Kroger is taking on Publix in Florida without opening a single grocery store — and building a blueprint for its future

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Description: GROVELAND, Fla.— Kroger wants to attract tens of thousands of new customers in Florida — and it plans to do that without opening a single grocery store. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/04/kroger-is-taking-on-publix-in-florida-without-opening-a-single-grocery-store.html Questions for discussion: What are the management implications for this shift towards ecommerce? Do you think the employment… Read more »

‘Great amplification and support that’s happening’: Small business owners pivoting during COVID-19

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Description: For the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented conditions for small business owners across Canada. October was Small Business Month and to celebrate BNN Bloomberg highlighted various Canadian entrepreneurs who are navigating their company around headwinds like supply shortages to virus outbreaks. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov… Read more »

Facebook ‘knew what it was doing,’ former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says

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Description: Facebook’s conduct revealed in leaked documents is “pretty concerning,” said former Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt, who called for companies in the tech industry to show more restraint. Source: FinancialPost.com/Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/technology/facebook-knew-what-it-was-doing-former-google-ceo-eric-schmidt-says Questions for discussion: What does the judgmental comment by Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt say about… Read more »

Coca-Cola buys full control of Bodyarmor for $5.6 billion in its largest-ever brand acquisition

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Description: Coca-Cola announced Monday it has bought full control of sports drink maker Bodyarmor for $5.6 billion, making it the company’s largest brand acquisition to date. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/01/coca-cola-buys-full-control-of-bodyarmor-for-5point6-billion-.html Questions for discussion: Why is Coca Cola buying this company? How does it fit with plans for greater growth… Read more »

​Nearly 2 in 3 women who left the workforce during Covid plan to return—and most want to enter this field

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Description: Women have born the brunt of job loss and negative career impacts over the course of the pandemic, due to a host of factors such as carrying the weight of caregiving responsibilities, as well as their overrepresentation in in-person jobs vulnerable to disruption during the Covid-19 crisis. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 15, 2021… Read more »

5 Startups That Are Shaping the Future of the Health Care Industry

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Description: From A.I. chatbots to virtual surgeries, these companies are reimagining medicine and caregiving Source: INC.com Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/zachary-miller/healthcare-innovation-ai-machine-learning-telemedicine.html Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for these technological developments? What might mitigate the advances toward installation of these technologies?

SPOS #798 – Alisa Cohn On Startups, Leadership And Growth

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #798 – Host: Mitch Joel. Named the Top Startup Coach in the World at the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Global Coaches Awards in London, Alisa Cohn has been coaching startup founders to grow into world-class CEOs for nearly twenty years. She is the author of the just-published book, From Start-Up to Grown-Up. This… Read more »

Edward Rogers’ case to turf Natale doesn’t tell the whole story

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Description: “Room for improvement” is how Edward Rogers phrased it on Oct. 18, when he made his first public comment since he tried to oust Joe Natale, the chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), in late September. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/edward-rogers-case-to-turf-natale-doesn-t-tell-the-whole-story-1.1673292 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Americans are buying Teslas, not EVs, but experts say that’s about to change

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Description: Americans aren’t buying electric vehicles, they’re buying Teslas. That’s been a relatively true statement for U.S. consumers in recent years, with Tesla accounting for the majority of EVs sold, including 79% in 2020, according to IHS Markit. But that’s starting to change as so-called traditional automakers and start-ups invest billions in a slew of new electric vehicles to compete… Read more »

Elon Musk’s fortune soars to $ 289 billion as Tesla hits record $ 1 trillion valuation

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Description: Elon Musk already outnumbers Jeff Bezos by nearly $ 100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This is largely due to Tesla hitting the record $ 1 trillion in valuation. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Oct 26, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/393531 Questions for discussion: What explains the surge in stock valuation? What do you believe is… Read more »