This New Year, Resolve Against Workaholism

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Description: Leaders can help employees who prioritize their jobs at the expense of their personal lives to improve their work-life balance — to everyone’s benefit. Source: Sloan/MIT.edu Date: Jan 12, 2023 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/this-new-year-resolve-against-workaholism/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented in this article. What are your thoughts on these ideas? What would you add… Read more »

SPOS #861 – Shawn Kanungo On Becoming A Bold One

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #861. I first met Shawn Kanungo many years back (we share the same speaking bureau). He was also on the speaking circuit and making quite a ruckus (he still is). We became fast-friends. Shaw recently published his first book, The Bold Ones – Innovate And Disrupt… Read more »

3 Lessons From Elon Musk’s Sabotage Of Tesla

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Description: Know your customers’ needs, track your rivals, and choose a clear strategy. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-lessons-from-elon-musks-sabotage-of-tesla.html Questions for discussion: What are the key criticisms and strategic advice that is presented to the company? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you advise?

Annual Silicon Valley Bank Report Paints Sober Picture For Wine

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Description: A trend called Neo-Prohibitionism combined with less wine consumption by younger generations has left baby boomers as the wine industry’s sole BFFs. Those are three main takeaways from a sobering analysis of U.S. wine consumption by the wine division of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Source: Mediapost.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381730/annual-silicon-valley-bank-report-paints-sober-pic.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for… Read more »

SPOS #859 – Joshua Gans On The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #859. How does artificial intelligence affect the structure and dynamics of the global economy? What are the potential benefits and risks associated with artificial intelligence on the future of humanity? Joshua Gans is the co-author of the recently published book, Power and Prediction – The Disruptive… Read more »

A New Area of A.I. Booms, Even Amid the Tech Gloom

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Description: An investment frenzy over “generative artificial intelligence” has gripped Silicon Valley, as tools that generate text, images and sounds in response to short prompts seize the imagination. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 07, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/generative-ai-chatgpt-investments.html? Questions for discussion: Why is there so much excitement about this latest development in AI technology? What are some… Read more »

Why Amazon Web Services Is Making the Leap Into Supply Chain Management

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Description: AWS is betting that business owners’ supply chain woes are here to stay–for now. Source: INC.com Date: Dec 09, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/why-amazon-web-services-is-making-the-leap-into-supply-chain-management.html Questions for discussion: Explain Amazon’s unique presence in supply management? How can machine learning improve efficacy in supply management and why is this so important to business management and operations? How critical… Read more »

Tim Cook says Apple will use chips built in the U.S. at Arizona factory

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Description: CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple will buy U.S.-made microchips at an event in Arizona on Tuesday, where President Joe Biden also spoke. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 06, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/06/tim-cook-says-apple-will-use-chips-built-in-the-us-at-arizona-factory.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Why is Apple doing this? What are the implications for future global supply channels? What does this… Read more »

In defensive interview, Sam Bankman-Fried claims he’s broke and committed no fraud

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Description: Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, in possibly the understatement of 2022, said Wednesday, “I’ve had a bad month.” The former billionaire added that he “didn’t do a good job” at upholding his responsibilities to regulators, customers and investors in a hotly anticipated conversation with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook Summit. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Have the Anticapitalists Reached Harvard Business School?

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Description: Social justice joins discounted cash flows on the syllabus as essential knowledge for aspiring corporate leaders. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 28, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/business/business-school-social-justice.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: What are the main arguments presented in this article? Where do you stand on these questions? What do you believe are the obligations of the corporation to… Read more »