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The John Cleese Business Bundle

The John Cleese Business Bundle

Business training doesn’t have to be as boring as sand. Using his quirky comic stylings, comedian John Cleese created a series of humor-based resources for business training that teach essential and memorable workplace lessons. Now for the first time we’ve curated his most powerful performances into one online database, empowering you to maximize your workplace efficiency with the funniest training resources in the business!

Streaming video bundle

The John Cleese Business Bundle is an instant-access, streaming bundle of 29 training videos, made to provide lessons in all aspects of internal business practice. The bundle provides managers and employees with fun learning experiences that will facilitate communication and teamwork within a company, while also creating a light-hearted and comfortable atmosphere for all involved. Plus, since all our videos are streamed through our world-class interface, you can watch videos anytime, anywhere, on your laptop or mobile device!

* This bundle currently not available to Australia and New Zealand customers.

Essential topics

This master compilation of training resources provides a thorough framework for boosting efficiency and creating an effective, appropriate, and fun workplace atmosphere. The John Cleese Business Bundle offers engaging content that will create confidence within your teams and encourage employees to work together with a new sense of trust and shared purpose, covering such workplace topics as:

  • Budgeting
  • Finance
  • Handling personal issues
  • Managing people
  • Fostering creativity
  • Making well-informed decisions
  • Encouraging professionalism
  • Customer service
  • Running and attending meetings
  • Interviewing recruits and employees
  • Sales techniques
  • Internal communication

Learning to laugh, laughing to learn

Some people perceive workplace training as tedious and boring, imagining a monotonous voice that lulls employees to sleep. But The John Cleese Business Bundle takes pride in blowing that stereotype to bits. Featuring such world-renowned actors as Dawn French, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and, of course, John Cleese, the videos use hilarious situations and laugh-out-loud antics to help viewers absorb lessons through the power of comedy. After all:

“People learn nothing when they’re asleep and very little when they’re bored.” –John Cleese, Founder of Video Arts

Partnership with Video Arts

Alexander Street Press is proud to bring you The John Cleese Business Bundle in partnership with Video Arts, a premiere producer of training resources. For more than 40 years, Video Arts has provided video-based learning that gets at the core of an issue without forgetting to smile. Their videos are written and produced to the highest quality standards by experts in the field, using humor to create unforgettable lessons.

Featured titles

  • Budgeting
  • Creativity in Management
  • How to Lose Customers Without Really Trying
  • Meetings, Bloody Meetings
  • Managing Problem People
  • Telephone Behavior
  • The Importance of Mistakes
  • The Unorganized Manager: Salvation

Cutting-edge interface

We developed our flagship interface with comprehensive input from professors and librarians, allowing us to tailor it directly to the needs of the academic community. It includes numerous features that facilitate teaching and research, such as:

  • Mobile Access: The interface is 100% mobile-friendly, allowing students and faculty to access videos instantly, on or off campus, from their personal laptops, smartphones, or tablets.
  • Intuitive Search Function: All our videos are thoroughly indexed to make searching a breeze, offering 15 combinable search fields, such as producer, series, country of origin, publication date, and more.
  • Easy-to-Use Playlists: Users can create and annotate video clips and playlists with the click of a button, and can share and embed them in third-party sites with ease.
  • Citation Tools: Our instant citation exporter empowers scholars to keep track of bibliographic data and share new research discoveries.

Product information

The John Cleese Business Bundle is available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an Internet browser