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Description: Unhappy in your job? It’s possible you’re an entrepreneur.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Jan 01, 2019

Link:  https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/324979?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this list is a fair guide to someone considering an entrepreneurial career?
  • What else would you suggest?

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Description: Not only are there still very few women in tech jobs, the ones who are there leave at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. Here is why and what we can do about it.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90274067/this-is-why-women-leave-jobs-in-tech?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=12062018

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do women leave jobs in tech, according to the report?
  • What are the solutions suggested in the report?
  • Do you have other advice to offer?

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Description: CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how to use Apple Watch’s built-in ECG monitor.

Source: CNN.com – video report

Date: Dec 04, 2018

Link:  https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2018/12/05/apple-watch-ecg-app-health-review.cnn-business/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this device will significantly increase consumer choice for Apple in place of other brands?
  • Who is the target market for this and other health related technology devices that Apple could produce?
  • What sorts of products and services would you think Apple should develop?

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Description: Asian indices plummeted today—Nikkei 225 down 1.9%, Hang Seng down 2.5%, Shanghai Composite down 1.7%—and Europe’s Stoxx 600 is down 1.9% at the time of writing. The main catalyst for the continuation of this week’s selloff was the arrest in Canada of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: http://fortune.com/2018/12/06/huawei-cfo-arrest-stock-market-today/

Questions for discussion:

  • How has the arrest affected the stock market?
  • How should management of the firm deal with this problem?
  • What do you think this story is about?

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Description: Apple is in advanced talks to buy rights to a gritty Israeli TV show called “Nevelot” (English translation: “Bastards”) and adapt it for the U.S., beating out bids from competitors including Showtime, FX and Amazon, according to several people with knowledge of the deal.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/apple-pursuing-violent-israeli-show-nevelot-richard-gere-to-star.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is Apple TV searching for its “Breaking Bad” series?
  • How would this reposition the brand?
  • Do you think it is a good strategy?

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Description:  Mobile video advertisers are on the hunt for ways to make their ads more engaging, and not just another commercial consumers have to tolerate. Rewarded video ads—also known as value exchange ads—seem like the answer. But are the benefits worth the cost?

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/rewarded-video-helps-mobile-advertisers-move-on-from-impressions?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the concept behind “rewarded video”?
  • What does the report say about the effectiveness of this strategy?
  • Do you think it should be developed by more firms?
  • What are some rewards that could be offered by some firms?

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Description: If all had gone according to plan, Carlos Ghosn would have been winging his way to Amsterdam on his corporate jet Wednesday night en route to a potentially critical meeting of senior members of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance — of which he has long served as CEO.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/arrest-of-ousted-nissan-chairman-ghosn-invites-conspiracy-theories.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the history of this alliance and explain why some believe there is inside political motivation behind the arrest of Carlos Ghosn.
  • Do you think management of these organizations can recover from this situation?
  • Do you think these events will lesson the chances of future global alliances?
  • Would things have been different if there had been a straight merger of the firms, in your opinion?

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Description:  Apple needs a new product, as iPhone sales slow and drag the company’s stock lower, and it has three possible winners in the pipeline already, according to HSBC analysts.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Dec 04, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/04/apples-new-winner-besides-the-iphone-could-be-ar-car-or-health-hsbc.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the new products in the pipeline?
  • How can revenue be generated by these products?
  • What other ideas would you suggest to Apple management to generate  more profit?

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Description: No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings. In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way? Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Dec 04, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/a-wall-street-rule-for-the-metoo-era-avoid-women-at-all-cost

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this article say about the direction of working relationships between men and women?
  • How should management deal with this issue?

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Description: Why are we suddenly talking about canned tuna and millennials? The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that overall consumption of the packaged fish has declined by more than 40 percent in the United States over the last three decades, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Dec 04, 2018

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/business/canned-tuna-millennials.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say is the problem in the tuna industry?
  • What is the industry doing about it?
  • What do you think are the reasons for the problem in the industry?
  • What would you advise?