Edward Rogers’ case to turf Natale doesn’t tell the whole story

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Description: “Room for improvement” is how Edward Rogers phrased it on Oct. 18, when he made his first public comment since he tried to oust Joe Natale, the chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), in late September. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/edward-rogers-case-to-turf-natale-doesn-t-tell-the-whole-story-1.1673292 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Americans are buying Teslas, not EVs, but experts say that’s about to change

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Description: Americans aren’t buying electric vehicles, they’re buying Teslas. That’s been a relatively true statement for U.S. consumers in recent years, with Tesla accounting for the majority of EVs sold, including 79% in 2020, according to IHS Markit. But that’s starting to change as so-called traditional automakers and start-ups invest billions in a slew of new electric vehicles to compete… Read more »

Elon Musk’s fortune soars to $ 289 billion as Tesla hits record $ 1 trillion valuation

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Description: Elon Musk already outnumbers Jeff Bezos by nearly $ 100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This is largely due to Tesla hitting the record $ 1 trillion in valuation. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Oct 26, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/393531 Questions for discussion: What explains the surge in stock valuation? What do you believe is… Read more »

3 Business Strategy Lessons From Jeopardy! Champion Matt Amodio

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Description: Create more value for customers by arraying your strengths against your rivals’ weaknesses Source: INC.com Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-business-strategy-lessons-from-jeopardy-champion-matt-amodio.html Questions for discussion: Describe the strategy. Do you think this has practical implications in business and management?

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ success opens doors for competition to take advantage of cheaper global production costs

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Description: In the streaming wars, one company’s hit is another company’s failure. Netflix’s “Squid Game” is an exception. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/16/netflixs-squid-game-success-shines-light-on-international-discounts.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in the global marketplace of entertainment production? Why is it so critical that the product appeal to an American audience? What… Read more »

David Schonthal On Innovation And New Ideas – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: David Schonthal is a Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches courses in new venture creation, design thinking, business acquisition, healthcare entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and creativity. He also serves as the Faculty Director of Kellogg’s Zell Fellows Program, a selective venture accelerator program designed to help student entrepreneurs. Outside… Read more »

Facebook Trumpets Plan To “Nudge” Teens To Stop Fixating On Instagram

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Description: Following a whistleblower’s well-documented public accusations that Facebook prioritizes money over the public good, a Facebook executive went on the Sunday news shows to announce new controls meant to better protect teens using its platforms. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367667/facebook-trumpets-plan-to-nudge-teens-to-stop-fi.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123917&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What is FB proposing as a solution to… Read more »

Americans’ Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend. Source: Gallup.com Date: Oct 07, 2021 Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/355526/americans-trust-media-dips-second-lowest-record.aspx Questions for discussion: Summarize and explain the concerns with… Read more »

Methane from cow burps and farts is a big contributor to climate change — feeding them seaweed may help

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Description: Methane is a major contributor to global heating, and cows produce a lot of it. There may, however, be a way to reduce all that gas: seaweed. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/seaweed-could-help-cow-farts-contribute-less-to-climate-change.html Questions for discussion: What are the possible business opportunities related to this research? How can Maine… Read more »

Is Facebook Advertising Going to Die?

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Description: Four percent of iOS14 users are opting in to let apps track them. Compared to a few months ago (in a pre-iOS14 world), these numbers can feel staggering. As marketers, we feel these numbers as we look at our paid marketing strategies and wonder…is it all over? Source: DigitalMarketer.com Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.digitalmarketer.com/blog/facebook-advertising-going-to-die/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&PostID=38987241&MessageRunDetailID=6614951794 Questions… Read more »