How to Stand Out At Work

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Description: Advice from Clique Media Group CEO Katherine Power Source: – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented to women in this report by Katherine Power. How might her suggestions possibly cause problems with coworkers or managers?

Tesla recalls all Model S sedans

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Description: Tesla is recalling all its 90,000 Model S sedans worldwide after a customer reported that her seat belt became disconnected. This is the largest recall by Tesla yet. Interestingly, the recall was made after only one complaint. Source: CBC Date: November 20, 2015 Text Link: Questions for Discussion: Will this recall affect Tesla’s… Read more »

Hewlett-Packard – A monumental split

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Description: On Monday November 2, 2015, HP—valued at $50 billion—will split in two equally sized companies. The split is the latest rehabilitation effort to turnaround the company. However, this strategy is in contrast to the consolidation strategy prevalent in the IT sector Source: Financial Times Date: November 01, 2015 Video and Text Link: Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

Volkswagen: From socially responsible to a social outcast

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Description: Volkswagen represents an interesting case. It spent $77 million advertising its clean and environmentally friendly diesel engine in the American market, while its engineers were rigging these engines with software that tricked emission tests – a case of “greenwashing” the consumers. Source: The New York Times Date: October 17, 2015 Text Link: Questions… Read more »

Offshore tax havens

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Description: Many large corporations offshore their money in tax havens to avoid paying taxes in their country. Large accounting and consulting firms often help wealthy clients to hide their money in tax havens. Source: CBC Date: October 6, 2015 Video Link: Questions for Discussion: What are tax havens and how do they work? Is… Read more »

Volkswagen in deep crisis

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Description: Volkswagen (VW) may have landed itself in a crisis that is unprecedented in modern memory. Their act of installing a device to mislead regulators will surely result in a massive number of litigations. Source: CBC Date: September 22, 2015 Video Link: Questions for Discussion: Explain the sequence of events that led to VW’s crisis?… Read more »

Twitter CEO’s journey from stardom to obscurity

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Description: Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, once the darling of the employees, board of directors, media and even the Wall Street—in 2013, he was named Time’s 10 most influential tech CEOs, ran into major trouble with the investors. Recently, Dick Costolo resigned as Twitter’s CEO, much to the delight of the investors. Source: Fortune Date: June… Read more »

Lavish executive pay on the rise

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  Description: With increasing shareholder discontent towards lavish executive pay, one would assume that high executive pay will be curbed. However, the opposite seems true. In the U.S. C.E.O. pay has risen on average 12 percent annually. Source: New York Times Date: May 16, 2015 Video Link: Questions for Discussion: Why has executive pay… Read more »

CEO pay boosted by fellow CEOs

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Description: A recent study finds that fellow CEOs may boost CEO pay. Some boards include CEOs of other firms, who might also benefit from voting for a raise in a CEO pay. Source: CBC Date: April 09, 2015 Video Link: Questions for Discussion: What does the study reveal about CEO pay? Do you feel… Read more »