How to Train Your Brain for Success

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Description: It comes down to one simple thing: your morning routine. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 11, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/310200?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What are the lessons presented to managers in this podcast? What do you think of this advice?

For many factory towns, white collar job loss hurts the most

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Description: With the abandoned smokestacks off the bay and ramshackle factories along 12th Street, it’s easy to pin the blame for this industrial city’s plight on the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and Mexico. Source: Star-Telegram.com Date: Mar 7, 2018 Link: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article203862089.html Questions for discussion: What does this report say about the complexity of… Read more »

This House Can Be 3D-Printed For $4,000

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Description:  In rural El Salvador, a family living on $1.90 a day might live in a makeshift house with dirt floors, thin walls, and no running water. But next year, dozens of those families will move into one of the world’s first communities of 3D-printed homes. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 12, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40538464/this-house-can-be-3d-printed-for-4000?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03122018 Questions… Read more »

Ottawa to scrap IBM payroll plan gone awry, costing $1 billion

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Description: Canada plans to scrap a major IBM federal payroll plan that created chaos for thousands of government workers and will have cost the government almost $1 billion by the time it’s over. Source: BNN.ca Date: Mar 01, 2018 Link: https://www.bnn.ca/ottawa-to-scrap-ibm-payroll-plan-gone-awry-costing-1-billion-1.1014734 Questions for discussion: What lessons are to be learned from this fiasco by managers at… Read more »

Best Buy says goodbye to mobile phone stores

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Description: NEW YORK— Best Buy (BBY) is shuttering all 250 of its small-format mobile phone stores in the U.S., saying the locations have become less profitable. Source: CBS.com – video report Date: Mar 01, 2018 Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/best-buy-says-goodbye-to-mobile-phone-stores/ Questions for discussion: Why is management taking this action? How have consumer buying behaviors changed since these stores… Read more »

Just how shallow is the artificial intelligence talent pool?

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Description: It might be 10,000 or it might be 300,000. Whichever, ‘the talent shortage is real’ and the only solution is for universities and governments to fund more training Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 07, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-innovators/just-how-shallow-is-the-artificial-intelligence-talent-pool Questions for discussion: Why is it important for HR managers to know the numbers of skilled AI engineers?… Read more »

Lululemon CEO resigns after over 4 years at the helm

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Description: Vancouver-based apparel company says all employees must show ‘respect’ for each other Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 05, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lululemon-laurent-potdevin-resignation-1.4520956 Questions for discussion: Given the limited information available and the separation agreement in particular, do you think the board of directors has handled the situation properly? How do you think stakeholders such as customers,… Read more »

Amazon now delivers Whole Foods groceries in a few select cities

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Description: Two-hour delivery will be free and a one hour option costs $7.99 on orders of $35 or more. Amazon now delivers Whole Foods groceries in a few select cities from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 08, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/02/08/amazon-now-delivers-whole-foods-groceries-in-a-few-select-cities.html Questions for discussion: How is management capitalizing on the synergies of these… Read more »

Women, it’s time to reach for those leadership roles

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Description: Oprah Winfrey, in her electrifying speech at the Golden Globes, said that things are changing. Source: Chicagotribune.com Date: Jan 22, 2018 Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-women-it-s-time-to-reach-for-those-leadership-roles-20180122-story.html Questions for discussion: What does the writer say to women about leadership? Do you agree with her assessments and advice?

Building The Best Creative Teams With Todd Henry

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Mirum Podcast – Episode #603 – Host: Mitch Joel. There is no doubt that when it comes to writing business books on the creative process and how it flows in business today, Todd Henry is the gold standard. Source: Sixpixels.mirumagency.com – podcast Date: Jan 28, 2018 Link: http://sixpixels.mirumagency.com/podcast/archives/spos-603—building-the-best-creative-teams-with-todd-henry/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Marketing+and+Communications+Insights+Podcast+-+Mitch+Joel+at+Twist+Image%29… Read more »