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Description: $TSLAQ is an informal collection of obsessives pushing back against the cult of Elon.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 23, 2020

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-22/the-tesla-tslaq-skeptics-who-bet-against-elon-musk?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the criticisms of Tesla management operations and Elon Musk in particular, as reported in the article.
  • How much influence to you think Randeep Hothi has on management, customers and investors?

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Description: ZipRecruiter’s CEO says these three things will get your resume thrown out before you get in the door

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 22, 2020

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/23/how-to-write-your-resume-when-filling-out-online-job-applications.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the key suggestions for job applicants?
  • Why do you think Ian Siegel is making these specific suggestions?

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Description: Unless you’re Jim Halpert and enjoy spending most of your time pranking Dwight, most of us want to become more efficient at work. Not only is this beneficial for your career, but it can also help maintain a healthy work-life balance. But how can you become more adept at work? Well, here are 25-time management strategies that you should implement.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Jan 23, 2020

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/345092?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize and evaluate the suggestions presented in this article.
  • Which three items do you think are most important for managers? Why?

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Description: Needs a partner to cut costs and compete against China’s rail giant

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Jan 24, 2020

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/bombardier-scrambles-to-craft-rail-merger-with-alstom-hitachi-sources-2

Questions for discussion:

  • From an operations management point of view, why does a merger make sense for Bombardier?
  • How important is scale of operations for these competitors?

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Description: The future of the auto industry isn’t horsepower or style when it comes to autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services. It’s a box.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 23, 2020

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/debut-of-gms-cruise-origin-shows-the-future-of-ride-hailing-autonomous-vehicles-is-a-box.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the projected future for this industry, as described in the report.
  • Create a more detailed business plan that you believe would allow local authorities to adopt this technology.

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Description: How companies like Google and IBM plan to profit from quantum computing

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 23, 2020

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/17/how-quantum-computing-works-google-ibm-dwave-amazon.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas and issues facing the firms involved in the quantum computing environment.
  • What are some of the applications and opportunities, according to the report?

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Description: Boeing’s new CEO, Dave Calhoun, has a daunting to-do list when he takes the reins at the company’s Chicago headquarters on Monday: improving the plane-maker’s strained relationships with regulators and airline customers, winning back public trustand getting the 737 Max — grounded for almost a year after two deadly crashes — flying again.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 13, 2020

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/boeings-new-ceo-calhoun-has-little-margin-for-error-in-737-max-scandal.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the challenges facing new management as it attempts to change the culture of the firm.
  • How should this be done?
  • Do you think it will be difficult?

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Description: Three of the most common key performance indicators (KPIs) for email are still open rate, clickthrough rate and click-to-open rate. But figures from email service and marketing technology providers show variations in those KPIs in North America depending on a variety of factors, including geography, industry, seasonality and the types of email messages being sent.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Jan 02, 2020

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/should-you-still-be-using-email-benchmarks?ecid=NL1009

Questions for discussion:

  • How should management be looking at the metrics traditionally used to measure performance?
  • Do you agree?
  • What else should they consider?

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Description: Every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes a letter outlining his goals for the coming year, including personal challenges. These missives talk about his own growth, as well as acting as a manifesto for Facebook in the coming year. Often, you need to spend a little time reading between the lines to understand what’s really being said here. This year, Zuckerberg highlighted five issues he sees dominating the next decade of tech. Let’s dig in.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Jan 10, 2020

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/344863?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas Mark Zuckerberg is thinking about with respect to new policies and strategies for Facebook and social media.
  • Where do you see social media going in the future?
  • Do you think there should be greater managerial control exercised over content on social media?

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Description: One to watch: SOTI doesn’t have a cool office, deep-pocketed investors or scads of venture capital to burn through and yet is a big player in its field

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Dec 16, 2019

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/entrepreneur-carl-rodrigues-has-thrown-out-the-standard-tech-playbook-and-his-strategy-appears-to-be-working

Questions for discussion:

  • How is the growth and success of the firm different from typical technology firms?
  • How would you describe the entrepreneurial attitude and thinking of the firm’s owners?