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 »

12 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

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Description:   You’ll do fine if you look at leadership as a responsibility and not as an ego trip. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Feb 26, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/328741 Questions for discussion: What does this report say about leadership skills? Do you disagree with any items? What other suggestions or comments do you feel apply to this… Read more »

Why Is Mobile App Ad Viewability So Hard To Measure?

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Description: Because of in-app ad spend’s recent surge, getting accurate in-app viewability measurements is a big deal for mobile marketers. We forecast that $77.03 billion will be spent on in-app advertising in the US this year, up 25.1% over 2018. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Feb 25, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/why-is-mobile-app-ad-viewability-so-hard-to-measure?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points… 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 »

SPOS #659 – Hustle and Float With Rahaf Harfoush

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #659 – Host: Mitch Joel. We have been debating and discussing the power of technology, culture and humans for a long time. Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She teaches Innovation & Emerging… Read more »

SNC-Lavalin CEO says company plans to vigorously defend itself as political scandal unfolds

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Description: The CEO of SNC-Lavalin says the company plans to “vigorously defend” itself in the court case as the centre of the unfolding political scandal in Ottawa, and says the company’s hard-working employees are being used “as pucks in a political hockey game.” Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 22, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/snc-lavalin-losses-fourth-quarter-dividend-slashed-1.5029425 Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

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 »

Warren Buffett’s Big Consumer Bets Bite Back

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Description: Warren Buffett has warned investors to stay in their circle of competence when it comes to bets. But now, more than 30 years after Buffett started plowing money into Coca-Cola Co., the rules of the consumer-product game have changed. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Feb 22, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-22/buffett-s-consumer-bets-bite-as-kraft-coca-cola-face-pressure?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Why did… Read more »

Everybody Makes Podcasts. Can Anyone Make Them Profitable?

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Description: The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 22, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-22/everybody-makes-podcasts-can-spotify-make-them-profitable?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report that would be of interest to developers. What are the barriers to profitability for developers?

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 »