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Alfred P. Sloan: Chairman of the Board General Motors Corporation (02:13)

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Sloan graduated from MIT at age 20. He struggled to understand how he fit in and what he would do. He found a job in a small company doing a variety of tasks.

Alfred P. Sloan's Contribution to General Motors (02:44)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan shares his feelings towards his approach to business. He believes an engineering background--versus academic--is better training for the mind.

Industry and Education (04:03)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan discusses the complex relationship between higher learning and the necessity of business support. Sloan believes that foreign and basic research are vital for any industrial application.

Industry's Responsibility to Mankind (04:29)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan discusses the expansion of the industry over the last 60 years and its awareness of the needs of society.

Labor and Industry's Relationship (01:35)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan discusses the amount of contact between industry management and labor organizations.

Difference in Opportunities (02:31)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan discusses accomplishment and economic opportunities in the business world. Time changes the concept of rewards and accomplishments.

Best Opportunity for Young Men (02:25)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan believes that obtaining a small automobile franchise offers great benefits. Success depends rigorous self-analysis.

Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (02:03)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan helped found the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. He is passionate about scientific minds battling this terrible disease.

Alfred P. Sloan's Interests and Motivations (02:03)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan establishes the School of Industrial Management at MIT. Keeping up with the Jones' (business) is a motivational factor.

Alfred P. Sloan on Lessons of Business (02:38)

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan discusses what he has learned over the years. An open mind is imperative in analyzing and developing facts. Breaking down problems is important for developing constructive answers.

General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan: Optimist (01:54)

Alfred P. Sloan believes that problems create opportunities to move forward. He believes in the strong future of America.

Credits: A Conversation with Alfred P. Sloan—From NBC’s Wisdom Series (00:29)

Credits: A Conversation with Alfred P. Sloan—From NBC’s Wisdom Series

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A Conversation with Alfred P. Sloan—From NBC's Wisdom Series

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From 1937 to 1956, Alfred P. Sloan was chairman of General Motors; he also helped found the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation remains a major force in American cultural life today. In this NBC program from 1954, Mr. Sloan is interviewed by NBC public service manager Edward Stanley. Sloan speaks his mind about the need for positive thinking as well as rigorous analysis in business, or in any undertaking; the societal impact of decisions made by the managers of large corporations; and more specifically, the obligation he believes should be placed on business leaders to help keep the statistical level of American employment as horizontal as possible. He also comments on the need for management and labor leaders to understand each other’s problems. (29 minutes)

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL43387

ISBN: 978-1-61733-973-8

Copyright date: ©1954

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