Business Owners Make a Strong Case for Responding to Online Reviews

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Description: In this episode, hear from several business owners about how they use online reviews to strengthen their business practices, boost morale, and encourage customers to return again and again. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 16, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/growing-a-business/business-owners-make-a-strong-case-for-responding-to-online/435523 Questions for discussion: With respect to responsiveness to online reviews and communications, what is the advice to… Read more »

How LinkedIn Became a Place to Overshare

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Description: “This isn’t Facebook,” users complain. But others are finding it a valuable place to talk about much more than work. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 16, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/business/linkedin-overshare.html Questions for discussion: How has LinkedIn changed? Why do you think this has happened? Has this change made LinkedIn better or worse as a medium for… Read more »

Biden pushed railways, unions to ‘be creative’ and ‘flexible’ to reach a deal and avoid a shutdown, White House says

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Description: President Joe Biden urged railway executives and union leaders to be creative and flexible in finding a compromise to avoid a shutdown that could have disrupted the transport of goods across the U.S., White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/15/biden-pushed-railways-unions-to-be-creative-white-house-says.html Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »

Indigo’s new CEO Peter Ruis hopes to make retailer ‘bigger and bolder’

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Description: Promotion ushers in a new era for Canada’s largest book store Source: FinancialPost.com ​Date: Sep 09, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/indigos-new-ceo-peter-ruis-hopes-to-make-retailer-bigger-and-bolder Questions for discussion: Based on information in this article, what makes Peter Ruis a good choice for this managerial position, in your opinion? What advice would you pass along to him that would help Indigo?… Read more »

Fred Franzia, creator of ‘Two Buck Chuck’ and champion of affordable wine, has died

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Description: Fred Franzia, the man behind the famous “Two Buck Chuck,” died on Tuesday at age 79. Source: NPR.org Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/15/1123070279/fred-franzia-two-buck-chuck-wine-bronco-dies Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the marketing of wine and consumer perception of price, in particular? Do you think $2 wine could sell as well in… Read more »

Peloton co-founders John Foley and Hisao Kushi are leaving the company in a broad executive shakeup

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Description: Peloton on Monday announced the resignations of two of the company’s founders and another top executive, marking the end of an era for the struggling fitness-equipment company as CEO Barry McCarthy dramatically reshapes the business. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/12/peloton-co-founders-john-foley-hisao-kushi-are-leaving-company.html Questions for discussion: What has happened at the firm… Read more »

Change Doesn’t Happen in a Day. That’s Why Consistency Is Key.

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Description: Changing is an incremental, repetitive task that takes time. But if you earnestly do your best to better yourself, you will succeed. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 01, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/change-doesnt-happen-in-a-day-so-stop-expecting-it-to/432656 Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about making change happen. Do you agree with this prescription for orchestrating change? What would you… Read more »

The 3 worst mistakes bosses can make during a recession that lead employees to quit

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Description: In regular times, good bosses can be hard to find. Turbulent economic conditions — like a potentially looming recession — can make it so much worse. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 10, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/10/worst-mistakes-bosses-can-make-during-recessions-make-employees-quit.html Questions for discussion: Do you agree with this analysis? What would you add to the discussion?

Paging Dr. Retail: Walmart, CVS Expand Healthcare Reach

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Description: Retail’s hunger for healthcare isn’t slowing down: Walmart is teaming up with UnitedHealth Group in a 10-year deal aimed at seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. The news comes hours after CVS announced an $8 billion acquisition of Signify Health, a home-health giant. And it’s about a month after Amazon’s $4 billion purchase of OneMedical…. Read more »

Move over, quiet quitting — frugality is the latest trend in work-life balance

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Description: Call it spending less to work less. The pandemic-fueled generational shift in attitudes toward work has led to the Great Resignation, the antiwork movement and now quiet quitting. But the quest for better work-life balance is also shedding new light on an old strategy: accepting lower pay for a less-demanding job. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 02, 2022 Link:… Read more »