Is Silicon Valley Bad for the American Worker?

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Description: Ever since the Great Recession, analysts and economy-watchers have been looking for a culprit to blame for America’s slow-to-recover job market. One popular scapegoat: Silicon Valley. Source: Fortune.com Date: Oct 13, 2016 Link: http://fortune.com/2016/10/13/silicon-valley-jobs/ Questions for Discussions: What is at the core of this thinking about business, jobs, and the economy? What do you… Read more »

Facebook shuts down ads for an entire country

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Description: Facebook has taken the unusual step of shutting down ads for an entire nation. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: Oct 14, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/14/technology/facebook-ads-thailand-king-death/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for Discussions: Explain Facebook’s decision? Do you think it was appropriate?

The subtle discrimination facing job-seeking seniors

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Description: Sharlene Massie, CEO of About Staffing, joins BNN’s Catherine Murray for a look at what’s driving the growing number of seniors looking for jobs to supplement their pension incomes, and how seniors can overcome discrimination they may face in seeking these jobs. Source: BNN.com – video report Date: Oct 07, 2016 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/the-subtle-discrimination-facing-job-seeking-seniors~968111 Questions… Read more »

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?