Before the Brief: How to do desk research

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Description: With a brief explanation of why you absolutely should Source: Medium.com Date: Jan 28, 2020 Link: https://medium.com/the-difference-engine-llc/before-the-brief-how-to-do-desk-research-3032fa305ed5 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented to managers in this article. Using the suggestions, create a brief report about a firm or product of interest to your studies.

How to Improve Teamwork in the Workplace

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Description: When it comes to improving teamwork, defining what improvement looks like is the first step. Improving teamwork is less about doing that literally than it is about establishing the outcome you’re trying to improve. Source: Gallup.com – video report Date: Jan 22, 2020 Link: https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/278225/how-to-improve-teamwork.aspx Questions for discussion: What do you think of the suggestions… Read more »

4 Mistakes Not to Make When Choosing A Software Development Company

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Description: In theory, solving problems with software development is easy — just find the best custom software development company to bring your ideas to life. But how do you actually find companies with talented developers? That’s where the problem lies. There are many factors to consider when choosing a software development company to work with, and… Read more »

Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

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Description: Hundreds of tech workers pack an auditorium for a recent networking event in Toronto. The evening’s host glides around the room on a hoverboard, equal parts game show host and tech bro. Source: NPR.org Date: Jan 27, 2020 Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/01/27/799402801/canada-wins-u-s-loses-in-global-fight-for-high-tech-workers Questions for discussion: Why are Canadian technology firms having an easier time attracting people… Read more »

Soul of Business

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #707 – Host: Mitch Joel. Rishad Tobaccowala is a Senior Adviser to the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest marketing, communications and advertising network with 80,000 employees. Most recently, Rishad served as its Chief Growth Officer and Chief Strategist, where he helped acquire and grow the business through… Read more »

Hemp Prices Plunge as CBD Demand Falls Short: Cannabis Weekly

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Description: It may not be apparent when you’re spending $70 on CBD foot cream, but hemp prices are plunging amid a “grossly oversupplied” market, according to the head of the industry’s first price provider. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 26, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-26/hemp-prices-plunge-as-cbd-demand-falls-short-cannabis-weekly?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: Explain price movements in this commodity. How can the industry deal with the… Read more »

The Tesla Skeptics Who Bet Against Elon Musk

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Description: $TSLAQ is an informal collection of obsessives pushing back against the cult of Elon. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-22/the-tesla-tslaq-skeptics-who-bet-against-elon-musk?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the criticisms of Tesla management operations and Elon Musk in particular, as reported in the article. How much influence to you think Randeep Hothi has… Read more »

ZipRecruiter’s CEO says these three things will get your resume thrown out before you get in the door

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Description: ZipRecruiter’s CEO says these three things will get your resume thrown out before you get in the door Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 22, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/23/how-to-write-your-resume-when-filling-out-online-job-applications.html Questions for discussion: What are the key suggestions for job applicants? Why do you think Ian Siegel is making these specific suggestions?

Bombardier has approached Alstom, Hitachi to forge rail merger, sources say

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Description: Needs a partner to cut costs and compete against China’s rail giant Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 24, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/bombardier-scrambles-to-craft-rail-merger-with-alstom-hitachi-sources-2 Questions for discussion: From an operations management point of view, why does a merger make sense for Bombardier? How important is scale of operations for these competitors?