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Description: Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving won’t play for the team during the 2021-22 season as long as he remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, the team announced.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nbas-nets-will-not-allow-star-kyrie-irving-to-play-this-season-until-he-is-vaccinated-11634053039?mod=home-page

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the managerial implications for this decision?
  • What impact do you think it will have on other businesses and employees dealing with the same issue of employees refusing to be vaccinated?

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Description: Following a whistleblower’s well-documented public accusations that Facebook prioritizes money over the public good, a Facebook executive went on the Sunday news shows to announce new controls meant to better protect teens using its platforms.

Source: MediaPost.com

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367667/facebook-trumpets-plan-to-nudge-teens-to-stop-fi.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123917&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ

Questions for discussion:

  • What is FB proposing as a solution to the recent criticism aimed at it?
  • Do you think this strategy is an appropriate managerial response?
  • What would you advise?

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Description: Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home even after its offices begin to reopen next year.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/amazon-to-let-managers-decide-how-often-employees-come-into-the-office.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the options available to individuals and teams working at Amazon.
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks to this sort of organization shift?
  • What do you think of the decision?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #796 – Host: Mitch Joel. Internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading engineers, Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera has led an amazing career. Indira has been awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Peter Lougheed award for leadership in public policy and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering. A former president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira has honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Montréal and the University of Western Ontario. She is also the first woman president ever at the University of Alberta. Indira is a member of the board of directors for Scotiabank and Magna International, and a member of the advisory board for Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award. She serves on the boards of the Asia-Pacific Foundation and the Rideau Hall Foundation. Most recently, she has co-authored the book, Nerve – Lessons on Leadership From Two Women Who Went First with Martha Piper. This is a conversation about leadership, mentorship and the different routes to lead. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: Sixpixels.com – podcast

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-796-indira-samarasekera-on-leadership-and-nerve/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key messages about leadership presented in this conversation.
  • What are your thoughts about some of these points?

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend.

Source: Gallup.com

Date: Oct 07, 2021

Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/355526/americans-trust-media-dips-second-lowest-record.aspx

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize and explain the concerns with the key items in the report.
  • What does this mean for managers in the industry and related businesses who make use of the media for advertising and communications with consumers?
  • What should the industry do?

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Description: Methane is a major contributor to global heating, and cows produce a lot of it. There may, however, be a way to reduce all that gas: seaweed.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/seaweed-could-help-cow-farts-contribute-less-to-climate-change.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the possible business opportunities related to this research?
  • How can Maine benefit from the sale of seaweed, as an “eco-friendly” product?

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Description: At the pandemic’s outset, many labor experts doubted that a professional work culture long defined by commutes and cubicles was ready to truly embrace remote employment. That’s changed. The next revolution on the job? According to Nobel Prize-winning MIT economist Esther Duflo, it should be about the long hours synonymous with success.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Oct 05, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/nobel-winning-economist-world-of-long-work-hours-ripe-for-revolution.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in the article. Are you surprised?
  • How should HR managers deal with this information?
  • How do you envision the future worker and working environment?

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Description: Four percent of iOS14 users are opting in to let apps track them. Compared to a few months ago (in a pre-iOS14 world), these numbers can feel staggering. As marketers, we feel these numbers as we look at our paid marketing strategies and wonder…is it all over?

Source: DigitalMarketer.com

Date: Oct 05, 2021

Link: https://www.digitalmarketer.com/blog/facebook-advertising-going-to-die/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&PostID=38987241&MessageRunDetailID=6614951794

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about FB advertising and user behavior?
  • Do you agree with this interpretation and view toward the future?

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Description: Panelists at the Grace Hopper Celebration discussed how to get what you deserve.

Source: INC.com

Date: Oct 04, 2021

Link: https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/facebook-snap-chad-grace-hopper-2021.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What do you think of the advice presented in this article?
  • What advice would you present to women?

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Description: As one B.C. restaurant recently discovered in a case brought before the Human Rights Tribunal

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Oct 05, 2021

Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-recognizing-a-persons-pronouns-is-not-an-accommodation-but-a-basic-employer-obligation

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the legal and social implications described in this report.
  • How should management approach the issue with the legal implications in mind?