Amazon wants a second North American HQ and Toronto is applying for it

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Description: The company is asking local and state governments, including ones in Canada, to submit proposals for a development that will likely cost more than US$5 billion over the next 15 to 17 years and give the winning city or town an enormous economic boost. Source: Date: Sep 07, 2017 Link: Questions for discussion:… Read more »

From Sex Object to Gritty Woman: The Evolution of Women in Stock Photos

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Description: In 2007, the top-selling image for the search term “woman” in Getty Image’s library of stock photography was a naked woman lying on a bed, gazing at the camera with a towel draped over her bottom half. In 2017, it’s a woman hiking a rocky trail in Banff National Park, alone on the edge of a cliff… Read more »

How to Stand Out At Work

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Description: Advice from Clique Media Group CEO Katherine Power Source: – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented to women in this report by Katherine Power. How might her suggestions possibly cause problems with coworkers or managers?

Startup grads ask an expert: How do you sell a product still in development?

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Description: Today, Lexi Kaplan of Lumos Energy Strips asks how to sell a product before it’s finished being developed. Source: – video report Date: Sep 23, 2016 Link: Questions for Discussions: What are the problems related to trying to sell a product still in development? What are the recommendations provided by Reza Satchu?… Read more »

Productivity Tips from ClassPass CEO Payal Kadakia

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Description: Kadakia is number 32 on this year’s 40 Under 40 list. Source: – video report Date: Sep 23, 2016 Link: Questions for Discussions: What does CEO Payal Kadakia recommend? How does this level of simplification help structure her work?

Swiss to vote on CEO pay

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Description: Switzerland goes to vote on capping CEO pay to 12 times the pay received by the lowest paid employee in the company. The reasoning behind this referendum is to maintain some level of parity among the highest and the lowest earners in the country. Source: CBC Date: Nov. 21, 2013 Video Link: Questions… Read more »

Why are CEOs paid so highly?

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Description: Over the last two decades nearly 40% of highly paid CEOs in the U.S. were either fired, arrested or bailed out by taxpayers. These statistics casts doubt on the whether CEOs should be paid so highly. Source: CBC Date: August 30, 2013 Video Link: Questions for Discussion: Do CEOs deserve such astronomical salaries?… Read more »

CEO turnover highest in three years

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Description: A recent U.S. report finds that CEO turnover at U.S. companies is at its highest in the last three years with nearly 128 CEOs announcing their departures in the month of July alone. This represented a 54% increase over the same time last year. Source: Financial Post Date: August 7, 2013 Text Link:… Read more »