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Description:  Today’s jumbled Facebook hearing left little faith that Congress could ever draft a useful data-protection bill, much less agree on one.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Apr 11, 2018

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40557799/zuckerberg-just-proved-once-again-that-congress-doesnt-understand-the-internet?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04122018

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you agree with the opinions expressed in this article?
  • What should government do, if anything?

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Description: William Hill’s early wager may soon pay off.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Apr 12, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-04-12/the-british-bookmaker-betting-big-on-american-sports-gambling

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what the article says about the industry and the players in it.
  • Do you think behavior in the gaming industry is similar to that in the stock market?

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Description: Over the last 50 years, the New York Stock Exchange has outperformed all of its constituent companies. To beat this performance, companies will have to build internal markets for resource allocation.

Source: GaryHamel.com

Date: Apr 08, 2018

Link: http://www.garyhamel.com/video/why-investor-smarter-your-ceo

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the lessons for management and organizations to consider, as argued by Gary Hamel?
  • Do you think organizations are likely to change allocations of resources and decision-making structures?
  • How can individual managers encourage change?

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Description: There’s an essential, frustrating truth about the gender pay gap: You can size it up or down depending on what you’d like to measure—and what you’d like to measure depends on what you think the pay gap is. Are you talking about all women across the economy? In a specific industry? A specific company? In certain jobs? “You can whittle the pay gap down when you control for more and more variables,” says Henry Farber, an economics professor at Princeton University. “But you can never make it go away.”

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 29, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-29/the-gender-pay-gap-is-real-say-new-numbers-from-the-u-k

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this say about the pay-gap issue?
  • How should management deal with the issue?

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Description: President Donald Trump is clearly not a fan of Amazon. He attacked the company via Twitter five times in the last week.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 06, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/06/trump-claims-amazon-is-ripping-off-post-office-but-its-complicated.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about delivery logistics at Amazon?
  • Why would Amazon be motivated to use multiple delivery services rather than depend exclusively on say the postal service or their own?

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Description: It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in Berlin.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 27, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-27/ad-scammers-need-suckers-and-facebook-helps-find-them

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the warnings managers and users should take away from this article?
  • Can anything be done to defend against the threats posed?

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Description:  A fake alliance between Warby Parker and Arby’s came off like the ultimate dad joke. It’s not a good look for the fashionable eyewear startup.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Apr 02, 2018

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40553054/the-day-warby-parker-lost-its-cool

Questions for discussion:

  • What do you think of the “April fools joke”?
  • What are the lessons for management as a result of this publicity?
  • Do you think damage has been done to either brand?
  • What should Warby Parker do next, if anything?

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Description: Laura helps innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts get unstuck and achieve their best results. It’s not just your standard motivation stuff… far from it. Through her business, Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with entrepreneurs and investors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes.

Source: Sixpixels.mirumagency.com.com – podcast

Date: Apr 02, 2018

Link: http://sixpixels.mirumagency.com/podcast/archives/spos-612—limitless-possibilities-with-laura-gassner-otting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Marketing+and+Communications+Insights+Podcast+-+Mitch+Joel+at+Twist+Image%29

Questions for discussion:

  • What did you learn from this podcast about leadership, motivation and career development?
  • How does entrepreneurship thinking help Laura Gassner achieve success?

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Description: A pioneer in live streaming, the NCAA now is seeing its aggressive early efforts pay off with broadcast-size audiences and ad rates. To mark the national college basketball championships, we break down the sports streaming data on our “Behind the Numbers” podcast.

Source: eMarketer.com – podcast

Date: Apr 02, 2018

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/sports-streaming-podcast?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain March Madness and why it resonates with so many people.
  • How has streaming affected the marketing of the tournament?
  • Why does it work so well?

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Description: Walmart customers looking to toss the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine into their shopping carts will have to search the superstore a little harder.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 28, 2018

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/business/media/walmart-cosmo.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this debate say about changing social attitudes?
  • How should retail managers and publishers deal with the debate over content?