What Information Do Business Leaders Need to Bolster Growth?

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Description: A new study by Gallup and TrueSpace looks at the conditions post-startup companies need in order to make the transition from the treacherous “adolescent” phase of rapid but sporadic and unpredictable growth to a more stable developmental phase. Source: Gallup.com Date: Feb 20, 2020 Link: https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/285650/information-business-leaders-need-bolster-growth.aspx Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points in… Read more »

Roku CEO Anthony Wood

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Description: Roku CEO Anthony Wood talks about Roku’s business model, streaming technology and it’s relationship with content providers like Disney. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 15, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/02/14/watch-cnbcs-full-interview-with-roku-ceo-anthony-wood.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made by Anthony Wood favouring the growth of streaming and Roku in particular. How is Roku complementing… Read more »

Board Games From the ’80s Are Rebooted for Generation X

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Description: Updated favorites are sweet nostalgia for parents—and they just might separate today’s teens from their smartphones. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 21, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-21/board-games-from-the-80s-are-rebooted-for-generation-x?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Do you think this strategy of rejuvenating older board games and hobbies will succeed? What favors trying? How is Kickstarter helping this industry?

‘Dean of valuation’ says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to justify stock

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Description: Tesla has a long way to go before it justifies its current stock price, New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran told CNBC on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/damodaran-tesla-needs-vw-like-sales-apple-like-margins-to-justify-stock.html Questions for discussion: Explain what Aswath Damodaran means when he says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to… Read more »

Inside the kill zone: Big Tech makes life miserable for some startups, but others embrace its power

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Description: Giants crush the competition or buy it — good for entrepreneurs looking to sell, but less so for those trying to build a company for the long term Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/technology/inside-the-kill-zone-big-tech-makes-life-miserable-for-some-startups-but-others-embrace-its-power Questions for discussion: What are the fundamental concerns facing entrepreneurs, as explained in this report? Is there a… Read more »

‘Chill Is Real,’ Trudeau Envoy to China Says of Huawei Feud

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Description: The man Justin Trudeau put in charge of repairing Canada’s ties with China acknowledged he has his work cut out for him. Source: Bloomberg,com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-05/-chill-is-real-trudeau-s-envoy-to-china-says-of-huawei-feud Questions for discussion: What are the issues in this conflict? What conflict resolution strategies would you advise? Can this conflict be resolved without the… Read more »

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.

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 »

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 »