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Description:  Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #662 – Host: Mitch Joel. What kind of business do you want to build? What kind of business do you really want to work for? It’s true that we live a world where we can choose to do so many interesting and different things… and we can do them from the comfort of our own home (if we so choose). Paul Jarvis is the author of a great book called, Company of One.

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-662-paul-jarvis-is-a-company-of-one/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Paul Jarvis say to individual managers about growth and business decision-making?
  • Do you agree with his analysis and guidance?

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Description:  When implementing advanced attribution models to better assign marketing credit across touchpoints, marketers grapple with choosing the best metrics among overabundant data points.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/making-marketing-attribution-work-means-choosing-the-right-metrics?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about metrics managers use and those they should pay more attention to?
  • What would you suggest to managers?

Posted by & filed under Global Management, Management, Organizational Structure & Design, Planning, Strategy, Technology.

Description: Have tech companies gotten so big that it’s bad for the economy?

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 20, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/20/fortt-knox-big-tech-breakup.html?forYou=true

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize and evaluate the arguments presented in this debate.
  • What do you think will happen?
  • How would this affect these businesses and their customers going forward?

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Description: In Shanghai’s southeastern district of Xujiahui, Colonel Sanders’s smiling visage looms over the restaurant entrance, as it does at thousands of KFC locations around the globe. But step inside, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary KFC.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 20, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/yum-china-is-building-the-kfc-of-the-future?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What is motivating the firm to use AI in stores?
  • What information does this new technology provide to management?

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Description: In this new series, I’ll be interviewing top CEOs about how they lead day-to-day. Andi Owen, who took over as CEO of furniture maker Herman Miller in August 2018, shared some candid insights about what she has learned in her new role, and why her comfort zone is a steep learning curve.

Source: LinkedIn.com

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/life-ceo-set-direction-communicate-often-inspiring-adam-bryant?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-14-Unknown&midToken=AQH86xox7ZmKaQ&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=0oKN0FSaq6ZoE1

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the key leadership strategies employed by Andi Owen?
  • How does the interview describe her thinking about management of the firm, employees and herself?

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Description: Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/299944?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think these skills are commonly found amongst good performing employees?
  • How can HRM cultivate these skills while employees work?

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Description: In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna helps us understand whether advertisers are overlooking engagement across devices as dollars move from TV to digital video.

Source: eMarketer.com – podcast

Date: Mar 19, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-does-less-tv-mean-less-brand-engagement?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key points Paul Verna argues in this podcast?
  • Do you agree with his assessments?
  • What guidance should managers take-away from this session?

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Description: Hallmark announced Thursday that it was cutting ties with the actress, a longtime star of the network’s Christmas movies, as well as its Garage Sale Mysteries TV movies

Source: VancouverSun.com – video report

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Link: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/lori-loughlin-dropped-from-hallmark-production-halted-on-several-vancouver-filmed-projects

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the ethical and social responsibility issues facing Hallmark management and others in this situation?
  • What would you advise the players, in light of the economic and employment fallout?
  • What lessons are there for managers to learn from this debacle?

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Description:  One year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg says the company really cares. Then why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology?

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-facebook-neverending-crisis/?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the problems generated by FB and how has management dealt with them?
  • How do you think the future will unfold for FB in terms of users’ behaviors and government imposed controls on content?
  • What is an ideal algorithm and company policy, in your opinion?

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Description: Ensuring that girls and women, in particular, understand the basics of personal finance and economics — not just to be ready for rainy days but also to plan for a successful financial life — is critical for at least two key reasons: American women often live longer than men and more frequently manage their household’s finances.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/want-a-stronger-economy-support-financially-literate-girls-and-women.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the arguments presented for increasing financial literacy, particularly for women?
  • Do you think this is a social issue?
  • What are the related issues for individuals, families, and society as a whole?