Description: It may not be apparent when you’re spending $70 on CBD foot cream, but hemp prices are plunging amid a “grossly oversupplied” market, according to the head of the industry’s first price provider. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 26, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-26/hemp-prices-plunge-as-cbd-demand-falls-short-cannabis-weekly?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: Explain price movements in this commodity. How can the industry deal with the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Decision Making
Description: $TSLAQ is an informal collection of obsessives pushing back against the cult of Elon. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-22/the-tesla-tslaq-skeptics-who-bet-against-elon-musk?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the criticisms of Tesla management operations and Elon Musk in particular, as reported in the article. How much influence to you think Randeep Hothi has… Read more »
Description: Unless you’re Jim Halpert and enjoy spending most of your time pranking Dwight, most of us want to become more efficient at work. Not only is this beneficial for your career, but it can also help maintain a healthy work-life balance. But how can you become more adept at work? Well, here are 25-time management… Read more »
Description: Needs a partner to cut costs and compete against China’s rail giant Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 24, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/bombardier-scrambles-to-craft-rail-merger-with-alstom-hitachi-sources-2 Questions for discussion: From an operations management point of view, why does a merger make sense for Bombardier? How important is scale of operations for these competitors?
Description: How companies like Google and IBM plan to profit from quantum computing Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/17/how-quantum-computing-works-google-ibm-dwave-amazon.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas and issues facing the firms involved in the quantum computing environment. What are some of the applications and opportunities, according to the report?
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 »
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 »