CEO dismissals highest since 2003

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Description: A study on CEOs of S&P 500 companies reveals that the number of CEOs dismissed is the highest since 2003. Source: Financial Post Date: June 18 2013 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/06/18/ceo-dismissals-highest-in-almost-a-decade-study/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of the reasons for the high number of CEO dismissals? Do you see this trend to continue for the… Read more »

Loblaw on Bangladesh

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Description: Following the tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh, Loblaw decided to compensate the families of the victims and to continue their operations in the country. They also stressed that they will increasingly audit the working conditions at their outsourced factories. Source: CBC Date: May 02 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2382985825/?page=2 Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

Roger’s CEO Stepping Down

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Description: Nadir Mohamed, after spending five years as the CEO of one of Canada’s largest companies, Rogers Communications Inc., is retiring in January 2014.    Source: CBC Date: February 15 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2335379273/ Questions for Discussion: In your view, did Rogers gain or lose during the time Nadir was its CEO? What were some… Read more »

BlackBerry CEO on BB10 launch

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Description: BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins discusses the launch of BB10 and what it means for BlackBerry. Source: Global BC Date: January 30 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2330824882/  Questions for Discussion: Do you agree BB10 is the device that can make or break BlackBerry? Do you see BlackBerry retaining the top position in the near future? What… Read more »

Women Entrepreneurs

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Description: Women entrepreneurs are growing fast. Recent research has found distinct differences between women investors and women business leaders. Source: Financial Post Date: October 19 2012 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/19/women-in-business-embrace-risk/ Questions for Discussion: What are possible reasons for such as fast growth of women entrepreneurs? What in your view are some of the differences among women and… Read more »

McDonald’s growth

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McDonald’s new chief executive Don Thompson, who has taken over Mr. Jim Skinner, continues to emphasize on diversification despite the reduction in the compound annual growth rate of the firm’s overseas assets. Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-news/global-exchange/financial-times/mcdonalds-growth-supersize-me/article2379161/) Questions: Do you think having an earlier CEO like Mr. Skinner has raised the bar for Mr. Thompson? How would we have… Read more »

Ontario 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Dani Reiss, CEO of Canada Goose was selected as “Ontario 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and  received a “Business-to-consumer products and services” award. National and Ontario director of Entrepreneur of the Year, Colleen McMorrow mentions that Entrepreneurs need to have a strong frame of mind, and they should be innovative and risk… Read more »

Sony’s marketing plan

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Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer’s speech at Wall Street Journal event last week compared and contrasted Sony’s achievements and goals with its admired competitor, Steve Job’s “Apple”. While Sony focuses on multiple products, Apple focuses on a few items with its main emphasis on marketing of those products. Sony has seen a consistent loss in… Read more »

Golf Legend/Leader Passes

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The golf world mourns the passing of legend Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros. The Spaniard was known primarily as the showman that led the Europeans to victory over the United States in the 1985 Ryder Cup. However, golf insiders know that Ballesteros also accumulated a record 50 European titles and 90 tournament wins, which include two British… Read more »

M: Legendary Leadership

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When John Wooden died June 4, 2010 at the age of 99, the basketball community lost a living legend. As coach of the UCLA Bruins, Coach Wooden experienced unprecedented (and unduplicated) success. As a player, he won a national championship at Purdue University. He was a three-time All-American. As a coach, he won 10 national… Read more »