What we’ve learned about how remote work is changing us

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Description: Arianna Huffington says that a series of clear stages of working from home are being revealed, and they include a great deal of stress and require strategies for workers and leaders to overcome them. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 09, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/09/heres-what-we-know-about-how-remote-work-changes-us.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how employees are… Read more »

How to Establish Marketing Authority in a Niche Industry

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Description: You’ve got to stay focused on a single market until you prove loyalty and expertise. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Apr 08, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/348002?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say about focusing resources and building out from your niche? Do you have any objections to the advice presented? Do you think the advice… Read more »

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 »

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 »

PG&E reaches bankruptcy deal with California governor

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Description: Pacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday for the nation’s largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/pge-reaches-bankruptcy-deal-with-california-governor.html Questions for discussion: What are the implications for Californians going forward? How will management decisions be… Read more »

The World Catches a Dangerous Virus of the Mind

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Description: The coronavirus is more than a health menace. It’s a wealth destroyer that the global economy will have to live with for many months to come. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 25, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-28/the-world-catches-a-dangerous-virus-of-the-mind?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about what was known about the coronavirus a month ago and how people… Read more »

Virtual Happy Hour Anyone? Working From Home But Keeping Connected

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Description: To limit exposure to the coronavirus, many companies across the U.S. are urging, and some are mandating, that employees work from home. Source: NPR.com – podcast Date: Mar 15, 2020 Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/815973389/virtual-happy-hour-anyone-working-from-home-but-keeping-connected Questions for discussion: How are firms responding to the needs of employees working from home? What other ideas would you suggest to… Read more »

The global crisis in recycling

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Description: With the world drowning in plastic, the need for recycling is more acute than ever. But the industry that handles all that waste is on the verge of collapse. Source: Fortune.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/5187780a-ab59-4647-bf11-134b18573b67?activePlaylistName=Fortune%20Magazine%20Features Questions for discussion: What are the ethical, social, and operational problems facing managers in this industry? What… Read more »

Why You Should Be Buying Facebook Ads Now

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Description: Take advantage of lower costs and seize market share. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 16, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347565?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say businesses should do with Facebook at this time? Develop an outline of a Facebook campaign for say Nike or one of the professional sports associations like the NBA.

I Spent a Day Living Like Billionaire Warren Buffett. Here’s What Happened.

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Description: Did following his daily habits and rituals put me on track to have $87 billion in my bank account? Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 11, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347349?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article tell you about the character of Warren Buffett? How do you think these characteristics reflect on his managerial thinking and… Read more »