everything involved in creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers, clients, and even society. Marketing is involved in everything from the market research that goes into determining what products consumers are looking for, to the message that is transmitted to consumers to inform them about a product and even persuade them to purchase it. In between those stages, marketing also plays a prominent role in determining how the product should look, designing the packaging that will enclose the product, deciding whether to sell the product through traditional retailers or entirely online, and establishing a price point that is not only attractive to consumers but allows gives the business the opportunity to be profitable. Now when most people think of marketing they often think of advertising, which is completely understandable given we are are constantly exposed to advertisements at home, at the office, and even during our commutes. Although advertising is a component of marketing it certainly does not explain the entire subject. In fact, advertising is simply one of the four different types of promotion, and promotion is one of the four main elements of marketing. So you can see that advertising, like the other marketing elements, merely plays a role in helping businesses create, communicate, and deliver a single unified message to potential customers. So how does a businesses create, communicate, and deliver value to its customers? Although there are many variables at work, a business can increase the probability of success by creating an effective and consistent marketing mix. Often referred to as the 4 P's, the market mix is a collection of four elements that outline the strategy for how a business intends to reach its customers. These four elements include product, place, promotion, and price. The product includes the tangible product or intangible service that will be used to fulfill a customer need or want. The features of a product, its physical form, packaging, warranties, and even after-sale service are all included under the product strategy. Place includes how a business intends to get products from the location they are produced to where they can ultimately be consumed by consumers. Place is often referred to as distribution since we are dealing with logistics. However, place not only includes the physical distribution of the product but also the channel through which it will be sold. Promotion involves establishing the most effective method for communicating with its customers about the various products that it sells. Promotion is primarily meant to communicate, inform, and persuade. An effective promotion strategy, like the other marketing mix elements, depends upon a businesses knowledge of its target customer. This knowledge allows a business to select the best way to communicate with its core audience and ultimately increase the success of its communications. The last element of the market mix is price. Price is the easiest marketing mix element to alter from a technical sense, however it is the most difficult thing to change. The reason is that altering the price of a product affects what consumers pay for that product, and a business can only charge as much as the market is willing to pay for a product. Technically a business can charge whatever price it wants, but that does not mean that consumers have to pay that price. Like the other marketing mix elements, price can send a message to consumers. For example, many believe that maintaining low prices is the best method to attract consumers. Although this can be an effective pricing strategy for certain items, it can also confuse consumers. For example, Tiffany & Co. sells expensive jewelry and is known for high quality and is one of the most recognizable brands. Because Tiffany & Co is known for quality and maybe even exclusivity, it wouldn't benefit from a low price point. Dealing with the psychological aspect of pricing, consumers tend to view less expensive items as cheap in quality compared to their more expensive counterparts. Although this doesn't always hold to be true, businesses are very aware of the impact that price can have on the perceptions of consumers.
The Penetration Pricing Strategy
 
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Penetration pricing is a common pricing strategy used by businesses. To employ effective penetration pricing, businesses start by offering a product at a low price point. By doing so, the business is hoping to attract new customers and increase its share of the market. Once the business has increased its market share, it will slowly begin to increase prices to a point where they can offer the product in a profitable manner. To learn more about penetration pricing, as well as the conditions that need to exist for the strategy to be effective, watch the following video. Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P
Episode 7: The Weighted Mean
 
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Go Premium for only $9.99 a year and access exclusive ad-free videos from Alanis Business Academy. Click here for a 14 day free trial: http://bit.ly/1Iervwb View additional videos from Alanis Business Academy and interact with us on our social media pages: YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1kkvZoO Website: http://bit.ly/1ccT2QA Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1cpuBhW Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bY2WFA Google+: http://bit.ly/1kX7s6P Listen to Alanis Business Academy on the go by downloading our new podcast: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwKyWi Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PvPjoa Tunein: http://bit.ly/1gLsDH4 The weighted mean is a common measure of central of tendency that determines an average by establishing weights for each value in a sample or population. In this lesson from Alanis Business Academy, we describe the weighted mean, review the equation to solve for the weighted mean, and actually solve for a weighted mean.