Populists are threatening Europe’s independent public broadcasters

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Description: If you can’t take them over, defund them Source: Economist.com Date: Apr 6, 2021 Link: https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/04/06/populists-are-threatening-europes-independent-public-broadcasters?utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2021-04-06&utm_content=article-image-2&etear=nl_today_2 Questions for discussion: What are the challenges facing these broadcasters and their management? What advice would you suggest to governments and the public? What would public defunding by governments do to the situation?

The Innovation Imperative: Digitization and decarbonization are picking up speed and policymakers need to be ready

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Description: Climate change, environmental sustainability and public health concerns are now the critical lenses through which all potential innovations must be filtered ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 08, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/technology/the-innovation-imperative-digitization-and-decarbonization-are-picking-up-speed-and-policymakers-need-to-be-ready Questions for discussion: What are the business and managerial concerns related to the issues developed in this article? How should management prepare to deal with… Read more »

Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work

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Description: Google, one of the first major U.S. companies to send employees home last year because of the coronavirus, is setting new remote work guidelines as it speeds up plans to get staffers back to the office. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/google-speeds-partial-office-reopening-and-puts-limits-on-remote-work.html ​Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose… Read more »

Victoria Labalme On Risking Forward – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: My friend and fellow speaker, Victoria Labalme, is a performing artist, performance coach, documentarian (her film, Muppet Guys Talking, is amazing), and author. She’s performed for over two decades in film, TV, Broadway and comedy clubs. From there, she realized that helping people awaken their hidden genius and perform at their highest levels was her jam…. Read more »

New funding platform tries to bring down barriers for women entrepreneurs and investors

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Description: Pilot project gives more people a chance to invest in new startups, increasing access to early-stage capital for women-led businesses ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 10, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/entrepreneur/small-business/new-funding-platform-tries-to-bring-down-barriers-for-women-entrepreneurs-and-investors Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to this form of financing services? Do you think that all parties are well served by this… Read more »

Why Dollar Shave Club Co-Founder Michael Dubin No Longer Believes in DTC

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Description: Dubin says the startup world has changed since he launched his men’s grooming brand 10 years ago. Here’s his advice for today’s founders. Source: INC.com Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/michael-dubin-dollar-shave-club-lessons-ecommerce.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: Why does Michael Dubin no longer believe in the DTC model that made him a success? What else does he… Read more »

Coursera begins trading at $39 per share, stock pops 18%

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Description: Shares of education tech company Coursera opened at $39 apiece in its market debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/coursera-ipo-cour-begins-trading-on-the-nyse.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the Coursera business model. Who are the target customers? What are the limits to growth? How should HR managers approach… Read more »

How Tech Companies Are Revamping the Remote-Work Experience

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Description: Tech giant says ‘coming together’ is core to its culture in announcing U.S. investment Source: WSJ.com – video report Date: Mar 18, 2021 Link: https://www.wsj.com/video/how-tech-companies-are-revamping-the-remote-work-experience/2DD85CC9-636E-42C1-8EE4-AD62E0AE6256.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented about workplace locations and remote work. What do you think of these ideas and predictions for the future? What should management take… Read more »

H&M blasted on Chinese social media for pulling Xinjiang cotton

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Description: Chinese net users have called for a boycott of Hennes & Mauritz AB because it won’t use cotton from Xinjiang, thrusting the world’s second-largest clothing retailer into the Asian nation’s human rights controversy. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/h-m-blasted-on-chinese-social-media-for-pulling-xinjiang-cotton-1.1581583 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues involved in this report…. Read more »

‘This is a low-cost peoples’ vaccine:’ Expert on India’s Biological E vaccine

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Description: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is getting lots of help both at home and abroad to get its COVID-19 jab out to the masses. In the U.S., Merck (MRK) stepped up to begin the process this month, while in Europe, Sanofi (SNY) has offered to help fill and finish vials. And in India, J&J has… Read more »