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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #668 – Host: Mitch Joel. In short: Todd Herman is a fascinating human being. Over the years, he has helped thousands of people become more resilient, creative, confident and courageous. He has clocked over 15,000 hours in the field, working one-on-one with people from all backgrounds to help them develop an impenetrable mindset. He knows the mental performance game better than anyone. His first book, The Alter Ego Effect, is about creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down. There’s only one person in the way of you untapping your capabilities: You. There’s also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak. That person is already inside of you. You just need to unlock them. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Apr 28, 2019

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-668-todd-herman-on-the-alter-ego-effect/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the message Todd Herman has for career development and self-identity.
  • How can HR managers tap into some of these ideas?

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Description: Apple’s iPhone is an incredible moneymaking machine. In the first three months of 2019, Apple sold $31 billion worth of iPhones. At the same time, the iPhone is becoming less important to Apple’s total sales as the smartphone industry stalls globally.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: May 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/30/apple-earnings-show-company-moving-beyond-iphone.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening at Apple from a product and service point of view?
  • How is the company structure likely to change?

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Description: Gen Z keeps confounding Corporate America. They’ve shunned beer, they want companies to take political stands and they trust Kardashians to make their makeup choices. But perhaps the biggest surprise about this new cohort of teenagers is the most unexpected of all: They love the shopping mall.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Apr 25, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-25/are-u-s-malls-dead-not-if-gen-z-keeps-shopping-the-way-they-do?srnd=premium-canada

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about changing attitudes towards malls?
  • What does this all mean for retail industry management?

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Description: The ruling is a ‘major victory for equal pay,’ one lawyer says

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/companies-must-hand-over-data-on-how-they-pay-men-vs-women-by-september-judge-says-2019-04-26?mod=mw_theo_homepage

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is this decision important?
  • What are the implications for management, unions, and individual employees?

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Description: The Facebook Cambridge Analytica revelations changed the way people in the US think about online privacy. And it should come as no surprise that many have grown wary over the mishandling of personal information.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-social-media-users-have-and-have-not-responded-to-privacy-concerns?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in this article.
  • Do you think they suggest longer-term changes in consumer behaviors?
  • How should managers of socially interactive websites deal with these findings?

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Description: Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, says there are a few big things that every millennial should keep in mind when they start to earn and spend money.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/29/niall-ferguson-shares-financial-tips-for-successful-millennials.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what does Niall Ferguson has to say to young people about money?
  • How should Human Resources managers deal with these ideas?

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Description: Interview: Laura Gassner Otting. Laura Gassner Otting founded the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, and has been involved in many nonprofit boards around the country. She writes and speaks frequently about the world of mission-driven work and getting “unstuck” in our lives. As she describes herself: “I help people discover how they align what they do with who they are, to achieve limitless potential.”

Source: LinkedIn.com

Date: Apr 22, 2019

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-think-best-antidote-rut-action-so-try-remind-myself-gretchen-rubin?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-6-Unknown&midToken=AQH86xox7ZmKaQ&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=1vTvsFZ6nBMoI1

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the message Laura Gassner Otting has for managing career and life expectations.
  • What do you think of her ideas as they relate to career success and personal happiness?

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Description: Amazon disclosed on Friday that it spent $1.7 billion on video and music content in the first quarter, providing a new number that investors have previously been forced to predict.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 26, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/26/amazon-on-pace-to-spend-7-billion-on-video-and-music-content.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What competitive advantage does Amazon have in this marketplace?
  • What strategy would you suggest to management that would capitalize on the opportunities available to the firm?

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Description: It boils down to family, friends, fun, purposeful work and money — in that order.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Apr 22, 2019

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/331932?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the keys to happiness and success, according to Richard Branson?
  • What do you think about his thinking?
  • Do you think most successful business leaders subscribe to these ideas?

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Description: A little over a year ago, an anonymous Reddit user named Deepfakes changed the internet.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Apr 23, 2019

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90337767/deepfakes-started-a-war-on-whats-real-these-startups-are-racing-to-commercialize-it?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04232019

Questions for discussion:

  • How does this AI software development present opportunities for entrepreneurs?
  • What are the ethical and social issues related to the use of this software?