What Happens When a Vacuum Company Tries to Make an Electric Car

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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… Read more »

How pinball is making a comeback

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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… Read more »

Daily Forecast: Amazon Slowdown Won’t Affect Its Standing as No. 3 in Ad Spending

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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?

CBC will no longer work with Netflix to produce shows, says Catherine Tait

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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… Read more »

Budweiser wants to take on China, the world’s largest beer market where local brews rule

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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?… Read more »

SPOS #691 – The Collaborative Advantage With Paul Skinner

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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… Read more »

The No. 1 highest paid, most in-demand job in every U.S. state

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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?

Fighting GM puts a financial squeeze on striking union workers

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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… Read more »

‘We gotta get Netflix the hell out of FAANG’

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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… Read more »

Canada’s housing market is roaring back with black-tie condo launches

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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… Read more »