Shaking up the business of shaving

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Description: Shaving is a big business worldwide with two giant players, Gillette and Schick. A new startup Harry’s is planning to shake-up the shaving business by selling razors directly to consumers. Jeff Raider, Harry’s co-founder, explains the company’s innovative strategy. Source: CBC Date: Feb 19, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2438374737/ Questions for Discussion: What sets Harry’s apart… Read more »

Twitter stock take a big beating

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Description: Twitter stock fell 24% on poor fourth quarter results. Twitter has seen a deceleration on several of its important metrics such as growth in the number of users from quarter 3. Source: CBC Date: Feb 06, 2014 Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2435335871/ Questions for Discussion: Explain the key metrics that Twitter is evaluated on? What conclusions can you… Read more »

CBC loses Hockey rights to Rogers

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Description: For sixty years, CBC was the main face of Hockey in Canada. In a massive broadcasting deal, NHL announced that Rogers has secured the national television and multimedia rights for Hockey in Canada for the next 12 years; this deal is worth a hefty $5.2 billion. Source: CBC Date: November 26 2013 Video link:… Read more »

E-cigarettes – A booming industry

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Description: E-cigarettes is now a $2 billion industry in the U.S. and is expected to surpass the traditional cigarette market. Despite the obvious benefits of e-cigarettes, Canada has not yet legalized e-cigarettes with nicotine. Source: Financial Post Date: November 16 2013 Video link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/16/how-e-cigarettes-have-become-a-very-wild-west-industry-in-canada/ Questions for Discussion: How do e-cigarettes work? How do e-cigarettes compare… Read more »

Survivability of large corporations

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Description: Lifespan of big corporations is fast shrinking: A recent study at Yale university concluded that in 1958, a Fortune 500 company could be expected to survive for at least 60 years; this life span has now come down to less than 15 years. Source: CBC Date: Nov. 04, 2013 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2415923003/?page=2 Questions for… Read more »

Twitter’s ride to becoming public

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Description: Twitter is preparing itself for its initial public offering (IPO) in early November on the New York stock exchange. Alyson Shontell of Business Insider discusses the growth of Twitter since its humble beginnings. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 25, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2414476857/ Questions for Discussion: Why Twitter’s growth path is termed chaotic? Considering that… Read more »

Can Fairfax save BlackBerry?

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Description: Fairfax financial has made a $4.7 billion bid for BlackBerry. This bid amounts to an offer of $9 per share. In 2007, BlackBerry boasted a share price of $230.52. This is a remarkable drop for a company that started the smartphone market. Source: CBC Date: Sept. 23, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2408193839/?page=2 Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

BlackBerry to post $1 billion loss in the second quarter

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Description: Future looks even bleaker for BlackBerry Ltd. It is set to cut another 4,500 jobs worldwide as it prepares to post a loss of nearly US $ 1 billion for the second quarter. Source: Financial Post Date: September 20, 2013 Text link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/20/blackberry-ltd-shares-halted-in-toronto-new-york-pending-news/?__lsa=3e04-944c Questions for Discussion: Why is BlackBerry struggling to find buyers? What… Read more »

Bombardier launches CSeries—the quietest commercial jet in the sky

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Description: Bombardier Inc. launched its next series of commercial jets – the CSeries. It’s been described as the quietest commercial jet in the sky. It continues the recent trend set by Airbus and Boeing towards manufacturing quitter commercial planes Source: Financial Post Date: September 21, 2013 Text and video link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/21/bombardier-cseries-ushers-in-new-era-of-super-quiet-jets/ Questions for Discussion: What… Read more »