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Marca, Paul

Works: 165 works in 273 publications in 1 language and 1,693 library holdings
Genres: Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Filmed speeches  Case studies  History  Educational films  Filmed debates 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 658.406
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Marca
The mastery of speaking as a leader by Terry Pearce( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Pearce is a veteran business executive, author, and lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Today's leaders must connect with their audiences in substantive ways, motivating them to commitment, not mere compliance. Pearce explains three rules that together set the stage for consistently powerful presentations: speak on topics you really care about, incorporate personal experiences that have contributed to your conviction, and structure your speech as a story. In this way a leader can elevate a speech into a more powerful and ultimately productive experience--for the speaker as well as for the listener
Darwinism : science or naturalistic philosophy : the debate at Stanford University( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debate before an audience between two professors on the naturalistic vs. the theistic way of understanding human existence. William Provine, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, cites evidence supporting neo-Darwinian theory and argues that microevolutionary processes account for the origin of all life. He asserts that modern evolutional theory is incompatible with belief in God; that there are no absolute moral and ethical laws; that free will does not exist; and that human character is merely a result of heredity and environment. Phillip Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of California in Berkeley, agrees that modern neo-Darwinian theory is atheistic and scientific; however, as a general theory it is a philosophical dogma that is inconsistent with the evidence. Provine and Johnson debate basic questions: Do we owe our existence to a creator? Can the blind watchmaker of natural selection take the place of God? Moderator is Timothy Jackson, Dept. of Religious Studies, Stanford University
The search for life after planning : how to build strategies that get implemented by John R Berthold( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional approach to strategic planning is dead. Replacing the old approach to planning business strategy is a new method that focuses on strategic thinking and strategic implementation. In his talk, John R.(Rick) Berthold, President of the Altos Group, Inc., presents a fresh perspective on strategy formation and implementation resulting in improved teamwork -a process for developing strategies that assure organizational alignment and lead to more effective implementation. By discussing these approaches, the lecturer gives tools for reviewing progress, making course correction, and delivering results
Competing on the edge : strategy as structured chaos by Kathleen M Eisenhardt( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathleen Eisenhardt, Professor, Industrial Engineering, explains why standard survival strategies in business must give way to entirely new approaches
Structuring strategic alliances by Cheryl Shavers( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic alliances and other forms of collaborative inter-firm agreements have become commonplace in today's American economy. As companies get focused and specialized, they are beginning to move away from large, control-based structures to more flexible and relationship-oriented partnering. In a lecture, Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers, director of emerging technologies in the Corporate Business Development Division of Intel Corporation, explores the ingredients to successful partnerships with a focus on the three phases of the Alliance Life Cycle. In particular, she focuses on the impact that an alliance will have on each of the partners' bottom-lines. She discusses the "intimacy" of the alliance, the fundamental relationship elements crucial to alliance success, and the major issues associated with establishing a vision for the alliance and for the active role it plays as a guidance system for continued success. Highlights include developing trust in partnerships, navigating alliance phases, and recognizing the signs of a successful alliance
Creativity in business by Michael L Ray( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Ray describes how to release creativity in your personal environment through using the four tools of faith, absence of judgment, observation and questions. He outlines the challenges to unlocking creativity, links personal growth to increased organizational creativity, and targets specific exercises to foster personal creativity
Creative thinking : breaking new ground for creating innovative business solutions by Lynda Curtin( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the techniques of lateral thinking, provocative operation, concept extraction and random entry, Lynda Curtin promotes an idea generating process
The knowing-doing gap : how smart companies turn knowledge into action by Robert I Sutton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies five sources of the inertia that stops action in its tracks: hollow talk, debilitating fear, destructive internal competition, poorly designed and complex measurement systems, and mindless reliance on precedent. Outlines eight strategies that drive out destructive management practices and pave the way for knowledge to be implemented
Frontiers of excellence : lessons from organizations that put people first by Robert H Waterman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional management wisdom says shareholder needs come first. In a lecture, Robert H. Waterman, founder of the Waterman Group, challenges this assumption as he examines the success of companies that elevate the needs of their own people and the needs of customers. Organizational arrangement, not clever strategy, is their main strategic edge. Looking at some of America's most admired companies--Merck, Rubbermaid, Levi Strauss, Procter & Gamble, Federal Express, Hewlett Packard, 3M--Waterman shows how these organizational arrangements work and why America is the most productive nation in the world
Numbers do lie : leading a measurement revolution by Christopher Meyer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Christopher Meyer outlines a six-part framework for re-inventing measurement, identifying what practices need to be changed, defining specific new measures, clarifying who should measure what, and showing how to align measurement with corporate strategy. He also illustrates how using this framework can help drive the implementation of new organizational strategies such as cross-functional teams
Visionary companies : their successes and characteristics by Jerry I Porras( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lecture, Jerry Porras describes six key mechanisms visionary companies use to preserve their core and stimulate innovation and change. He shows how companies can align these mechanisms to produce maximum impact on organizational performance
Rules for revolutionaries by Guy Kawasaki( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using examples from the personal-compputer industry and a broad spectrum of other industries, Kawasaki outlines the ten things that a revolutionary must do to succeed in today's business climate. His presentation is a complete and pragmatic guide to the creation and marketing of revolutionary products and services for people who want to change the world."--Container
Love them or hate them? : the dilemmas of team-based organizations by Christopher Meyer( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Meyer details the fifteen key elements required to create effective teams, and addresses the tradeoffs and downsides of such groups
Entrepreneurial process : how to make your dreams a reality by Magdalena Yeşil( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using her experiences as an entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist, Magdelena Yesil discusses the entrepreneurial process. She walks the audience through steps necessary to identify a winning idea, recruit a coherent team, define a roadmap based on concrete deliverables, choose financial partners, establish the right business development relationships, create a larger than life shadow, and ultimately guide the company to a liquidity event
Death by growth : the paradox of capacity by Christopher Meyer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth can rapidly overwhelm an organization. Focus is lost as managers and employees alike chase too many "first" priorities. In a lecture, Dr. Christopher Meyer, managing director of Strategic Alignment Group, Inc., presents an alternative strategy and the tools to make it work. Advocating a philosophy of "less is more," Meyer shows how growing technology companies can avoid creating internal traffic jams and accidents that ultimately cause their own failure. In his contrast of the once thriving, now defunct disk-drive phenomenon, Conner Peripherals, with its powerhouse rival, Quantum, Dr. Meyer illustrates how successful firms match and leverage their capacity to grow with their capabilities through a combination of foresight and leveraged action
Using the Internet to build relationships and simplify business by Michael Dell( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture by Michael Dell, chairman of the board and CEO, Dell Computer Corporation. Make it easy for the customer to do business with you; reduce your product cost; enhance customer relationships. These seem like basic tenants to corporate success, but often the simplest ideas are the most difficult to implement. Michael Dell's success is based on the single concept that by selling computers directly to customers, Dell Computers could more efficiently assess their needs and provide the most effective computing solutions to meet those needs. Dell discusses the value of expanding globally by putting sales, support and building a brand online. In a question and answer session, Dell shares his vision of the potential of online transactions, describes the success of customized web pages, and examines the possibilities for direct and indirect sales of technology products
The opportunity and threat of disruptive technologies by Clayton M Christensen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of history's greatest growth markets were created by a disruptive technology which enabled a larger population of less-skilled people to do things in a more convenient way -- things previously done by expensive specialists in centralized settings. But these innovations are often met with resistance from organizations whose processes and values get in the way of succeeding. Prof. Christensen, Harvard Business School, shows that in order to create new business in emerging markets, you need appropriate management of technological innovation and the ability to find new markets for new technologies
Bill Gates : the communications revolution by Bill Gates( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, describes how new technologies will affect the way business communicates in the future. He discusses security, advertising and copyright issues. Gates examines the latest innovations in computers and tells what the changes can mean for business
Mergers and acquisitions : determining winners and losers by Thomas Lys( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mergers and acquisitions have played an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy over the last four decades. For example, M & A activity rose from $108 billion in 1990 to $493 billion in 1996. Not only has the pace of activity accelerated, the size of individual transactions has also become larger (e.g., the Exxon-Mobil merger, valued at over $80 billion). This acceleration continues even though shareholders of acquiring companies have often fared poorly. The wealth of acquiring company shareholders has been reduced in over half of M & A deals. In a lecture with visuals, Professor of Real Estate Management at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business Thomas Z. Lys discusses the characteristics that distinguish deals in which acquiring shareholders benefit from those in which they do not. Since considerable evidence suggests that bad acquirers are likely to become takeover targets, the analysis is revelant not only to those seeking to preserve shareholders' worth, but also to managers seeking to preserve their jobs
How to drive your competition crazy by Guy Kawasaki( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lecture, Guy Kawasaki, CEO of and the individual responsible for the success of Apple Macintosh, presents a definitive take-no-prisoners guide for Davids to beat Goliaths. His presentation is a top ten countdown of irreverent and sometimes extreme strategems in sales, marketing, production and human resources designed to help companies get the upper hand
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