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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:   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?

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Description: Companies may know that more advanced attribution practices are needed to prove marketing value in today’s complex media world, but that doesn’t mean they understand, or easily embrace, these practices.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Mar 01, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/fewer-than-10-of-us-marketers-think-their-company-s-attribution-knowledge-is-excellent?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the problem facing managers, according to this research?
  • What are the recommendations?

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Description: Although many students may sulk at requiring additional classes, a finance class will create beneficial knowledge for the next generation of career-oriented adults. Source: KSUSentinel.com Date: Mar 04, 2019 Link: http://ksusentinel.com/2019/03/04/opinion-finance-course-should-be-required/ Questions for discussion:
  • What are the primary arguments for making a course mandatory?
  • Do you think it would help solve personal financial problems such as the burden of debt?
  • Would it make for better employees entering the workforce?
  • What content would you recommend for an undergraduate course in personal finance?