This Is How Blue Apron Was Built From Scratch

Description: CEO Mark Salzberg explains how he grew his company.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Apr 21, 2016

Link: http://for.tn/1WIwlJy

Questions for Discussions:

  • What does CEO Mark Salzberg say about the risks associated with starting a business?
  • Do you think starting up a new business is something most people can handle?


Hiring Could Soon Be Replaced By Software

Description: But gut feelings still matter

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Apr 21, 2016

Link: http://for.tn/1SdqYQT

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report say about software as a decision-support tool?
  • How should software be used by HR management?


These companies decided to let employees bring their babies to work every day

Description: A growing number of workplaces allow employees to bring their babies to the office

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 22, 2016

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-would-you-do-if-parents-brought-their-babies-to-the-office-every-day-2016-04-22

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about this management decision?
  • What do you think of the idea?
  • Do you think it will become more popular?


How to Make Sense of Digital Video Content Opportunities

Description: While spending on TV is decreasing, it’s still a major expenditure for brands

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Apr 18, 2016

Link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/How-Make-Sense-of-Digital-Video-Content-Opportunities/1013837?ecid=NL1003#sthash.jcHEYZSG.dpuf

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about current strategies?
  • How do you think this area of decision-making will develop in the next five years?


SPOS #510 – Jaffe And Joel On Algorithms, Facebook Live Video And Bots

Description: Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Mirum Podcast – Episode #510 – Host: Mitch Joel. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the top marketing bloggers (Jaffe Juice) and podcasters (both Jaffe Juice in audio and Jaffe Juice TV in video).

Source: Twistimage.com

Date: Apr 17, 2016

Link: http://www.twistimage.com/podcast/archives/spos-510—jaffe-and-joel-on-algorithms-facebook-live-video-and-bots/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Marketing+and+Communications+Insights+Podcast+-+Mitch+Joel+at+Twist+Image%29

Questions for Discussions:

  • Summarize the highlights in this discussion.
  • What does this suggest to you about the developments taking place online?


Facebook’s F8 Conference Was All About the Bots

Description: Fortune’s Erin Griffith gives her take on whether they’ll be a hit.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Apr 14, 2016

Link: http://for.tn/22wKJUX

Questions for Discussions:

  • What are bots?
  • Why would Facebook believe this is the sort online activity it should be helping to develop?
  • Who would likely be the first target market for bot-technologies?


China’s Movie Business Is On The Rise

Description: China’s Movie Business Is On The Rise

Source: CBSNews.com – video report

Date: Apr 10, 2016

Link: http://cbsn.ws/1TLi266

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report say about the globalization of the entertainment industry?
  • How is China able to partake in the global movie industry?
  • Do you think China can focus on a particular genre of film?


The movie theater business is in panic mode over this

Description: Sean Parker wants to do to cinemas what he did to record labels

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: April 13, 2016

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/story?guid=96e87564-017c-11e6-90a3-43debbb8b00b&storyguid=96e87564-017c-11e6-90a3-43debbb8b00b&siteid=nwtwk

Questions for Discussions:

  • What is the threat facing the industry?
  • How do you think this will play out over the next ten years?


Some Online Bargains May Only Look Like One

Description: Amazon has some unbelievable bargains on its virtual shelves.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Apr 13, 2016

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/technology/some-online-bargains-may-only-look-like-one.html?_r=0

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about online pricing strategies?
  • What motivates businesses to follow this line of thinking?


The fascinating life of Elon Musk, captured in one giant infographic

Description: Tesla is just part of his story

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 13, 2016

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-fascinating-life-of-elon-musk-captured-in-one-giant-infographic-2016-04-13

Questions for discussion:

  • Does this graphic suggest anything obvious about the personality and character of Elon Musk?
  • Does it explain his success in business?