Description: No mere human can keep up with the torrent of intriguing/terrifying daily AI news, but we’ll try anyway — at least until we’re rendered obsolete by the machines.. AI can probably crack your password — and faster than you think Source: TheHustle.co Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://thehustle.co/ai-roundup-guessing-passwords-conjuring-images-out-of-peoples-minds-and-writing-fortune-cookies/ Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: International Business
Walmart chases higher profits powered by warehouse robots and automated claws
Description: BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — At first glance, this warehouse looks like many: Forklifts unload pallets from the back of dozens of tractor-trailers. Canned soup, soda and cleaning supplies whiz by on conveyer belts. Store-bound merchandise gets sorted by department and store aisle before getting stacked high like an elaborate game of Tetris. The difference? Tasks… Read more »
Algorithmic Management: The Role of AI in Managing Workforces
Description: Successful implementation requires new competencies and ethical considerations. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/algorithmic-management-the-role-of-ai-in-managing-workforces/ Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about creating a working relationship between workforces and AI tools. What do you think of this analysis? What would you add to this discussion?
She Quit a Job at Goldman Sachs to Follow Her Bliss. Then Sephora and the Wella Company Came Calling
Description: Nancy Twine of Briogeo Hair Care, in conversation with Beatrice Dixon, shares how she got her fledging beauty brand off the ground — and in front of all the right people Source: INC.com – video report Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/xintian-tina-wang/she-quit-a-job-at-goldman-sachs-to-follow-her-bliss-then-sephora-wella-company-came-calling.html Questions for discussion: What are the key messages Nancy Twine has for… Read more »
Women now dominate the book business. Why there and not other creative industries?
Description: These findings and others come from a new study by Joel Waldfogel, an economist at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Waldfogel crunches the numbers on the book market’s female revolution. And, in a recent interview, the economist helps us think through potential reasons why women trail men in many creative industries, but have… Read more »
Twitter is dying
Description: It’s five months since Elon Musk overpaid for a relatively small microblogging platform called Twitter. The platform had punched above its weight in pure user numbers thanks to an unrivaled ability to both distribute real-time information and make expertise available. Combine these elements with your own critical faculty — to weed out the usual spam and… Read more »
It’s Morning Again On Planet Earth
Description: As far as isms go, if you listen to some recent media coverage goes, the trend in the U.S. seems to be toward isolationism, even though the rest of the world appears to be going, well, in a worldwide direction. You know, globalism. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Mar 21, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/383548/its-morning-again-on-planet-earth.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=129644&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Shake Shack announces it is finally coming to Canada
Description: The burger chain will open a flagship location in Toronto in 2024 Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Mar 23, 2023 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/shake-shack-announces-coming-to-canada-120010020.html Questions for discussion: Strategically, is this a good decision for growth? What are the logistical and managerial implications for the firm, with respect to entry into Canada? Should the firm be… Read more »
How Used Hotel Soap Gets Recycled Into Brand New Bars | World Wide Waste | Insider Business
Description: How Used Hotel Soap Gets Recycled Into Brand New Bars | World Wide Waste | Insider Business Source: BusinessInsider.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2023 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qJV34pcOaw Questions for discussion: Summarize the pros and cons of this effort to recycle hotel soap? What are the financial, marketing and managerial implications for the firms… Read more »
What Does the Banking Crisis Mean for Startups and Small Business Owners?
Description: Author, CPA and business owner Gene Marks break down everything entrepreneurs need to know about the impact of the SVB collapse. Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2023 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/what-does-the-banking-crisis-mean-for-small-business-owners/447997 Questions for discussion: What does Gene Marks have to say about the banking crisis? How should small businesses be dealing with the… Read more »