Description: Boeing’s new CEO, Dave Calhoun, has a daunting to-do list when he takes the reins at the company’s Chicago headquarters on Monday: improving the plane-maker’s strained relationships with regulators and airline customers, winning back public trustand getting the 737 Max — grounded for almost a year after two deadly crashes — flying again. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Decision Making
Description: Every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes a letter outlining his goals for the coming year, including personal challenges. These missives talk about his own growth, as well as acting as a manifesto for Facebook in the coming year. Often, you need to spend a little time reading between the lines to understand what’s… Read more »
Description: One to watch: SOTI doesn’t have a cool office, deep-pocketed investors or scads of venture capital to burn through and yet is a big player in its field Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Dec 16, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/entrepreneur-carl-rodrigues-has-thrown-out-the-standard-tech-playbook-and-his-strategy-appears-to-be-working Questions for discussion: How is the growth and success of the firm different from typical technology firms? How… Read more »
Description: How American Apparel came back from the brink of death Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/16/american-apparel-has-a-new-online-retail-store-following-bankruptcy.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the history of the firm focusing on the key issues that affected its rise and fall? Do you think the firm can rise again? What would you advise management?
Description: Boeing employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training while others raised safety concerns and complained about lax standards, according to a trove of internal documents the company released on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/boeing-releases-communications-on-737-max-simulators-it-calls-completely-unacceptable.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: McDonald’s is being sued by two African American executives who allege they suffered “systematic but covert” racial discrimination at the fast-food giant. Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal, senior directors working for McDonald’s in Dallas, allege that discrimination at the company worsened under the former chief executive Steve Easterbrook, who took over the company in… Read more »
Description: Aside from being recognized as one of the most successful investors of all time, Warren Buffett is also revered for his invaluable wisdom. But how did the Oracle of Omaha gain the knowledge that led him to such extraordinary achievements? Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 09, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/billionaire-warren-buffett-shares-indispensable-life-advice-he-learned-more-than-40-years-ago.html Questions for discussion: What is Buffett’s primary message,… Read more »
Description: It is a pinch-me, look-at-me-now situation for Mirko Bibic, who woke up his first day on the job with an admitted case of the butterflies Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/meet-bells-new-ceo-a-likeable-blue-collar-hockey-loving-sports-nut-at-heart Questions for discussion: What are the things mentioned in the article about Mirko Bibic that suggest he was a good choice?… Read more »
Description: The high-tech industry is as cyclical as any commodity Source: Economist.com Date: Jan 11, 2020 Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2020/01/11/a-revival-is-under-way-in-the-chip-business?cid1=cust/ednew/n/bl/n/2020/01/9n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/NA/375381/n Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made about the industry in the report. What does the report suggest about the near future for the industry?
Description: After two deadly shootings at Walmart stores over the summer, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon made a surprising move.The retailer on Sept. 3 said it would halt sales of ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns and that it would begin asking shoppers to no longer openly carry firearms in stores in states where “open carry” is allowed…. Read more »