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Description: Child care has never been more expensive or difficult to obtain. Bobbie co-founder Sarah Hardy explains how her company tries to shoulder some of that burden for employees.

Source: INC.com

Date: Nov, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202211/diana-ransom/bobbie-affordable-child-care.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2002,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGH3D4kHFTaxc9Ca-KdxAMh5w3flsvz–GS0wQPSjcON12rfLza6cJN_F2HtTKmJtOcgcR3Aq7bKetYEaipwEuwuoOeleTBp_QwtWSNwA

Questions for discussion:

  • What are some of the issues facing organizations and parents that Sarah Hardy is addressing?
  • What are the benefits to organizations that step up with solutions to allow for parenting and career development for their employees?
  • Why do you suppose there is reluctance of governments to support more support?
  • What do you think is the proper balance between the needs of families and organizations?

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Description: During the pandemic, takeout and delivery options for restaurants tripled to as high as 36% of sales

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Nov 04, 2022

Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/british-columbia-caps-food-delivery-fees

Questions for discussion:

  • How does this legislation affect operations of the businesses involved?
  • What are the pros and cons of this decision?
  • How would you advise management of the firms involved to respond to this legislation?

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Description: Their lucrative Yeezy collaboration accounted for more than an estimated 40% of the shoe giant’s profits. But the partners had been bickering for years.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Nov 01, 2022

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-01/kanye-west-adidas-split-was-brewing-for-years?leadSource=uverify%20wall

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the lessons to be learned from this partnership between Ye and Adidas?
  • Can Adidas ever afford to again become so dependent on a single celebrity?
  • Should the company keep selling Yeezy-designed shoes, under the Adidas brand?
  • If so, will consumers still want to buy the sneakers?
  • How can Adidas win back customers in China?

 

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Description: A decade ago, Twitter’s future was looking bright. The company was benefiting from a flood of funding into the social-networking space, eventually leading to an IPO in 2013 that raised $1.8 billion.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Oct 29, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/29/a-brief-history-of-twitter-from-its-founding-in-2006-to-musk-takeover.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think Musk bought Twitter?
  • Do you think there are revenue models that have yet to be tried on the platform?
  • Do you think Musk bought Twitter with expectations of generating profits one day or reselling the brand?

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Description: The Goal . Halve the time and double the impact of your meetings.

Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

Date: Oct 26, 2022

Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-25-minute-meeting/

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this model is a good one for most business related work?
  • What are your positive and negative comments about the guidance and recommendations for running meetings?

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Description: More effort has been made to help people cope with burnout, rather than on preventing burnout from happening in the first place

Source: INC.com

Date: Oct 28, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/burnout-challenge-book-reveals-what-causing-workplace-burnout.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2027,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHvVd8sHu8o54XOE9NPo27sXHXderFCk9ms8AVMwNpZC3TiAjIyUEtGPXGoHdRVsgGiml50dYqtTdDgrSTaVq1gVbfhg_MTR0nwCLfZw

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about burnout and how to prevent it?
  • Do you agree with this analysis and strategy?
  • What are your thoughts on solutions to burnout?

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Description: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor laws when he remarked in recent interviews that employees could be negatively affected by unions, a federal labor agency said.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Oct 27, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/27/nlrb-says-amazon-ceo-andy-jassy-violated-labor-laws.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the issues involved here?
  • Do you think there was a violation of the law or anything unethical?
  • How should the players involved deal with this situation, in your opinion?

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Description: The town council’s once deep-seated fear over accommodating immigrants at the expense of its French-speaking Quebec identity has given way to a more pressing concern: a need for more families to help fill jobs, attend its schools and sustain its population. Herouxville now wants to be known for its inclusion. It’s considering measures like subsidized housing to lure more immigrants.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Oct 27, 2022

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/once-wary-immigrants-canadian-town-100936730.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is population stability at the route of economic stability?
  • What are the consequences to business operations when population declines?
  • What do you think of the effort of the governments mentioned in this article to generate population growth?
  • What would you recommend?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how it could impact us (in a very negative way) if we don’t start making serious moves… right away. The new book is called, Survival of the Richest – Escape fantasies of the tech billionaires, and it goes well below the depth of bunkers that these tech billionaires have built to save themselves should everything sideways. In this book, Doug traces the origins of The Mindset in science and technology through its current expression in missions to Mars, island bunkers, AI futurism, and the metaverse. In a dozen urgent, electrifying chapters, he confronts tech utopianism, the datafication of all human interaction, and the exploitation of that data by corporations. Through fascinating characters — master programmers who want to remake the world from scratch as if redesigning a video game and bankers who return from Burning Man convinced that incentivized capitalism is the solution to environmental disasters — Doug explores why those with the most power to change our current trajectory have no interest in doing so. Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, Doug is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He hosts the popular Team Human podcast, Rushkoff has written twenty books, including the bestsellers Team Human, Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed. He is also the person who made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like and The Merchants of Cool. Douglas coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics. Let’s dig into the present and future of tech. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Oct 26 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-850-douglas-rushkoff-on-the-harmful-effects-of-technology-on-our-future/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key insights developed in the conversation with Douglas Rushkoff.
  • What do you think about these things and how they relate to business?

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Description: Apple isn’t just coming for Facebook’s money, it’s coming for its business.

Source: INC.com

Date: Oct 27, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-quietly-rolled-out-a-change-that-could-be-end-of-facebook.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2026,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHuDANPsXgpSh7DvX5FXGcVHzm_RyLSUzzo1GMOhx_ihLjxVqDuYCcWy0sJmhfyKYuCbqpclo0hn3hcyLM8sC9io0Oppj98rgzN4lSjw

Questions for discussion:

  • How will Apple revenue grow with this new requirement?
  • Do you think it is the end of Meta?
  • How can Meta and other apps counter this strategic move by Apple?