How Americans’ Appetite for Leather in Luxury SUVs Worsens Amazon Deforestation

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Description: An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers. Source: NYTimes.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/climate/leather-seats-cars-rainforest.html Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social… Read more »

Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming

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Description: Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/bill-gates-terrapower-builds-its-first-nuclear-reactor-in-a-coal-town.html Questions for discussion: What are the business implications for this new technology? What sort of headwinds can the industry expect and how should they deal with… Read more »

TikTok resumes and Instagram portfolios: How college students are using social media to find jobs

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Description: College students are on social media pretty much every day but when it comes to their job search, more than a third said they don’t use social media at all, according to a survey from College Pulse. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/14/from-tiktok-to-instagram-how-students-use-social-media-to-find-jobs.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize the key suggestions in… Read more »

The Worst of Both Worlds: Zooming From the Office

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Description: Work life for many is in a mushy middle ground, and what’s at stake isn’t just who is getting talked over in meetings. It’s whether flexibility is sustainable, even with all the benefits it confers. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/business/return-to-office-hybrid-work.html Questions for discussion: What doe the article say is happening as… Read more »

Dave Pell On Breaking News And Being The Internet’s Managing Editor – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: One of the best newsletters online is NextDraft. It is a a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news curated and with commentary by Dave Pell (who has self-appointed himself as Managing Editor of the Internet). Dave has been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. He’s been news obsessed since he was… Read more »

Rogers Feud Erupts Again With Staffieri Named Firm’s New CEO

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Description: Rogers Communications Inc. named Tony Staffieri as its interim chief executive officer, giving Chairman Edward Rogers the leadership change he’s craved but setting off a new round of fighting with his mother and sisters. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/rogers-to-name-tony-staffieri-ceo-as-natale-is-pushed-out ​Questions for discussion: Summarize the fight for control taking place at the company?… Read more »

The metaverse is investable — and it’s going to be big, says tech billionaire

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Description: The so-called metaverse has a “big time” investment case, according to Puerto Rican billionaire businessman Orlando Bravo. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/orlando-bravo-metaverse-is-investable-and-its-going-to-be-very-big.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What is the metaverse concept? What are some design applications? How should investors regard this emerging field?

Musk nears Tesla sale halfway point with US$8.8B disposed

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Description: Elon Musk sold Tesla Inc. stock for a seventh consecutive trading day, bringing him almost halfway to his promise to unload 10 per cent of his stake in the electric car-maker. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/musk-nears-tesla-sale-halfway-point-with-us-8-8b-disposed-1.1682576 Questions for discussion: What is the story behind Musk’s decision to sell… Read more »

The Reason Your Organization Is Underperforming? A Lack of Clarity

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Description: Over the past two decades, the time that managers and employees spend in collaborative activities has skyrocketed by 50 percent or more. But don’t mistake this increase in collaboration for healthy collaboration–that’s a far call from the reality. ​Source: INC.com Date: Nov 10, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-hinds/the-reason-your-organization-is-underperforming-a-lack-of-clarity.html Questions for discussion: What are the key recommendations presented in this article? Why… Read more »

Rebuilding Relationships Across Teams in a Hybrid Workplace

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Description: Summary.   The coming year of inventing our way toward whatever our workplaces will look like offers a marvelous opportunity to refresh and reinvent cross-functional relationships. Working to rebuild these bonds is especially important because most people won’t be returning to… Source: HBR.org Date: Nov 10, 2021 Link: https://hbr.org/2021/11/rebuilding-relationships-across-teams-in-a-hybrid-workplace Questions for discussion: What does the report… Read more »