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Description: TORONTO — The regulator overseeing Ontario’s legal cannabis stores says a dozen licence applicants who participated in the latest lottery have been disqualified. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Aug 29, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/12-ontario-pot-store-applicants-disqualified-for-not-submitting-documents-1.1309406 Questions for discussion: From a management perspective, what would explain the government’s use of a lottery and subsequent application review… Read more »
Description: Joe Carcello has a great job. The 59-year-old has an annual salary of $52,700, gets five weeks of vacation a year, and is looking forward to retiring on the sizable nest egg in his 401(k), which his employer augments with matching funds. After 26 years at his company, he’s not worried about layoffs. In… Read more »
Description: Regrouping at P&G under former CEO may not solve long term problems. Source: WSJ.com – video report Date: May 24, 2013 Link: http://on.wsj.com/19afA0s Questions for Discussions: Why do you think the company brought back the former CEO at this time? What does this decision say about the company’s management and vision for the future?… Read more »
Description: About.me founder Tony Conrad says his social media company is for those who don’t fit into the LinkedIn ‘rubric,’ and that buying back his company from AOL was ‘amicable.’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 16, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2013/05/16/t-ts-tony-conrad-aboutme.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why do you think this acquisition failed to blend with AOL?… Read more »
Description: Google Inc. (GOOG) avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Dec 10, 2012 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/google-revenues-sheltered-in-no-tax-bermuda-soar-to-10-billion.html Questions for Discussions: Explain how tax laws have influenced financial planning at… Read more »
Description: In the nearly four decades since Cody Campbell’s family began hand-blocking fedoras, porkpies, and straw hats in New York’s Garment District, the domestic apparel industry has shrunk dramatically. But when it comes to marketing and sales, things aren’t much different from 1974, when Campbell’s mother opened Makins Hats. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Nov 19, 2012… Read more »
Description: Why do managers of failing firms get paid so well? Source: The DailyBeast.com Date: Nov 19, 2012 Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/19/big-losses-big-paychecks.html Questions for Discussions: What are the arguments surrounding executive compensation in failing companies? What would your approach be to resolving the issues related to the choices available?