Description: Richard J. Harrington’s entrepreneurship experience includes starting a plumbing supply business with his brother and nearly three decades of helping transform a Canadian holding company into what is now Thomson Reuters (TRI). Today he is executive chairman at Cue Ball, a venture capital firm in Boston. I spoke recently to Harrington, 65, about his… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Culture
Description: COMMENTARY Some things naturally complement each other. I don’t know why; they just do. Movies and popcorn. Peanut butter and jelly. The Three Stooges. Tuna fish and mayo. The New York Yankees. Okay, so I’m a little biased. When it comes to your career, work-life balance, that sort of thing, there’s a certain combination… Read more »
Description: Nearly nine in 10 US companies with at least 100 employees will use social networks for marketing activities this year, eMarketer estimates. With so many companies tapping social networks to build brand awareness, gain new customers and keep current ones loyal, how much room is left for growth? Source: eMarketer.com Date: Aug 17, 2012… Read more »
Description: Fans of the soccer club want the team to pays down its debts and use extra money to bring in star players. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 10, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/08/10/n-manchester-united-debt-ipo.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Describe the operations success of the club in terms of the revenues, players’ salaries, and debt. Do you… Read more »
Description: In the wake of Zynga Chief Operating Officer John Schappert’s departure, we look at the condition of the company, including the decline of profitability and continuing litigation. Drew Dowell has details on The News Hub. Photo: Getty Images. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: Aug 09, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/zynga-weighs-future-after-schappert-departure/C292DF9A-FA2A-438A-903D-65395DABC949.html Questions for Discussion: What were… Read more »
Description: Among the major French companies that have triggered protests at home this summer by announcing job cuts, Sanofi (SNY) stands out for its audacity. France’s biggest drugmaker plans to slash its research and development staff in Toulouse and Montpellier and is shifting its focus across the Atlantic to Cambridge, Mass. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Aug… Read more »
Description: As president of digital marketing agency MediaWhiz, a Hyper Marketing Inc. agency, Ed Kats is responsible for overseeing everything that goes into helping clients drive profitable digital marketing programs. Kats spoke with eMarketer’s Lauren Fisher about the online marketing tactic that holds the majority of successful digital marketing campaigns together: email marketing. Source: eMarketer.com… Read more »
Description: Panasonic North America CEO says that foreign companies need political consistency and tax incentives to invest in the U.S. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 02, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/08/02/n-panasonic-manufacturing-jobs.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize commentary in this report about direct foreign investment. Do you agree with the assessment? How is globalization a factor? What… Read more »
Description: As Chinese-made goods flow into India, a growing trade imbalance is sparking tension between the two countries. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: Aug 02, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/for-sale-in-india-made-in-china/15161340-BA5B-4755-9A10-59933EE5681A.html Questions for Discussion: Summarize the reasons for the trade imbalance? What are the solutions? What does this report suggest about the globalization debate?
Description: Smartphone, tablet ads less memorable than those on the desktop Source: eMarketer.com Date: Aug 03, 2012 Link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1009239&ecid=a6506033675d47f881651943c21c5ed4#ikoBApPJoehF5Zd8.99 Questions for Discussions: What are the implications of this report for management at Facebook? What strategic changes would you suggest in order to deal with this issue?