Next for the metaverse: convincing you it’s not just for kids

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Description: When a video game company only your kids have heard of goes public at a $38 billion valuation, you pay attention. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 22, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/22/here-are-the-companies-building-the-metaverse-meta-roblox-epic.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in this industry that should interest buiness people? What issues are related to the management applications such as the use… Read more »

The Big Question: Could Peloton Sue Over Its ‘And Just Like That’ Appearance?

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Description: A Peloton stationary bike played a pivotal role on the new HBO Max “Sex and the City” revival, whose premiere preceded a drop in the company’s stock price on Friday. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 11, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/11/arts/television/peloton-sex-and-the-city.html? Questions for discussion: What are the legal issues and risks related to product placements? What is… Read more »

Apple’s Tim Cook signed $275 billion deal to placate China – The Information

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Description: (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275 billion, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Dec 07, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-tim-cook-signed-275-142736543.html Questions for discussion: What does this… Read more »

Baseball’s record-setting free agency spending spree, in charts

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Description: Major League Baseball deal-making came to a screeching halt at midnight on Thursday when the league’s collective bargaining agreement expired, causing a lockout. But that didn’t stop a record-setting amount of cash that was doled out in the free agency market in the days before. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 06, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/06/baseballs-record-setting-free-agency-spending-spree-in-charts.html Questions for… Read more »

Survey shows most Canadians don’t plan on changing jobs in near future

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Description: As the debate rages over the extent of a so-called “Great Resignation,” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll finds the majority of Canadians like their current job and are not planning to change them any time soon. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 07, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/survey-shows-most-canadians-don-t-plan-on-changing-jobs-in-near-future-1.1690413 Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Disney appoints its first female board chair

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Description: Walt Disney Co. has announced that Susan E. Arnold will succeed Robert Iger as chairman of the board, the first time a woman has held the position at the company, effective December 31st. Source: NPR.org Date: Dec 02, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/02/1060835197/move-over-mickey-minnies-in-the-big-chair-at-disney-now Questions for discussion: What is the significance of this announcement, in your opinion?… Read more »

‘You need to pay them well’: Ontario Labour Minister on Tim Hortons ‘hiring crisis’

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Description: The link between labour shortages and stagnant or uneven wages being paid by some businesses is “apparent” to Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. And he says that point was made clearer to him this week when new details came to light about frontline staff compensation at Tim Hortons. Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Dec 03, 2021 Link:… Read more »

Elle magazine says it will ban fur from its publications worldwide

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Description: Lifestyle and fashion magazine ELLE announced Thursday it is banning fur from all pages of its publications in a move to support animal welfare and reflect changing tastes. Source: NPR.org Date: Dec 02, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/02/1061053897/elle-magazine-ban-fur-from-publications Questions for discussion: What are the implications of this decision and the publicity from it on the various industries and… Read more »

It’s time we include neurodiverse people when talking DEI

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Description: One in five Americans has a learning or thinking difference. Leaders should create a culture that welcomes them. ​Source: FastCompany.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90695782/its-time-we-include-neurodiverse-people-when-talking-dei Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in the report and advice for managers? What do you think about this issue?

Why Hybrid Workforces Won’t Solve the Great Resignation for Startups

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Description: Employers should always build a culture where the employees matter, and not just by saying they matter. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/jay-steinfeld/why-hybrid-workforces-wont-solve-great-resignation-for-startups.html Questions for discussion: What does the report advise start-up companies and the reasons given? Do you agree with this line of thinking? How should start-ups deal with the current… Read more »