Coca-Cola buys full control of Bodyarmor for $5.6 billion in its largest-ever brand acquisition

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Description: Coca-Cola announced Monday it has bought full control of sports drink maker Bodyarmor for $5.6 billion, making it the company’s largest brand acquisition to date. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/01/coca-cola-buys-full-control-of-bodyarmor-for-5point6-billion-.html Questions for discussion: Why is Coca Cola buying this company? How does it fit with plans for greater growth… Read more »

​Nearly 2 in 3 women who left the workforce during Covid plan to return—and most want to enter this field

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Description: Women have born the brunt of job loss and negative career impacts over the course of the pandemic, due to a host of factors such as carrying the weight of caregiving responsibilities, as well as their overrepresentation in in-person jobs vulnerable to disruption during the Covid-19 crisis. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 15, 2021… Read more »

5 Startups That Are Shaping the Future of the Health Care Industry

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Description: From A.I. chatbots to virtual surgeries, these companies are reimagining medicine and caregiving Source: INC.com Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/zachary-miller/healthcare-innovation-ai-machine-learning-telemedicine.html Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for these technological developments? What might mitigate the advances toward installation of these technologies?

SPOS #798 – Alisa Cohn On Startups, Leadership And Growth

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #798 – Host: Mitch Joel. Named the Top Startup Coach in the World at the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Global Coaches Awards in London, Alisa Cohn has been coaching startup founders to grow into world-class CEOs for nearly twenty years. She is the author of the just-published book, From Start-Up to Grown-Up. This… Read more »

Edward Rogers’ case to turf Natale doesn’t tell the whole story

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Description: “Room for improvement” is how Edward Rogers phrased it on Oct. 18, when he made his first public comment since he tried to oust Joe Natale, the chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), in late September. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/edward-rogers-case-to-turf-natale-doesn-t-tell-the-whole-story-1.1673292 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Americans are buying Teslas, not EVs, but experts say that’s about to change

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Description: Americans aren’t buying electric vehicles, they’re buying Teslas. That’s been a relatively true statement for U.S. consumers in recent years, with Tesla accounting for the majority of EVs sold, including 79% in 2020, according to IHS Markit. But that’s starting to change as so-called traditional automakers and start-ups invest billions in a slew of new electric vehicles to compete… Read more »

Elon Musk’s fortune soars to $ 289 billion as Tesla hits record $ 1 trillion valuation

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Description: Elon Musk already outnumbers Jeff Bezos by nearly $ 100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This is largely due to Tesla hitting the record $ 1 trillion in valuation. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Oct 26, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/393531 Questions for discussion: What explains the surge in stock valuation? What do you believe is… Read more »

Why Accenture is giving VR headsets to thousands of new hires

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Description: Formula One drivers use virtual reality to simulate a race, Walmart (WMT) employees don the headsets to prepare for unruly customers, and Bank of America (BAC) workers practice sensitive financial conversations on the devices. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-accenture-is-giving-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-new-hires-152631598.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for using this technology? Do you think… Read more »

The Problems With Servant Leadership

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Description: Organizations with a servant leadership approach are more trusted and tend to attract more long-term stakeholders. Source: Entrepreneurship.com Date: Oct 15, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/384496 Questions for discussion: What is meant by the term, servant leadership? How does it compare to other leadership styles or ways of thinking? Do you think it has practical application… Read more »

3 Business Strategy Lessons From Jeopardy! Champion Matt Amodio

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Description: Create more value for customers by arraying your strengths against your rivals’ weaknesses Source: INC.com Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-business-strategy-lessons-from-jeopardy-champion-matt-amodio.html Questions for discussion: Describe the strategy. Do you think this has practical implications in business and management?