​Nearly 2 in 3 women who left the workforce during Covid plan to return—and most want to enter this field

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Description: Women have born the brunt of job loss and negative career impacts over the course of the pandemic, due to a host of factors such as carrying the weight of caregiving responsibilities, as well as their overrepresentation in in-person jobs vulnerable to disruption during the Covid-19 crisis. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 15, 2021… Read more »

5 Startups That Are Shaping the Future of the Health Care Industry

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Description: From A.I. chatbots to virtual surgeries, these companies are reimagining medicine and caregiving Source: INC.com Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/zachary-miller/healthcare-innovation-ai-machine-learning-telemedicine.html Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for these technological developments? What might mitigate the advances toward installation of these technologies?

Edward Rogers’ case to turf Natale doesn’t tell the whole story

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Description: “Room for improvement” is how Edward Rogers phrased it on Oct. 18, when he made his first public comment since he tried to oust Joe Natale, the chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), in late September. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/edward-rogers-case-to-turf-natale-doesn-t-tell-the-whole-story-1.1673292 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

The Problems With Servant Leadership

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Description: Organizations with a servant leadership approach are more trusted and tend to attract more long-term stakeholders. Source: Entrepreneurship.com Date: Oct 15, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/384496 Questions for discussion: What is meant by the term, servant leadership? How does it compare to other leadership styles or ways of thinking? Do you think it has practical application… Read more »

3 Business Strategy Lessons From Jeopardy! Champion Matt Amodio

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Description: Create more value for customers by arraying your strengths against your rivals’ weaknesses Source: INC.com Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-business-strategy-lessons-from-jeopardy-champion-matt-amodio.html Questions for discussion: Describe the strategy. Do you think this has practical implications in business and management?

How an investor’s letter led to the sudden departure of Hexo’s CEO

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Description: The ousting of Sebastien St-Louis as Hexo Corp.’s chief executive officer from the pot producer he founded nearly a decade ago came shortly after an investor sent a letter to the board of directors demanding his resignation due to his poor stewarding of the company’s finances. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 20,… Read more »

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ success opens doors for competition to take advantage of cheaper global production costs

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Description: In the streaming wars, one company’s hit is another company’s failure. Netflix’s “Squid Game” is an exception. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/16/netflixs-squid-game-success-shines-light-on-international-discounts.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in the global marketplace of entertainment production? Why is it so critical that the product appeal to an American audience? What… Read more »

David Schonthal On Innovation And New Ideas – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: David Schonthal is a Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches courses in new venture creation, design thinking, business acquisition, healthcare entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and creativity. He also serves as the Faculty Director of Kellogg’s Zell Fellows Program, a selective venture accelerator program designed to help student entrepreneurs. Outside… Read more »

Brooklyn Nets decision to bench Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated could cost the all-star guard $15 million

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Description: Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving won’t play for the team during the 2021-22 season as long as he remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, the team announced. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nbas-nets-will-not-allow-star-kyrie-irving-to-play-this-season-until-he-is-vaccinated-11634053039?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for this decision? What impact do you think it will have on… Read more »

Facebook Trumpets Plan To “Nudge” Teens To Stop Fixating On Instagram

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Description: Following a whistleblower’s well-documented public accusations that Facebook prioritizes money over the public good, a Facebook executive went on the Sunday news shows to announce new controls meant to better protect teens using its platforms. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367667/facebook-trumpets-plan-to-nudge-teens-to-stop-fi.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123917&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What is FB proposing as a solution to… Read more »