SPOS #709 – Ryan Hawk On Management, Performance and Leadership

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #709 – Host: Mitch Joel. Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast (like this one), where he goes deep with some of the world’s biggest brains on how to optimize business and thinking. A lifelong student of leadership,… Read more »

Shopify shares jump after web-retail supplier reports soaring 4th-quarter sales

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Description: Ottawa-based tech company’s sales and profit top expectations Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 12, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/shopify-profit-surprise-1.5460838 Questions for discussion: What are the managerial challenges facing the firm as it grows? How does developing technology guide the expansion and decisions taken by management?

‘Dean of valuation’ says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to justify stock

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Description: Tesla has a long way to go before it justifies its current stock price, New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran told CNBC on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/damodaran-tesla-needs-vw-like-sales-apple-like-margins-to-justify-stock.html Questions for discussion: Explain what Aswath Damodaran means when he says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to… Read more »

The Woman Rising From Goldman Trader to Its Face on Wall Street

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Description: One after the other as the morning wore on, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s most senior leaders — all men — took turns on stage describing their plan to restore its dimmed star. Much of it rests on a woman who’s being groomed to join them. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-02-13/the-woman-rising-from-goldman-trader-to-its-face-on-wall-street Questions for… Read more »

Inside the kill zone: Big Tech makes life miserable for some startups, but others embrace its power

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Description: Giants crush the competition or buy it — good for entrepreneurs looking to sell, but less so for those trying to build a company for the long term Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/technology/inside-the-kill-zone-big-tech-makes-life-miserable-for-some-startups-but-others-embrace-its-power Questions for discussion: What are the fundamental concerns facing entrepreneurs, as explained in this report? Is there a… Read more »

Suzy Welch: 3 words every recent grad should remove from their resume ‘right this minute’

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Description: ..rather than exaggerating your skills with fluffy words and phrases, best-selling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says you should be realistic and transparent about the experience you bring to the table. This means removing common words like “seasoned,” “accomplished” and “experienced” from your resume “right this minute,” she tells CNBC Make It. Source:… Read more »

‘Uncanny Valley’ writer Anna Wiener explains why women are souring on Silicon Valley

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Description: Several former tech workers are releasing non-fiction accounts about their experiences in Silicon Valley and one of them says it’s largely because tech companies have fed women a story that, itself, is fictional. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 02, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/01/uncanny-valley-anna-weiner-why-women-are-souring-on-silicon-valley.html Questions for discussion: What is the narrative presented and what is the reality,… Read more »

‘Chill Is Real,’ Trudeau Envoy to China Says of Huawei Feud

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Description: The man Justin Trudeau put in charge of repairing Canada’s ties with China acknowledged he has his work cut out for him. Source: Bloomberg,com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-05/-chill-is-real-trudeau-s-envoy-to-china-says-of-huawei-feud Questions for discussion: What are the issues in this conflict? What conflict resolution strategies would you advise? Can this conflict be resolved without the… Read more »

Watch all the Super Bowl commercials right here

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Description: Sunday was advertising’s biggest night. The Super Bowl included ads from a mix of longtime and new entrants, and notably featured political ads from President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Fox sold 30-second slots for as much as $5.6 million. Here are the Super Bowl commercials that aired. This list will be… Read more »

Disruption 2020: An Interview With Clayton M. Christensen

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Description: With technology and capital rapidly increasing the pace of innovation, Christensen’s thinking is more relevant today than ever. What do we know now about the power of disruption and where it’s taking us? Source: SloanReview.mit.edu Date: Feb 04, 2020 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/an-interview-with-clayton-m-christensen/?utm_source=El1&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Chris0220 Questions for discussion: What are the important lessons directed at managers, marketers and investors? Which… Read more »