Description: Fortune’s Andrew Nusca and Erin Griffith discuss whether buying a $4.5 million commercial spot during this year’s Super Bowl would be worth it for the company. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 27, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1zPvdde Questions for Discussions: Should start-ups be buying Super Bowl advertising in your opinion? What are the implications… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Entrepreneurship
Will Blue Apron kill the grocery store?
Description: Less than 3 years after opening, Blue Apron delivers more than 1 million meals per month to customers across the U.S. Will it kill grocery stores? Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Jan 21, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/innovationnation/2015/01/21/blue-apron.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Describe Blue Apron’s business model. Do you believe it is sustainable? Who do you… Read more »
Google looks to SpaceX for internet-beaming satellites
Description: You know how Facebook wants to provide Internet to everyone on the planet? Well, now Google is looking to give Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies a hefty $1 billion investment to do the same thing. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 20, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1Bba4Iq Questions for Discussions: Is this a good fit… Read more »
What Makes An Entrepreneur?
Description: Entrepreneurs have a greater capacity for pain and discomfort than most. They can stay up later, work longer hours, stay more focused and, somehow, are able to set so much aside in deference to their dreams and visions. But there’s so much more that sets them apart. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan… Read more »
Target CEO’s Golden Handshake Pretty Much Matches The One For All 17,600 Canadian Employees
Description: An interesting talking point has seized the interwebs today: The amount of money Target has set aside to pay its Canadian staff is slightly less than the money it paid out to one former employee: Its CEO. Source: HuffingtonPost.com Date: Jan 21, 2015 Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/21/target-ceo-severance-canadian-workers_n_6517272.html Questions for Discussions: What are the implications for companies… Read more »
7 tips on climbing the corporate ladder
Description: Seven women executives from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community give their best career advice. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 14, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1ykuU73 Questions for Discussions: What are the key pieces of advice given? Are any of these items specific to women or to men in leadership positions?
Will Apple crush GoPro?
Description: Andrew Nusca and Robert Hackett discuss the plunge in Go Pro’s stock after Apple announces it’s patent for remote control cameras. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 15, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1uaatWw Questions for Discussions: How can management turn Go-Pro into a media company? What changes would need to be made to the organization… Read more »
Wall Street Doesn’t Want You Unless You’re a Robot
Description: Want to work on Wall Street? Suit up, turn your spell check on, and leave your risk-taking, self-starter attitude home. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Jan 13, 2015 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-13/wall-street-doesnt-want-you-unless-youre-a-robot#r=hpt-fs Questions for discussion: What does the article say about hiring at Wall Street firms? Are you surprised?
How to go from start-up to global phenomenon
Description: At a recent panel in San Francisco hosted by DocuSign, Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky spent a few minutes chatting with Tom Gonser about taking DocuSign from idea to global phenomenon. Source: Fortune.com Date: Jan 16, 2015 Link: http://fortune.com/2015/01/16/start-up-to-global-phenomenon/ Questions for discussion: What does Tom Gonser have to say to other start-ups management teams about how… Read more »
5 life lessons you can learn from Taylor Swift
Description: Rebrand yourself like this savvy businesswoman Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jasn 17, 2015 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/five-lessons-you-can-learn-from-taylor-swift-2015-01-16 Questions for discussion: Summarize the suggestions made in this article. What do you think about this commentary?