Women, it’s time to reach for those leadership roles

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Description: Oprah Winfrey, in her electrifying speech at the Golden Globes, said that things are changing. Source: Chicagotribune.com Date: Jan 22, 2018 Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-women-it-s-time-to-reach-for-those-leadership-roles-20180122-story.html Questions for discussion: What does the writer say to women about leadership? Do you agree with her assessments and advice?

Tesla unveils pay plan for CEO Elon Musk

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Description: CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on how Tesla is paying CEO Elon Musk’s salary. Tesla unveils pay plan for CEO Elon Musk from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/23/tesla-unveils-pay-plan-for-ceo-elon-musk.html Questions for discussion: How is Elon Musk compensated? Is this an appropriate method for senior management of a firm, in… Read more »

The Facebook News Feed Conundrum

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Description: In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we consider the changes planned for Facebook’s News Feed and the possible implications for advertisers. Will the shifting focus of the News Feed, with an emphasis on “personal” posts, force changes for marketers? Source: eMarketer.com Date: Jan 23, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/the-facebook-news-feed-conundrum?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Why Facebook Is Cleaning Up The Neighborhood

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Description:  Brands (and the people that work for them) are going apoplectic about where Facebook is headed next. Investors are a bit nervous, too. Source: Sixpixels.mirumagency.com Date: Jan 23, 2018 Link: http://sixpixels.mirumagency.com/blog/archives/why-facebook-is-cleaning-up-the-neighborhood/ Questions for discussion: What does the article say is happening at Facebook? How will usage change? How should marketing managers respond to these… Read more »

Flu season could cost employers $9 billion in productivity

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Description: Dr. William Schaffner, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and Andy Challenger, of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, discuss how the flu affects the US economy and how people can avoid illness during a tough flu season. Flu season could cost employers $9 billion in productivity from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 19, 2018… Read more »

‘Right thing to do’: JJ Bean gives Ontario minimum wage to Vancouver staff

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Description: The company increased the price of products to offset the cost of wage increases Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 12, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jj-bean-coffee-wage-increase-hike-1.4486070 Questions for discussion: How has this firm adjusted to minimum wage laws? Do you think this strategy will work or will business decline?

Canada’s top CEOs earn 200 times an average worker’s salary: report

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Description: Average yearly compensation for top 100 CEOs is now $10.4 million Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 02, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ceo-income-pay-canadian-worker-1.4462496 Questions for discussion: What are the arguments about fair compensation for employees of companies? Do you believe the top CEOs are fairly compensated? How might this report affect employee relations at Canadian firms? Should government… Read more »

How coworkers’ random coffee dates transformed this company’s culture

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Description: Not knowing coworkers means coordination breaks down, information gaps develop, customers get a disjointed experience, and culture doesn’t get a chance to grow Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 11, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/0109-biz-rh-ryan-fpe Questions for discussion: What sort of benefits have derived from this program? Why do you suppose this program has been successful? What sort… Read more »

Legalized marijuana in California opens floodgates for cannabis..

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Description: CNBC’s Aditi Roy takes a look at how cannabis companies are getting ready for what could be a huge opportunity in the Golden State. Legalized marijuana in California opens floodgates for cannabis companies from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 02, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/02/legalized-marijuana-in-california-opens-floodgates-for-cannabis-companies.html Questions for discussion: What are the prospects for… Read more »

Impossible Food’s Mission to Replace Meat

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Description: The company wants to end the use of animals in food production by 2035 Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 28, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/video/2017/12/19/impossible-foods-replace-meat/ Questions for discussion: Do you think this company can succeed in its stated goal? Which factors and trends suggest the firm can succeed? What the obstacles does it face?… Read more »