This Vancouver theatre company is proving the arts are anything but the antithesis of successful business

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Description:  Business and the arts often appear to be at odds, but the truth is that the best arts showcases are also very good at business. It makes sense, since both follow a similar path, in that they design a product or service, create it, promote it and sell it. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 23,… Read more »

Elon Musk vs. the Trolls

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Description: Are business rivals behind online attacks on the Tesla CEO? Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/elon-musk-vs-the-trolls Questions for Discussions: What are the online publishing risks facing executives and their businesses? How can they counter these risks?

3 Ways to Incorporate Key Stakeholders Into Your Podcasts (and Benefit From It)

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Description: Podcasts nurture leads, meaning they nurture revenue — especially when it comes to younger audiences. Source: Entrerpreneur.com Date: Nov 18, 2016 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/283669 Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about strategies for podcasting success? Select a hypothetical client and create a short description of a podcast you would create following the guidelines in… Read more »

The Last Days of Target

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Description:  The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death Source: CanadianBusiness.com Date: Nov 01, 2016 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/the-last-days-of-target-canada/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize the highlights of Target’s demise as presented in this report. Do you think this assessment is a fair criticism of management?

Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World

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Description: Elon Musk is up against a starkly different agenda, but the energy transition he invigorated can’t be stopped. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 03, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-11/tesla-s-future-in-trump-s-world Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about how Tesla might be affected by governmental decisions? Do you think the Tesla business model is… Read more »

Canada’s outstanding CEO of the year: Air Canada’s Calin Rovinescu

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Description:  Cash-rich Japanese banks started becoming big players in the niche but lucrative aircraft financing market earlier this decade as it gets better spreads and is perceived to be safer than other corporate loans since a jet can be sold in the event of a default. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 01, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/financial-post-magazine/canadas-outstanding-ceo-of-the-year-air-canadas-calin-rovinescu Questions… Read more »

This Is How Modern Political Advertising Works

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Description: EVP of MDC Partners Michael Bassik explains Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 03, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2eiLvm6 Questions for discussion: Why do you think digital advertising is growing in the political environment? What are the advantages and disadvantages related to using this technology over traditional media when dealing with political communications and branding?

Meet the Startup Founder Behind E-Commerce Company Cosmic

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Description: Alex Adelman has already built and sold his company to PopSugar Inc. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 21, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2eC9UoE Questions for discussion: What does Cosmic do for buyers and sellers? How is Alex Adelman a typical entrepreneur?