Is This the End Game for Crypto?

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Description: Recent events have made clear the need to regulate crypto, an industry that grew from nothing to a $3 trillion market capitalization a year ago, although most of that has now evaporated. But it also seems likely that the industry couldn’t survive regulation. Source: NYT.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/opinion/crypto-banks-regulation-ftx.html? Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »

Walmart and Target’s quarterly results lay bare the retailers’ stark differences

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Description: Walmart’s stock surged this week. Target’s shares plunged. The rival big-box players are both known for selling an array of products including food, clothing, home goods and kitchen appliances. Both their CEOs − Walmart’s Doug McMillon and Target’s Brian Cornell − stepped into their roles in 2014. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/17/walmart-and-targets-quarterly-results-lay-bare-retailers-differences.html… Read more »

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass to step down, join Levi Strauss as CEO in waiting

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Description: Kohl’s said Tuesday that CEO Michelle Gass is leaving the company for a new opportunity as its sales continue to fall.  In a separate release, Levi Strauss & Co. said Gass will join the company in early January as president and step into the role of CEO within the next 18 months. She will succeed the company’s… Read more »

My Employee Gets Stressed Out and Snaps at Me

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Description: He’s smart and capable but this behavior is disruptive Source: INC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/alison-green/my-employee-gets-stressed-out-snaps-at-me.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2007,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGH9jODEqPBEk5jpl39RWE1uGLJ-rvIGNfBltKaiJKPBEUWK4KfRijoxF3IsudMoqDvHRTYpIWTor7FFHEOBs6nIwUDIu44myeLDT4nFg Questions for discussion: Summarize your interpretation of the dysfunctional issues related to this employee. What was the basic message to the manager for how best to handle the problem? Do you agree with this analysis and advice?

Apple Built Its Empire With China. Now Its Foundation Is Showing Cracks.

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Description: Every September, Apple unveils its latest phones at its futuristic Silicon Valley campus. A few weeks later, tens of millions of its newest handsets, assembled by legions of seasonal workers hired by its suppliers, are shipped from Chinese factories to customers around the world. ​Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/07/business/apple-china-ymtc.html Questions for… Read more »

Canada’s moonshot: The green farming revolution is here, but we must help it grow

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Description: Opinion: If we don’t act, we will miss our opportunity to lead the world in ensuring agriculture an engine of economic growth Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/green-farming-revolution-canada Questions for discussion: Summarize the vision for future operations of the industry. What do you think of the vision? What will this mean in… Read more »

The big reveal: New laws require companies to disclose pay ranges on job postings.

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Description: New York City has joined a handful of places, including Colorado, Washington State and Rhode Island, which require some form of salary transparency. In the case of New York City, companies are required to include a salary range when they post a job opening. Source: NPR.org Date: Nov 08, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134193927/salary-transparency-range-new-york-pay-laws Questions for… Read more »

Carvana stock tanks in continued sell-off

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Description: Shares of Carvana were briefly halted Monday morning due to volatility, down by as much as 24% at one point to below $7 per share — its lowest point on record. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/carvana-stock-tanks-in-continued-sell-off.html Questions for discussion: Explain the company’s rapid decline in stock value, from a marketing point of view?… Read more »

Navigating Microaggressions at Work

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Description: In this episode of the Leading Diversity at Work podcast, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary and two guest experts tackle the thorny issue of microaggressions. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast Date: Nov 01, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/navigating-microaggressions-at-work/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=11-2-2022&utm_content=Navigating_Microaggressions_at_Work Questions for discussion: How would you define the term – microaggression? Do you view the issue as problematic in the same… Read more »

Fidelity is the latest employer to offer free college education to workers.

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Description: Despite growing economic uncertainty, employers are still waging a war for talent, and employees are coming out ahead. Now, more businesses are expanding their benefit offerings with free college programs to attract and retain workers. ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 03, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/03/fidelity-is-latest-employer-to-offer-free-college-education-to-workers.html Questions for discussion: Do you think that this… Read more »