SPOS #662 – Paul Jarvis Is A Company of One

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Description:  Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #662 – Host: Mitch Joel. What kind of business do you want to build? What kind of business do you really want to work for? It’s true that we live a world where we can choose to do so many interesting and different things… and we… Read more »

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 »

The Life of a CEO: Set the Direction, Communicate Often and Be Inspiring

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Description: In this new series, I’ll be interviewing top CEOs about how they lead day-to-day. Andi Owen, who took over as CEO of furniture maker Herman Miller in August 2018, shared some candid insights about what she has learned in her new role, and why her comfort zone is a steep learning curve. Source: LinkedIn.com Date: Mar 18,… Read more »

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

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Description: Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 18, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/299944?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Do you think these skills are commonly found amongst good performing employees? How can HRM cultivate these skills while employees work?

Lori Loughlin dropped from Hallmark, production halted on several Vancouver-filmed projects

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Description: Hallmark announced Thursday that it was cutting ties with the actress, a longtime star of the network’s Christmas movies, as well as its Garage Sale Mysteries TV movies Source: VancouverSun.com – video report Date: Mar 15, 2019 Link: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/lori-loughlin-dropped-from-hallmark-production-halted-on-several-vancouver-filmed-projects Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social responsibility issues facing Hallmark management and… Read more »

Facebook’s Crisis Management Algorithm R

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Description:  One year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg says the company really cares. Then why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology? Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 16, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-facebook-neverending-crisis/?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What are the problems generated by FB and how has management dealt with them? How do you think… Read more »

Want a stronger economy? Support financially literate girls and women

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Description: Ensuring that girls and women, in particular, understand the basics of personal finance and economics — not just to be ready for rainy days but also to plan for a successful financial life — is critical for at least two key reasons: American women often live longer than men and more frequently manage their… 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 »

How a Halifax brewery is working to break down craft beer stereotypes

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Description: At Good Robot Brewing, diversity isn’t just found in the staff, it’s in the clients they try to attract Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 24, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/good-robot-brewing-diversity-nova-scotia-microbreweries-1.5026356 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about efforts to increase diversity in the firm and industry? Why can diversity improve operations, according to the report?… 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 »