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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Description: A majority of workers (57%) in the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Happiness Survey say they would support a requirement that everyone at their workplace or office receive a Covid-19 vaccination soon after it becomes available to the public. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 18, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/18/require-covid-19-vaccine-for-work-return-heres-what-americans-say.html Questions for discussion: What does this research suggest about employees’… Read more »
Description: A guide for managers in assessing 2020 and looking ahead to next year. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 21, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/business/work-performance-evaluations-covid.html Questions for discussion: What are the key recommendations to managers? Do you think these make sense? What else would you suggest?
Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #754 – Host: Mitch Joel. There is no doubt that when it comes to writing business books on the creative process and how it flows in business today, Todd Henry is the gold standard. He bills himself as “an arms dealer for the creative revolution,” and that’s just one of his… Read more »
Description: As the first shipments of coronavirus vaccines are injected into the arms of frontline workers across the country, important conversations have begun about how this will impact the return to work, or the continuation of work, for millions of Canadians. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 30, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/businesses-likely-can-t-force-staff-to-get-covid-vaccine-experts-warn-1.1540979 Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: The Oxford-AstraZeneca effort held great promise to help arrest the pandemic. But a series of miscues caused it to fall behind in the U.S. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 08, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/business/covid-vaccine-oxford-astrazeneca.html Questions for discussion: How was the issue of transparency a factor in the story? Do you think either the firm or health… Read more »
Description: Restrictions banning in-store shopping in Toronto and Peel called ‘unreasonable,’ ‘irrational’ and ‘arbitrary’ Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Dec 10, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/hudsons-bay-co-asks-court-to-intervene-against-ontario-governments-lockdown-order Questions for discussion: What are the management issues related to taking this position? How might some employees respond? What would you advise retailers during this shopping season?