How Google uses A.I. to help businesses increase profits from online shopping

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Description: Artificial intelligence can help businesses make more money from online shopping, Carrie Tharp, Google Cloud’s head of retail, told CNBC on Monday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/02/how-google-uses-ai-to-help-boost-profits-from-online-shopping.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights of the report. Do you think there are limits to the ability of AI to help improve managerial… Read more »

Doctors and techies are clashing at digital health companies, and one start-up exec is seeking a fix

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Description: When Carolyn Jasik recruits doctors to work at Omada Health, where she’s the chief medical officer, she has product developers vet the top candidates to make sure they’re the right fit. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/01/omada-health-is-seeking-solutions-for-clash-of-doctors-and-techies.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about how management is handling… Read more »

How Getting Fired Forced This Woman to Rebuild Her Confidence … and How You Can Do the Same

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Description: This author and public speaker shares her tips for overcoming fear and shedding the labels that others put on you. Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Nov 30, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/343041 Questions for discussion: What did you learn about professional growth and development from this interview? Do you agree or disagree with any of… Read more »

Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

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Description: Fiat Chrysler is the last company to settle on a new contract with the union Source: CBC.ca Date: Dec 02, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/fiat-chrysler-uaw-contract-1.5380562 Questions for discussion: How well did each side do in the end? How would you characterize the future of auto union power to influence corporate decisions?

Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate

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Description: Half a century on from the summer of love, marijuana is big business and mindfulness a workplace routine. 1843 asks how the movement found itself at the heart of capitalism Source: TheEconomist.com Date: Nov 29, 2019 Link: https://www.economist.com/news/2019/11/29/hippie-inc-how-the-counterculture-went-corporate?cid1=cust/dailypicks1/n/bl/n/20191129n/owned/n/n/dailypicks1/n/n/NA/351809/n Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about how business has changed? What do think… Read more »

What the Streaming Wars Mean for the Future of TV

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Description: If all goes as planned, by mid-2020 four of the most valuable companies on the S&P 500 will have introduced streaming services in less than a year. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 30, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-30/what-the-streaming-wars-mean-for-the-future-of-tv-quicktake?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does the article say is happening to the current business model for TV? What does… Read more »

Google’s ‘Thanksgiving Four’ present a challenge to leadership as campus activism rises

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Description: Google leadership may consider the leaking of sensitive information by employees as the biggest threat to its culture. But the more pressing issue the company faces is a massive wave of activism that’s now turned some of its loudest critics into heroes. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 27, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/googles-thanksgiving-four-present-a-challenge-to-leadership.html Questions for… Read more »

Employers Have a New Idea for Inclusive Recruitment: Hiring for Diversity of Thought

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Description: Intent on creating a cohesive culture, companies have focused for the past few years on recruiting candidates based less on specific job skills (those can be taught) than on traits like shared values, similar backgrounds, and even personal chemistry with the hiring manager. An unintended consequence: Too much emphasis on cultural fit can lead… Read more »

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon: ‘We could go away at any minute’

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Description: Walmart is constantly evolving to avoid dying off, as plenty of other retailers have, according to the company’s chief executive officer. “Walmart is not arrogant,” CEO Doug McMillon said at CNBC’s Evolve Summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. “We could go away at any minute. I think most of us act that way… Read more »

Wireless woes drive surge in Canadian telecom complaints: CCTS

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Description: Complaints against telecom and cable companies rose by 35 per cent last year to hit a record high as an upward surge in disputes continued for a second straight year, says the consumer agency tasked to deal with them. Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Nov 29, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/wireless-woes-drive-surge-in-canadian-telecom-complaints-ccts-1.1354722 Questions for discussion: What is the source… Read more »