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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

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights in this discussion.
  • Do you agree with the analysis presented about how “stories” impact consumers?

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Description: How small businesses can start conversations with the right people and help build a solid online reputation — without breaking the bank

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/small-business/the-seven-step-social-media-method-to-grow-your-business?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Financial%20Post%20-%20Entrepreneur%202018-11-28&utm_term=FP_Entrepreneur

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about building a social media presence?
  • Do you agree with this advice?
  • What else should be considered, in your opinion?

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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?

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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?
  • Do you think this model will succeed?
  • What sort of programming would you watch via this non-scripted streaming model?
  • Why does Apple have a competitive advantage?

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Description: Mike Pritchett, CEO of Shootsta, says don’t spend too much money on it. Keep it simple, straightforward, easy and authentic.

Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EMq53-W6jM&feature=youtu.be

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Mike Pritchett say about video production techniques?
  • How would you rate this video in terms of the advice he presents?

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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?
  • Which advertisers should be most interested?

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Description: It’s a pretty amazing life. Karen Wickrehas been involved in the communications space for a very long time. She’s based in Silicon Valley, sits on many boards and has even been written about quite a few times (check out Chip Conley‘s latest book, Wisdom @ Work for more about her abilities to be an executive whisperer and EQ guide)..

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast report

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-646-healthier-networking-with-karen-wickre/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in this interview.
  • What else would you suggest to managers hoping to build their networks?

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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 contract to farmers different from selling them equipment?
  • Why is it easier to sell a service contract?

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Description: Cheeky employers may offer less-desirable working notice as negotiating tool to reduce severance package: Howard Levitt

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/executive/wrongful-dismissal-payouts-compensate-strictly-for-economic-loss-for-period-of-time

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about how managers should handle dismissal of employees?
  • What does the article say about managerial relations with employees during conflict periods related to dismissal?
  • How would you advise managers to deal with dismissals?

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Description: For Mackenzi Farquer, Small Business Saturday is a big deal.The owner of Queens, New York-based Lockwood gift shop, which sells kitchenware, clothing and paper goods, says there’s often barely room to stand in her locations on the retail holiday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/23/small-business-saturday-is-a-big-deal-to-independent-retailers.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think this promotional strategy works so well?
  • How can small businesses build on the customer experience during this period and carry it forward into the rest of the year?