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Description: Some conventional wisdom isn’t so wise. Productivity experts weigh in on some commonly held beliefs that are just wrong.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Jan 04, 2019

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90280925/6-common-beliefs-about-productivity-that-are-total-lies

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think these ideas about productivity have become popular?
  • Do you subscribe to any of these beliefs?
  • What are possible managerial problems associated with these beliefs?

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Description:  Looking ahead to key digital trends in 2019, eMarketer’s analysts render a bad news/good news pair of predictions for Facebook.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Dec 04, 2018

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/predicting-some-bad-news-and-good-news-for-facebook-in-2019

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about expected online viewing behaviors?
  • What does this mean for online businesses and FB in particular?

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Description: Unhappy in your job? It’s possible you’re an entrepreneur.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Jan 01, 2019

Link:  https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/324979?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this list is a fair guide to someone considering an entrepreneurial career?
  • What else would you suggest?

Posted by & filed under Compensation & Benefits, Decision Making, Diversity, Human Resource Management, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Planning, Social Responsibility, Teams, Technology.

Description: Recruiting website Glassdoor has released its annual ranking of Canada’s top employers, and this year software companies are taking home much of the hardware.

Source: BNNBloombeg.com

Date: Dec 05, 2018

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/these-are-canada-s-top-places-to-work-in-2019-according-to-glassdoor-1.1178136

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about what employees want in their work environment?
  • Why do you suppose more companies do not provide the same benefits?
  • What lessons are there here for Canadian managers?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Compensation & Benefits, Decision Making, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Ethics, Global Management, Human Resource Management, Individual Behavior, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Organizational Change, Planning, Social Responsibility, Teams.

Description: Not only are there still very few women in tech jobs, the ones who are there leave at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. Here is why and what we can do about it.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90274067/this-is-why-women-leave-jobs-in-tech?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=12062018

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do women leave jobs in tech, according to the report?
  • What are the solutions suggested in the report?
  • Do you have other advice to offer?

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Description: CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how to use Apple Watch’s built-in ECG monitor.

Source: CNN.com – video report

Date: Dec 04, 2018

Link:  https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2018/12/05/apple-watch-ecg-app-health-review.cnn-business/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this device will significantly increase consumer choice for Apple in place of other brands?
  • Who is the target market for this and other health related technology devices that Apple could produce?
  • What sorts of products and services would you think Apple should develop?

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Description: Asian indices plummeted today—Nikkei 225 down 1.9%, Hang Seng down 2.5%, Shanghai Composite down 1.7%—and Europe’s Stoxx 600 is down 1.9% at the time of writing. The main catalyst for the continuation of this week’s selloff was the arrest in Canada of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: http://fortune.com/2018/12/06/huawei-cfo-arrest-stock-market-today/

Questions for discussion:

  • How has the arrest affected the stock market?
  • How should management of the firm deal with this problem?
  • What do you think this story is about?

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Description: Apple is in advanced talks to buy rights to a gritty Israeli TV show called “Nevelot” (English translation: “Bastards”) and adapt it for the U.S., beating out bids from competitors including Showtime, FX and Amazon, according to several people with knowledge of the deal.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/apple-pursuing-violent-israeli-show-nevelot-richard-gere-to-star.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is Apple TV searching for its “Breaking Bad” series?
  • How would this reposition the brand?
  • Do you think it is a good strategy?

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Description:  Mobile video advertisers are on the hunt for ways to make their ads more engaging, and not just another commercial consumers have to tolerate. Rewarded video ads—also known as value exchange ads—seem like the answer. But are the benefits worth the cost?

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/rewarded-video-helps-mobile-advertisers-move-on-from-impressions?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the concept behind “rewarded video”?
  • What does the report say about the effectiveness of this strategy?
  • Do you think it should be developed by more firms?
  • What are some rewards that could be offered by some firms?

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Description: The head of the union representing General Motors Co. workers in Oshawa, Ont. says he’s ready to do whatever it takes to save jobs amid the U.S. automaker’s global reorganization – even if it means mass walkouts in U.S. and Canadian plants.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/dias-says-he-d-shut-down-every-gm-plant-to-save-oshawa-jobs-1.1174140

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the issues as reported and as you see things.
  • What would you advise Unifor, GM, and the various levels of government?
  • How do you think this story will play out?