The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

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Description: As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 29, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say is the primary reason for the failure to produce an inexpensive ventilator? Could this issue have been avoided if multiple governments around the world… Read more »

COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation

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Description: The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking the health, financial welfare, social order and political stability of nations across the globe. At a time when millions are fighting to survive illness, financial hardship, political upheaval, and other existential threats, it is difficult to look beyond the moment. The scourge of COVID-19 will pass. When, at what… Read more »

A Healthy and Productive Guide to Virtual Meetings

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Description: We need to embrace change and rethink virtual meetings. Here’s how to promote a positive remote culture. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 27, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347939 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about managing virtual meetings? When do you think they can be more productive that face-to-face meetings?

PG&E reaches bankruptcy deal with California governor

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Description: Pacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday for the nation’s largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/pge-reaches-bankruptcy-deal-with-california-governor.html Questions for discussion: What are the implications for Californians going forward? How will management decisions be… Read more »

How to Manage the Emotional Fallout of the Outbreak

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Description: Control what you can control: how you react to difficult situations. Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Mar 24, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/348087?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What are the key suggestions for dealing with emotions and stress? Do you think people can learn to exercise these suggestions? Do you think they can be carried forward… Read more »

Canadian bank dividends are safe despite headwinds, analysts say

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Description: Shares of Canadian banks have been crushed along with the rest of the market, and that has sent their dividend yields up from the 3.5 per cent level to more than six per cent. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 25, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canadian-bank-dividends-are-safe-despite-headwinds-analysts-say-1.1412314 Questions for discussion: What is the connection between bank… Read more »

Why Tech Companies Can Regain Consumer Trust as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress. Source: e-Marketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

The World Catches a Dangerous Virus of the Mind

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Description: The coronavirus is more than a health menace. It’s a wealth destroyer that the global economy will have to live with for many months to come. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 25, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-28/the-world-catches-a-dangerous-virus-of-the-mind?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about what was known about the coronavirus a month ago? How did people… Read more »

Banks nearly took down the economy in 2008. Now the industry hopes to redeem itself

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Description: Investors glued to their screens as stocks tumble day after day. Central banks around the world injecting trillions of dollars into the financial system. Talk of bailing out out entire industries. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/17/banks-nearly-took-down-the-economy-in-2008-now-the-industry.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the ability of banks to help businesses and consumers deal with the… Read more »

Video game publishers positioned to outperform amid coronavirus outbreak

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Description: Day after day we’re hearing about the industries that are being negatively affected by the coronavirus outbreak, but one firm thinks video game publishers are positioned to outperform the broader market in the midst of Covid-19. Yahoo Finance’s tech editor Dan Howley joined Dan Roberts and Seana Smith to discuss to break it all… Read more »