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Description: There are currently two main, buzzy players in the plant-based “meat” market: Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/21/whole-foods-ceo-john-mackey-plant-based-meat-not-good-for-your-health.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening in the alternative-to-meat industry?
  • Why is this industry growing in popularity?
  • Where do you see developments heading over the next 10 years or so?

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Description: As a conference-circuit regular and former McKinsey consultant, writer Anand Giridharadas has seen firsthand business leaders’ efforts to solve social problems. Here’s why he’s come to see those efforts as more self-serving than world-changing.

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Aug 20, 2019

Link: https://fortune.com/longform/anand-giridharadas-winners-take-all/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what Anand Giridharadas has to say about corporate philanthropy?
  • Do you agree with his assessments?
  • What are the alternatives?

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Description: An Interview with Dave Grzelak of The Shipyard.. Marketers want to create data-driven experiences for two big reasons: They believe customers want them, and there’s a growing need to justify investments based on results.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-to-cultivate-a-cohesive-brand-through-micromessaging

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Dave Grzelak say to marketers?
  • Do you agree with his thinking?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #668 – Host: Mitch Joel. In short: Todd Herman is a fascinating human being. Over the years, he has helped thousands of people become more resilient, creative, confident and courageous. He has clocked over 15,000 hours in the field, working one-on-one with people from all backgrounds to help them develop an impenetrable mindset. He knows the mental performance game better than anyone. His first book, The Alter Ego Effect, is about creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down. There’s only one person in the way of you untapping your capabilities: You. There’s also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak. That person is already inside of you. You just need to unlock them. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Apr 28, 2019

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-668-todd-herman-on-the-alter-ego-effect/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the message Todd Herman has for career development and self-identity.
  • How can HR managers tap into some of these ideas?

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Description: Apple’s iPhone is an incredible moneymaking machine. In the first three months of 2019, Apple sold $31 billion worth of iPhones. At the same time, the iPhone is becoming less important to Apple’s total sales as the smartphone industry stalls globally.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: May 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/30/apple-earnings-show-company-moving-beyond-iphone.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening at Apple from a product and service point of view?
  • How is the company structure likely to change?

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Description: Gen Z keeps confounding Corporate America. They’ve shunned beer, they want companies to take political stands and they trust Kardashians to make their makeup choices. But perhaps the biggest surprise about this new cohort of teenagers is the most unexpected of all: They love the shopping mall.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Apr 25, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-25/are-u-s-malls-dead-not-if-gen-z-keeps-shopping-the-way-they-do?srnd=premium-canada

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about changing attitudes towards malls?
  • What does this all mean for retail industry management?

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Description: The ruling is a ‘major victory for equal pay,’ one lawyer says

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/companies-must-hand-over-data-on-how-they-pay-men-vs-women-by-september-judge-says-2019-04-26?mod=mw_theo_homepage

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is this decision important?
  • What are the implications for management, unions, and individual employees?

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Description: The Facebook Cambridge Analytica revelations changed the way people in the US think about online privacy. And it should come as no surprise that many have grown wary over the mishandling of personal information.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-social-media-users-have-and-have-not-responded-to-privacy-concerns?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in this article.
  • Do you think they suggest longer-term changes in consumer behaviors?
  • How should managers of socially interactive websites deal with these findings?

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Description: Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, says there are a few big things that every millennial should keep in mind when they start to earn and spend money.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/29/niall-ferguson-shares-financial-tips-for-successful-millennials.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what does Niall Ferguson has to say to young people about money?
  • How should Human Resources managers deal with these ideas?