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Description: Josh Mohrer, former general manager of Uber New York and now co-founder of Moving Capital, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss business in New York following the controversies with Uber and Amazon.

How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s from CNBC.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Feb 04, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/22/how-amazons-situation-in-new-york-compares-to-ubers.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the relationship between local governments and businesses?
  • Why do you think Uber’s business would require a presence and positive relationship with local NYC governments?

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Description: Warren Buffett has warned investors to stay in their circle of competence when it comes to bets. But now, more than 30 years after Buffett started plowing money into Coca-Cola Co., the rules of the consumer-product game have changed.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-22/buffett-s-consumer-bets-bite-as-kraft-coca-cola-face-pressure?srnd=premium

Questions for discussion:

  • Why did the stock value drop?
  • Do you think it can recover?
  • Are consumer trends moving away from these consumer products?

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Description: The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-22/everybody-makes-podcasts-can-spotify-make-them-profitable?srnd=premium

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights in this report that would be of interest to developers.
  • What are the barriers to profitability for developers?

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Description: Revamping a century-old business magazine is like changing car tires at 100 mph, according to Salah Zalatimo, chief digital officer at Forbes. Like a Nascar pit crew, the team responsible for transforming a company like Forbes has to work quickly and precisely.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-forbes-is-digitally-transforming-itself?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about transitioning to a digital environment?
  • What are the primary barriers and solutions?

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Description: Why college is so expensive in America

Why college is so expensive in America from CNBC.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Feb 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/02/why-college-expensive-higher-education-student-loan-debt.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what the report says about the state of the “college education industry” today.
  • What draws people to college?
  • Should students pay for college directly or should society through taxes?
  • What solutions would you suggest?

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Description:  Diamond glass could make your phone’s screen nearly unbreakable—and its inventor says the FBI enlisted him after Huawei tried to steal his secrets.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Feb 04, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-04/huawei-sting-offers-rare-glimpse-of-u-s-targeting-chinese-giant?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report say about industrial espionage and management?
  • What should managers take away from this report?

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Description: New York (CNN)Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, is looking to make amends with the National Corn Growers Association after the beer giant aired commercials with the slogan “brewed with no corn syrup” during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Source: CNNMoney.com – video report

Date: Feb 04, 2019

Link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/business/anheuser-busch-corn-super-bowl/index.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why was the adversting considered offensive by some observers?
  • Do you believe Anheuser-Busch was surprises by the reaction or that possibly, it was expected?
  • How could this follow-up publicity add value to the original message in the adverting?

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Description: On Friday shares of Mattel continued to soar after a strong earnings beat on Thursday, while shares of rival Hasbro sank, the result of a poor earnings showing before the bell. But there is more going on than these stock moves show.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Feb 08, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/08/a-tale-of-two-toy-makers-mattel-soars-hasbro-sinks.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why did Mattel stock price recover so dramatically?
  • What are the differences between these toy companies?

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Description: New York (CNN Business)The Apple Store is at a crossroads. Its CEO is stepping down, and the iPhone, its most important product, is in a major slump. That’s bad news for Apple in the near-term — but a major opportunity for the Apple Store to take on an even bigger role for the company.

Source: CNNMoney.com – video report

Date: Feb 07, 2019

Link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/business/apple-stores-angela-ahrendts-iphone/index.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What was the retail strategy and why was it so successful for Apple?
  • What should Apple do in the future, according to the report?
  • What sorts of specific advice would you send to Apple management?

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Description: In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” we’re talking about consumer trust in brands and digging into data from a survey by data platform Jebbit. We’re joined in the studio by Jebbit co-founder Jonathan Lacoste to discuss which brands have succeeded in winning customer trust, which have failed, and why.

Source: eMarketer.com – podcast

Date: Feb 08, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-how-much-trust-do-consumers-give-brands?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this interview say about brands and trust? Are you surprised?
  • What should managers do with this research?