Can Workers Climb the Career Ladder From Outside the Office?

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Description: Translating opportunities for networking, mentoring and advancement to the virtual world isn’t easy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 03, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/business/dealbook/remote-work-careers.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the challenges facing businesses and their employees who work remotely? Why is the office an important contributor to employee develomment and career advancement?

How Fleeing Ukraine in 1990 Shaped This Entrepreneur Into the Leader She Is Today

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Description: Marco Polo co-founder and CEO Vlada Bortnik watches her home country under siege, both filled with fear and inspired by the strength of her people Source: INC.com Date: Mar 02, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/lindsay-blakely/ukraine-russia-vlada-bortnik-marco-polo.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how Vlada Bortnik’s experiences helped shape her entrepreneurial business attitude? How did… Read more »

Retail Theft Rises, and N.Y.C. Small Business Owners Are Paying the Price

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Description: In New York City, neighborhood stores are struggling to confront the crimes that have cascaded from the disruptions of the pandemic. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 28, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/28/nyregion/new-york-stores-robberies-theft.html? Questions for discussion: What can small business owners do to mitigate the problems described in the report? What are the managerial issues related to these… Read more »

How Apple, Big Tech benefit from taking on Russia

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Description: Silicon Valley’s tech giants are joining the rest of the business world in pulling their products and services from Russia. Companies like Apple (AAPL) have cut ties to the Russian market entirely to protest the invasion of Ukraine, while firms like YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL) , Meta (FB), and Microsoft (MSFT) are limiting the availability of Russian propaganda networks like RT and… Read more »

Decades ago, he was in jail—now he’s a Nike executive advocating for formerly incarcerated people to get second chances

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Description: Today, Larry Miller is the chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand. He spent decades rising up the ranks at companies like Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 26, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/26/nike-executive-larry-miller-second-chances-for-formerly-incarcerated.html Questions for discussion: What are the overall management issues involved in this story from the company’s… Read more »

Burnout isn’t just about work anymore: How one woman conquered her exhaustion to live the post-burnout dream

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Description: We talk a lot about burnout around here — and for good reason. A whopping eighty-four per cent of Canadians say they’ve struggled with burnout at some point, and some are even calling it the new mid-life crisis. It appears clear we have a collective problem on our hands that needs addressing. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 22, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/burnout-isnt-just-about-work-anymore… Read more »

What the blockbuster Microsoft and Sony deals mean for the future of gaming

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Description: Big moves are happening in the video game industry. Microsoft, the tech giant behind the Xbox console, announced plans in early 2022 to buy Activision Blizzard, the force behind “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft,” among other major titles. This $68.7 billion all-cash acquisition is expected to close in 2023. If approved by regulators… Read more »

Etsy CEO talks earnings, raising seller fees, and advertising to men

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Description: Etsy CEO Josh Silverman joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the company’s earnings, its reinvestment in the platform, raising fees, and attracting male users with NFL ads. Source: Yahoo.finance.com – video report Date: Feb 25, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/etsy-ceo-talks-earnings-raising-155135053.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Why did Etsy’s stock value shoot up? Why did it fall so dramatically… Read more »

Zoom’s Breakout Room Feature Is About to Get a Lot Smarter

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Description: Thanks to an acquisition in the remote work space, Zoom’s breakout rooms will soon use algorithms to match employees Source: INC.com Date: Feb 18, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/zoom-breakout-rooms-twine-glimpse-acquisition.html Questions for discussion: How does the algorithm emulate reality? Do you think this tool can enhance productivity of meetings? ​

How One Firm Has Baked Purpose into Its Business Model

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Description: Roma McCaig joined Clif Bar & Company last May as the senior vice president of impact and communications. In this newly created position, she oversees sustainability strategy, community initiatives, corporate brand, and employee communications. McCaig said the role is a chance for her to live her values at work; the privately held company is on a… Read more »