SPOS #762 – Judy Samuelson On The Six New Rules of Business

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #762 – Host: Mitch Joel. Judy Samuelson is founder and executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and a vice president at the Aspen Institute. Judy led a ten-year campaign to disrupt Milton Friedman‘s narrative about profit-maximization to successfully challenge conventional thinking in board rooms and classrooms about the… Read more »

‘I’m Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer Having Zoom Difficulties

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Description: The video was immediately shared widely and brought joy to many. The lawyer, Rod Ponton, said he was happy people got a much-needed laugh. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 09, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/style/cat-lawyer-zoom.html Questions for discussion: What are the communications problems illustrated by this story? Should business people be trained by their employers to deal… Read more »

Jeff Immelt Oversaw the Downfall of G.E. Now He’d Like You to Read His Book.

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Description: The C.E.O. who followed Jack Welch tried, and failed, to revive the company’s stock price. He’s owning up to some of his mistakes now — and assigning some blame. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 10, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/jeff-immelt-general-electric-corner-office.html Questions for discussion: What are the lessons for top managers of large corporations to take away from… Read more »

Elon Musk Just Said MBAs Are Overrated, and He’s Dead Right

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Description: MBA graduates may be good at PowerPoint but they don’t know how things really work. Source: Inc.com Date: Feb 08, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/elon-musk-just-said-mbas-are-overrated-hes-dead-right.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis of Elon Musk’s commentary about managers and the MBA graduate? Do you agree with this sentiment? What is the solution for the MBA?  

SPOS #761 – Dave Crenshaw On How To Master Your Productivity

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #761 – Host: Mitch Joel. There are days when I am not feeling at all productive. I usually think to myself, “WWDCD?” Or… “What Would Dave Crenshaw Do?” That’s how much Dave has inspired me, since we both met in a mastermind that was formulated during the early days… Read more »

60% of Indigenous workers feel emotionally unsafe on the job: Catalyst survey

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Description: TORONTO — As Krystal Abotossaway navigated corporate Canada over the last decade, the Toronto woman with Anishinaabe Kwe heritage always paid always took care to be on time, to watch her drinking at after-work events and to be agreeable in meetings. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Feb 10, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/60-indigenous-workers-feel-emotionally-150858957.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Apple Is the World’s Most Admired Company for the 14th Year in a Row. Facebook Isn’t Even on the List

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Description: It doesn’t take long to damage your reputation. Just ask Facebook. Source: INC.com Date: Feb 08, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-is-worlds-most-admired-company-for-14th-year-in-a-row-facebook-isnt-even-on-list.html Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest contributes to a company’s admiration or its absence? How does this information affect marketing? How should investors weigh this information?

Reddit, the Talk of the Internet, Raises $250 Million

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Description: The start-up, which was at the center of a recent stock market frenzy, was valued at $6 billion in the new funding round. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 08, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/technology/reddit-raises-250-million.html Questions for discussion: What makes Reddit a special type of social media? What is their revenue source? What will they use the investment… Read more »

2 Prominent ‘New York Times’ Journalists Depart Over Past Behavior

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Description: Two widely heralded journalists for The New York Times departed the paper Friday after unrelated episodes of their past behavior received sharp new scrutiny from other media outlets, readers and colleagues. Source: NPR.org Date: Feb 06, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/06/964618301/two-prominent-new-york-times-journalists-depart-over-past-behavior Questions for discussion: What is the story here from a human resource management point of view? Was… Read more »

Coca-Cola pens letter committing to diversity initiatives

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Description: Bradley Gayton, General Counsel at The Coca-Cola Company, joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss the company’s plan to boost diversity efforts in 2021. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Feb 01, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/coca-cola-pens-letter-committing-194813112.html Questions for discussion: What is the plan at Coca-Cola? What do you think about this targeted effort? What else… Read more »