Getting Rid of Remote Work Will Take More Than a Downturn

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Description: As the economy slows, a handful of prominent C.E.O.s have tried to put an end to remote work. But some economists say that even in a cooler labor market, working from home is likely to remain common. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 07, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/business/dealbook/remote-work-downturn.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about… Read more »

CIBC will pay $153M to settle overtime class-action lawsuit from 2007

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Description: Settlement will avoid further legal costs, let bank move on, says CIBC spokesperson Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Jan 06, 2023 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-settles-lawsuit-1.6704759 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues in this case. Why do you suppose the bank settled this case at this time? How do you think the settlement will influence employees… Read more »

SPOS #859 – Joshua Gans On The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #859. How does artificial intelligence affect the structure and dynamics of the global economy? What are the potential benefits and risks associated with artificial intelligence on the future of humanity? Joshua Gans is the co-author of the recently published book, Power and Prediction – The Disruptive… Read more »

A New Area of A.I. Booms, Even Amid the Tech Gloom

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Description: An investment frenzy over “generative artificial intelligence” has gripped Silicon Valley, as tools that generate text, images and sounds in response to short prompts seize the imagination. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 07, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/generative-ai-chatgpt-investments.html? Questions for discussion: Why is there so much excitement about this latest development in AI technology? What are some… Read more »

Why Amazon Web Services Is Making the Leap Into Supply Chain Management

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Description: AWS is betting that business owners’ supply chain woes are here to stay–for now. Source: INC.com Date: Dec 09, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/why-amazon-web-services-is-making-the-leap-into-supply-chain-management.html Questions for discussion: Explain Amazon’s unique presence in supply management? How can machine learning improve efficacy in supply management and why is this so important to business management and operations? How critical… Read more »

SPOS #856 – Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman On Developing Your Tomorrowmind

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #856. How can you truly think about your life but in the future? The book, Tomorrowmind – Thriving at Work – Now and in an Uncertain Future (co-authored with famed thinker, Professor Martin Seligman) – has some of the better (and science-backed) answers. The book will… Read more »

The 7 Secrets of Truly Successful Personal Brands

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Description: Creating a solid brand is essential to your success in whatever field you enter. These seven tips will help you build the perfect personal brand. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Dec 03, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/starting-a-business/7-secrets-of-truly-successful-personal-brands/439146 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented and the most important one, in your opinion. Do you agree with this… Read more »

Workers have high hopes for pay hikes next year — perhaps too high

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Description: Employers are gaining back some leverage as jobs market shifts Source: FinanciaPost.com/Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 08, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/workers-high-hopes-pay-hikes-next-year-perhaps-too-high Questions for discussion: Summarize the key findings about changes taking place in the labor market? How do you think this will affect employee-employer relations? Do you think employers should modify the way they… Read more »

Tim Cook says Apple will use chips built in the U.S. at Arizona factory

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Description: CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple will buy U.S.-made microchips at an event in Arizona on Tuesday, where President Joe Biden also spoke. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 06, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/06/tim-cook-says-apple-will-use-chips-built-in-the-us-at-arizona-factory.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Why is Apple doing this? What are the implications for future global supply channels? What does this… Read more »

Job cuts rise in November, causing employees to shift focus to ‘career cushioning’ 

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Description: The rate of job cut announcements at U.S. employers in November was more than five times greater than a year ago, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Overall, U.S.-based firms announced 76,835 job cuts in November, led by the technology sector. So far this year, tech companies have announced nearly 81,000 cuts…. Read more »