Tesla will have zero sales in China by 2030: analyst

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Description: Tesla (TSLA) may not have much of a future in the world’s largest electric vehicle market, if one analyst’s predictions pan out. Morgan Stanley’s (MS) Adam Jonas says that CEO Elon Musk’s high-tech automotive company will likely see sales in China plummet to zero by 2030. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Date: Oct 02, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-will-have-zero-sales-in-china-by-2030-analyst-203938920.html… Read more »

The Road to Greener Concrete Is Paved With Clay

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Description: Among the myriad steps needed to clean up construction, a cement made with heated clay stands out. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Oct 01, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-10-01/lc3-clay-cuts-cement-industry-co2-emissions Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the cement production process and its contribution to CO2 pollution? How can producers reduce their pollution from production and what is… Read more »

As Ellen DeGeneres fights claims of a toxic workplace, here are 3 signs you work in one

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Description: On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations made by former employees that her long-running talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” had an internal culture of racism, fear, and intimidation as well as sexual harassment. The allegations gained national attention following a BuzzFeed article that reported on the show’s “toxic work culture” — and three of the show’s high-ranking producers… Read more »

Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

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Description: OAKLAND, Calif. — Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has settled a series of shareholder lawsuits over its handling of sexual harassment claims, agreeing to greater oversight by its board of directors in future cases of sexual misconduct and committing to spend $310 million over the next decade on corporate diversity programs. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep… Read more »

WestJet tells workers their pay will be cut by half due to wage subsidy changes

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Description: WestJet Airlines Ltd. is warning furloughed workers their pay will be cut by up to 53 per cent starting Sunday due to changes in the extended federal wage subsidy, prompting flight crews to call on Ottawa for action. Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Sep 25, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/westjet-tells-workers-their-pay-will-be-cut-by-half-due-to-wage-subsidy-changes-1.1499504 Questions for discussion: How are employees being paid… Read more »

As Main Street crisis worsens, Facebook launches new small business platform

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Description: Facebook is increasing its focus on the small business community, launching a new interface called “Business Suite” on Thursday which is targeted at small businesses that have struggled throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 17, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/17/as-main-street-crisis-worsens-facebook-launches-small-business-hub.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the situation at Facebook… Read more »

Worried About Disengaged Employees? Make These 7 Changes.

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Description: Engagement strategies create happier employees and stronger companies. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/355186 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the level of employee engagement? Why do you suppose this is the situation? How can managers increase employee engagement?

The holiday shopping season could start on 10/10/2020 with retailers hopeful that consumers will turn out early

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Description: Forget Thanksgiving Day. The start to the holiday shopping season could be October 10, or 10/10/2020, according to Keith Jelinek, managing director in the retail practice at global consultancy Berkeley Research Group. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 16, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-holiday-shopping-season-could-start-on-10-10-2020-with-retailers-hopeful-that-consumers-will-turn-out-early-11600197849?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What is the basis for these notions of an earlier start… Read more »

Singapore to Pay Citizens for Keeping Healthy With Apple Watch

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Description: Apple Inc. and the government of Singapore have partnered on a two-year health initiative dubbed LumiHealth, which is built around tracking and rewarding user behavior through the Apple Watch gadget and an iPhone app. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-16/singapore-to-pay-citizens-for-keeping-healthy-with-apple-watch?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: Describe the partnership plan between Apple, government,… Read more »

Kindergarten is the new calculus: How a private tutoring company survived a pandemic

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Description: Joanne Sallay’s in-person tutoring business faced overnight extinction. And then the elementary school parents started calling Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Aug 27, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/entrepreneur/small-business/kindergarten-is-the-new-calculus-how-a-private-tutoring-company-survived-a-pandemic/wcm/b4622ea7-d5c4-4354-b4cd-5d37caeb36e3/ Questions for discussion: How did operations change as a result of coronavirus? How does the report illustrate entrepreneurial management?