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Video Resources

Video 1:  Melinda Gates: What Nonprofits Can Learn From Coca-Cola

Description: In this 16:22 TED talk, Melinda Gates poses the question, “Why can’t governments get things to villages that they want the way Coke does?” She argues there are three things. (1) Use real-time data to measure progress for double-loop learning. (2) Tap into local talent. (3) Use marketing techniques that speak to the people’s aspirations to educate them about how to use sanitation techniques to eradicate disease.


Video 2:  Peter Haas: When Bad Engineering Makes a Natural Disaster Even Worse

Description: In this 8:23 TED talk, Peter Haas questions why buildings and infrastructure failed as they did during the 2010 earthquake disaster in Haiti. Haas argues that this was not a natural disaster, but rather “it was a disaster of engineering.” The solution is to educate and help builders on the ground get trained in modern engineering practices to rebuild the country, brick by brick.


Video 3:  Philip K. Howard: Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System

Description: In this 18:15 TED talk, legal activist Philip K. Howard argues that lawsuits and the litigious society of the United States are out of control. The law has become too random and detailed, with occupations in education and medicine drowning in laws and practitioners wading through legal minefields. To rectify this situation, Howard has four propositions for simplifying U.S. law.


Video 4:  C-SPAN2--BookTV: “No Fear”

Description: In this hour and a half long BookTV segment, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo is interviewed about her book, No Fear: A Whistleblower’s Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA. She describes her experience reporting corruption and the subsequent retaliation against her while working in the EPA, and how she became an activist for change in federal organizations. Her lawsuit and proactive formation of the No FEAR Coalition led to the passage of the Notification of Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002.


Video 5:  Change Management vs. Change Leadership--What’s the Difference

Description: In this 5:04 video, Dr. John Kotter discusses the difference between “change management” and “change leadership,” and whether it is just a matter of semantics. Kotter tells us that change management refers to a set of basic tools or structures intended to keep any change-effort under control, minimizing distractions and the impacts of change. Change leadership, on the other hand, concerns the driving forces, visions, and processes that fuel large-scale transformation.