Apple Built Its Empire With China. Now Its Foundation Is Showing Cracks.

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Description: Every September, Apple unveils its latest phones at its futuristic Silicon Valley campus. A few weeks later, tens of millions of its newest handsets, assembled by legions of seasonal workers hired by its suppliers, are shipped from Chinese factories to customers around the world. ​Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/07/business/apple-china-ymtc.html Questions for… Read more »

Canada’s moonshot: The green farming revolution is here, but we must help it grow

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Description: Opinion: If we don’t act, we will miss our opportunity to lead the world in ensuring agriculture an engine of economic growth Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/green-farming-revolution-canada Questions for discussion: Summarize the vision for future operations of the industry. What do you think of the vision? What will this mean in… Read more »

The big reveal: New laws require companies to disclose pay ranges on job postings.

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Description: New York City has joined a handful of places, including Colorado, Washington State and Rhode Island, which require some form of salary transparency. In the case of New York City, companies are required to include a salary range when they post a job opening. Source: NPR.org Date: Nov 08, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134193927/salary-transparency-range-new-york-pay-laws Questions for… Read more »

Carvana stock tanks in continued sell-off

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Description: Shares of Carvana were briefly halted Monday morning due to volatility, down by as much as 24% at one point to below $7 per share — its lowest point on record. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/carvana-stock-tanks-in-continued-sell-off.html Questions for discussion: Explain the company’s rapid decline in stock value, from a marketing point of view?… Read more »

Navigating Microaggressions at Work

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Description: In this episode of the Leading Diversity at Work podcast, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary and two guest experts tackle the thorny issue of microaggressions. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast Date: Nov 01, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/navigating-microaggressions-at-work/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=11-2-2022&utm_content=Navigating_Microaggressions_at_Work Questions for discussion: How would you define the term – microaggression? Do you view the issue as problematic in the same… Read more »

Fidelity is the latest employer to offer free college education to workers.

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Description: Despite growing economic uncertainty, employers are still waging a war for talent, and employees are coming out ahead. Now, more businesses are expanding their benefit offerings with free college programs to attract and retain workers. ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 03, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/03/fidelity-is-latest-employer-to-offer-free-college-education-to-workers.html Questions for discussion: Do you think that this… Read more »

The Parents Are Not All Right. And That’s a Problem for Your Talent Pipeline

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Description: Child care has never been more expensive or difficult to obtain. Bobbie co-founder Sarah Hardy explains how her company tries to shoulder some of that burden for employees. Source: INC.com Date: Nov, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202211/diana-ransom/bobbie-affordable-child-care.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2002,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGH3D4kHFTaxc9Ca-KdxAMh5w3flsvz–GS0wQPSjcON12rfLza6cJN_F2HtTKmJtOcgcR3Aq7bKetYEaipwEuwuoOeleTBp_QwtWSNwA Questions for discussion: What are some of the issues facing organizations and parents that Sarah Hardy is addressing? What… Read more »

British Columbia becomes first province to caps fees from food delivery companies

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Description: During the pandemic, takeout and delivery options for restaurants tripled to as high as 36% of sales Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 04, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/british-columbia-caps-food-delivery-fees Questions for discussion: How does this legislation affect operations of the businesses involved? What are the pros and cons of this decision? How would you advise management of the… Read more »

Yeezy Roller Coaster Ended With Two-Minute Phone Call at Adidas

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Description: Their lucrative Yeezy collaboration accounted for more than an estimated 40% of the shoe giant’s profits. But the partners had been bickering for years. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 01, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-01/kanye-west-adidas-split-was-brewing-for-years?leadSource=uverify%20wall Questions for discussion: What are the lessons to be learned from this partnership between Ye and Adidas? Can Adidas ever afford to… Read more »

Twitter is now owned by Elon Musk — here’s a brief history from the app’s founding in 2006 to the present

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Description: A decade ago, Twitter’s future was looking bright. The company was benefiting from a flood of funding into the social-networking space, eventually leading to an IPO in 2013 that raised $1.8 billion. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 29, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/29/a-brief-history-of-twitter-from-its-founding-in-2006-to-musk-takeover.html Questions for discussion: Why do you think Musk bought Twitter? Do you think there are revenue models that… Read more »