Americans: Facebook Contributing To National Health Crisis, Should Be Regulated Like A Drug

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Description: The vast majority of Americans feel social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram are addictive to them personally, are contributing to a national health crisis and should be regulated the way potentially harmful substances such as alcohol and tobacco are, according to a flash poll conducted late last week by MediaPost and Pollfish. Source: MediaPost.com… Read more »

‘The great reimagination of work’: Why 50% of workers want to make a career change

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic has forced Americans to reassess their relationships with work. The Labor Department’s most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary suggests that roughly 4 million Americans are quitting their jobs each month in a trend that has become known as “The Great Resignation.” Source: CNBC – video report Date: Oct 12,… Read more »

Philip Cross: If oil and gas are dead, why are exports booming?

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Description: Despite all the hype surrounding electricity exports, they earn less in a month than oil and gas generate every day Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/opinion/philip-cross-if-oil-and-gas-are-dead-why-are-exports-booming Questions for discussion: Summarize the business and economic significance of Canada’s oil and gas industries. What does this mean for future economic development, in your opinion?

Methane from cow burps and farts is a big contributor to climate change — feeding them seaweed may help

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Description: Methane is a major contributor to global heating, and cows produce a lot of it. There may, however, be a way to reduce all that gas: seaweed. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/seaweed-could-help-cow-farts-contribute-less-to-climate-change.html Questions for discussion: What are the possible business opportunities related to this research? How can Maine… Read more »

How Luis von Ahn created Duolingo and what makes him proudest about the app

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Description: Language learning app is global success story. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/10/05/how-luis-von-ahn-created-duolingo-and-what-makes-him-proudest-about-the-app.html Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose so many people are using the app? Why do you think so many are studying the language of their own country? How can the company grow?

The Dubious Logic of Scooter Lock Rules

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Description: A new law requiring shared e-scooter users to lock their vehicles to bike racks is taking effect in D.C. — but don’t expect it to make streets or sidewalks any safer. Date: Oct 04, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-04/the-flawed-law-that-aims-to-tame-e-scooters Questions for discussion: What is the problem with scooters that the law is trying to control? How should the… Read more »

Why businesses feel let down by banks, governments

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Description: A new survey from Equifax Canada found that 68 per cent of small business owners feel confident that their business will recover in 2022. Despite that confidence, many report feeling unsupported by both banks and governments. Of the 300 small business owners surveyed, 52 per cent said they have not felt supported by banks…. Read more »

So Your Business Won a Grant–Now What?

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Description: ‘Shark Tank’ star and investor Daymond John shares advice on how to do the most with your money, ahead of the second annual Black Entrepreneurs Day. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-deczynski/daymond-john-black-entrepreneurs-day-grant-money-advice.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What advice does Daymond John have for start-ups? How would you recommend putting grant-money to good use… Read more »

Golf’s growth in popularity is much bigger than a pandemic story

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Description: Golf surged in popularity in 2020 by nearly every metric, as people sought out the socially distanced outdoor activity amid the pandemic. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/26/callaway-dicks-sporting-goods-score-with-growth-of-golf.html Questions for discussion: Explain the growth of the golf industry over the past year, according to the article. What are the related industries that… Read more »

Google Develops New Self-Publishing Service For Writers

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Description: Google is joining its fellow tech giants Facebook and Twitter in the email newsletter business in an effort to help publishers and likely compete with Substack. Museletter, the company’s new content service, will be available in the months to come. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 20, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367072/google-develops-new-self-publishing-service-for-wr.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123716&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for discussion: How does this… Read more »