SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how… Read more »

Make Leader Character Your Competitive Edge

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Description: Character is about a lot more than ethics — and fostering a culture where it is valued equally alongside competence can result in better decisions and better outcomes. Source: SloanReview.MIT.edu Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/make-leader-character-your-competitive-edge/ Questions for discussion: How does the report distinguish between character and competence? Briefly, explain the leader character model…. Read more »

How to Fight Back Against the Inhumanity of Modern Work

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Description: “It is easy for me to imagine,” wrote Wendell Berry in his 2000 book, “Life Is a Miracle,” “that the next great division of the world will be between people who wish to live as creatures and people who wish to live as machines.” I quote this a lot because so many of our social… Read more »

What The Office Of The Future Can Be

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Description: The other week, I wrote about the hesitancy to return to office. The fair question to ask is: So… now what do we do about it now? ​Source: SixPixels.com Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/articles/archives/what-the-office-of-the-future-can-be/ Questions for discussion: What does the office of the future look like to you? How should management and employees approach the… Read more »

Employers look for new ways to recruit as aging workers contribute to ongoing labour shortage

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Description: More than 300,000 Canadians have already retired in 2022, Statistics Canada says Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/aging-workforce-labour-hiring-practices-1.6619256 Questions for discussion: What does the report say is the reason for labour shortages? How is Lee Valley Tools different in its hiring practices? What else would you advise this firm… Read more »

Anti-Defamation League urges Adidas to sever ties with Ye’s Yeezy

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Description: The Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to sever ties with Ye, calling out his recent hateful comments in a letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and Chairman Thomas Rabe. The rapper and designer, formerly known as Kanye West, has in recent weeks made several degrading remarks about Jewish people and targeted his business partners with… Read more »

Pfizer CEO: 2023 will be a ‘pivotal year’ as COVID-19 drug sales wane

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Description: Americans are moving on from COVID-19. Most public places, transit, and municipalities have gotten rid of mask mandates. Vaccine booster rates have plateaued, even with the introduction of a new “bivalent” shot targeting multiple variants, including Omicron. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/pfizer-ceo-2023-pivotal-year-as-covid-19-drug-sales-wane-195020896.html Questions for discussion: How is the… Read more »

ESG investing ‘can make you a better business manager,’ professor says

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Description: Columbia Business School Professor of Professional Practice and Faculty Director Bruce M. Usher joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss ESG investing, developing new ESG products, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the opportunities and challenges in the era of climate change. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/esg-investing-better-business-manager-160548866.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Uber, Doordash plunge after Labor Department proposes change to gig worker classification

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Description: The Biden Labor Department released a proposal Tuesday that could pave the way for regulators and courts to reclassify gig workers as employees rather than independent contractors. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/11/uber-doordash-plunge-as-labor-dept-proposes-gig-worker-change.html Questions for discussion: What are the business implications for this change in status? Overall, do you think this is… Read more »

Want to Promote–or Hire–the Best Candidate? Follow the Rule of Skill Over Talent

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Description: Understanding the difference between talent and skill can make all the difference for promotion decisions. And for starting a small business. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/promotion-hiring-skill.html Questions for discussion: What is the difference between skill and talent? Do you agree with the analysis and recommendations made in the article? Do you… Read more »