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Description: Facebook on Friday issued an apology following an anonymous blog post complaining about a racist culture toward black, Hispanic and female Asian employees at the social media company.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 08, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/08/facebook-racism-complaints-by-anonymous-employees-company-apologizes.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think Facebook management is handling this situation correctly?
  • How should they, going forward?
  • How should Facebook deal with anonymous complaints, in general?

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Description: Faux versions of the coveted patch can be found on eBay

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Nov 15, 2019

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/scammers-are-using-5-iron-on-patches-to-fake-1000-canada-goose-coats-2019-11-15?mod=home-page

Questions for discussion:

  • What can management do to mitigate the problem of fake labels and fake versions of Canada Goose products?
  • What is eBay’s responsibility in this matter?

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Description: Though TikTok has become a craze among some younger Americans over the past year, recent headlines about a US government investigation into the platform’s Chinese parent company ByteDance regarding national security concerns have some marketers worrying.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Nov 12, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-marketers-are-responding-to-recent-tiktok-headlines?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the concerns for users, marketers and investors, as described in this article?
  • Do you think they are well founded?

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Description: A French cosmetics giant uses one to create artificial skin. A Wisconsin start-up designs ceramic guides that pinpoint tumors in individual cancer patients. Workers on a remote North Sea oil rig make replacement parts on the spot rather than wait days for a ship or helicopter to arrive. All these actions are made possible by one technology: 3-D printing.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 09, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/09/3-d-printing-disrupts-12-trillion-manufacturing-industry-globally.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the targeted market for this technology at this time and how will it likely evolve?
  • How is this technology disrupting current industry practice and thinking from a management, marketing and financial point of view?

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Description: Google’s parent Alphabet is investigating how the company has managed sexual harassment and misconduct claims, some of which have targeted its own executives.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Nov 06, 2019

Link: https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/google-parent-alphabet-probe-sexual-harassment-misconduct/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=ceo-daily&utm_content=2019110712pm

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the management issues raised in this report?
  • Do you think the firms mentioned have responded appropriately?
  • What should others take away from these developments?

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Description: Elon Musk voiced a dire warning about AI. Should we be worried?

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Nov 05, 2019

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341650?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the concerns related to AI and future possibilities?
  • What do you believe the direction will be?
  • What role is there for management to play in order to assure a positive orientation?

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Description: In 2005, 30% of chairman and CEO roles at companies in the S&P 500 were split, according to Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm. That has increased to 53% this year.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 05, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/05/its-not-just-boeing-more-companies-are-splitting-ceo-and-chairman-roles.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the reasons for splitting these roles?
  • How might the decision affect the management at a firm?

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Description: Deloitte analysis finds a median return on investment of $1.62 for every $1 spent

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Nov 07, 2019

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/workplace-mental-health-programs-deliver-good-roi-1.5346872

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key findings presented in this report.
  • Are you surprised by any of the items?
  • What is the message to management as well as employees?

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Description: How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Nov 06, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/05/ceo-brian-niccol-turns-chipotle-mexican-grill-around-after-food-safety-scares.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How is Taco Bell managed differently from Chipotle?
  • How would you increase business at Chipotle?
  • Do you think Chipotle is a good investment today?

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Description: F&D’s Rahim Kanani interviews David M. Rubenstein, cofounder and co–executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private investment firms, on a new corporate reality that looks beyond profit, the role of business in tackling climate change, and what animates his philanthropy.

Source: IMF.org

Date: Nov 04, 2019

Link: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/11/david-rubenstein-on-profit-purpose-and-climate-change.htm

Questions for discussion:

  • How are businesses changing their thinking about climate change, according to David Rubenstein?
  • What is motivating this line of thinking?