2022 Executive of the Year: Marc Pritchard

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Description: There were more than a handful of worthy candidates considered by MediaPost editors for this year’s Executive of the Year honors. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380606/2022-executive-of-the-year-marc-pritchard.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=comment&utm_campaign=128856 Questions for discussion: What are some marketing insights posed by Marc Pritchard? Do you agree that there is “no average consumer”? Can marketers always follow… Read more »

How health insurance may have made health care more expensive

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Description: Widespread medical debt is a uniquely American problem. Roughly 40% of U.S. adults have at least $250 in medical debt, according to a survey conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/08/how-health-insurance-may-have-made-health-care-more-expensive.html Questions for discussion: What is the explanation presented in this report for higher health care… Read more »

What Apple, Google and other Big Tech companies are paying, based on new salary transparency data

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Description: It just got a lot easier to see how much some of the biggest tech companies in the world pay, thanks to a rollout of new salary transparency laws across the country. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 06, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/06/what-big-tech-companies-are-paying-based-on-new-public-salary-data.html Questions for discussion: How could the law affect employee-employer relations, in your opinion? Are you surprised… Read more »

The Smartest People in The Room Often Overlook This Critical Attribute to Success

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Description: “You’ve been told a lie your entire life. You’ve been told that being brilliant will make you successful. I’m telling you that the world doesn’t favor the brilliant; it favors the bold.” Those are bold words, considering I had the audacity to say them to a room full of some of the smartest people… Read more »

Getting Rid of Remote Work Will Take More Than a Downturn

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Description: As the economy slows, a handful of prominent C.E.O.s have tried to put an end to remote work. But some economists say that even in a cooler labor market, working from home is likely to remain common. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 07, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/business/dealbook/remote-work-downturn.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about… Read more »

CIBC will pay $153M to settle overtime class-action lawsuit from 2007

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Description: Settlement will avoid further legal costs, let bank move on, says CIBC spokesperson Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Jan 06, 2023 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-settles-lawsuit-1.6704759 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues in this case. Why do you suppose the bank settled this case at this time? How do you think the settlement will influence employees… Read more »

SPOS #859 – Joshua Gans On The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #859. How does artificial intelligence affect the structure and dynamics of the global economy? What are the potential benefits and risks associated with artificial intelligence on the future of humanity? Joshua Gans is the co-author of the recently published book, Power and Prediction – The Disruptive… Read more »

A New Area of A.I. Booms, Even Amid the Tech Gloom

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Description: An investment frenzy over “generative artificial intelligence” has gripped Silicon Valley, as tools that generate text, images and sounds in response to short prompts seize the imagination. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 07, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/generative-ai-chatgpt-investments.html? Questions for discussion: Why is there so much excitement about this latest development in AI technology? What are some… Read more »

Why Amazon Web Services Is Making the Leap Into Supply Chain Management

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Description: AWS is betting that business owners’ supply chain woes are here to stay–for now. Source: INC.com Date: Dec 09, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/why-amazon-web-services-is-making-the-leap-into-supply-chain-management.html Questions for discussion: Explain Amazon’s unique presence in supply management? How can machine learning improve efficacy in supply management and why is this so important to business management and operations? How critical… Read more »

SPOS #856 – Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman On Developing Your Tomorrowmind

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #856. How can you truly think about your life but in the future? The book, Tomorrowmind – Thriving at Work – Now and in an Uncertain Future (co-authored with famed thinker, Professor Martin Seligman) – has some of the better (and science-backed) answers. The book will… Read more »