Alphabet’s Board Probes Company’s Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

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Description: Google’s parent Alphabet is investigating how the company has managed sexual harassment and misconduct claims, some of which have targeted its own executives. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 06, 2019 Link: https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/google-parent-alphabet-probe-sexual-harassment-misconduct/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=ceo-daily&utm_content=2019110712pm Questions for discussion: What are the management issues raised in this report? Do you think the firms mentioned have responded… Read more »

Are Elon Musk’s Warnings About AI Manipulating Social Media Coming True?

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Description: Elon Musk voiced a dire warning about AI. Should we be worried? Source: Fortune.com Date: Nov 05, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341650?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the concerns related to AI and future possibilities? What do you believe the direction will be? What role is there for management to play in order… Read more »

Workplace mental health programs deliver healthier bottom lines

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Description: Deloitte analysis finds a median return on investment of $1.62 for every $1 spent Source: CBC.ca Date: Nov 07, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/workplace-mental-health-programs-deliver-good-roi-1.5346872 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key findings presented in this report. Are you surprised by any of the items? What is the message to management as well as employees?

How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares

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Description: How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 06, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/05/ceo-brian-niccol-turns-chipotle-mexican-grill-around-after-food-safety-scares.html Questions for discussion: How is Taco Bell managed differently from Chipotle? How would you increase business at Chipotle? Do you think Chipotle is a good investment today?

Next Billion-Dollar Startups: Truepill’s Dose Of Digital Disruption To The $400 Billion Pharmacy Industry

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Description: Pharmacy is a roughly $400 billion business in the United States, yet only recently have entrepreneurs begun tackling the market. In 2013, two young founders launched PillPack, a retail pharmacy startup that was acquired by Amazon last year for around $750 million. Other newcomers followed, including New York City’s Capsule, which grabbed $270 million… Read more »

Peugeot’s boss, Carlos Tavares, plans a merger with Fiat Chrysler

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Description: His methods have a lot to teach a troubled industry Source: Fortune.com Date: Oct 31, 2019 Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2019/10/31/peugeots-boss-carlos-tavares-plans-a-merger-with-fiat-chrysler?cid1=cust/dailypicks1/n/bl/n/20191030n/owned/n/n/dailypicks1/n/n/NA/334726/n Questions for discussion: What does this article say about the theories related to huge mergers of firms and the managers who attempt to organize them? What are the lessons all managers can take away from this… Read more »

3 Things That Will Boost Your Team’s Communication

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Description: Most full-time workers spend about 40 hours each week on the job, accounting for roughly 35 percent of their waking moments. That’s a huge emotional, physical and mental commitment. Accordingly, greater numbers of employees are seeking jobs at places where they can feel at home and forge real relationships. As a leader, you should… Read more »

What Alphabet Did Right in Toronto That Amazon Got Wrong in New York

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Description: In 2017, two of the world’s biggest tech titans pitched ambitious urban developments in two of North America’s biggest cities. Today, only one of them is still in the running. Source: Fortune.com Date: Nov 01, 2019 Link: https://fortune.com/2019/11/01/alphabet-sidewalk-labs-toronto-amazon-new-york/ Questions for discussion: What happened in these two situations, from a negotiations point of view? What… Read more »

Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

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Description: (Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> was sued on Thursday in a proposed class action accusing it of discriminating against older and female users by withholding advertising for financial services such as bank accounts, insurance, investments and loans. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Oct 31, 2019 Link: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-sued-age-gender-bias-183907492.html?guccounter=1 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the… Read more »

Facebook News launches with hand-picked stories from major publishers

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Description: Facebook announced on Friday the launch of Facebook News, a new section of the social network that will show users a personalized selection of news stories. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 25, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/25/facebook-news-new-product-will-pay-publishers-highlight-news-stories.html Questions for discussion: How will this revenue sharing plan work? Do you think it will boost subscriptions? How should this feature… Read more »