Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Has 99 Pages of Business Ideas

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Description: She’s CEO of a billion-dollar brand, but she’s always looking to invent the next big thing. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 28, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322936?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose Sara Blakely has been so successful as an entrepreneur and manager? Why is it important to “know your limits”, according to Sara Blakely?

SPOS #646 – Healthier Networking With Karen Wickre

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Description: It’s a pretty amazing life. Karen Wickrehas been involved in the communications space for a very long time. She’s based in Silicon Valley, sits on many boards and has even been written about quite a few times (check out Chip Conley‘s latest book, Wisdom @ Work for more about her abilities to be an executive whisperer and EQ… Read more »

Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology

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Description:  Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England’s Hampshire countryside. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Date: Nov 25, 2018 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/robots-field-farms-embracing-autonomous-124224230.html Questions for discussion: How is technology changing agriculture? How is offering a robotic service… Read more »

Wrongful dismissal payouts compensate strictly for economic loss for period of time

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Description: Cheeky employers may offer less-desirable working notice as negotiating tool to reduce severance package: Howard Levitt Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 20, 2018 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/executive/wrongful-dismissal-payouts-compensate-strictly-for-economic-loss-for-period-of-time Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how managers should handle dismissal of employees? What does the article say about managerial relations with employees during conflict periods related… Read more »

China Chopstick Debacle Puts Dolce & Gabbana’s Future at Stake

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Description: Dolce & Gabbana’s Chinese marketing scandal is fashion’s biggest faux pas since former Christian Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic rant in 2011, and it’s potentially far more costly. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/china-chopstick-debacle-puts-dolce-gabbana-s-future-at-stake Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues facing management. What are the lessons to be learned by managers of international… Read more »

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

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Description: Sheryl Sandberg was seething. Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 14, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/technology/facebook-data-russia-election-racism.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the criticism aimed at the firm and its management in this report. Do you agree with the evaluation and… Read more »

Facebook follows Google to end mandatory arbitration for sexual-harassment claims

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Description: Facebook on Friday became the latest tech company to end a policy of requiring employees to settle claims of sexual harassment through private arbitration, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. It will now allow employees to take these types of claims to court. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 09, 2018 Link:… Read more »

How Magic Johnson convinced Howard Schultz to partner with him and build more Starbucks stores

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Description: With five NBA Championships, an Olympic gold medal and various MVP awards to his name, Earvin “Magic” Johnson will go down as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. But the former Laker may be remembered for his business skills as well as his signature hook shot. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »

Google Walkout: Employees Stage Protest Over Handling of Sexual Harassment

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Description: Employees at Google offices around the world held a wave of walkouts on Thursday to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/technology/google-walkout-sexual-harassment.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues that precipitated the action by employees. What does this action say about the changing culture in this company?… Read more »

The true cost of an iPhone over your lifetime: $300,000

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Description:  That’s how much you would make if you invested the money you spent on your smartphone from the age of 18 to 78 Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 02, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-true-cost-of-an-iphone-over-your-lifetime-300000-2018-11-01 Questions for discussion: Do you think consumers understand the “cost” of owning an iPhone in these terms? What is the value received from… Read more »