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Description: Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman and Akiko Fujita discuss how Coca-Cola’s ‘5by20’ program with Bea Perez, The Coca-Cola Company Chief Communications, Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships Officer.

Source: INC.com

Date: Mar 18, 2021

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/coca-cola-helped-6-million-165159837.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How is Coca-Cola helping women entrepreneurs?
  • What else would you advise the company do to stimulate entrepreneurial develop?

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Description: Just as you don’t want any of your job search materials looking generic, you don’t want your LinkedIn profile looking generic to a job recruiter or hiring manager. If your LinkedIn profile is to serve as a piece of online personal branding that helps you stand out as a professional, one simple step you can take is customizing your background image.

​Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Mar 19, 2021

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90616204/why-a-personalized-linkedin-background-is-what-your-profile-is-missing?MessageRunDetailID=4669255531&PostID=27219078&partner=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article recommend LinkedIn users do if they want to standout?
  • How do you think HR recruiters will view these decisions?

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Description: Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. announced on Wednesday new North American production cuts, citing supply chain issues that have wreaked havoc with the auto industry.

​Source: CBC.ca

Date: Mar 19, 2021

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/honda-toyota-production-cut-1.5954648

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report suggest is the nature of global supply management problems and their impact on manufacturing?
  • Is there a solution, better than shutting down operations?

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Description: According to Euromonitor International, the gum industry’s market value hit $18.6 billion in 2020. Since 2015, Mars Wrigley has held 25% of the global brand share for chewing gum and a 40% portion in the U.S. The Covid-19 pandemic since it began in March 2020 has negatively impacted gum’s most prominent players and could negatively affect Mars Wrigley gum brands’ future.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 16, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/15/how-wrigleys-managed-to-dominate-the-chewing-gum-world-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think gum has remained a staple candy item?
  • Why has the covid 19 pandemic reduced sales?
  • How can marketing increase sales?
  • Do you think the sale of the company was a good decision?

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Description: Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat joins ‘Influencers with Andy Serwer’ to discuss Google’s massive $7 billion investment in U.S. offices and new jobs.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report

Date: Mar 18, 2021

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/google-spend-7-billion-add-123804119.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How is the growth in Google in the U.S. and globally a sign of good economic development?
  • Who might not consider this expansion a good thing?
  • What do you think of this announcement?

 

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Description:  Global Business Ethics Survey® Report. The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace: A Look at Global Trends

Source: Ethics.org

Date: Mar 09, 2021

Link: https://www.ethics.org/global-business-ethics-survey/

Questions for discussion:

  • Review and summarize the key results presented in the report.
  • What do you believe are the important take-aways for managers?

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Description: The audio-chat app offers a dauntingly vast collection of groups and events for business owners. Here are some recommendations to cut through the noise.

Source: INC.com

Date: Mar 10, 2021

Link: https://www.inc.com/gabrielle-bienasz/clubhouse-entrepreneur-networking-fundraising.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How does Clubhouse work?
  • How can it benefit entrepreneurs?
  • How would you suggest entrepreneurs use the platform?

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Description: New online tools and an array of remote classes and programs are ramping up education and training for adults.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 09, 2021

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/education/online-learning-older-adults.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the entrepreneurial opportunities related to online learning?
  • How can managers take advantage of this trend?

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Description: Global economic growth could get a US$20 trillion boost if women are educated at the same levels as men and hold the same number of jobs, according to a new study.

Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report

Date: Mar 10, 2021

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-could-give-us-20-trillion-boost-to-economic-growth-by-2050-1.1574332

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the special challenges facing businesswomen?
  • How can greater access to capital and education accelerate economic growth?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #765 – Host: Mitch Joel. Welcome to the our second-ever live podcast recoding from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage these days). This conversation was recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. Our conversation this week is with someone I met many moons back on the speaking circuit, Kat Cole. Kat is a true force of nature. Many know her from her appearance on Undercover Boss, while most in the corporate world know the story of how she went from being a Hooters hostess out high school to becoming one of the executive vice presidents at Hooters of America. This lead her on a spectacular ascent to the role of President at Focus Brands (the holding company of Jamba, Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Carvel, Shlotzsky’s, and many more), where she recently left. Kat is a seasoned executive and leader with deep expertise building global brands, businesses, and high performing teams. Now, she is focused on a few areas, including being a board member for both corporate and non-profit organizations, an investor and advisor, and someone who is also passionate about creating compelling content to help businesses grow and do better for the world. Kat has her Substack newsletter, Checking In With Kat Cole, and holds regular events and office hours in Clubhouse (where she commands an impressive following of over one million fans). Most recently she has launched, Audio Collective, along with forty other founding members/creators, as an agency to helps brands get more engaged in the Clubhouse community. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Mar 07, 2021

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/articles/archives/kat-cole-on-state-of-leadership-live-from-clubhouse-this-weeks-six-pixels-of-separation-podcast/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas discussed in the podcast.
  • What can business managers take away from the discussion with Kat Cole?