50% of small business planning layoffs as confidence hits new low

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Description: A measure of Canadian small business confidence has cratered to the lowest level on record in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said Wednesday that its gauge of sentiment is at depths not seen during even past recessions. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 27, 2020 Link:… Read more »

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: e-Marketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

The World Catches a Dangerous Virus of the Mind

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Description: The coronavirus is more than a health menace. It’s a wealth destroyer that the global economy will have to live with for many months to come. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 25, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-28/the-world-catches-a-dangerous-virus-of-the-mind?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about what was known about the coronavirus a month ago and how people… Read more »

Virtual Happy Hour Anyone? Working From Home But Keeping Connected

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Description: To limit exposure to the coronavirus, many companies across the U.S. are urging, and some are mandating, that employees work from home. Source: NPR.com – podcast Date: Mar 15, 2020 Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/815973389/virtual-happy-hour-anyone-working-from-home-but-keeping-connected Questions for discussion: How are firms responding to the needs of employees working from home? What other ideas would you suggest to… Read more »

The global crisis in recycling

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Description: With the world drowning in plastic, the need for recycling is more acute than ever. But the industry that handles all that waste is on the verge of collapse. Source: Fortune.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/5187780a-ab59-4647-bf11-134b18573b67?activePlaylistName=Fortune%20Magazine%20Features Questions for discussion: What are the ethical, social, and operational problems facing managers in this industry? What… Read more »

Why You Should Be Buying Facebook Ads Now

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Description: Take advantage of lower costs and seize market share. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 16, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347565?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say businesses should do with Facebook at this time? Develop an outline of a Facebook campaign for say Nike or one of the professional sports associations like the NBA.

SPOS #714 – Michael Bungay Stanier on Humble And Curious Leaders

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #714 – Host: Mitch Joel. My friend, Michael Bungay Stanier, is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior and competency. His book, The Coaching Habit, has sold over 700,000 copies and has over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. In 2019,… Read more »

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 »