SPOS #814 – Barry Nalebuff On Better Ways To Negotiate

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #814 – Host: Mitch Joel. He is the Milton Steinbach Professor at the Yale School of Management, where he has taught for over thirty years. Barry Nalebuff is an expert on game theory, he has written extensively on its application to business strategy. His bestselling books include, Thinking Strategically, The Art of… Read more »

Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year: Intact Financial’s Charles Brindamour

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Description: Intact has ‘quietly’ become Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance and Brindamour, 51, is a company lifer Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Feb 17, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/financial-post-magazine/ceo-of-the-year/canadas-outstanding-ceo-of-the-year Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Charles Brindamour’s management style and approach to growth? How would you describe his philosophy towards… Read more »

We’re Good at Motivating Others, but What About Ourselves?

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Description: There are plenty of books that teach how to influence the behavior of others, but anyone who’s set a personal goal knows it’s a lot tougher to apply those lessons inward. Ayelet Fishbach, a behavioral science and marketing professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, has written a new book that can… Read more »

What We Lose When Work Gets Too Casual

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Description: Like so many with a desk job, I’ve spent the pandemic working from home — or more specifically, the bed in a bedroom of our microscopic Brooklyn apartment, which also houses a 6-year-old, a cat named James Bond and a Roomba named DB5. When I have Zooms for work, I try to put on… Read more »

Here’s how key the Ambassador Bridge is to U.S.-Canada trade

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Description: Canada-bound traffic on the Ambassador Bridge has been ground to a halt as people protesting vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions have closed access to the bridge. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Feb 09, 2022 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/here-s-how-key-the-ambassador-bridge-is-to-u-s-canada-trade-1.1720190 Questions for discussion: What are the implications of supply disruptions, as discussed in the report? How have… Read more »

Peloton’s new CEO, Barry McCarthy, says he’s ‘here for the comeback story,’ an internal email shows

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Description: Peloton’s new CEO, Barry McCarthy, is telling remaining staff that he’s “here for the comeback story.” ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 09, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/09/read-the-email-that-pelotons-new-ceo-barry-mccarthy-sent-to-staff.html Questions for discussion: What are the positive and negative factors facing the new CEO? What is his plan? What would you advise? Do you think the firm… Read more »

Is This What Winning Looks Like?

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Description: Modern Monetary Theory, the buzziest economic idea in decades, got a pandemic tryout of sorts. Now inflation is testing its limits. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 07, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/06/business/economy/modern-monetary-theory-stephanie-kelton.html Questions for discussion: What is MMT as you understand it? How would you answer the questions posed in the article, “Did Congress ‘experiment’ with MMT,… Read more »

3 Tensions Leaders Need to Manage in the Hybrid Workplace

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Description: As hybrid work transitions from a temporary pandemic-era band-aid to the normal way of working, many leaders are wondering how they build an inclusive hybrid culture. The pandemic laid bare existing inequalities at work — around caregiving, race and even age — and while there is an opportunity to “build back better,” the path to “better” is unclear, even for… Read more »

Joe Rogan apologizes to Spotify and musicians amid boycott over his podcast

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Description: Podcaster Joe Rogan has apologized to Spotify, while also addressing the controversy around his podcast. Musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell recently boycotted the service for continuing to host “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has been accused by medical professionals of spreading Covid misinformation. Both musicians have since pulled their music libraries from Spotify. Source:… Read more »

SPOS #812 – Michael Bungay Stanier On Doing Something That Matters

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #812 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s best known for his book, The Coaching Habit, which has sold over a million copies and has thousands of 5-star reviews online. Michael Bungay Stanier helps people be a force for change. He founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations… Read more »