Air Miles cancels points expiry plan following customer uproar

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Description: Following an uproar from consumers, the company that runs the Air Miles loyalty points program says it is cancelling plans that would have seen collectors lose any miles not used within five years. Source: BNN.ca.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/air-miles-cancels-points-expiry-plan-following-customer-uproar-1.621570 Questions for discussion: How do you think this decision will… Read more »

Princess Cruises to pay record-breaking criminal fine for ocean pollution

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Description: Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges and pay a $40 million penalty for polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up. Federal prosecutors said the payment represents the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate pollution by a ship at sea. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date:… Read more »

Here’s How Capitalism Can Help End Poverty

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Description: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Nigeria’s former finance chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy Hernando de Soto join us at Fortune-Time Global Forum. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gUMJpb Questions for Discussions: Summarize what you consider the most significant points in… Read more »

Why 25% of the working women in America are struggling financially

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Description: They work in jobs that are growing fast, pay less than $15 an hour and are female-dominated Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Dec 04, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-25-of-the-working-women-in-america-are-struggling-financially-2016-11-30?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial and social issues presented in this article? How should businesses, governments, societies and individuals be expected to deal with… Read more »

Indigenous peoples of the world’s coastlines are losing their fisheries — and their way of life

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Description: The world loves seafood. According to some estimates, people consumed about 102 million tons of it last year. Source: WashingtonPost.com Date: Dec o2, 2016 Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/02/coastal-native-people-who-need-fish-the-most-are-losing-them/?utm_term=.069ac4f2c8a6 Questions for discussion: How is the fishing industry similar to other resource industries such as mining and petroleum? Is the industry sustainable? How are economic changes affecting communities around… Read more »

CNN Taps YouTube Influencer to Reach Millennials

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Description: Young viewers are drawn to internet and mobile for news Source: eMarketer.com Date: Nov 30, 2016 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/CNN-Taps-YouTube-Influencer-Reach Millennials/1014781?ecid=NL1009#sthash.8rbbazNK.dpuf Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about the way technology is affecting viewing behavior? How should news program managers respond by way of specific product programming?

Tech founders on why they’re building startups in Canada, not Silicon Valley

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Description:  The entrepreneurs behind some of the promising early-stage companies at Google GoNorth explain why they’re building their businesses here Source: CanadianBusiness.com – video report Date: Nov 28, 2016 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/why-tech-startups-choose-to-stay-in-canada/ Questions for Discussions: What are the lessons in this report for Canadian entrepreneurs? Why do you suppose there is such high regard for Silicon Valley… Read more »

How Business Governance Has Not Changed Since the Industrial Revolution

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Description: Dov Seidman says leaders need to embrace emotion in a digital world. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gPH5pT Questions for Discussions: What is Dov Seidman’s message to management about the culture of ethics and leadership? What do you think about this line of thinking?

Here’s How Samasource Is Connecting People in Slums to High-Paying Jobs

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Description: CEO Leila Janah explains Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gurP3r Questions for Discussions: How does this business model work? How has technology made this business model possible? Do you think it is a model that will grow in popularity?

Trump: Companies will be punished for leaving U.S.

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Description: Trump claims victory at Carrier, but critics aren’t so sure Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/12/01/trump-carrier-victory-speech-critics.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the concerns about the intervention at Carrier? Do you think this sets precedence for other businesses? How should business managers deal with this item?