For Warren Buffett, Apple is his new Cola-Cola as the investing icon reaps $100 billion in six years

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Description: Warren Buffett’s recent success from his massive Apple bet is spurring comparisons with the legend’s greatest investment of all time — Coca-Cola. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 03, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/03/for-warren-buffett-apple-is-his-new-cola-cola-as-the-investing-icon-reaps-100-billion-in-six-years.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What do you believe draws Warren Buffet to Apple? What are the commonalities between Apple and Coca Cola? What does this… Read more »

How Apple, Big Tech benefit from taking on Russia

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Description: Silicon Valley’s tech giants are joining the rest of the business world in pulling their products and services from Russia. Companies like Apple (AAPL) have cut ties to the Russian market entirely to protest the invasion of Ukraine, while firms like YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL) , Meta (FB), and Microsoft (MSFT) are limiting the availability of Russian propaganda networks like RT and… Read more »

Why Identity Matters When Asking for Career Help

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Description: People from marginalized groups can increase their chances of getting career help when they explicitly mention their demographic identity in written requests for support, according to a new study from Wharton experts. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Feb 21, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/identity-matters-asking-career-help/ Questions for discussion: What did the research reveal and what was the explanation presented?… Read more »

Decades ago, he was in jail—now he’s a Nike executive advocating for formerly incarcerated people to get second chances

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Description: Today, Larry Miller is the chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand. He spent decades rising up the ranks at companies like Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 26, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/26/nike-executive-larry-miller-second-chances-for-formerly-incarcerated.html Questions for discussion: What are the overall management issues involved in this story from the company’s… Read more »

SPOS #815 – Sarah Stein Greenberg On How To Think, Create And Lead

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #815 – Host: Mitch Joel. At Stanford University’s world-renowned Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, aka “the d.school,” students and faculty, experts and seekers bring together diverse perspectives to tackle ambitious projects. In her new book, Creative Acts for Curious People, Sarah Stein Greenberg creates a provocative and highly visual companion that… Read more »

Burnout isn’t just about work anymore: How one woman conquered her exhaustion to live the post-burnout dream

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Description: We talk a lot about burnout around here — and for good reason. A whopping eighty-four per cent of Canadians say they’ve struggled with burnout at some point, and some are even calling it the new mid-life crisis. It appears clear we have a collective problem on our hands that needs addressing. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 22, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/burnout-isnt-just-about-work-anymore… Read more »

What the blockbuster Microsoft and Sony deals mean for the future of gaming

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Description: Big moves are happening in the video game industry. Microsoft, the tech giant behind the Xbox console, announced plans in early 2022 to buy Activision Blizzard, the force behind “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft,” among other major titles. This $68.7 billion all-cash acquisition is expected to close in 2023. If approved by regulators… Read more »

Etsy CEO talks earnings, raising seller fees, and advertising to men

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Description: Etsy CEO Josh Silverman joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the company’s earnings, its reinvestment in the platform, raising fees, and attracting male users with NFL ads. Source: Yahoo.finance.com – video report Date: Feb 25, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/etsy-ceo-talks-earnings-raising-155135053.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Why did Etsy’s stock value shoot up? Why did it fall so dramatically… Read more »

Zoom’s Breakout Room Feature Is About to Get a Lot Smarter

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Description: Thanks to an acquisition in the remote work space, Zoom’s breakout rooms will soon use algorithms to match employees Source: INC.com Date: Feb 18, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/zoom-breakout-rooms-twine-glimpse-acquisition.html Questions for discussion: How does the algorithm emulate reality? Do you think this tool can enhance productivity of meetings? ​

How One Firm Has Baked Purpose into Its Business Model

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Description: Roma McCaig joined Clif Bar & Company last May as the senior vice president of impact and communications. In this newly created position, she oversees sustainability strategy, community initiatives, corporate brand, and employee communications. McCaig said the role is a chance for her to live her values at work; the privately held company is on a… Read more »