Gretchen Carlson: How I Handled Sexual Harassment

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Description: “You find out who your friends are in a big way when you come forward” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 04, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2ygZqGr Questions for discussion: What lessons should managers take away from this discussion? What lessons are presented here for women in the workplace?

Millennials Rejoice, These Avocados Have Less Fat

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Description: Millennials Rejoice, These Avocados Have Less Fat Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 13, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2ymChmc Questions for discussion: Do you think the North American market would respond to this new product? Who would likely be the target customer for this product? How would you set the price relative to current avocados in… Read more »

Is Amazon getting into the pharmacy business? This is what you need to know

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Description: Drugstore chains and pharmacy-benefit managers are likely at risk, Wall Street analysts say Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 14, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-amazon-getting-into-the-pharmacy-business-this-is-what-you-need-to-know-2017-10-09?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Do you think this move would be good for the firm? Why? What are the synergies already in place at Amazon that gives one confidence that the project would be… Read more »

SPOS #587 – Scott Galloway Rants On The Digital Age

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Mirum Podcast – Episode #587 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s one of the most respected thinkers in digital media. It’s mostly due to his YouTube rants… and he pulls no punches. It takes many people aback, because Scott Galloway is not your typical YouTuber. Scott is a Clinical Professor at the NYU… Read more »

Why Consumers Continue to Shift Away from Pay TV

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Description: Price is still the top factor Source: eMarketer.com Date: Oct 04, 2017 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Why-Consumers-Continue-Shift-Away-Pay-TV/1016570?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: What does the research say about consumer attitude toward the price-value relationship of pay to view television? How should the industry respond to this growing trend, in your opinion? How do you think this trend might affect… Read more »

‘Tragically pathetic’: Former Sears CEO says total liquidation is inevitable

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Description: A former chief executive of Sears Canada says complete liquidation is inevitable and is the only likely outcome for the troubled retailer. “It sounds like it’s an inevitability,” said Mark Cohen, in an interview on BNN Wednesday. Source: BNN.com – video report Date: Sep 28, 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/tragically-pathetic-former-sears-ceo-says-total-liquidation-is-inevitable-1.875337/fabrice-taylor-s-top-picks~1225912 Questions for discussion: Why is liquidation… Read more »

How Jeff Bezos Became the King of E-Commerce

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Description: How Jeff Bezos Became the King of E-Commerce Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 04, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-10-03/how-jeff-bezos-became-the-king-of-e-commerce-video Questions for discussion: What does this report tell you about the leadership and entrepreneurial thinking of Jeff Bezos? What is the significance of his decision to channel profits back into the effort to grow the… Read more »