Business DVDs to chase the summer reruns away

June 24, 2013 | Teresa

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Ok.  The television season is over and all of your favorite shows are either in reruns or have been replaced with summer reality shows.  Why not come to the library and check out a few business DVDs to prevent your brain from turning into mush this summer?  Many are thought provoking and topical. 

A look on our DVD shelves provided me with a diversity of titles and subjects that one would not expect in a business collection. 


Here are a few titles for your consideration:

Empty television 1An explanation in language that you can understand, of the global economic crisis of 2008.  Narrated by Matt Damon, this documentary interviews a number of financial insiders, politicians and journalists to uncover how such a major meltdown could have happened globally.  Still relevant today as countries try and rebound.






Empty television 2From the same production company that made An Inconvenient Truth, comes the story of how America's food supply chain is controlled by a handful of corporations that put profits ahead of consumer health, as well as those of its workers and the environment. 







Empty television 3This film is a portrait of Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni and his three sons who run the world famous Le Cirque restaurant in New York city.  The Los Angeles Times called it "A buoyant, affectionate, Italian-American family comedy in the form of a documentary about a restaurant".  Celebrate your inner foodie.






 I also found:

Warren Buffett, The World's Greatest Money Maker

This BBC produced portrait of one of the world's most famous investment gurus reveals his business strategy and tells the story of his achievements.  Nicknamed the Sage of Omaha, many have tried to replicate his winning investment success, but with very few succeeding.

Tar Sands: Canada for Sale

This documentary paints a portrait of a wide cast of individuals coming to Fort McMurray, Alberta or dubbed "Fort McMoney", to cash in on a $100 billion energy bonanza.  Produced in 2008, it still provides food for thought as the future of this project continues to dominate the news. 

As you can see there is no end to the topics that are covered in this collection.  Some of these titles may be available as e-videos as well. 

Happy viewing!