Big Tech is turning on one another amid antitrust probes and litigation

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Description: “Battle royale” evokes images of professional wrestlers engaged in a free-for-all brawl in which combatants eventually turn on one another until there is an eventual winner. With apologies to Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, Big Tech is taking on the same trappings as companies turn on one another amid multiple antitrust investigations and… Read more »

Kindergarten is the new calculus: How a private tutoring company survived a pandemic

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Description: Joanne Sallay’s in-person tutoring business faced overnight extinction. And then the elementary school parents started calling Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Aug 27, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/entrepreneur/small-business/kindergarten-is-the-new-calculus-how-a-private-tutoring-company-survived-a-pandemic/wcm/b4622ea7-d5c4-4354-b4cd-5d37caeb36e3/ Questions for discussion: How did operations change as a result of coronavirus? How does the report illustrate entrepreneurial management?

How Etsy built a nearly $14 billion handmade empire

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Description: If it’s handmade or over 20 years old, there’s a good chance you can find it on Etsy, the go-to online marketplace for handcrafted and vintage goods. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 05, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/05/how-etsy-built-a-handmade-empire.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How would you describe Etsy’s business model? Summarize the evolution of the firm’s… Read more »

4 Strategies to Build Business Resilience Before the Next Disruption

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Description: If the pandemic has taught business leaders anything, it’s this: The question isn’t if the next crisis will come, but when. Source: Gallup.com Date: Aug 05, 2020 Link: https://www.gallup.com/workplace/316325/strategies-build-business-resilience-next-disruption.aspx Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the current disruption taking place? What does the report recommend to management?

Op-ed: The hyperloop will revolutionize transportation in the post-coronavirus world

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Description: Even though hyperloop capsules can reach speeds of 760 miles per hour, on a practical level, this transportation sector appears to be stalled. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/02/hyperloop-will-revolutionize-transportation-in-post-coronavirus-world.html Questions for discussion: How would hyperloop disrupt the transportation industry of today? What are the advantages to the consumer and… Read more »

These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic is spurring on a growing number of restaurant chains to build restaurants with new bells and whistles focused on convenience and safety. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 04, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/05/restaurant-chains-are-unveiling-new-designs-inspired-by-the-pandemic.html Questions for discussion: How have these restaurant chains responded to the coronavirus pandemic? Do you think these are good decisions? What else would… Read more »

Crisis Management: Walmart+ ‘not aggressive enough’ to take on Amazon

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 Description: Yahoo Finance Canada’s Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss Walmart’s new membership service and how it will stack up against Amazon Prime. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/crisis-management-walmart-not-aggressive-194154877.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Walmart’s effort to launch a competing plan against Amazon Prime?… Read more »

How to Establish Marketing Authority in a Niche Industry

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Description: You’ve got to stay focused on a single market until you prove loyalty and expertise. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Apr 08, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/348002?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say about focusing resources and building out from your niche? Do you have any objections to the advice presented? Do you think the advice… Read more »

‘Not business as usual’: How Canada’s manufacturers mobilized to help fight COVID-19

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Description: The call display showed an Ottawa-area phone number. On the other end was an auto industry specialist at ?Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada with an urgent request: Can Autoliv make gowns for front line hospital workers fighting COVID-19 and whose supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) is running dangerously low? Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Apr 09,… Read more »

Quibi Is Jeffrey Katzenberg’s $1.7 Billion Gamble

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Description: Jeffrey Katzenberg has nearly 50 years of entertainment experience and a massive war chest. Neither of those things guarantee success for his new mobile video service. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 03, 2020 Link: https://www.inc.com/matt-haber/quibi-mobile-video-jeffrey-katzenberg-startup.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: Do you think the business model will work? How would you improve chances for success? Who will… Read more »