Rogers Feud Erupts Again With Staffieri Named Firm’s New CEO

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Description: Rogers Communications Inc. named Tony Staffieri as its interim chief executive officer, giving Chairman Edward Rogers the leadership change he’s craved but setting off a new round of fighting with his mother and sisters. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/rogers-to-name-tony-staffieri-ceo-as-natale-is-pushed-out ​Questions for discussion: Summarize the fight for control taking place at the company?… Read more »

Musk nears Tesla sale halfway point with US$8.8B disposed

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Description: Elon Musk sold Tesla Inc. stock for a seventh consecutive trading day, bringing him almost halfway to his promise to unload 10 per cent of his stake in the electric car-maker. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/musk-nears-tesla-sale-halfway-point-with-us-8-8b-disposed-1.1682576 Questions for discussion: What is the story behind Musk’s decision to sell… Read more »

The Reason Your Organization Is Underperforming? A Lack of Clarity

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Description: Over the past two decades, the time that managers and employees spend in collaborative activities has skyrocketed by 50 percent or more. But don’t mistake this increase in collaboration for healthy collaboration–that’s a far call from the reality. ​Source: INC.com Date: Nov 10, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-hinds/the-reason-your-organization-is-underperforming-a-lack-of-clarity.html Questions for discussion: What are the key recommendations presented in this article? Why… Read more »

How McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast food brands are dealing with labor shortages

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Description: Quick service and fast-food restaurants are facing several headwinds when it comes to solving their labor problems. The pressures have been mounting throughout the year. Seventy-eight percent of restaurant operators said that recruiting and retaining employees was their top challenge in a National Restaurant Association survey in July — in January, only 8% said… Read more »

SNC-Lavalin CEO cancels Montreal speech, working on French

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Description: MONTREAL — The head of engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has suddenly cancelled a speech to Montreal’s business community because his French-language skills need some work. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/snc-lavalin-ceo-cancels-montreal-speech-working-on-french-1.1680841 Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to this social issue? Should firms based inside Quebec treat… Read more »

Starbucks workers denounce the chain for harassment and threats to prevent them from creating a union

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Description: A group of Starbucks workers affirm that for almost three months they have been the victims of intimidation and threats by Starbucks, in order to make them give up their attempt to create a union. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 05, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/395755 Questions for discussion: What are the employment and HR  issues facing… Read more »

Burger King’s Ellie Doty is latest marketer to leave brand

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Description: Ellie Doty is the latest major marketer to leave RBI following the departure of global CMO Fernando Machado (who took the top job after years at Burger King) and global chief brand officer Paloma Azulay, who was promoted after Machado’s exit. Doty joined Burger King in June 2020 as the chain’s first North American CMO after stints at Chili’s… Read more »

Kroger is taking on Publix in Florida without opening a single grocery store — and building a blueprint for its future

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Description: GROVELAND, Fla.— Kroger wants to attract tens of thousands of new customers in Florida — and it plans to do that without opening a single grocery store. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/04/kroger-is-taking-on-publix-in-florida-without-opening-a-single-grocery-store.html Questions for discussion: What are the management implications for this shift towards ecommerce? Do you think the employment… Read more »

‘Great amplification and support that’s happening’: Small business owners pivoting during COVID-19

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Description: For the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented conditions for small business owners across Canada. October was Small Business Month and to celebrate BNN Bloomberg highlighted various Canadian entrepreneurs who are navigating their company around headwinds like supply shortages to virus outbreaks. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov… Read more »

Facebook ‘knew what it was doing,’ former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says

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Description: Facebook’s conduct revealed in leaked documents is “pretty concerning,” said former Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt, who called for companies in the tech industry to show more restraint. Source: FinancialPost.com/Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/technology/facebook-knew-what-it-was-doing-former-google-ceo-eric-schmidt-says Questions for discussion: What does the judgmental comment by Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt say about… Read more »