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Description: James Dyson has decided to pull the plug on what might have been a historic legacy.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Oct 11, 2019

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-10-11/dyson-s-expensive-road-from-electric-to-invisible-cars?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the challenges facing any company trying to engineer an electric car today?
  • What do you think the electric car industry will look like in ten years, in terms of the companies involved and the countries where production is dominant?

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Description: For the 3rd hour of TODAY, NBC’s Savannah Sellers heads to Lyman’s Tavern in Washington, D.C., one of the many venues around the country where pinball competitions are springing back to life.

Source: NBC.com – video report

Date: Oct 11, 2019

Link: https://www.today.com/video/how-pinball-is-making-a-comeback-71064645584

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think pinball is making a comeback?
  • Who are the players this appeals to?
  • Why do you think bars would have pinball games available?

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Description: eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discusses our latest ad spend numbers for Amazon and how it’s maintaining its lead on Microsoft and Verizon.

Source: eMarketer.com – video report

Date: Oct 11, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/daily-forecast-amazon-slowdown-won-t-affect-its-standing-as-no-3-in-ad-spending?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • How is Amazon’s ad revenue generated?
  • How can the firm increase growth?

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Description: Despite the success of award-winning TV drama co-productions such as Anne with an E and Alias Grace, the head of the CBC says the broadcaster will no longer work with Netflix Inc.

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Oct 08, 2019

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/media/cbc-will-no-longer-work-with-netflix-to-produce-shows-says-catherine-tait

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the benefits that accrue to CBC and Netflix from collaboration?
  • Why do you think CBC has withdrawn from this arrangement?
  • Do you think it is a smart decision?

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Description: The world’s largest brewer is making a big push for China and other parts of Asia — but it could prove challenging for Anheuser-Busch InBev to topple local beers that have long dominated their home markets.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Oct 06, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/budweiser-seeks-growth-in-china-vietnam-india-south-korea-beer-markets.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why does this strategy make sense for the company?
  • What are some of the challenges management is likely to face?
  • How else could the firm grow?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #691 – Host: Mitch Joel. There are some books that hit my desk and captivate me. That was my reaction to Paul Skinner‘s book, Collaborative Advantage – How collaboration beats competition as a strategy for success. This is Paul’s antidote to competitive advantage, and a new perspective in how to think about your brand and the future of business.

Source: SixPixels.com

Date: Oct 06, 2019

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-691-the-collaborative-advantage-with-paul-skinner/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights discussed in this podcast.
  • What should managers takeaway form the discussion specifically about the profit orientation?

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Description: Unemployment hit a 50-year low of 3.5% in September, according to the government data released Friday

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Oct 02, 2019

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-the-no-1-highest-paid-and-fastest-growing-job-in-every-us-state-2019-08-20?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the highest paid, most in-demand jobs in your state?
  • What does this report say about employment, career opportunities and business growth?

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Description: BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – (Reuters) – While striking workers at General Motors Co’s U.S. auto plants continue walking picket lines for a third week to demand better pay and benefits, the financial pressure has mounted for union members like Frank Lee.

Source:Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Oct 04, 2019

Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fighting-gm-puts-financial-squeeze-185927345.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the risks and benefits to continuing the strike, to the firm and to employees?
  • Do you think continuing the strike makes sense for the firm or for employees?

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Description: CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who popularized the acronym FAANG, said on Thursday that it’s time to take out Netflix and replace it with Microsoft.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Oct 03, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/03/cramer-we-gotta-get-netflix-the-hell-out-of-faang.html

Questions for discussion:

What are the FAANG group?

  • Why do you think they are considered an important indicator of industry performance?
  • Do you agree with the suggestions made in the report to replace Netflix?

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Description: More than a thousand brokers and agents sipped wine and nibbled ahi tuna hors d’oeuvres at the black-tie sales launch of a luxury condominium in downtown Toronto last month.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Oct 04, 2019

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-housing-market-is-roaring-back-with-black-tie-condo-launches-1.1326505

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the major financial issues discussed in this report?
  • How do you think the real estate market will change in the near future?