The Benefits of the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rule

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Description: The SEC wants publicly traded companies to disclose detailed information about their climate-risk activities. Wharton’s Witold Henisz explains why doing so could lead to significant changes for businesses, investors, and the planet. Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast Date: Apr 12, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-benefits-of-the-secs-climate-disclosure-rule/ Questions for discussion: What are the intended rule changes? What is the… Read more »

3 Ways to Get Hybrid Work Right

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Description: Finding a space that bridges corporate and home life is tricky, but there are ways to do it right. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 14, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/hybrid-work-office-space-change-pandemic-return-employee-retention.html Questions for discussion: What does this article say about the design of office work environments and performance? What do you think about these arguments and how much… Read more »

SPOS #822 – Marcus Buckingham On Love And Work

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #822 – Host: Mitch Joel. Marcus Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of countless in-depth profiles, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. After spending two decades studying… Read more »

Canada needs workers — so why aren’t more companies hiring the neurodivergent?

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Description: Only 1 in 3 people with autism are employed. But many more of those on the spectrum want to work Source: CBC.ca Date: Apr 11, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/labour-market-neurodiversity-1.6413939 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points raised in this report. How would you go about increasing corporate awareness? How should management approach this issue, in… Read more »

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion, so it can be ‘transformed as private company’

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Description: Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share, saying the social media company needs to be transformed privately, a little over a week after first revealing a 9.2% stake in the company. Musk’s offer values Twitter at about $43 billion. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 14, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/elon-musk-offers-to-buy-twitter-for-54point20-a-share-saying-it-needs-to-be-transformed-as-private-company.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

How Amazon plans to fix its massive returns problem

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Description: Amazon is handling a rapidly growing number of returns that are causing a massive problem for the e-commerce giant and the planet. A National Retail Federation survey found a record $761 billion of merchandise was returned to retailers in 2021. That amount surpasses what the U.S. spent on national defence in 2021, which was $741 billion. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Elon Musk is this big

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Description: The following appeared in the “Reno Evening Gazette,” Jan. 4, 1964. “When Dean [Martin], Frank [Sinatra] and their buddy Sammy Davis Jr. appeared at the Las Vegas Sands’ 11th anniversary, Dean bowed to Frank and said: “It’s your world, Frank; I just live in it.” Today’s version: It’s your world, Elon; I just live… Read more »

Rachel Balkovec, the 1st woman to manage an MLB-affiliated team, debuts with a win

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Description: Rachel Balkovec, the first woman to manage an MLB affiliated team, took home a victory for the Tampa Tarpons on Friday. Source: NPR.org Date: Apr 09, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/09/1091879805/rachel-balkovec-the-1st-woman-to-manage-an-mlb-affiliated-team-debuts-with-a-win Questions for discussion: What does this mean for baseball, in your opinion? Do you think her status will affect fan participation or management of players? Discuss.

The Huge Endeavor to Produce a Tiny Microchip

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Description: As the global chip shortage continues, we take an inside look at how semiconductors are fabricated. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 08, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/technology/intel-chip-shortage.html? Questions for discussion: What are the direct economic benefits due to investments in these plants? What are the factors of production needed in order to set up these plants? Given… Read more »

Howard Levitt: Employers can enforce masking policies even after provincial mandates are gone

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Description: Howard Levitt and Tara Seosankar: Employees beware — unmasking is not an absolute right in Canadian workplaces Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 29, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-employers-can-enforce-masking-policies-even-after-provincial-mandates-are-gone Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the workplace rules and regulations that will apply? How should management deal with these rules and employees who might not… Read more »