​ SPOS #795 – Brian Primack On ‘You Are What You Click’

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #795 – Host: Mitch Joel. The new book is called, You Are What You Click – How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience (and, you need to read it). This book is for realists, and it was written by Brian Primack. Brian in Dean… Read more »

Shares of Hertz jump after appointment of ex-Ford CEO Mark Fields as interim CEO

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Description: Shares of Hertz Global on Tuesday were up by as much as 13.3% after the car rental company named former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its interim chief executive officer. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/hertz-names-ex-ford-ceo-mark-fields-as-interim-ceo.html Questions for discussion: Why did the stock price jump? Do think the firm can recover?… Read more »

Apple TV+ Has Under 20M Subs In North America, Company Tells Production Union

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Description: Apple — which has never publicly revealed how many subscribers Apple TV+ has — told a production union that the streaming service, which will turn two years old on November 1, had fewer than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada as of July 1. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367263/apple-tv-has-under-20m-subs-in-north-america-com.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=123778&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ… Read more »

Employees of United Airlines Are Suing Over Mandatory Vaccines. Is Your Business Next?

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Description: After making headlines with its rigorous vaccine mandate, the airline is facing several employee lawsuits. How to prepare for your own legal challenges. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/employees-of-united-airlines-are-suing-over-mandatory-vaccines-is-your-business-next.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the law and dealing with employees who refuse to be vaccinated? What advice would… Read more »

Labour shortage or lack of decent work? What really ails Canadian restaurants

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Description: Restaurant operators across Canada are struggling to find enough staff to run their operations. This labour crisis has been highly publicized by Canadian media as a “labour shortage.” Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 28, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/labour-shortage-or-lack-of-decent-work-what-really-ails-canadian-restaurants Questions for discussion: Is there a labour shortage? Summarize what has happened to the restaurant industry and how… Read more »

SPOS #794 – Jonathan Fields On Work That Makes You Come Alive

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #794 – Host: Mitch Joel. He is one of the kindest humans that I know. Jonathan Fields (aka the Good Life Guy) is all about delivering insights that spark purpose, possibility, and potential. He’s been on a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive. Jonathan is… Read more »

JPMorgan Chase is buying college financial aid platform Frank to deepen ties with students

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Description: JPMorgan Chase has acquired college planning platform Frank to deepen relationships with students and their parents, CNBC has learned exclusively. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/jpmorgan-chase-is-buying-college-financial-aid-platform-frank.html Questions for discussion: How does this strategy make sense from a business growth point of view? How should start-ups like Frank, look at this deal?

This Is Why You Need to Adjust Your Ecommerce-Channel Strategy Today

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Description: Ecommerce continues to grow and thrive, but companies must adapt to find real success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/385602 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the changes and new thinking about adjusting strategies? Do you agree with this line of thinking? Do you think it applies across a… Read more »

SPOS #792 – Juliet Funt On Beating Busyness

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #792 – Host: Mitch Joel. She’s known as a “tough-love” advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Juliet Funt is a keynote speaker and Founder of the efficiency training firm, Juliet Funt Group. Juliet is also the author of the newly-published book, A Minute to Think – Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, And Do… Read more »

Here’s how inflation is hitting the online prices of everything from apparel to furniture

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Description: Prices of goods online have now risen for an unprecedented 15 consecutive months, following what was a historical period of declines, according to a new report from Adobe Digital Insights. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/15/how-inflation-is-hitting-online-prices-of-apparel-to-furniture.html Questions for discussion: How would you explain the distribution of price changes by… Read more »