3 Lessons From Elon Musk’s Sabotage Of Tesla

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Description: Know your customers’ needs, track your rivals, and choose a clear strategy. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-lessons-from-elon-musks-sabotage-of-tesla.html Questions for discussion: What are the key criticisms and strategic advice that is presented to the company? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you advise?

Annual Silicon Valley Bank Report Paints Sober Picture For Wine

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Description: A trend called Neo-Prohibitionism combined with less wine consumption by younger generations has left baby boomers as the wine industry’s sole BFFs. Those are three main takeaways from a sobering analysis of U.S. wine consumption by the wine division of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Source: Mediapost.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381730/annual-silicon-valley-bank-report-paints-sober-pic.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for… Read more »

White Castle’s New Robot Employee Wants to Know If You Want Fries With That

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Description: One hundred White Castles are getting a new employee who never needs a break and is totally plugged into its new work environment — quite literally. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Jan 09, 2023 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/meet-white-castles-new-robot-fry-guy/442521 Questions for discussion: What is driving the adoption of robotics in this industry? How are operations and customer interactions likely… Read more »

Brett House: Canada’s greying economy needs more employee ownership

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Description: It’s time to add retiring entrepreneurs to the list of economic existential threats posed by Canada’s aging population. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com/FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 11, 2023 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/brett-house-canadas-greying-economy-152614420.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues related to the trend toward increasing retirement of entrepreneurs? Is there an opportunity for younger entrepreneurs to benefit in some way?

2022 Executive of the Year: Marc Pritchard

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Description: There were more than a handful of worthy candidates considered by MediaPost editors for this year’s Executive of the Year honors. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380606/2022-executive-of-the-year-marc-pritchard.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=comment&utm_campaign=128856 Questions for discussion: What are some marketing insights posed by Marc Pritchard? Do you agree that there is “no average consumer”? Can marketers always follow… Read more »

How health insurance may have made health care more expensive

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Description: Widespread medical debt is a uniquely American problem. Roughly 40% of U.S. adults have at least $250 in medical debt, according to a survey conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/08/how-health-insurance-may-have-made-health-care-more-expensive.html Questions for discussion: What is the explanation presented in this report for higher health care… Read more »

SPOS #859 – Joshua Gans On The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #859. How does artificial intelligence affect the structure and dynamics of the global economy? What are the potential benefits and risks associated with artificial intelligence on the future of humanity? Joshua Gans is the co-author of the recently published book, Power and Prediction – The Disruptive… Read more »

A New Area of A.I. Booms, Even Amid the Tech Gloom

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Description: An investment frenzy over “generative artificial intelligence” has gripped Silicon Valley, as tools that generate text, images and sounds in response to short prompts seize the imagination. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 07, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/generative-ai-chatgpt-investments.html? Questions for discussion: Why is there so much excitement about this latest development in AI technology? What are some… Read more »

Why Amazon Web Services Is Making the Leap Into Supply Chain Management

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Description: AWS is betting that business owners’ supply chain woes are here to stay–for now. Source: INC.com Date: Dec 09, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/why-amazon-web-services-is-making-the-leap-into-supply-chain-management.html Questions for discussion: Explain Amazon’s unique presence in supply management? How can machine learning improve efficacy in supply management and why is this so important to business management and operations? How critical… Read more »

SPOS #856 – Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman On Developing Your Tomorrowmind

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #856. How can you truly think about your life but in the future? The book, Tomorrowmind – Thriving at Work – Now and in an Uncertain Future (co-authored with famed thinker, Professor Martin Seligman) – has some of the better (and science-backed) answers. The book will… Read more »