How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

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Description: (Reuters) – The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago. Source: Reuters.com Date: Apr 5, 2020 Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-factory-staffing/how-one-silicon-valley-factory-keeps-running-in-the-age-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN21N0DG Questions for discussion: How did the firm adapt to the… Read more »

‘Not business as usual’: How Canada’s manufacturers mobilized to help fight COVID-19

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Description: The call display showed an Ottawa-area phone number. On the other end was an auto industry specialist at ?Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada with an urgent request: Can Autoliv make gowns for front line hospital workers fighting COVID-19 and whose supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) is running dangerously low? Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Apr 09,… Read more »

Quibi Is Jeffrey Katzenberg’s $1.7 Billion Gamble

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Description: Jeffrey Katzenberg has nearly 50 years of entertainment experience and a massive war chest. Neither of those things guarantee success for his new mobile video service. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 03, 2020 Link: https://www.inc.com/matt-haber/quibi-mobile-video-jeffrey-katzenberg-startup.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: Do you think the business model will work? How would you improve chances for success? Who will… Read more »

Watch Tesla Design Ventilators Using Mostly Model 3 Parts

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Description: Tesla posted a video to its YouTube channel that shows Tesla engineers working on designing ventilators out of mainly Tesla Model 3 parts. It’s pretty amazing to see how many existing Tesla parts can be repurposed into assembling a ventilator. Source: InsideEVS.com Date: Apr 05, 2020 Link: https://insideevs.com/news/408057/tesla-making-ventilators-from-model-3-parts/ Questions for discussion: How does the publicity from this… Read more »

U.S. Workers Discovering Affinity for Remote Work

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — American workers are increasingly doing their jobs from home as a result of the coronavirus crisis, and the latest Gallup Panel data show that they are warming up to the experience. Source: Gallup.com Date: Apr 02, 2020 Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/306695/workers-discovering-affinity-remote-work.aspx Questions for discussion: What does the research say about the number of… Read more »

SPOS #716 – Jeremy Gutsche On How To Create The Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #716 – Host: Mitch Joel. My buddy Jeremy Gutsche was last on this show about five years ago. He’s back. Jeremy is a bestselling author, innovation expert, and one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet. He’s also the CEO of Trend Hunter (the world’s number one trend website… Read more »

Honeywell’s ex-CEO successfully navigated the Great Recession. Here’s how he’s approaching the coronavirus crisis

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Description: Few CEOs navigated the Great Recession as skillfully as David Cote. Now he’s offering hard-won advice for corporate leaders caught in the tumult of the coronavirus crisis. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 27, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/2020/03/27/honeywell-david-cote-great-recession-coronavirus-crisis/ Questions for discussion: What are the key suggestions for management to take away from this article? Do… Read more »

Canada Infrastructure Bank chief executive Pierre Lavallee steps down

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Description: OTTAWA — The federal government is shaking up the people in the top spots at the Canada Infrastructure Bank, including saying goodbye to the chief executive and installing a new board chair. Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Apr 03, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-infrastructure-bank-chief-executive-pierre-lavallee-steps-down-1.1417195 Questions for discussion: What are the implied reasons for replacing the current CEO with… Read more »

The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

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Description: As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 29, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say is the primary reason for the failure to produce an inexpensive ventilator? Could this issue have been avoided if multiple governments around the world… Read more »

COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation

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Description: The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking the health, financial welfare, social order and political stability of nations across the globe. At a time when millions are fighting to survive illness, financial hardship, political upheaval, and other existential threats, it is difficult to look beyond the moment. The scourge of COVID-19 will pass. When, at what… Read more »