SPOS #809 – Dorie Clark On How To Play The Long Game

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #809 – Host: Mitch Joel. One of the great pleasures of my professional career has been getting to know Dorie Clark and watching her ascent in the business world. Dorie has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as… Read more »

Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make Cars

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Description: The yawning disparity between the performance of the electric car company and established automakers last year reflects the technological change roiling the industry. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 08, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/08/business/teslas-computer-chips-supply-chain.html Questions for discussion: Why was Tesla able to operate better than other automotive manufacturers? Should these companies rethink their supply chain strategies, in… Read more »

A Record 4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in November

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Description: A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November while openings remained elevated, highlighting persistent churn in the labor market. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 04, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-04/u-s-job-openings-fall-in-november-quits-rise-to-record?srnd=wealth Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the job market? Why are people quitting? What does this mean for managers?… Read more »

Adam Grant’s 5 ‘Thinking Styles’ Reveal the Key to Effective Leadership and Professional Growth. Most Struggle to Get It Right

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Description: Not surprisingly, the learners are at the top — but most of us fall below, missing out on valuable opinions, perspective, and external information. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 05, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-steen/adam-grants-5-thinking-styles-reveal-key-to-effective-leadership-professional-growth-most-struggle-to-get-it-right.html Questions for discussion: Describe the five levels. Explain your thoughts about these levels. Do you think the top level is ideal for… Read more »

Google CEO addresses employee concerns about loss of ‘candor, honesty, humility and frankness’ by execs

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Description: Google employees are pressing executives to bring back a part of the company’s culture that, in the past, made it a desirable place to work: candor. ​Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/21/google-ceo-addresses-employee-concerns-over-loss-of-candor-and-honesty.html Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues facing the company? What is the significance of the recognition by the firm’s… Read more »

We’ll probably lose 20 to 30% of our hourly workforce during lockdown: Ascari Hospitality

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Description: Despite Canada adding 55,000 jobs in December, the hospitality industry is once again facing the brunt of heightened restrictions and closures. Erik Joyal, president of Ascari Hospitality Group, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the scale of lay-offs and labour shortages plaguing the industry over the past year. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan… Read more »

Next for the metaverse: convincing you it’s not just for kids

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Description: When a video game company only your kids have heard of goes public at a $38 billion valuation, you pay attention. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 22, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/22/here-are-the-companies-building-the-metaverse-meta-roblox-epic.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in this industry that should interest buiness people? What issues are related to the management applications such as the use… Read more »

The Big Question: Could Peloton Sue Over Its ‘And Just Like That’ Appearance?

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Description: A Peloton stationary bike played a pivotal role on the new HBO Max “Sex and the City” revival, whose premiere preceded a drop in the company’s stock price on Friday. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 11, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/11/arts/television/peloton-sex-and-the-city.html? Questions for discussion: What are the legal issues and risks related to product placements? What is… Read more »

Facebook Workplace executive departing to join venture capital firm as talent exodus continues

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Description: The head of Facebook’s Workplace business software unit has left for venture capital, becoming the latest high-profile departure from the social media company in 2021. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 07, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/07/facebook-workplace-executive-departing-to-join-venture-capital-firm.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the top management situation at the firm? What explains this… Read more »

Apple’s Tim Cook signed $275 billion deal to placate China – The Information

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Description: (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275 billion, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Dec 07, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-tim-cook-signed-275-142736543.html Questions for discussion: What does this… Read more »