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Description: Hallmark announced Thursday that it was cutting ties with the actress, a longtime star of the network’s Christmas movies, as well as its Garage Sale Mysteries TV movies

Source: VancouverSun.com – video report

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Link: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/lori-loughlin-dropped-from-hallmark-production-halted-on-several-vancouver-filmed-projects

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the ethical and social responsibility issues facing Hallmark management and others in this situation?
  • What would you advise the players, in light of the economic and employment fallout?
  • What lessons are there for managers to learn from this debacle?

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Description:  One year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg says the company really cares. Then why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology?

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-facebook-neverending-crisis/?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the problems generated by FB and how has management dealt with them?
  • How do you think the future will unfold for FB in terms of users’ behaviors and government imposed controls on content?
  • What is an ideal algorithm and company policy, in your opinion?

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Description: Ensuring that girls and women, in particular, understand the basics of personal finance and economics — not just to be ready for rainy days but also to plan for a successful financial life — is critical for at least two key reasons: American women often live longer than men and more frequently manage their household’s finances.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/want-a-stronger-economy-support-financially-literate-girls-and-women.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the arguments presented for increasing financial literacy, particularly for women?
  • Do you think this is a social issue?
  • What are the related issues for individuals, families, and society as a whole?

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Description: NotCo, a Chilean startup that makes plant-based food alternatives to mayo, milk, and ice cream just got millions in funding from Bezos Expeditions, the Amazon founder’s investment group.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Mar 08, 2019

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90316486/how-vegan-mayonnaise-convinced-jeff-bezos-to-make-his-first-investment-in-south-america?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03082019

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the development of alternative plant-based foods?
  • Do you think this is a fad with limited potential growth globally or a new direction for the food industry?

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Description: It’s being called the largest private real-estate development in the history of the United States: Hudson Yards, a collection of shopping centers, restaurants, apartments and office buildings on Manhattan’s west side.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-yorks-super-mall-hudson-yards-opens-this-weekend-and-here-are-the-reviews-so-far-2019-03-15?mod=mw_theo_homepage

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is this development concept controversial?
  • Who are the likely target customers?
  • Can this mall draw shoppers away from traditional shopping and tourist districts in NYC, in your opinion?

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Description: Will cross $200 million by 2020

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/us-esports-ad-revenues-will-grow-25-in-2019?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening in this area of entertainment?
  • Besides advertising, what else is driving revenue growth in this industry?

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Description: Women’s jobs in Canada are more at risk from automation, because they hold more than half of the roles that face an “elevated threat,” according to a recent study from the Royal Bank of Canada.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Mar 08, 2019

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-s-jobs-more-at-risk-from-automation-in-canada-rbc-1.1225385

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about women in business and how management can help promote participation at higher levels?
  • Is education a critical factor in determining women’s participation in management, according to the report?
  • What would you advise businesses and governments to do to increase participation?

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Description:   Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy? It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University,asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/4-signs-youre-the-annoying-person-in-the-office-and-what-to-do-about-it.html Questions for discussion:
  • What are the behaviors that annoy co-workers?
  • What are the potential consequences for team performance?
  • How should HRM deal with this research?

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Mar 02, 2019

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the problems related to production and marketing in the fashion industry?
  • What are the recommended solutions?
  • Do you think businesses and consumers will respond to these solutions?

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Description: A study released in January found out how much people would need to be paid to deactivate their Facebook accounts for four weeks: “The median valuation was around $100 dollars a month,” Stanford economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who co-authored the study told Recode.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/stanford-nyu-study-what-youd-have-to-pay-people-to-get-off-facebook.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about FB users and their attitudes towards social media in general?
  • What should FB management take away from this research?