Walmart’s focus on lower prices, e-commerce pays off as costs rise and tariffs loom

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Description:  Walmart reported 43% e-commerce growth and U.S. same-store sales growth of 3.4% in the third quarter Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 15, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/walmarts-focus-on-lower-prices-e-commerce-pays-off-as-costs-rise-and-tariffs-loom-2018-11-15 Questions for discussion: Summarize and interpret the reported financial results at Walmart. What explains these results?

This Illustrator Is Projected to Make $700,000 This Year, and She Says She Couldn’t Have Done It Without Instagram

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Description: In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 14, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/323282?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Summarize the key lessons learned from this interview. Create a sketch of another idea that you think could match this design.

Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features

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Description: With the launch of a way for people to connect with each other in mentoring relationships, and to look for jobs, Facebook  has over the last year or so slowly been encroaching on LinkedIn’s  territory as the go-to platform for people who want to leverage their networks of contacts to expand their career prospects. Source: TechCrunch.com Date: Nov13,… Read more »

Google will take over part of DeepMind’s health business

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Description: Alphabet is working to organize its many health projects. Source: Engadget.com Date: Nov 13, 2018 Link: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/13/google-takes-over-deepmind-health/?yptr=yahoo Questions for discussion: Do you think these acquisitions are appropriate areas for future growth for Google? What does Google offer these firms that drives these deals?

Facebook follows Google to end mandatory arbitration for sexual-harassment claims

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Description: Facebook on Friday became the latest tech company to end a policy of requiring employees to settle claims of sexual harassment through private arbitration, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. It will now allow employees to take these types of claims to court. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 09, 2018 Link:… Read more »

How Magic Johnson convinced Howard Schultz to partner with him and build more Starbucks stores

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Description: With five NBA Championships, an Olympic gold medal and various MVP awards to his name, Earvin “Magic” Johnson will go down as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. But the former Laker may be remembered for his business skills as well as his signature hook shot. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »

These 4 myths about the skills gap will hold your company back

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Description:  “If companies really want to help employees gain new skills, there has to be a basic understanding of what learning is really all about.” Source: FastCompany.com Date: Nov 09, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90261437/these-4-myths-about-the-skills-gap-will-hold-your-company-back?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=11092018 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about approaches to learning and training? Why do you think businesses approach training employees… Read more »

3 Key Strategies for Succeeding at Marketing on Mobile

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Description: Mobile devices are the next wave of marketing. By keeping a few critical issues in mind, you can enhance your brand and open up an important revenue channel. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 06, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322350?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Describe the key recommendation in this article. Create an example for a consumer products firm… Read more »

The 600-year-old history of the resume and its uncertain future

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Description: This is how everyone ended up using resumes to get a job, and whether they’ll ever die out. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Nov 9, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90261298/the-600-year-old-history-of-the-resume-and-its-uncertain-future Questions for discussion: What are the limitations to the traditional resume, according to the article? How can technology and AI, in particular, help HR managers deal with these… Read more »

8 concept cars that show how technology will dominate the drive of the future

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Description: Concept cars have been a staple of the automotive landscape for decades. Manufacturers use them to pique consumers’ interest, but also to showcase new technology and features they hope to unveil in later production cars. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 08, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/8-concept-cars-shaping-the-technology-dominated-drive-of-the-future.html Questions for discussion: What do these concept cars… Read more »