KFC Aims to Keep Its China Edge With AI Menu, Robot Ice Cream Maker

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Description: In Shanghai’s southeastern district of Xujiahui, Colonel Sanders’s smiling visage looms over the restaurant entrance, as it does at thousands of KFC locations around the globe. But step inside, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary KFC. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 20, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/yum-china-is-building-the-kfc-of-the-future?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What is motivating… Read more »

How vegan mayonnaise convinced Jeff Bezos to make his first investment in South America

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Description: NotCo, a Chilean startup that makes plant-based food alternatives to mayo, milk, and ice cream just got millions in funding from Bezos Expeditions, the Amazon founder’s investment group. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 08, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90316486/how-vegan-mayonnaise-convinced-jeff-bezos-to-make-his-first-investment-in-south-america?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03082019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the development of alternative plant-based foods? Do you think… Read more »

US Esports Ad Revenues Will Grow 25% in 2019

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Description: Will cross $200 million by 2020 Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 13, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/us-esports-ad-revenues-will-grow-25-in-2019?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What is happening in this area of entertainment? Besides advertising, what else is driving revenue growth in this industry?

We have to fix fashion if we want to survive the climate crisis

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 02, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the problems related to production… Read more »

12 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

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Description:   You’ll do fine if you look at leadership as a responsibility and not as an ego trip. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Feb 26, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/328741 Questions for discussion: What does this report say about leadership skills? Do you disagree with any items? What other suggestions or comments do you feel apply to this… Read more »

Meet the executives who have made Netflix food TV

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Description: If you want to understand how Netflix is reinventing every aspect of TV programming, consider how–and how fast–it’s changed food shows. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Feb 25, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310413/how-netflix-became-the-new-food-network?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02252019 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the way NetFlix has changed programming in this field? What other areas could follow a similar… Read more »

SPOS #659 – Hustle and Float With Rahaf Harfoush

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #659 – Host: Mitch Joel. We have been debating and discussing the power of technology, culture and humans for a long time. Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She teaches Innovation & Emerging… Read more »

How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s

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Description: Josh Mohrer, former general manager of Uber New York and now co-founder of Moving Capital, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss business in New York following the controversies with Uber and Amazon. How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/22/how-amazons-situation-in-new-york-compares-to-ubers.html Questions… Read more »

Everybody Makes Podcasts. Can Anyone Make Them Profitable?

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Description: The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 22, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-22/everybody-makes-podcasts-can-spotify-make-them-profitable?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report that would be of interest to developers. What are the barriers to profitability for developers?

How Forbes Is Digitally Transforming Itself

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Description: Revamping a century-old business magazine is like changing car tires at 100 mph, according to Salah Zalatimo, chief digital officer at Forbes. Like a Nascar pit crew, the team responsible for transforming a company like Forbes has to work quickly and precisely. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Feb 21, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-forbes-is-digitally-transforming-itself?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What… Read more »