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 »

Covid’s Unexpected Side Effect: It Made Them Better Leaders

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Description: A brush with the brutal virus brought fear, gratitude, and clarity to these business owners. Source: INC.com Date: Mar 22, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/lindsay-blakely/entrepreneurs-sick-covid-leadership-lessons.html Questions for discussion: How did Covid affect some business people with respect to their managerial behavior and thinking? Why do you think this is so? Do you think these effects will… Read more »

Tom Peters On Excellence Now – Live From Clubhouse – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #767 – Host: Mitch Joel. The patron saint of management strategy and business thinking is Tom Peters. Full stop. When I think of Tom Peters, there is only one word that comes to mind: Legend. He is that. He is the “oracle of business” to me, personally… Read more »

Canadian Tire ranked most reputable company in commerce during year of upheaval

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Description: Canadian Tire is the most reputable company in Canadian commerce, according to a report released today by Léger Marketing Inc. that offers a snapshot of how the pandemic has affected Canadians’ perceptions of certain companies and sectors. ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/canadian-tire-ranked-most-reputable-company-in-commerce-during-year-of-upheaval Questions for discussion: What does the report say about… 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 »

How Coca-Cola has helped 6 million female entrepreneurs

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Description: Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman and Akiko Fujita discuss how Coca-Cola’s ‘5by20’ program with Bea Perez, The Coca-Cola Company Chief Communications, Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships Officer. Source: INC.com Date: Mar 18, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/coca-cola-helped-6-million-165159837.html Questions for discussion: How is Coca-Cola helping women entrepreneurs? What else would you advise the company do to stimulate entrepreneurial develop?

Global Business Ethics Survey® Report. The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace: A Look at Global Trends 

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Description:  Global Business Ethics Survey® Report. The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace: A Look at Global Trends Source: Ethics.org Date: Mar 09, 2021 Link: https://www.ethics.org/global-business-ethics-survey/ Questions for discussion: Review and summarize the key results presented in the report. What do you believe are the important take-aways for managers?

Women could give US$20 trillion boost to economic growth by 2050

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Description: Global economic growth could get a US$20 trillion boost if women are educated at the same levels as men and hold the same number of jobs, according to a new study. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Mar 10, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-could-give-us-20-trillion-boost-to-economic-growth-by-2050-1.1574332 Questions for discussion: What are the special challenges facing businesswomen? How can… Read more »