The 7 Secrets of Truly Successful Personal Brands

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Description: Creating a solid brand is essential to your success in whatever field you enter. These seven tips will help you build the perfect personal brand. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Dec 03, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/starting-a-business/7-secrets-of-truly-successful-personal-brands/439146 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented and the most important one, in your opinion. Do you agree with this… Read more »

Workers have high hopes for pay hikes next year — perhaps too high

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Description: Employers are gaining back some leverage as jobs market shifts Source: FinanciaPost.com/Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 08, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/workers-high-hopes-pay-hikes-next-year-perhaps-too-high Questions for discussion: Summarize the key findings about changes taking place in the labor market? How do you think this will affect employee-employer relations? Do you think employers should modify the way they… Read more »

Will U.S. Holiday Shoppers Reward Companies for Doing Good?

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Description: The recent Bentley-Gallup Force for Good study found that most Americans are willing to pay a premium for products from companies that have a reputation for doing good. Specifically, majorities of at least 60% said they would be willing to pay extra for a simple consumer good — a T-shirt — if the company that made… Read more »

Tim Cook says Apple will use chips built in the U.S. at Arizona factory

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Description: CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple will buy U.S.-made microchips at an event in Arizona on Tuesday, where President Joe Biden also spoke. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 06, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/06/tim-cook-says-apple-will-use-chips-built-in-the-us-at-arizona-factory.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Why is Apple doing this? What are the implications for future global supply channels? What does this… Read more »

Job cuts rise in November, causing employees to shift focus to ‘career cushioning’ 

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Description: The rate of job cut announcements at U.S. employers in November was more than five times greater than a year ago, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Overall, U.S.-based firms announced 76,835 job cuts in November, led by the technology sector. So far this year, tech companies have announced nearly 81,000 cuts…. Read more »

These Are the 4 Most Toxic People You’ll Find in the Workplace — And How To Handle Them

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Description: An NYU psychologist offers critical guidance for dealing with a jerk at work. Source: Entrpreneur.com Date: Nov 30, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/the-4-most-toxic-people-at-workand-how-to-handle-them/440083 Questions for discussion: Who are these co-workers and the recommended means to handle them? Do you agree with the analysis and recommendations? What else would you advise employees and management do to deal… Read more »

SPOS #853 – Dr. Heidi K. Gardner On Smarter Collaboration At Work

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #853. If you’re studying the current (and future) state of work, there is no doubt that when we talk about “back to office,” the main reason to do this is for better collaboration. But what does that mean… and is that true? Well,… Read more »

These Young Workers Are ‘Romanticizing’ the Return to Office

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Description: As many others chafe against employer mandates, creators on TikTok —  some new to the work force — are trying to show that the office can be fun. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 27, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/27/business/tiktok-office-influencers.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: How can Tik Tok influencers help attract employees back to office? What are the risks… Read more »

In defensive interview, Sam Bankman-Fried claims he’s broke and committed no fraud

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Description: Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, in possibly the understatement of 2022, said Wednesday, “I’ve had a bad month.” The former billionaire added that he “didn’t do a good job” at upholding his responsibilities to regulators, customers and investors in a hotly anticipated conversation with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook Summit. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Have the Anticapitalists Reached Harvard Business School?

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Description: Social justice joins discounted cash flows on the syllabus as essential knowledge for aspiring corporate leaders. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 28, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/business/business-school-social-justice.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: What are the main arguments presented in this article? Where do you stand on these questions? What do you believe are the obligations of the corporation to… Read more »