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Description: Personable biographies or even fake photos obscure the operations of big businesses

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Apr 30, 2019

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/biggest-airbnb-hosts-canada-corporations-1.5116103

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the managerial implications for Airbnb if the brand becomes associated with “bigger-businesses”?
  • Would Airbnb benefit if management created a visible category of rentals from “bigger-businesses”?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Individual Behavior, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Management, Strategy.

Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #668 – Host: Mitch Joel. In short: Todd Herman is a fascinating human being. Over the years, he has helped thousands of people become more resilient, creative, confident and courageous. He has clocked over 15,000 hours in the field, working one-on-one with people from all backgrounds to help them develop an impenetrable mindset. He knows the mental performance game better than anyone. His first book, The Alter Ego Effect, is about creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down. There’s only one person in the way of you untapping your capabilities: You. There’s also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak. That person is already inside of you. You just need to unlock them. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Apr 28, 2019

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-668-todd-herman-on-the-alter-ego-effect/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the message Todd Herman has for career development and self-identity.
  • How can HR managers tap into some of these ideas?

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Description: Apple’s iPhone is an incredible moneymaking machine. In the first three months of 2019, Apple sold $31 billion worth of iPhones. At the same time, the iPhone is becoming less important to Apple’s total sales as the smartphone industry stalls globally.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: May 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/30/apple-earnings-show-company-moving-beyond-iphone.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening at Apple from a product and service point of view?
  • How is the company structure likely to change?

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Description: Gen Z keeps confounding Corporate America. They’ve shunned beer, they want companies to take political stands and they trust Kardashians to make their makeup choices. But perhaps the biggest surprise about this new cohort of teenagers is the most unexpected of all: They love the shopping mall.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Apr 25, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-25/are-u-s-malls-dead-not-if-gen-z-keeps-shopping-the-way-they-do?srnd=premium-canada

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about changing attitudes towards malls?
  • What does this all mean for retail industry management?

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Description: The ruling is a ‘major victory for equal pay,’ one lawyer says

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/companies-must-hand-over-data-on-how-they-pay-men-vs-women-by-september-judge-says-2019-04-26?mod=mw_theo_homepage

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is this decision important?
  • What are the implications for management, unions, and individual employees?

Posted by & filed under Control, Decision Making, Ethics, Global Management, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Management, Operations Management, Planning, Social Responsibility, Technology.

Description: The Facebook Cambridge Analytica revelations changed the way people in the US think about online privacy. And it should come as no surprise that many have grown wary over the mishandling of personal information.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-social-media-users-have-and-have-not-responded-to-privacy-concerns?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in this article.
  • Do you think they suggest longer-term changes in consumer behaviors?
  • How should managers of socially interactive websites deal with these findings?

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Description: Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, says there are a few big things that every millennial should keep in mind when they start to earn and spend money.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/29/niall-ferguson-shares-financial-tips-for-successful-millennials.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what does Niall Ferguson has to say to young people about money?
  • How should Human Resources managers deal with these ideas?

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Description: A passion for eating well and a love for the land is driving a surge in female farmers in B.C.

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/more-women-are-dumping-lucrative-careers-to-move-into-the-demanding-world-of-farming

Questions for discussion:

  • What is motivating this wave of entrepreneurship?
  • What sort of managerial profile do you think is most likely to be attracted to this career?

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Description: Toyota Motor Corp. plans to begin building two more Lexus SUVs in Canada, according to people familiar with the matter, a major win for the nation’s otherwise-struggling auto sector.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Apr 26, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-26/toyota-is-said-to-plan-lexus-suv-investment-for-canada-plant?srnd=premium-canada

Questions for discussion:

  • How well is the Canadian auto industry doing these days, according to the article?
  • Why do you suppose Toyota has chosen to invest in Canada?
  • What will this mean for other Canadian businesses?

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Description: Interview: Laura Gassner Otting. Laura Gassner Otting founded the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, and has been involved in many nonprofit boards around the country. She writes and speaks frequently about the world of mission-driven work and getting “unstuck” in our lives. As she describes herself: “I help people discover how they align what they do with who they are, to achieve limitless potential.”

Source: LinkedIn.com

Date: Apr 22, 2019

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-think-best-antidote-rut-action-so-try-remind-myself-gretchen-rubin?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-6-Unknown&midToken=AQH86xox7ZmKaQ&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=1vTvsFZ6nBMoI1

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the message Laura Gassner Otting has for managing career and life expectations.
  • What do you think of her ideas as they relate to career success and personal happiness?