Board Games From the ’80s Are Rebooted for Generation X

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Description: Updated favorites are sweet nostalgia for parents—and they just might separate today’s teens from their smartphones. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 21, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-21/board-games-from-the-80s-are-rebooted-for-generation-x?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Do you think this strategy of rejuvenating older board games and hobbies will succeed? What favors trying? How is Kickstarter helping this industry?

SPOS #709 – Ryan Hawk On Management, Performance and Leadership

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #709 – Host: Mitch Joel. Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast (like this one), where he goes deep with some of the world’s biggest brains on how to optimize business and thinking. A lifelong student of leadership,… Read more »

Shopify shares jump after web-retail supplier reports soaring 4th-quarter sales

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Description: Ottawa-based tech company’s sales and profit top expectations Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 12, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/shopify-profit-surprise-1.5460838 Questions for discussion: What are the managerial challenges facing the firm as it grows? How does developing technology guide the expansion and decisions taken by management?

The Woman Rising From Goldman Trader to Its Face on Wall Street

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Description: One after the other as the morning wore on, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s most senior leaders — all men — took turns on stage describing their plan to restore its dimmed star. Much of it rests on a woman who’s being groomed to join them. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-02-13/the-woman-rising-from-goldman-trader-to-its-face-on-wall-street Questions for… Read more »

Inside the kill zone: Big Tech makes life miserable for some startups, but others embrace its power

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Description: Giants crush the competition or buy it — good for entrepreneurs looking to sell, but less so for those trying to build a company for the long term Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/technology/inside-the-kill-zone-big-tech-makes-life-miserable-for-some-startups-but-others-embrace-its-power Questions for discussion: What are the fundamental concerns facing entrepreneurs, as explained in this report? Is there a… Read more »

Suzy Welch: 3 words every recent grad should remove from their resume ‘right this minute’

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Description: ..rather than exaggerating your skills with fluffy words and phrases, best-selling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says you should be realistic and transparent about the experience you bring to the table. This means removing common words like “seasoned,” “accomplished” and “experienced” from your resume “right this minute,” she tells CNBC Make It. Source:… Read more »

‘Chill Is Real,’ Trudeau Envoy to China Says of Huawei Feud

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Description: The man Justin Trudeau put in charge of repairing Canada’s ties with China acknowledged he has his work cut out for him. Source: Bloomberg,com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-05/-chill-is-real-trudeau-s-envoy-to-china-says-of-huawei-feud Questions for discussion: What are the issues in this conflict? What conflict resolution strategies would you advise? Can this conflict be resolved without the… Read more »

Before the Brief: How to do desk research

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Description: With a brief explanation of why you absolutely should Source: Medium.com Date: Jan 28, 2020 Link: https://medium.com/the-difference-engine-llc/before-the-brief-how-to-do-desk-research-3032fa305ed5 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented to managers in this article. Using the suggestions, create a brief report about a firm or product of interest to your studies.

How to Improve Teamwork in the Workplace

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Description: When it comes to improving teamwork, defining what improvement looks like is the first step. Improving teamwork is less about doing that literally than it is about establishing the outcome you’re trying to improve. Source: Gallup.com – video report Date: Jan 22, 2020 Link: https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/278225/how-to-improve-teamwork.aspx Questions for discussion: What do you think of the suggestions… Read more »

4 Mistakes Not to Make When Choosing A Software Development Company

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Description: In theory, solving problems with software development is easy — just find the best custom software development company to bring your ideas to life. But how do you actually find companies with talented developers? That’s where the problem lies. There are many factors to consider when choosing a software development company to work with, and… Read more »