Brooklyn Nets decision to bench Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated could cost the all-star guard $15 million

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Description: Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving won’t play for the team during the 2021-22 season as long as he remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, the team announced. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nbas-nets-will-not-allow-star-kyrie-irving-to-play-this-season-until-he-is-vaccinated-11634053039?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for this decision? What impact do you think it will have on… Read more »

Facebook Trumpets Plan To “Nudge” Teens To Stop Fixating On Instagram

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Description: Following a whistleblower’s well-documented public accusations that Facebook prioritizes money over the public good, a Facebook executive went on the Sunday news shows to announce new controls meant to better protect teens using its platforms. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367667/facebook-trumpets-plan-to-nudge-teens-to-stop-fi.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123917&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What is FB proposing as a solution to… Read more »

Amazon will let managers decide how often employees come into the office

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Description: Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home even after its offices begin to reopen next year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/amazon-to-let-managers-decide-how-often-employees-come-into-the-office.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the options available to individuals and teams working at Amazon. What are the benefits and drawbacks to this sort of organization shift? What… Read more »

SPOS #796 – Indira Samarasekera On Leadership And Nerve

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #796 – Host: Mitch Joel. Internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading engineers, Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera has led an amazing career. Indira has been awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Peter Lougheed award for leadership in public policy and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She… Read more »

Nobel Prize-winning economist: The world of long work hours is ripe for a revolution

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Description: At the pandemic’s outset, many labor experts doubted that a professional work culture long defined by commutes and cubicles was ready to truly embrace remote employment. That’s changed. The next revolution on the job? According to Nobel Prize-winning MIT economist Esther Duflo, it should be about the long hours synonymous with success. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Is Facebook Advertising Going to Die?

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Description: Four percent of iOS14 users are opting in to let apps track them. Compared to a few months ago (in a pre-iOS14 world), these numbers can feel staggering. As marketers, we feel these numbers as we look at our paid marketing strategies and wonder…is it all over? Source: DigitalMarketer.com Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.digitalmarketer.com/blog/facebook-advertising-going-to-die/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&PostID=38987241&MessageRunDetailID=6614951794 Questions… Read more »

‘What Would Chad Do?’ How Women at Facebook and Snap Level the Playing Field in Silicon Valley

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Description: Panelists at the Grace Hopper Celebration discussed how to get what you deserve. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 04, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/facebook-snap-chad-grace-hopper-2021.html Questions for discussion: What do you think of the advice presented in this article? What advice would you present to women?

Recognizing a person’s pronouns is not an ‘accommodation,’ but a basic employer obligation

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Description: As one B.C. restaurant recently discovered in a case brought before the Human Rights Tribunal Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-recognizing-a-persons-pronouns-is-not-an-accommodation-but-a-basic-employer-obligation Questions for discussion: Summarize the legal and social implications described in this report. How should management approach the issue with the legal implications in mind?

​ SPOS #795 – Brian Primack On ‘You Are What You Click’

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #795 – Host: Mitch Joel. The new book is called, You Are What You Click – How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience (and, you need to read it). This book is for realists, and it was written by Brian Primack. Brian in Dean… Read more »

Employees of United Airlines Are Suing Over Mandatory Vaccines. Is Your Business Next?

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Description: After making headlines with its rigorous vaccine mandate, the airline is facing several employee lawsuits. How to prepare for your own legal challenges. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/employees-of-united-airlines-are-suing-over-mandatory-vaccines-is-your-business-next.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the law and dealing with employees who refuse to be vaccinated? What advice would… Read more »