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Description: Google’s parent Alphabet is investigating how the company has managed sexual harassment and misconduct claims, some of which have targeted its own executives.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Nov 06, 2019

Link: https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/google-parent-alphabet-probe-sexual-harassment-misconduct/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=ceo-daily&utm_content=2019110712pm

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the management issues raised in this report?
  • Do you think the firms mentioned have responded appropriately?
  • What should others take away from these developments?

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Description: Elon Musk voiced a dire warning about AI. Should we be worried?

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Nov 05, 2019

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341650?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the concerns related to AI and future possibilities?
  • What do you believe the direction will be?
  • What role is there for management to play in order to assure a positive orientation?

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Description: In 2005, 30% of chairman and CEO roles at companies in the S&P 500 were split, according to Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm. That has increased to 53% this year.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 05, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/05/its-not-just-boeing-more-companies-are-splitting-ceo-and-chairman-roles.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the reasons for splitting these roles?
  • How might the decision affect the management at a firm?

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Description: Deloitte analysis finds a median return on investment of $1.62 for every $1 spent

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Nov 07, 2019

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/workplace-mental-health-programs-deliver-good-roi-1.5346872

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key findings presented in this report.
  • Are you surprised by any of the items?
  • What is the message to management as well as employees?

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Description: How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Nov 06, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/05/ceo-brian-niccol-turns-chipotle-mexican-grill-around-after-food-safety-scares.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How is Taco Bell managed differently from Chipotle?
  • How would you increase business at Chipotle?
  • Do you think Chipotle is a good investment today?

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Description: F&D’s Rahim Kanani interviews David M. Rubenstein, cofounder and co–executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private investment firms, on a new corporate reality that looks beyond profit, the role of business in tackling climate change, and what animates his philanthropy.

Source: IMF.org

Date: Nov 04, 2019

Link: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/11/david-rubenstein-on-profit-purpose-and-climate-change.htm

Questions for discussion:

  • How are businesses changing their thinking about climate change, according to David Rubenstein?
  • What is motivating this line of thinking?

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Description: Pharmacy is a roughly $400 billion business in the United States, yet only recently have entrepreneurs begun tackling the market. In 2013, two young founders launched PillPack, a retail pharmacy startup that was acquired by Amazon last year for around $750 million. Other newcomers followed, including New York City’s Capsule, which grabbed $270 million in funding to do same-day prescription delivery refilled via text.

Source: Forbes.com

Date: Nov 01, 2019

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2019/11/01/next-billion-dollar-startups-truepills-dose-of-digital-disruption-to-the-400-billion-pharmacy-industry/#3eee894155c7

Questions for discussion:

  • How is this industry being disrupted?
  • How can traditional retailers strategically respond?

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Description: His methods have a lot to teach a troubled industry

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Oct 31, 2019

Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2019/10/31/peugeots-boss-carlos-tavares-plans-a-merger-with-fiat-chrysler?cid1=cust/dailypicks1/n/bl/n/20191030n/owned/n/n/dailypicks1/n/n/NA/334726/n

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this article say about the theories related to huge mergers of firms and the managers who attempt to organize them?
  • What are the lessons all managers can take away from this article?

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Description: Most full-time workers spend about 40 hours each week on the job, accounting for roughly 35 percent of their waking moments. That’s a huge emotional, physical and mental commitment. Accordingly, greater numbers of employees are seeking jobs at places where they can feel at home and forge real relationships. As a leader, you should keep this at the forefront of your mind.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Oct 30, 2019

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341573?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • What is meant by “engaged”?
  • How should engagement be encouraged, according to the article?
  • How else can engagement be encouraged?

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Description: In 2017, two of the world’s biggest tech titans pitched ambitious urban developments in two of North America’s biggest cities. Today, only one of them is still in the running.

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Nov 01, 2019

Link: https://fortune.com/2019/11/01/alphabet-sidewalk-labs-toronto-amazon-new-york/

Questions for discussion:

  • What happened in these two situations, from a negotiations point of view?
  • What is the message to management of firms and governments involved in these large scale competitive decisions?