Want To Build A Superteam? Invest In Emotional Intelligence

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Description: The right employees are essential to the success of your business, no matter your industry or growth stage. But for an early stage startup, the importance of your team can’t be understated. When you’re just starting out, every employee is a key employee. The wrong hire can cost you a lot of time and… Read more »

Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive

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Description: Robert Swan, who has held the job for two years, is leaving the Silicon Valley chip giant after an activist investor pressed for change. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 13, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/technology/intel-ceo-swan-gelsinger.html?searchResultPosition=1 Questions for discussion: What are the leadership qualities needed at Intel according the investors who pressed for change? How significant is Patrick… Read more »

GM, Unifor reach tentative deal to build electric delivery vans in Ontario

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Description: GM Canada says it has reached a tentative deal with Unifor that, if ratified, will see it invest $1 billion to transform its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., to make commercial electric vehicles. Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/gm-unifor-ingersoll-deal-1.5876387 Questions for discussion: What is the role of the union in this deal and others… Read more »

Lisa McLeod On Selling With Noble Purpose – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: She has an incredible work ethic. That was one (of the many) takeaway from this episode. Lisa McLeod is a strategy consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker who has worked with some of the coolest companies on the planet. Lisa is the author of five books, including the global bestseller, Selling With Noble Purpose – How to… Read more »

How Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is luring tech players from Silicon Valley and New York

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Description: Suarez’s schedule and phone have blown up since he accidentally launched a Twitter campaign to make Miami the latest innovation hub in early December, when someone on the app suggested bringing Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State. His “How can I help?” response generated 2.3 million organic impressions alone, he says. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »

Opinion: We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For.

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Description: Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 04, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/google-union.html?auth=login-email&login=email Questions for discussion: What is happening to Google as employees organize? How do you suggest management and employees deal with the issues facing the firm? Do… Read more »

Amazon buys Boeing jets from Delta, WestJet as aircraft prices drop

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Description: Amazon said Tuesday it’s buying 11 used Boeing 767-300 jets from Delta and WestJet, the latest sign of how cargo carriers are growing while passenger airlines rush to shrink their fleets as Covid-19 hurts travel demand. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/05/amazon-buys-boeing-jets-from-delta-westjet-as-aircraft-prices-drop.html Questions for discussion: From an operations point of view, why does building an independent fleet make sense for Amazon ? What… Read more »

A US$21-billion wager on a Canadian company that could build the Apple car

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Description: A red-hot trend in the car industry is for new entrants such as Fisker Inc. to hand over the complicated and capital-intensive work of engineering and building vehicles to a contract manufacturer. Increasingly, cars are judged on their software and electronics so why bother wasting time and money on metal bashing? Source: BNNBloomberg.com –… Read more »

It’s no surprise that Amazon, Berkshire, JPM health venture Haven is disbanding: Experts

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Description: The news that Haven, the joint health-care venture between Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) and JPMorgan (JPM), will disband next month came as no surprise to many health care experts. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Jan 04, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/its-no-surprise-that-amazon-berkshire-jpm-health-venture-haven-is-disbanding-experts-213818212.html Questions for discussion: Why did Haven fail to disrupt the health care industry? How significant… Read more »

Chinese electric car company Nio doubles deliveries in 2020 as local competition ramps up for Tesla

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Description: BEIJING — China’s homegrown Tesla rivals are racking up sales in the world’s largest auto market. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 04, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/04/chinese-electric-car-start-up-nio-doubles-deliveries-as-tesla-competition-rises.html Questions for discussion: How important do you think branding is for all of these competitors in the global market? Do you think Tesla remains a good investment at this… Read more »