Description: When Warren Buffett announced that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, was buying 63 newspapers from Media General on May 17, he issued a soaring statement about his belief in a beaten-down industry. Source: Busineweek.com Date: May 17, 2012 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-17/why-warren-buffett-really-likes-newspapers Questions for Discussions: Do you think this is a wise investment? Did he get a… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Communication
Description: On a Friday morning not long ago, Mark Zuckerberg gathered his troops for a much-anticipated all-hands meeting at Facebook’s brand-new headquarters. It was billed as a not-to-be-missed event. Employees who were traveling were encouraged to return to the mother ship, and those in New York, Dublin, Hyderabad, and other satellite offices were told to… Read more »
Description: Disney CEO Bob Iger says a growing number of silver screens across the globe is helping drive the success of ‘The Avengers.’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 09, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/05/09/n-co-avengers-iger.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussion: What are the reasons for the success of this film and the company as a whole? How are… Read more »
Description: For some small business owners in Sayville, New York, Main Street feels like a “ghost town.” Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 11, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/05/10/n-making-it-on-main-street.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussion: What does this report have to say about economic recovery on Main Street? How important is small business managerment to explaining why some businesses… Read more »
Description: Bank’s loss is embarrassment for CEO, fodder for regulators Source: Marketwatch.com Date: May 11, 2012 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/jp-morgan-shares-slump-after-2b-trading-loss-2012-05-11?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: Summarize the reasons for the loss. What do you believe this event will mean for the company, management, and regulators?