​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?

Why Accenture is giving VR headsets to thousands of new hires

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Description: Formula One drivers use virtual reality to simulate a race, Walmart (WMT) employees don the headsets to prepare for unruly customers, and Bank of America (BAC) workers practice sensitive financial conversations on the devices. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-accenture-is-giving-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-new-hires-152631598.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for using this technology? Do you think… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Amazon will let managers decide how often employees come into the office

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Description: Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home even after its offices begin to reopen next year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/amazon-to-let-managers-decide-how-often-employees-come-into-the-office.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the options available to individuals and teams working at Amazon. What are the benefits and drawbacks to this sort of organization shift? What… Read more »

Americans’ Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend. Source: Gallup.com Date: Oct 07, 2021 Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/355526/americans-trust-media-dips-second-lowest-record.aspx Questions for discussion: Summarize and explain the concerns with… Read more »