Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video 1: After Words With Jack Abramoff

Description: In this full episode of After Words on C-Span 2 Book TV (57:08), Jack Abramoff is interviewed about his book, Capitol Punishment: Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist. In 2006, Abramoff was convicted of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials. His book presents an inside look at the lobbying industry and its influence on Capitol Hill, and therein he describes his side of the unethical practices used to influence decision making at the federal level of government. His purpose is ultimately to educate others about ethics.


Video 2: Naomi Klein: Addicted to Risk

Description: In this 19:43 TED talk, Naomi Klein describes the rational decision-making model in a cost–benefit analysis, in the context of the BP Gulf oil spill. She discusses how organizations and leaders can take extreme risks and make reckless decisions; most importantly, the key to mitigating such risk simply requires backup plans.


Video 3: Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in Prison

Description: In this short 3:44 TED talk, Professor Horowitz describes an encounter with right and wrong with a student of his, an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. The student described to him how he was pressured by a friend to make a decision to do the wrong thing--now the student is in prison for murder.


Video 4: 7 Step Problem Solving

Description: In this 4:38 clip, author Ed Muzio (Make Work Great) explains a seven-step solution to effective problem in the face of challenging situations at work.