The battery decade: How energy storage could revolutionize industries in the next 10 years

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Description: What a difference a decade can make. In 2010, batteries powered our phones and computers. By the end of the decade, they are starting to power our cars and houses too. Source:CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 30, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/30/battery-developments-in-the-last-decade-created-a-seismic-shift-that-will-play-out-in-the-next-10-years.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How is battery technology disrupting industries and changing many of… Read more »

SPOS #703 – Brett Hurt On Entrepreneurship And Starting Up

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #703 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s an old friend and someone who has experienced a tremendous amount of success in the technology and startup world. While many know his name… most do not. Let’s change that. Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world (of which I am an advisor),… Read more »

Doctors and techies are clashing at digital health companies, and one start-up exec is seeking a fix

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Description: When Carolyn Jasik recruits doctors to work at Omada Health, where she’s the chief medical officer, she has product developers vet the top candidates to make sure they’re the right fit. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/01/omada-health-is-seeking-solutions-for-clash-of-doctors-and-techies.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about how management is handling… Read more »

Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate

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Description: Half a century on from the summer of love, marijuana is big business and mindfulness a workplace routine. 1843 asks how the movement found itself at the heart of capitalism Source: TheEconomist.com Date: Nov 29, 2019 Link: https://www.economist.com/news/2019/11/29/hippie-inc-how-the-counterculture-went-corporate?cid1=cust/dailypicks1/n/bl/n/20191129n/owned/n/n/dailypicks1/n/n/NA/351809/n Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about how business has changed? What do think… Read more »

Google’s ‘Thanksgiving Four’ present a challenge to leadership as campus activism rises

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Description: Google leadership may consider the leaking of sensitive information by employees as the biggest threat to its culture. But the more pressing issue the company faces is a massive wave of activism that’s now turned some of its loudest critics into heroes. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 27, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/googles-thanksgiving-four-present-a-challenge-to-leadership.html Questions for… Read more »

Employers Have a New Idea for Inclusive Recruitment: Hiring for Diversity of Thought

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Description: Intent on creating a cohesive culture, companies have focused for the past few years on recruiting candidates based less on specific job skills (those can be taught) than on traits like shared values, similar backgrounds, and even personal chemistry with the hiring manager. An unintended consequence: Too much emphasis on cultural fit can lead… Read more »

Charlene Li On The Disruption Mindset – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: If you asked me who is one of the smartest people in the world on the topic of disruption, innovation and technology, it would be Charlene Li. For the past two decades, Charlene has been helping people see the future. She’s the bestselling author of six books, including her newest, The Disruption Mindset – Why Some… Read more »

YouTube CEO implores video creators to take some time off

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Description: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says in 2019, she’s been hearing more about creators feeling the need to constantly produce content, resulting in burnout. So much so, that she asked her product teams to pull some data. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 22, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/youtube-ceo-anne-wojicki-to-video-creators-take-some-time-off.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What do you think about how the… Read more »

Comcast Is Challenging a 153-Year-Old Law That Protects Against Racial Discrimination. We Can’t Let That Happen

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Description: Today, the Supreme Court is hearing one of the most important civil rights cases to come before it this term. Comcast, which is number 32 on the Fortune 500, is poised to take an unprecedented step. Because of a dispute with a black businessman, the company has urged the Supreme Court to roll back the… Read more »

Rona’s tragedy in three acts: From Quebec’s foreign takeover block, to deal with Lowe’s, to store closures

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Description: Opinion: As Lowe’s goes about closing Rona stores, it does no good and benefits no one to raise the spectre of boycotts and other forms of reprisals Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 22, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/ronas-tragedy-in-three-acts-from-quebecs-foreign-takeover-block-to-deal-with-lowes-to-store-closures Questions for discussion: What does Yvan Allaire have to say about events that led to the current situation. Do… Read more »