How Millennial Men React to Mobile Ads

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Description:  eMarketer estimates that the number of US smartphone users will rise 44% this year to over 106 million. And as these users continue to do more activities on their phones, their likelihood of exposure to mobile advertising becomes assured. Source:  eMarketer.com Date: 02/13/2012 Link:  http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008834&ecid=a6506033675d47f881651943c21c5ed4 Questions for discussion: What does this research suggest to… Read more »

Japan’s geezers turned gamers

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Description:  Japan a nation known for its aging population, arcades have become popular with Japan’s elderly, prompting some to even host ‘senior nights.’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/08/2012 Link:  http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/02/08/n_japanese_geezer_games.cnnmoney/   Questions for discussion: How have demographic changes in Japan affected business? What are some ideas you would suggest to the management of… Read more »

250,000 ask Apple to change its labor ways

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Description:  Petitions with over 250,000 signatures were delivered to Apple stores calling for reforms to working conditions in its suppliers’ factories. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/09/2012 Link:   http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/02/09/t-ts-change-org-signatures.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Do you think Apple is being singled-out when the concerns likely apply to any company manufacturing in China? How should Apple’s management… Read more »

Auto Makers Target Indonesia for Expansion

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Description: Indonesia is being embraced as a major expansion market for car manufacturers, but will the country’s infrastructure bottlenecks hinder their progress? WSJ’s Deborah Kan discusses with Eric Bellman. Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report Date: 02/10/2012 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/auto-makers-target-indonesia-for-expansion/9A237207-68FA-4E09-B687 Questions for discussion: Describe the connection between corporate investing and government investing in infrastructure? What are the… Read more »

How Invite Media’s Founder is Making Sure Success “Wasn’t a Fluke”

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Description:  Nat Turner went through an acquisition most entrepreneurs only dream about. His advertising technology company Invite Media was acquired by Google in 2010 for $81 million, a mere three years after he launched it. Source:  Sprouter.com Date: 02/08/2012 Link:  http://sprouter.com/blog/how-invite-medias-founder-is-making-sure-success-wasnt-a-fluke/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=8+February+2012+%2F%2F+Hottest+StartUps%2C+Events+%26+Resources+&utm_campaign=Sprouter+Weekly%3A+February+8%2C+2012&utm_term=btn-readon_png Questions for discussion: What does this article suggest are key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs?

An Idea for Fixing Education: Skip College, Work at a Startup

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Description:  Skip college, work at a startup. That’s the idea behind a new two-year program called Enstittue that started accepting applications Tuesday. Source:  Mashable.com Date: 02/02/2012 Link:  http://mashable.com/2012/02/07/enstitute/ Questions for discussion: What do you think of these arguments for learning on the job? For which careers is attending college a better choice for more efficient… Read more »

How Zuckerberg changed the game

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Description: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew the college dorm room startup to a global tech giant with more users than most countries’ populations. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/03/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/02/02/f_game_changers_facebook.fortune/ Questions for discussion: Who is Mark Zukerberg? Do you think his engineering background affected the way he managed the development of company?    

Help wanted: CEOs for energy companies

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Description: Kevin Kelly, CEO of Heidrick and Struggles, says the energy sector is the hottest area for executive recruitment. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 01/19/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/01/26/n_davos_kelly_executives.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: What message does this report have for managers seeking employment today? Why would former executives have trouble finding new positions?

Rising from Kodak’s rubble

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Description: Despite Kodak’s bankruptcy, the photography company has influenced many small to midsized companies in Rochester, N.Y. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 01/26/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2012/01/26/sbiz_kodak_startups.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: What does this report have to say about the relationship of large corporations and small business start-ups? Why do you think Kodak management never ventured in the… Read more »

The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message

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Description: SEVENTY-TWO hours before Facebook’s big moment, Sheryl K. Sandberg was half a world away, hobnobbing with the likes of Bill Gates and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Source: NYTimes.com Date: 02/03/2012 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/business/sheryl-sandberg-of-facebook-staying-on-message.html Questions for discussion: How would you describe Sheryl Sandberg? Do you think her gender has helped, hurt, or made no difference in… Read more »