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Description: There were more than a handful of worthy candidates considered by MediaPost editors for this year’s Executive of the Year honors.

Source: MediaPost.com

Date: Jan 08, 2023

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380606/2022-executive-of-the-year-marc-pritchard.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=comment&utm_campaign=128856

Questions for discussion:

  • What are some marketing insights posed by Marc Pritchard?
  • Do you agree that there is “no average consumer”?
  • Can marketers always follow this line of thinking in all product categories?

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Description: Widespread medical debt is a uniquely American problem. Roughly 40% of U.S. adults have at least $250 in medical debt, according to a survey conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 08, 2023

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/08/how-health-insurance-may-have-made-health-care-more-expensive.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the explanation presented in this report for higher health care costs?
  • What are the solutions?
  • What would this mean for those businesses connected to health services, especially, insurance companies?

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Description: It just got a lot easier to see how much some of the biggest tech companies in the world pay, thanks to a rollout of new salary transparency laws across the country.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Jan 06, 2023

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/06/what-big-tech-companies-are-paying-based-on-new-public-salary-data.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How could the law affect employee-employer relations, in your opinion?
  • Are you surprised by the pay ranges displayed in this article?
  • Does this information empower employees?

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Description: “You’ve been told a lie your entire life. You’ve been told that being brilliant will make you successful. I’m telling you that the world doesn’t favor the brilliant; it favors the bold.” Those are bold words, considering I had the audacity to say them to a room full of some of the smartest people on the planet — a group of MIT students, faculty and administrators. It was November 2021, and I had been invited by the organizers of MIT’s annual FAIL! Inspiring Resilience conference to speak about how I’ve overcome failure, and how they can too.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Dec 22, 2022

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/the-smartest-people-often-overlook-this-key-to-success/441951

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas presented.
  • What is the basic message?
  • Do you agree with this line of thinking?

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Description: As the economy slows, a handful of prominent C.E.O.s have tried to put an end to remote work. But some economists say that even in a cooler labor market, working from home is likely to remain common.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Jan 07, 2023

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/business/dealbook/remote-work-downturn.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about remote work conditions and the reasons given?
  • Do you agree with this analysis and prediction?
  • Are there consequences for businesses and business people if this proves to be correct?

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Description: Settlement will avoid further legal costs, let bank move on, says CIBC spokesperson

Source: CBC.ca – video report

Date: Jan 06, 2023

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-settles-lawsuit-1.6704759

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the issues in this case.
  • Why do you suppose the bank settled this case at this time?
  • How do you think the settlement will influence employees and management?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #859. How does artificial intelligence affect the structure and dynamics of the global economy? What are the potential benefits and risks associated with artificial intelligence on the future of humanity? Joshua Gans is the co-author of the recently published book, Power and Prediction – The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence. He is also widely known as the co-author of Prediction Machines and over ten other books at the intersection of technology, disruption and economics. Joshua is a Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is also the Chief Economist at the Creative Destruction Lab and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a leading expert in the field of economics, particularly in the areas of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Along with book writing, he is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. He has also done extensive work on entrepreneurship, the digital economy, and the management of intellectual property. Joshua is a recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Prize for his work on the economics of the digital economy and was recently named one of the world’s top 25 most influential economists by Bloomberg. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Dec 25, 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-859-joshua-gans-on-the-economics-of-artificial-intelligence/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas about AI discussed during this episode.
  • Do you agree with the analysis and thinking suggested by Joshua Gans?
  • What are the implications for consumers and businesses?

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Description: An investment frenzy over “generative artificial intelligence” has gripped Silicon Valley, as tools that generate text, images and sounds in response to short prompts seize the imagination.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Jan 07, 2023

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/generative-ai-chatgpt-investments.html?

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is there so much excitement about this latest development in AI technology?
  • What are some of the potential product applications?
  • Can some of these become disruptors in an industry?

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Description: AWS is betting that business owners’ supply chain woes are here to stay–for now.

Source: INC.com

Date: Dec 09, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/why-amazon-web-services-is-making-the-leap-into-supply-chain-management.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain Amazon’s unique presence in supply management?
  • How can machine learning improve efficacy in supply management and why is this so important to business management and operations?
  • How critical is data collection in this effort to improve operations?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #856. How can you truly think about your life but in the future? The book, Tomorrowmind – Thriving at Work – Now and in an Uncertain Future (co-authored with famed thinker, Professor Martin Seligman) – has some of the better (and science-backed) answers. The book will be out in January 2023, but here is a taste of the genius via Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman. She is an author, entrepreneur, start-up executive, and Harvard-trained physician with expertise in behavioral and organizational, change, digital health, wellbeing, and AI. Gabriella has served as Chief Product Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at BetterUp, a transformation platform for global professionals, and as Head of BetterUp Labs, BetterUp’s research arm, which studies whole person development in partnership with labs at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and many more. Jumping from a career in psychiatry to tech startup, she is the founding CEO of the healthcare technology company LifeLink, former Director of Health and Quality Products at Castlight Health, and a serial executive at, and advisor to, healthcare, coaching, and behavior change technology companies. In Tomorrowmind, the authors tackle the challenges of thriving in our modern world of work with a 70,000 year-old brain. How can we not only survive but flourish amidst the never-ending cycles of change and unprecedented uncertainty that threatens to drown us daily? Drawing from their original research, they outline five key skills that today’s professionals need to develop to achieve their potential. It also offers guidance for organizational leaders looking to arm their workforce with the capabilities that will future-proof their firm’s success. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Dec 04, 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-856-gabriella-rosen-kellerman-on-developing-your-tomorrowmind/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the top ideas presented that you believe are important for managers and employees to know.
  • Overall, what do you think of this approach?