What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom

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Description: Digital money has a very human vulnerability: psychology. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 17, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/what-could-kill-the-bitcoin-boom Questions for discussion: What does the report say about what is driving Bitcoin valuations? Should Bitcoin be considered “investing”? Should  managers use Bitcoin for payments?

Legalized marijuana in California opens floodgates for cannabis..

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Description: CNBC’s Aditi Roy takes a look at how cannabis companies are getting ready for what could be a huge opportunity in the Golden State. Legalized marijuana in California opens floodgates for cannabis companies from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 02, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/02/legalized-marijuana-in-california-opens-floodgates-for-cannabis-companies.html Questions for discussion: What are the prospects for… Read more »

Impossible Food’s Mission to Replace Meat

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Description: The company wants to end the use of animals in food production by 2035 Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 28, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/video/2017/12/19/impossible-foods-replace-meat/ Questions for discussion: Do you think this company can succeed in its stated goal? Which factors and trends suggest the firm can succeed? What the obstacles does it face?… Read more »

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

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Description: SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 29, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/dining/raw-water-unfiltered.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What is driving the development of this industry? How should managers establish prices for their product? How can… Read more »

Older Canadians forgoing retirement, working through golden years, census shows

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Description: The latest census data show more and more Canadians are choosing to eschew the traditional retirement age, whether for their health, their finances or just for the fun of it Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 29, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/retirement/older-canadians-forgoing-retirement-working-through-golden-years-census-2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. What should HR managers do with this… Read more »

The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

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Description: Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, Calif., shows how tough that could be. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 02, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/business/economy/single-family-home.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the relationship between the housing industry, governments, and local communties? How… Read more »

Your Favorite Radio Hits May Go Silent

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Description: Songwriters threaten to withhold their music if stations don’t give them a bigger share of revenue. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 22, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-22/your-favorite-radio-hits-may-go-silent Questions for discussion: Explain how the music industry pays royalties to artists. Do you think the artists can reasonably demand more from distributors? Is this a zero-sum game?

Businessperson of the Year

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Description: It starts with results. Each December, when we choose Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year, we focus first on CEOs who are delivering the goods. Through an exhaustive screening process, we rank companies by 12- and 36-month increases in profits, revenues, and stock performance, then go deeper to include factors like return on capital. (We… Read more »

WeWork Is Launching a Grade School for Budding Entrepreneurs

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Description: The fast-growing co-working company joins a growing list of billionaires trying to reshape American education with their influence and investments. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 06, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-06/wework-hits-education-with-an-entrepreneurial-school-for-kids Questions for discussion: How would you best describe the vision for WeWork? Do each of the currently active strategic businesses reflect the vision well? What other… Read more »

‘Fight the Man’ Ski Resort Leads Crowdfunding to Snub Vail

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Description: A tiny Canadian ski resort forged by Scandinavian miners chasing an 1890s gold rush has become the unlikely recipient of a record equity crowdfunding raise, tapping into powder hounds’ quest to fend off a wave of consolidation led by Vail Resorts Inc. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 01, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-01/-fight-the-man-ski-resort-leads-crowdfunding-to-snub-vail Questions for discussion: How is… Read more »