Tim Hortons franchisee organizer has licence revoked amid public squabble

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Description: Head office and group of franchisees have been sparring over a number of issues Source: CBC.ca Date: Apr 10, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tim-hortons-franchisee-kuziora-1.4612559 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues facing Tim Hortons as an organization? How would you advise management to mitigate the dispute with franchisees? How would you advise management to mitigate the bad… Read more »

SPOS #613 – Tom Peters Is Back And Demands Excellence

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Description: There is only one Tom Peters. He’s a legend. Literally. For anyone in business, Tom Peters is the gold standard. From his countless bestsellers (In Search of Excellence, Re-Imagine, and on and on) to his incredible public presentations. Source: Sixpixels.mirumagency.com.com – podcast Date: Apr 08, 2018 Link: http://sixpixels.mirumagency.com/podcast/archives/spos-613—tom-peters-is-back-and-demands-excellence/ Questions for discussion: What did you learn about… Read more »

The Truth About U.S.-China Car Trade

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Description: Despite what President Trump says, America is coming out on top. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Apr 12, 2018 Link: http://fortune.com/2018/04/12/china-solar-intelligent-highway/ Questions for discussion: What does the report say about trade between the two countries? Who would benefit from higher tariffs? How would consumers respond to higher tariffs?

New Numbers Show the Gender Pay Gap Is Real

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Description: There’s an essential, frustrating truth about the gender pay gap: You can size it up or down depending on what you’d like to measure—and what you’d like to measure depends on what you think the pay gap is. Are you talking about all women across the economy? In a specific industry? A specific company?… Read more »

In search of higher margins, Canada Goose to make more of its own luxury coats

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Description: Company plans to have as many as 20 stores by the end of 2020 from six now Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 21, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-goose-production-1.4586041 Questions for discussion: Explain the success of the firm from an operations management point of view. Why has domestic production helped increase margins? What else can management do to… Read more »

Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare

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Description: Tensions between Whole Foods Market and some of the most important brands it sells in its stores will come to a head on March 19, when they will congregate for a recently announced summit, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 12, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/11/whole-foods-calls-meeting-with-key-vendors-as-tensions-flare.html Questions for discussion: What is… Read more »

With a Single, Insulting Tweet, Uber’s CEO Just Destroyed Months of Hard Work

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Description: Sarcastically mocking a group of top researchers isn’t the best way to get your point across–even if you’re right. Source: Inc.com Date: Mar 05, 2018 Link: https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/uber-ceo-single-insulting-tweet-destroy-months-work-major-lesson-emotional-intelligence.html?cid=hmside4 Questions for discussion: What should the firm do next? Is there a way to prevent these problems?

Best Buy says goodbye to mobile phone stores

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Description: NEW YORK— Best Buy (BBY) is shuttering all 250 of its small-format mobile phone stores in the U.S., saying the locations have become less profitable. Source: CBS.com – video report Date: Mar 01, 2018 Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/best-buy-says-goodbye-to-mobile-phone-stores/ Questions for discussion: Why is management taking this action? How have consumer buying behaviors changed since these stores… Read more »

Spotify IPO filing reveals how insanely complicated it is to license music rights

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Description: Spotify wants to sell stock to investors — but first it will need to convince them it’s worth buying in to the complex process of selling music. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/28/how-spotify-licenses-and-pays-for-music-rights.html Questions for discussion: Do you think the way in which the firm pays for content will affect the way… Read more »

SPOS #606 – Become A Superconnector With Scott Gerber

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Mirum Podcast – Episode #606 – Host: Mitch Joel. Everywhere I look, I see the book Superconnector. Online, in bookstores at the airport. Source: Sixpixels.mirumagency.com Date: Feb 24, 2018 Link: http://sixpixels.mirumagency.com/podcast/archives/spos-606—become-a-superconnector-with-scott-gerber/ Questions for discussion: What is the key lesson you took away from this discussion? Why are relationships… Read more »