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 »

‘This is a low-cost peoples’ vaccine:’ Expert on India’s Biological E vaccine

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Description: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is getting lots of help both at home and abroad to get its COVID-19 jab out to the masses. In the U.S., Merck (MRK) stepped up to begin the process this month, while in Europe, Sanofi (SNY) has offered to help fill and finish vials. And in India, J&J has… Read more »

Already Diverse And Inclusive, ‘Sesame Street’ Names Exec To Make Sure

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Description: Sesame Street” is making every effort to ensure that the Muppets don’t offend anyone. It’s all about diversity, inclusion and equity these days, isn’t it? They are the new buzzwords of corporate America, and no less so in our sprawling entertainment industries. “DEI” is the shorthand for these new concerns. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Mar… 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?