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.
Posts Categorized: Management
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
Description: Unless you’re Jim Halpert and enjoy spending most of your time pranking Dwight, most of us want to become more efficient at work. Not only is this beneficial for your career, but it can also help maintain a healthy work-life balance. But how can you become more adept at work? Well, here are 25-time management… Read more »
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?