The Big Idea: Airships are back, and they’re better than ever

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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 »

Is This the End Game for Crypto?

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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 »

Carvana stock tanks in continued sell-off

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Description: Shares of Carvana were briefly halted Monday morning due to volatility, down by as much as 24% at one point to below $7 per share — its lowest point on record. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/carvana-stock-tanks-in-continued-sell-off.html Questions for discussion: Explain the company’s rapid decline in stock value, from a marketing point of view?… Read more »

Global Initiative Is Transforming How People View Wellbeing

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Description: As part of the movement to expand the study of people’s wellbeing beyond traditional indicators, Gallup and the Wellbeing for Planet Earth Foundation joined forces several years ago to develop a globally inclusive measurement of wellbeing. Together, through the Global Wellbeing Initiative, they are asking the world new questions that are not only transforming how people… Read more »

Yeezy Roller Coaster Ended With Two-Minute Phone Call at Adidas

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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… Read more »

Indoor growing could feed Canadians — and others — year-round

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Description: Whether it was pandemic-driven supply chain delays, a war in Europe causing grain prices to spike or flooding in British Columbia disrupting rail lines and highways, the past two and a half years have shone a light on how vulnerable Canada’s food system is to climate change and other global factors. ?Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date:… Read more »

SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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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… Read more »

Apple Quietly Rolled Out a Change That Could Be the End of Facebook

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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?

Netflix adds more than 2.4 million subscribers, reveals details about password-sharing crackdown

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Description: Netflix shares skyrocketed more than 14% after the bell Tuesday as the company posted better-than-expected results on the top and bottom lines. The streamer also reported the addition of 2.41 million net global subscribers, more than doubling the adds the company had projected a quarter ago. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 18 2022… Read more »

Why Silicon Valley is so excited about awkward drawings done by artificial intelligence

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Description: Computer programs can now create never-before-seen images in seconds. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 08, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/08/generative-ai-silicon-valleys-next-trillion-dollar-companies.html Questions for discussion: How does this technology work? What are the implications of this development for businesses?