Description: The industry’s latest meltdown is not like all the rest. Source: TheAtlantic.com Date: Nov 11, 2022 Link: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/11/sam-bankman-fried-bankruptcy-crypto-ftx/672104/ Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says are the reasons for the collapse of crypto? Why do you think it grew in popularity in the first place? Do you think crypto can be revived anytime… Read more »
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Description: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for fraud after deceiving investors about the purported efficacy of her company’s blood-testing technology. She was ordered to surrender on April 27. ?Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 19, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/18/former-theranos-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-sentenced-to-more-than-11-years-in-prison.html Questions for discussion: What was Elizabeth Holmes… Read more »
Description: A workplace study reveals what employees are currently experiencing, and what leaders can do to help. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 15, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/new-report-3-ways-inflation-is-hurting-your-employees.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2015,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGIH2ZPOz72K69sxebK9AJyJnHVaWsNDbbHYQ_unAgvDxnCEpmMYDIr8jSUujgoP1QtWUdiUFGQW4lSt_-vKE7Y0QOBksJQOhaAyfFysQ Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about concerns facing employees. What can managers do? Are there social and ethical “limits” to company responsibility for employees?
Description: With a bit of investment, they can help solve our supply chain woes ?Source: Macleans.ca Date: Nov 16, 2022 Link: https://www.macleans.ca/technology-3/the-big-idea-solving-canadas-supply-chain-woes/ Questions for discussion: What are the advantages and disadvantages of this transportation technology? Why do you think development and adoption has remained slow? How would you boost the adoption of this technology and companies… Read more »
Description: Recent events have made clear the need to regulate crypto, an industry that grew from nothing to a $3 trillion market capitalization a year ago, although most of that has now evaporated. But it also seems likely that the industry couldn’t survive regulation. Source: NYT.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/opinion/crypto-banks-regulation-ftx.html? Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »
Description: Walmart’s stock surged this week. Target’s shares plunged. The rival big-box players are both known for selling an array of products including food, clothing, home goods and kitchen appliances. Both their CEOs ? Walmart’s Doug McMillon and Target’s Brian Cornell ? stepped into their roles in 2014. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/17/walmart-and-targets-quarterly-results-lay-bare-retailers-differences.html… Read more »
Description: Shares of Facebook owner Meta rose 6.5% Monday following a Wall Street Journal report over the weekend saying the company could start mass layoffs as soon as Wednesday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/meta-shares-up-on-report-its-set-to-begin-mass-layoffs.html Questions for discussion: Why would the stock price increase as a result of this announcement? What is the similarity to Twitter’s announcement this week?
Description: Hoping to capitalize on a renewed interest in communal experiences, fitness chains are reconfiguring their spaces, offering more room to exercise and better amenities. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/08/business/gym-health-club-real-estate.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the return of gyms and reasons for their growing appeal. How has the real estate industry adapted to… Read more »
Description: Science reveals how to make facts, logic, and reasoning even more convincing. ?Source: INC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/great-leaders-use-laws-of-influence-persuasive-backed-by-considerable-science.html Questions for discussion: What does this article say about how one can be a great leader? Do you agree with the analysis and science that supports this position? What do you think makes for… Read more »
Description: Canada’s delegation heading to the United Nations’ COP27 climate change conference this week in Egypt will not include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but there will be a Canada Pavilion for the first time and it includes representatives from the oil-sands industry, which is attracting some intense criticism. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 08, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/ruffing-some-feathers-at-cop27-canada-includes-oil-and-gas-companies-in-its-delegation… Read more »