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 »

How work friendships can help—and hurt—your career

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Description: Do you have a work bestie? It can be good for your career and your overall well-being, according to a new study by LinkedIn. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Feb 26, 2019 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-work-friendships-can-helpand-hurtyour-career-173701272.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about relationships and their affect on career development? What do you think about… Read more »

Meet the executives who have made Netflix food TV

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Description: If you want to understand how Netflix is reinventing every aspect of TV programming, consider how–and how fast–it’s changed food shows. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Feb 25, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310413/how-netflix-became-the-new-food-network?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02252019 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the way NetFlix has changed programming in this field? What other areas could follow a similar… Read more »

A Seat at the Head of the Table

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Description:   From the 1970s into the ’90s, women made serious progress in the workplace. Then that progress stalled, especially at the top. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 21, 2019 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/21/magazine/women-corporate-america.html Questions for discussion: What does this report say about the progress made by women in management ranks? What are the barriers and solutions presented?

How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s

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Description: Josh Mohrer, former general manager of Uber New York and now co-founder of Moving Capital, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss business in New York following the controversies with Uber and Amazon. How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/22/how-amazons-situation-in-new-york-compares-to-ubers.html Questions… Read more »

Why college is so expensive in America

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Description: Why college is so expensive in America Why college is so expensive in America from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/02/why-college-expensive-higher-education-student-loan-debt.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about the state of the “college education industry” today. What draws people to college? Should students pay for college… Read more »

Google sister company wants a cut of Toronto’s property taxes for developing smart city

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Description: Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants a cut of Toronto’s revenue to build out its vision of a futuristic data-driven smart city. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 15, 2019 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/google-sister-company-wants-cut-torontos-property-taxes-developing-smart-city-164129521.html Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to this thinking for the firms and for governments? Do you think firms should be pushing for… Read more »

Anheuser-Busch tries to make amends with corn farmers after Super Bowl ad

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Description: New York (CNN)Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, is looking to make amends with the National Corn Growers Association after the beer giant aired commercials with the slogan “brewed with no corn syrup” during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Feb 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/business/anheuser-busch-corn-super-bowl/index.html Questions for discussion: Why was… Read more »

A tale of two toymakers: Mattel soars, Hasbro sinks, but there’s more to the story

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Description: On Friday shares of Mattel continued to soar after a strong earnings beat on Thursday, while shares of rival Hasbro sank, the result of a poor earnings showing before the bell. But there is more going on than these stock moves show. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 08, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/08/a-tale-of-two-toy-makers-mattel-soars-hasbro-sinks.html Questions for discussion: Why did Mattel stock price… Read more »

Apple needs a new retail strategy

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Description: New York (CNN Business)The Apple Store is at a crossroads. Its CEO is stepping down, and the iPhone, its most important product, is in a major slump. That’s bad news for Apple in the near-term — but a major opportunity for the Apple Store to take on an even bigger role for the company. Source:… Read more »