Description: British politicians visiting Wall Street would once have been only too happy to have their photograph taken with the head of Goldman Sachs. This week in New York, Prime Minister David Cameron met Goldman Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein and other bankers in private. Source: Reuters.com Date: 03/16/2012 Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/16/us-banks-image-idUSBRE82F0RR20120316 Questions for discussion: What are… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Organizational Behavior
SXSW’s hottest new apps
Description: Social discovery apps like Highlight and Sonar are getting buzzed about but come with privacy concerns. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 03/10/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/03/10/ts-sxsw-highlight-sonar.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Do you think these apps will become popular? Where are they likely to be used? Is there a business use for these apps in business settings,… Read more »
Designing a $100 solar-powered tablet
Description: Fuseproject founder Yves Behar shows off the One Laptop Per Child project’s latest invention. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/23/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/02/23/t-ts-nextlist-olpc.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: How do you think the creative product development process differs at a not-for-profit business like Fuseproject? How do you think this product will affect development at for-profit manufacturers?… Read more »
Making ‘whoopie’ from home
Description: Staying home with small children while earning an income is a common dilemma among parents. Amy Bouchard of Garinder, Maine, figured it out, turning her knack for whoopie pies into a profitable business. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/22/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2012/02/22/smb_sbt_wicked_whoopies.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Explain the formula for this entrepreneurial success story? How… Read more »
Entrepreneurship Isn’t About Money, It’s About Changing the World
Description: Entrepreneur Matt Mullenweg recently said that his motivation isn’t to make money, it’s to change the world. Source: Sprouter.com Date: 02/22/2012 Link: http://sprouter.com/blog/matt-mullenweg-wordpress-automattic-profile/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=22+February+2012+%2F%2F+Hottest+StartUps%2C+Events+%26+Resources&utm_campaign=Sprouter+Weekly%3A+February+22%2C+2013&utm_term=_0D_0AEntrepreneurship+Isn_E2_80_99t+About+Money_2C+It_E2_80_99s+About+Changing+the+World_0D_0A Questions for discussion: Describe the characteristics that make Matt Mullenweg an entrepreneur. Are any of these unique when compared to the general description of entrepreneurs?
A wonderland of chocolate
Description: Koppers Chocolate factory is the oldest and largest factory left in New York City. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/14/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2012/02/13/sbiz_koppers_chocolate.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Describe the business model for this company. Why do you think it has remained relatively small when compared to bigger competitors? What advantages are there to choosing to… Read more »
A new jobs program for people trapped in unemployment
Description: The chances of finding a job are grim for the four million long-term unemployed in the U.S., but Joe Carbone is looking to change that in his Connecticut town. Scott Pelley reports. Source: MoneyWatch.com Date: 02/19/2012 Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7399352n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox Questions for discussion: Summarize the problems faced by the long term unemployed. Why does this paid-internship… Read more »
America’s Blue Collar Nostalgia Masks Future Challenges
Description: The U.S. manufacturing sector needs more skilled workers and can’t support middle class living standards as it once did. Source: Businessweek.com Date: 02/17/2012 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/finance/americas-blue-collar-nostalgia-masks-future-challenges-02172012.html Questions for discussion: What message is there here for managers? How would you expect HR managers to respond to this report?
For Small Theaters, the Digital Future Is Dark
Description: Independent movie houses scramble to pay for expensive new gear Source: Businessweek.com Date: 02/17/2012 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/for-small-theaters-the-digital-future-is-dark-02162012.html Questions for discussion: Why are smaller theatres having problems? Will these strategies work, in your opinion? What else could management do?
Bringing the Right Recipe to Style Blogging
Description: Style blog Cupcakes and Cashmere has become a destination for fashionistas from around the world. Wendy Bounds talks to founder and author Emily Schuman about the secrets behind her success. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: 02/14/2012 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/bringing-the-right-recipe-to-style-blogging/24FBE84B-43FB-4C7F-9A5D-AF93E71BDACF Questions for discussion: Why is Emily Shuman a success? What lessons are presented to entrepreneurs… Read more »