Why Tech Companies Can Regain Consumer Trust as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

Regeneron Surges After Identifying Coronavirus Antibodies

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Description: Regeneron said it could produce ‘hundreds of thousands’ of does per month by the end of the summer if trials of its cocktail coronavirus treatment prove successful. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/regeneron-surges-after-identifying-coronavirus-antibodies Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the pharmaceutical effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus?… Read more »

I Spent a Day Living Like Billionaire Warren Buffett. Here’s What Happened.

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Description: Did following his daily habits and rituals put me on track to have $87 billion in my bank account? Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 11, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347349?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article tell you about the character of Warren Buffett? How do you think these characteristics reflect on his managerial thinking and… Read more »

SPOS #713 – Stephen Shapiro On Solving Difficult Business Problems

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 Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #713 – Host: Mitch Joel. Innovation comes from solving hard business challenges. When it comes to thinking like that, there is no-one like Stephen Shapiro. This is the work that he does. Stephen cultivates innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve their… Read more »

Bombardier replaces CEO in new era focused on business jets

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Description: Bombardier Inc. replaced the chief executive officer who orchestrated its breakup and appointed one of its former managers to lead a smaller company focused solely on business jets. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 12, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/bombardier-replaces-ceo-in-new-era-focused-on-business-jets-1.1404406 Questions for discussion: Summarize the demise of Bombardier and what management might have done differently… Read more »

Two futurists predict a decade of powerful innovations: “Faster and better, and cheaper than anyone can imagine.”

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Description: Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler make their case in a new book “The Future Is Faster Than You Think.” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/964fb3ae-5def-4d56-8e8c-56edbbb4de90?activePlaylistName=On%20Leading Questions for discussion: What are the highlights presented in this video report? What does the message suggest about innovation, business development and investing?

There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

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Description: The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 11, 2020 Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-plenty-toilet-paper-us-122309255.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about human behavior and consumer products? How should business people deal with this understanding?

Here’s Why 28 Percent of Tech Jobs Are in San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, or Austin

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Description: A new Brookings Institution report shows that while the tech sector is lifting the economy as a whole, most of that benefit is concentrated in just a few places, and that disparity is getting worse instead of better. Despite frequent reports that suggest the fall of the traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley and the rise of places like… Read more »

Elon Musk calls this a ‘powerful, powerful way of thinking’—but is ‘hard to do.’ Here’s how it works

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Description: In a 2013 TED talk, the billionaire entrepreneur revealed his “secret sauce” to achieving extraordinary things: “First principles” thinking, a decision-making strategy in which you “boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there, as opposed to reasoning by analogy.” Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 29, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/billionaire-elon-musk-this-is-a-powerful-way-of-thinking-but-hard-to-do-how-it-works.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article… Read more »

Amazon sellers scramble to keep products in stock amid coronavirus outbreak

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Description: For Zev Bernard, who sells baseball and softball equipment on Amazon, February tends to be one of the busiest times of the year, with athletes, coaches and fans gearing up for the new season. Opening day for Major League Baseball is in late March. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 29, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/amazon-sellers-scramble-to-keep-products-in-stock-amid-coronavirus.html… Read more »