United Airlines CEO wants to make Covid vaccines mandatory for the company’s employees

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Description: United Airlines’ CEO wants to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for employees and is encouraging other companies do the same. It’s a stance that differs from what some other carriers and companies have recently said. United had more than 60,000 active U.S. employees at the end of 2020 and has sent recall notices to some 17,000 other workers… Read more »

Google Suspends Margaret Mitchell, Researcher In Its AI Division

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Description: Google has suspended Margaret Mitchell, Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) member and lead of the Ethical AI team, according to the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU), which released a statement late Wednesday. Mitchell has not been fired, but is locked out of her account. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 21, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/359795/google-suspends-margaret-mitchell-researcher-in-i.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121171&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »

2.4M Canadian jobs at risk as COVID swarms small business: CFIB

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Description: The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said Thursday one in six or about 181,000 Canadian small business owners are now seriously contemplating closing. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 21, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/2-4m-canadian-jobs-at-risk-as-covid-swarms-small-business-cfib-1.1551687 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key concerns presented in the report. What is the role of government in this story?… Read more »

Fast-Growing Alternative To Facebook And Twitter Finds Post-Trump Surge ‘Messy’

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Description: The alternative social network MeWe had 12 million users at the end of 2020. Barely three weeks into 2021 — and two since a right-wing mob attacked the U.S. Capitol — the company says it’s now passed 16 million. Source: NPR.org Date: Jan 22, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/22/958877682/fast-growing-alternative-to-facebook-twitter-finds-right-wing-surge-messy Questions for discussion: Summarize the conflicting issues… Read more »

How the Blenders Eyewear founder turned a $2,000 loan into a $90 million business in 7 years

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Description: The reaction to his cheap shades made Fisher realize there was an untapped market for stylish sunglasses that weren’t as expensive as name-brands, which he could cash in on. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/16/how-founder-made-blenders-a-90-million-dollar-business.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the steps taken to establish this brand. What lessons are there here for… Read more »

Want To Build A Superteam? Invest In Emotional Intelligence

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Description: The right employees are essential to the success of your business, no matter your industry or growth stage. But for an early stage startup, the importance of your team can’t be understated. When you’re just starting out, every employee is a key employee. The wrong hire can cost you a lot of time and… Read more »

Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive

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Description: Robert Swan, who has held the job for two years, is leaving the Silicon Valley chip giant after an activist investor pressed for change. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 13, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/technology/intel-ceo-swan-gelsinger.html?searchResultPosition=1 Questions for discussion: What are the leadership qualities needed at Intel according the investors who pressed for change? How significant is Patrick… Read more »

GM, Unifor reach tentative deal to build electric delivery vans in Ontario

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Description: GM Canada says it has reached a tentative deal with Unifor that, if ratified, will see it invest $1 billion to transform its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., to make commercial electric vehicles. Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/gm-unifor-ingersoll-deal-1.5876387 Questions for discussion: What is the role of the union in this deal and others… Read more »

Lisa McLeod On Selling With Noble Purpose – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: She has an incredible work ethic. That was one (of the many) takeaway from this episode. Lisa McLeod is a strategy consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker who has worked with some of the coolest companies on the planet. Lisa is the author of five books, including the global bestseller, Selling With Noble Purpose – How to… Read more »

How Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is luring tech players from Silicon Valley and New York

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Description: Suarez’s schedule and phone have blown up since he accidentally launched a Twitter campaign to make Miami the latest innovation hub in early December, when someone on the app suggested bringing Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State. His “How can I help?” response generated 2.3 million organic impressions alone, he says. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »