Description: SEATTLE — There is almost no aspect of retail that Amazon has not upended with online shopping. Now, the company is trying to computerize the experience of buying sandwiches and soda from the corner convenience store. Source: NYTimes.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/technology/amazon-moves-to-cut-checkout-line-promoting-a-grab-and-go-experience.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: Describe the operation and… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Decision Making
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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?
Description: Brit + Co founder: ‘Women are too honest’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/12/01/brit-co-founder-diy-women-entrepreneurs-imposter-syndrome.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the messages to potential entrepreneurs in this video? Do you think there is a particular message being sent to women?
Description: In the summer of 2015, at a Cornell University camp for high school students, a teenager from California named Melinda Guo met a boy from New Jersey named Ziad Ahmed. They shared an interest in business, marketing, and philanthropy. “You’re probably going to be the only person I keep in touch with after this,”… Read more »