Nordstrom bans Moschino’s pill-themed fashions

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Description: Nordstrom just nixed Moschino’s new prescription drug-themed fashion collection. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 07, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/07/news/companies/nordstrom-moschino-pill-capsule/index.html Questions for discussion: What is the controversy in this campaign? Do you believe Moschino or Nordstrom brands have been harmed or helped by the publicity? Do you think Moschino expected their campaign to provoke… Read more »

Translating War and Peace in 2.6 seconds: Microsoft enters the AI realm

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Description: Microsoft has leaped onto the accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) bandwagon with CEO Satya Nadella’s announcement of Microsoft’s goal to democratize AI during his keynote at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 07, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/cio/translating-war-and-peace-in-2-6-seconds-microsoft-enters-the-ai-realm?__lsa=64cb-7420 Questions for Discussions: What is Microsoft trying to do in the field of AI? What… Read more »

Corporate Canada lacks courage, Deloitte poll suggests

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Description: Corporate Canada is a timid place full of risk-averse leaders and it’s hurting the bottom line, says a new study that found that just 11 per cent of businesses in Canada are “truly courageous.” Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 26, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/corporate-canada-lacks-courage-deloitte-poll-suggests Questions for Discussions: What does the report suggest about Canadian corporate attitude… Read more »

Why Walmart is interested in India’s biggest online retailer

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Description: India’s richest man on India’s digital age Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 30, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/30/technology/walmart-flipkart-deal-talks/index.html Questions for discussion: Why is Walmart so interested in India at this time? What does the Internet possibly have to do with management’s thinking?

No, Robots Won’t Take All of Our Jobs

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Description: Some things will always require a human touch Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 29, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2ddbPBp Questions for Discussions: How will robotics change the work environment, according to this report? What does this trend mean for Human Resource Management?

Most Execs Worldwide Make Data-Driven Decisions

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Description: Executives also say their companies make strategic judgments Source: eMarketer.com Date: Sep 23, 2016 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Most-Execs-Worldwide-Make-Data-Driven-Decisions/1014547#sthash.SZjQo4gK.dpuf Questions for Discussions: What does the research in the report suggest about the way management makes decisions? Do you believe this is always a good thing?

Elon Musk to Tesla employees: NEVER discount a car

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Description: Elon Musk to Tesla employees: NEVER discount a car Source: CNN.com Date: Sep 30, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/30/technology/tesla-elon-musk-discount/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for Discussions: Why would Elon Musk want to prevent any discount incentives for buying Tesla cars? Why would sales people want to use these discounts?