Facebook Is Making Big Changes to Its Relationship With Data Brokers

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Description: Facebook is placing new limits on the data it shares with data brokers—companies like Acxiom and Oracle Data Cloud, which compile dossiers on consumers so as to make it easier for advertisers to target them with appropriate pitches. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: http://fortune.com/2018/03/29/facebook-data-brokers-changes/ Questions for discussion: What are the changes taking… Read more »

Bill Gates and Richard Branson are betting lab-grown meat might be the food of the future

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Description: Vegetarians have long touted the ethical and environmental problems with meat production and consumption. Start-ups such as MosaMeat, JUST and Memphis Meats are tissue-engineering meat in a lab to allow people to enjoy being a carnivore without any of the environmental or ethical hang-ups. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 23, 2018 Link:… Read more »

Over 1,000 miles on a single charge: A glimpse into the future of bus travel

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Description: Around the world, hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people use buses to get around towns and cities. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/future-travel-california-made-bus-travels-1000-miles-on-single-charge.html Questions for discussion: Why is this technological development so important for the environmental movement? Do you think governments should subsidize purchases through municipal bus… Read more »

In search of higher margins, Canada Goose to make more of its own luxury coats

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Description: Company plans to have as many as 20 stores by the end of 2020 from six now Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 21, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-goose-production-1.4586041 Questions for discussion: Explain the success of the firm from an operations management point of view. Why has domestic production helped increase margins? What else can management do to… Read more »

Facebook Has An App Problem

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Description:  But while the social media giant is most under fire, the problem is industry-wide. Source: FastCodesign.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90164921/facebook-has-an-app-problem Questions for discussion: How does the article describe and explain the problem? What are the solutions from a corporate and user point of view? Do you think users of Facebook and other… Read more »

Raise a glass! Your next hotel room might offer wine on tap

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Description: Forget space travel; this is the future we really need. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 8, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-08/your-next-hotel-room-might-have-wine-on-tap Questions for discussion: Who is the target market for this service? Why does this service make sense from an operations management point of view?

How Flipboard Sorts Through Hundreds of Thousands of Articles Each Day

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Description: AI drives recommendations, but humans still play a role Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/publishers-use-ai-for-content-recommendations-and-ad-targeting Questions for discussion: Summarize the description of how AI is used in publishing. Why are humans still needed, in your opinion?

The Challenges Publishers Face in Monetizing Digital Content

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Description: Publishers are increasing efforts to create subscription models that boost the bottom line Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/the-challenges-publishers-face-in-monetizing-digital-content?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What are the challenges facing the publishing industry? How are managers attempting to deal with the situation?

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 »

SPOS #609 – Denise Lee Yohn Fuses Branding And Culture

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Mirum Podcast – Episode #609 – Host: Mitch Joel. She has become the go-to person when it comes to creating brands that truly work. Denise Lee Yohn is not slowing down. Her latest business book, Fusion – How integrating brand and culture powers the world’s greatest companies, was just… Read more »