British Columbia becomes first province to caps fees from food delivery companies

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Description: During the pandemic, takeout and delivery options for restaurants tripled to as high as 36% of sales Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 04, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/british-columbia-caps-food-delivery-fees Questions for discussion: How does this legislation affect operations of the businesses involved? What are the pros and cons of this decision? How would you advise management of the… Read more »

Yeezy Roller Coaster Ended With Two-Minute Phone Call at Adidas

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Description: Their lucrative Yeezy collaboration accounted for more than an estimated 40% of the shoe giant’s profits. But the partners had been bickering for years. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 01, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-01/kanye-west-adidas-split-was-brewing-for-years?leadSource=uverify%20wall Questions for discussion: What are the lessons to be learned from this partnership between Ye and Adidas? Can Adidas ever afford to… Read more »

Twitter is now owned by Elon Musk — here’s a brief history from the app’s founding in 2006 to the present

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Description: A decade ago, Twitter’s future was looking bright. The company was benefiting from a flood of funding into the social-networking space, eventually leading to an IPO in 2013 that raised $1.8 billion. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 29, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/29/a-brief-history-of-twitter-from-its-founding-in-2006-to-musk-takeover.html Questions for discussion: Why do you think Musk bought Twitter? Do you think there are revenue models that… Read more »

Nano Tools for Leaders® — a collaboration between Wharton Executive Education and Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management — are fast, effective tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes, with the potential to significantly impact your success. ​

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Description: The Goal . Halve the time and double the impact of your meetings. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Oct 26, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-25-minute-meeting/ Questions for discussion: Do you think this model is a good one for most business related work? What are your positive and negative comments about the guidance and recommendations for running meetings? ​

A New Book Reveals What Is Actually Causing Workplace Burnout (and How to Prevent It)

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Description: More effort has been made to help people cope with burnout, rather than on preventing burnout from happening in the first place Source: INC.com Date: Oct 28, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/burnout-challenge-book-reveals-what-causing-workplace-burnout.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2027,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHvVd8sHu8o54XOE9NPo27sXHXderFCk9ms8AVMwNpZC3TiAjIyUEtGPXGoHdRVsgGiml50dYqtTdDgrSTaVq1gVbfhg_MTR0nwCLfZw Questions for discussion: What does the article say about burnout and how to prevent it? Do you agree with this analysis and strategy? What… Read more »

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated labor laws with union remarks, federal agency alleges

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Description: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor laws when he remarked in recent interviews that employees could be negatively affected by unions, a federal labor agency said. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/27/nlrb-says-amazon-ceo-andy-jassy-violated-labor-laws.html Questions for discussion: What are the issues involved here? Do you think there was a violation of the law or… Read more »

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

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Description: The town council’s once deep-seated fear over accommodating immigrants at the expense of its French-speaking Quebec identity has given way to a more pressing concern: a need for more families to help fill jobs, attend its schools and sustain its population. Herouxville now wants to be known for its inclusion. It’s considering measures like… Read more »

SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how… Read more »

Apple Quietly Rolled Out a Change That Could Be the End of Facebook

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Description: Apple isn’t just coming for Facebook’s money, it’s coming for its business. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-quietly-rolled-out-a-change-that-could-be-end-of-facebook.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2026,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHuDANPsXgpSh7DvX5FXGcVHzm_RyLSUzzo1GMOhx_ihLjxVqDuYCcWy0sJmhfyKYuCbqpclo0hn3hcyLM8sC9io0Oppj98rgzN4lSjw Questions for discussion: How will Apple revenue grow with this new requirement? Do you think it is the end of Meta? How can Meta and other apps counter this strategic move by Apple?

Make Leader Character Your Competitive Edge

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Description: Character is about a lot more than ethics — and fostering a culture where it is valued equally alongside competence can result in better decisions and better outcomes. Source: SloanReview.MIT.edu Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/make-leader-character-your-competitive-edge/ Questions for discussion: How does the report distinguish between character and competence? Briefly, explain the leader character model…. Read more »