If Tim Cook Hates Facebook’s Privacy Sins, He Could Do More About It

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Description:  Apple has been outspoken about user data privacy, but hasn’t required a bigger warning label on the Facebook iOS app. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40551319/apple-has-been-an-enabler-in-facebooks-data-harvesting-scandal?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=4&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03292018 Questions for discussion: What are the issues facing managers dealing with privacy? Do you think Tim Cook’s criticisms are fair? How should the industry respond to… Read more »

Rep. Walden: These are the issues we need Zuckerberg to address

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Description: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) discusses what lawmakers want to hear from Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the data scandal as well as how, if at all, social media companies and data compilers should be regulated. Rep. Walden: These are the issues we need Zuckerberg to address from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »

This House Can Be 3D-Printed For $4,000

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Description:  In rural El Salvador, a family living on $1.90 a day might live in a makeshift house with dirt floors, thin walls, and no running water. But next year, dozens of those families will move into one of the world’s first communities of 3D-printed homes. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 12, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40538464/this-house-can-be-3d-printed-for-4000?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03122018 Questions… 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 »

Gatineau youth support decision to pull controversial drink after teen’s death

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Description: Young people in Gatineau say they agree with the decision by the province’s largest dépanneur chain, Couche-Tard, to pull a controversial drink from shelves in the wake of a Quebec teen’s death. Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 04, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/gatineau-youth-support-decision-to-pull-controversial-drink-after-teen-s-death-1.4561091 Questions for discussion: What are the social and ethical issues involved here? Should management be held… Read more »

BlackRock says it’s time to take action on guns, may use voting power to influence

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Description: The world’s largest money manager is breaking its silence on the nation’s current gun debate. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 02, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/02/blackrock-says-its-time-to-take-action-on-guns-may-use-voting-power-to-influence.html Questions for discussion: What is the significance of this decision by BlackRock? How do you think it will impact investor’s decisions?

Putting Green in the Tea Party, She Crusades for Clean Power

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Description: LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Debbie Dooley’s conservative profile seems impeccable. The gun-owning daughter of a Baptist preacher, she was an early organizer for the Tea Party movement. She voted for President Trump and still supports him. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/business/energy-environment/debbie-dooley-energy.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the business and economic details presented in… Read more »

Gun maker stocks fall after Dick’s Sporting Goods takes a stand

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Description: Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands stock falls to near 5-year low, Sturm, Ruger shares hit 3-year low Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/gun-maker-stocks-fall-after-dicks-sporting-goods-takes-a-stand-2018-02-28 Questions for discussion: What impact has Dick’s Sporting Goods decision had on investor’s thinking? Do you think other retailers will simply pick up more sales? How should… Read more »

Why Disclosure Is Essential When It Comes to Influencer

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Description: Many players still don’t reveal their ties to one another Source: eMarketer.com Date: Feb 11, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/why-disclosure-is-essential-when-it-comes-to-influencer-marketing Questions for discussion: What does the article say about influence marketing and the issue of disclosure? What do you think managers should do? Why?

The Top 5 Super Bowl Ads Of 2018 (And The One Absolute Worst)

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Description:The Top 5 Super Bowl Ads Of 2018 (And The One Absolute Worst) Source: FastCompany.com – video report Date: Feb 05, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40525928/the-top-5-super-bowl-ads-of-2018-and-the-one-absolute-worst Questions for discussion: What is the message sent in each ad? Which ad do you think is the most successful? Why? Which do you think is least successful? Why?