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 »

SPOS #796 – Indira Samarasekera On Leadership And Nerve

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #796 – Host: Mitch Joel. Internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading engineers, Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera has led an amazing career. Indira has been awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Peter Lougheed award for leadership in public policy and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She… Read more »

Recognizing a person’s pronouns is not an ‘accommodation,’ but a basic employer obligation

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Description: As one B.C. restaurant recently discovered in a case brought before the Human Rights Tribunal Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-recognizing-a-persons-pronouns-is-not-an-accommodation-but-a-basic-employer-obligation Questions for discussion: Summarize the legal and social implications described in this report. How should management approach the issue with the legal implications in mind?

Shares of Hertz jump after appointment of ex-Ford CEO Mark Fields as interim CEO

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Description: Shares of Hertz Global on Tuesday were up by as much as 13.3% after the car rental company named former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its interim chief executive officer. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/hertz-names-ex-ford-ceo-mark-fields-as-interim-ceo.html Questions for discussion: Why did the stock price jump? Do think the firm can recover?… Read more »

Employees of United Airlines Are Suing Over Mandatory Vaccines. Is Your Business Next?

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Description: After making headlines with its rigorous vaccine mandate, the airline is facing several employee lawsuits. How to prepare for your own legal challenges. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/employees-of-united-airlines-are-suing-over-mandatory-vaccines-is-your-business-next.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the law and dealing with employees who refuse to be vaccinated? What advice would… Read more »

SPOS #794 – Jonathan Fields On Work That Makes You Come Alive

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #794 – Host: Mitch Joel. He is one of the kindest humans that I know. Jonathan Fields (aka the Good Life Guy) is all about delivering insights that spark purpose, possibility, and potential. He’s been on a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive. Jonathan is… Read more »

Golf’s growth in popularity is much bigger than a pandemic story

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Description: Golf surged in popularity in 2020 by nearly every metric, as people sought out the socially distanced outdoor activity amid the pandemic. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/26/callaway-dicks-sporting-goods-score-with-growth-of-golf.html Questions for discussion: Explain the growth of the golf industry over the past year, according to the article. What are the related industries that… Read more »

Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment

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Description: Amazon is further relaxing its screening policies for marijuana, as it ramps up support for federal legislation to legalize the drug. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/amazon-will-lobby-government-to-legalize-marijuana.html Questions for discussion: Explain the decision-making followed by the firm to the present day. Why do you suppose attitudes at the firm have… Read more »

4 Skills That Business Leaders Can Learn From Master Gardeners

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Description: Creating a positive company culture that involves research, replication, re-working and re-imagining will lead to success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/380894 Questions for discussion: What does the report say to management? Do you think these ideas are tied to gardeners or are they more universal? What other connections can you identify… Read more »