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Description: The SEC wants publicly traded companies to disclose detailed information about their climate-risk activities. Wharton’s Witold Henisz explains why doing so could lead to significant changes for businesses, investors, and the planet.

Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast

Date: Apr 12, 2022

Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-benefits-of-the-secs-climate-disclosure-rule/

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the intended rule changes?
  • What is the motivation behind this thinking?
  • Do you agree with this analysis?
  • What does this all mean for management?

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Description: Finding a space that bridges corporate and home life is tricky, but there are ways to do it right.

Source: INC.com

Date: Apr 14, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/hybrid-work-office-space-change-pandemic-return-employee-retention.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this article say about the design of office work environments and performance?
  • What do you think about these arguments and how much importance management should place on them? Discuss.

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #822 – Host: Mitch Joel. Marcus Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of countless in-depth profiles, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own coaching and education firm, The Marcus Buckingham Company. As CEO, he quickly turned it into a human capital management company working with some of the world’s largest organizations. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus’s strengths-based approach is defining the future of work as we know it. He is the author of nine books, including: The One Thing You Need To Know, Now, Discover Your Strengths, First, Break All The Rules, and his latest: Love + Work. The book looks at the intelligent intersection of what you love to with how you contribute it. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Apr 10, 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-822-marcus-buckingham-on-love-and-work/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas about success presented by Marcus Buckingham.
  • Do you agree with his analysis and recommendations? Discuss.

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Description: Only 1 in 3 people with autism are employed. But many more of those on the spectrum want to work

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Apr 11, 2022

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/labour-market-neurodiversity-1.6413939

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key points raised in this report.
  • How would you go about increasing corporate awareness?
  • How should management approach this issue, in your opinion?

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Description: Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share, saying the social media company needs to be transformed privately, a little over a week after first revealing a 9.2% stake in the company. Musk’s offer values Twitter at about $43 billion.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 14, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/elon-musk-offers-to-buy-twitter-for-54point20-a-share-saying-it-needs-to-be-transformed-as-private-company.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Given Elon Musk’s comments about the firm’s potential, how would Twitter be changed by a decision to go private?
  • How would the social media competitive environment change in your opinion?
  • What would you advise competitors and entrepreneurs do in this potentially new landscape?

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Description: Amazon is handling a rapidly growing number of returns that are causing a massive problem for the e-commerce giant and the planet. A National Retail Federation survey found a record $761 billion of merchandise was returned to retailers in 2021. That amount surpasses what the U.S. spent on national defence in 2021, which was $741 billion.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 10, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/10/how-amazon-plans-to-fix-its-massive-returns-problem.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the key business and management issues related to this problem?
  • Do you think the current strategies are sufficient?
  • What would you suggest?

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Description: The following appeared in the “Reno Evening Gazette,” Jan. 4, 1964.
“When Dean [Martin], Frank [Sinatra] and their buddy Sammy Davis Jr. appeared at the Las Vegas Sands’ 11th anniversary, Dean bowed to Frank and said: “It’s your world, Frank; I just live in it.” Today’s version: It’s your world, Elon; I just live in it.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Apr 09, 2022

Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-is-this-big-113616383.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas presented about the power held by Elon Musk.
  • Do you agree with the interpretation and analysis presented? Discuss.

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Description: All of the evidence suggests that right now, it’s unusually easy for U.S. workers to find jobs and unusually hard for employers to find workers. The odd thing is that we have a very tight labor market, even though the number of employees is still about a million and a half below prepandemic levels and even further below the prepandemic trend:

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Apr 05, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/opinion/great-resignation-employment.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this article say about the labor situation today and attitudes?
  • What does this mean for HR managers looking to fill positions?

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Description: Rachel Balkovec, the first woman to manage an MLB affiliated team, took home a victory for the Tampa Tarpons on Friday.

Source: NPR.org

Date: Apr 09, 2022

Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/09/1091879805/rachel-balkovec-the-1st-woman-to-manage-an-mlb-affiliated-team-debuts-with-a-win

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this mean for baseball, in your opinion?
  • Do you think her status will affect fan participation or management of players? Discuss.

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Description: TORONTO — Downtown Toronto businesses were buzzing with anticipation Saturday as the city’s three main sports franchises are welcoming thousands of fans to games for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Apr 09, 2022

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/toronto-businesses-hopeful-sports-fans-175740642.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the related business activities that correlate with baseball ticket sales?
  • How should marketers deal with this development?