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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #809 – Host: Mitch Joel. One of the great pleasures of my professional career has been getting to know Dorie Clark and watching her ascent in the business world. Dorie has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Dorie, a consultant and keynote speaker, teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, and she is the bestselling author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, Stand Out, and her new book, The Long Game – How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie has been described by the New York Times as an ‘expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.’ A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults and speaks for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast report

Date: Jan 09, 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-809-dorie-clark-on-how-to-play-the-long-game/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights of what Dorie Clark thinks about business and management?
  • What bit was most significant to you personally? Explain why?

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Description: The yawning disparity between the performance of the electric car company and established automakers last year reflects the technological change roiling the industry.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Jan 08, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/08/business/teslas-computer-chips-supply-chain.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why was Tesla able to operate better than other automotive manufacturers?
  • Should these companies rethink their supply chain strategies, in light of current issues?
  • How should investors treat this issue?

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Description: A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November while openings remained elevated, highlighting persistent churn in the labor market.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Jan 04, 2022

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-04/u-s-job-openings-fall-in-november-quits-rise-to-record?srnd=wealth

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the job market?
  • Why are people quitting?
  • What does this mean for managers?

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Description: Not surprisingly, the learners are at the top — but most of us fall below, missing out on valuable opinions, perspective, and external information.

Source: INC.com

Date: Jan 05, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-steen/adam-grants-5-thinking-styles-reveal-key-to-effective-leadership-professional-growth-most-struggle-to-get-it-right.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the five levels.
  • Explain your thoughts about these levels.
  • Do you think the top level is ideal for business managers?

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Description: Google employees are pressing executives to bring back a part of the company’s culture that, in the past, made it a desirable place to work: candor.

​Source: CNBC.com

Date: Dec 21, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/21/google-ceo-addresses-employee-concerns-over-loss-of-candor-and-honesty.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the managerial issues facing the company?
  • What is the significance of the recognition by the firm’s CEO?
  • What would you advise the firm?

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Description: Despite Canada adding 55,000 jobs in December, the hospitality industry is once again facing the brunt of heightened restrictions and closures. Erik Joyal, president of Ascari Hospitality Group, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the scale of lay-offs and labour shortages plaguing the industry over the past year.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Jan 07, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/we-ll-probably-lose-20-to-30-of-our-hourly-workforce-during-lockdown-ascari-hospitality~2356145

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about labour shortages and problems facing management, especially in the hospitality industry?
  • What advice is presented to the industry?
  • What would you advise?

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Description: When a video game company only your kids have heard of goes public at a $38 billion valuation, you pay attention.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Dec 22, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/22/here-are-the-companies-building-the-metaverse-meta-roblox-epic.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening in this industry that should interest buiness people?
  • What issues are related to the management applications such as the use of avatars and virtual work spaces?
  • Does this industry look like a good place for average investors, or is it too speculative, in your opinion?

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Description: A Peloton stationary bike played a pivotal role on the new HBO Max “Sex and the City” revival, whose premiere preceded a drop in the company’s stock price on Friday.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Dec 11, 2021

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/11/arts/television/peloton-sex-and-the-city.html?

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the legal issues and risks related to product placements?
  • What is the basis of a case against HBO?
  • How should Peloton deal with the negative publicity?

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Description: The head of Facebook’s Workplace business software unit has left for venture capital, becoming the latest high-profile departure from the social media company in 2021.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Dec 07, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/07/facebook-workplace-executive-departing-to-join-venture-capital-firm.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the top management situation at the firm?
  • What explains this situation, in your opinion?
  • Do you think this can have serious impact on the company’s future and possibly influence a breakup?

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Description: (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275 billion, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Dec 07, 2021

Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-tim-cook-signed-275-142736543.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report suggest about dealings with China?
  • Is it significant that the agreement was signed by Tim Cook?