Apple needs a winner besides the iPhone, and it’s got three possibilities in the pipeline, HSBC says

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Description:  Apple needs a new product, as iPhone sales slow and drag the company’s stock lower, and it has three possible winners in the pipeline already, according to HSBC analysts. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/04/apples-new-winner-besides-the-iphone-could-be-ar-car-or-health-hsbc.html Questions for discussion: What are the new products in the pipeline? How can revenue be generated… Read more »

Big Tuna Finds a Scapegoat: Millennials

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Description: Why are we suddenly talking about canned tuna and millennials? The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that overall consumption of the packaged fish has declined by more than 40 percent in the United States over the last three decades, according to the Department of Agriculture. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 04, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/business/canned-tuna-millennials.html Questions… Read more »

This uncommon design shop is the anti-Amazon

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Description: After a three-year hiatus, the husband-wife duo behind Kiosk, the revered concept store, return with a new collection–just in time for the holidays. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Dec 04, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90274173/kiosk-the-cult-status-design-store-is-back Questions for discussion: Is this really such a unique business model? Do you think it can find a large enough market in order… Read more »

Podcast | The Charm of Social Stories

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Description:  In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” analyst Debra Aho Williamson joins us in the studio to talk about social stories—what she calls a 21st Century daily diary. What is it about stories that users and advertisers alike seem to find so appealing? Source: eMarketer.com – podcast Date: Dec 04, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-the-charm-of-social-stories?ecid=NL1001… Read more »

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Has 99 Pages of Business Ideas

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Description: She’s CEO of a billion-dollar brand, but she’s always looking to invent the next big thing. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 28, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322936?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose Sara Blakely has been so successful as an entrepreneur and manager? Why is it important to “know your limits”, according to Sara Blakely?

Whatever Apple’s Tim Cook decides to do with video ‘could explode’: Discovery CEO

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Description:  Discovery CEO David Zaslav told CNBC that Apple’s video streaming service “could explode” when it launches next year, because CEO Tim Cook and video head Eddy Cue have the connections they need: subscribers. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/28/tim-cooks-plans-for-apple-video-could-explode-discovery-ceo.html Questions for discussion: What distinguishes the Discovery business model from scripted television?… Read more »

How Dollar Shave Club Approaches Podcasting

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Description: The podcast ad market is taking off as people increasingly tune in. But large brand advertisers still want better measurement and analytics before they really buy in. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Nov 27, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-dollar-shave-club-approaches-podcasting?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What does the research data say about the growth in podcasting? Why do you think this medium is growing in popularity?… Read more »

Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology

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Description:  Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England’s Hampshire countryside. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Date: Nov 25, 2018 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/robots-field-farms-embracing-autonomous-124224230.html Questions for discussion: How is technology changing agriculture? How is offering a robotic service… Read more »

$9 million and a lifetime of bragging rights are on the line for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

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Description:  It’s golf, but not as we know it. Friday sees two of the game’s greats go head to head, with no trophy or major title to be won. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/23/9-million-and-a-lifetime-of-bragging-rights-on-the-line-for-tiger-woods-and-phil-mickelson.html Questions for discussion: Do you think this format will succeed? Explain why. Would it succeed… Read more »

It will take much bigger thinking if Canada is to compete with giants in the ideas economy

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Description: Kevin Carmichael: Generating economic growth from ideas instead of goods will require different policies than the ones with which we have become comfortable Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 15, 2018 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/technology/it-will-take-much-bigger-thinking-if-canada-is-to-compete-with-giants-in-the-ideas-economy#comments-area Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the future vision for Canadian companies if GDP is to grow substantially? Do you… Read more »