SPOS #809 – Dorie Clark On How To Play The Long Game

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #809 – Host: Mitch Joel. One of the great pleasures of my professional career has been getting to know Dorie Clark and watching her ascent in the business world. Dorie has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as… Read more »

Next for the metaverse: convincing you it’s not just for kids

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Description: When a video game company only your kids have heard of goes public at a $38 billion valuation, you pay attention. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 22, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/22/here-are-the-companies-building-the-metaverse-meta-roblox-epic.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in this industry that should interest buiness people? What issues are related to the management applications such as the use… Read more »

Canada expands vaccine mandate to banking, telecom sectors

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Description: The Canadian government will expand its mandatory vaccination policy in early 2022 to include all federally-regulated workplaces, including banks and the nation’s largest telecom firms. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 07, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-expands-vaccine-mandate-to-banking-telecom-sectors-1.1692356 Questions for discussion: What are the implications for this decision? How should HR managers deal with this decision,… Read more »

Quitting Is Contagious. How You Can Prevent It from Spreading at Your Company

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Description: Even the best-run companies can succumb to a mass exodus of employees. It’s not an inevitability, though. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 22, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-deczynski/quitting-contagion-retaining-employees-advice-great-resignation.html Questions for discussion: What is meant by the term “quitting contagion”? What are the key recommendations presented? Do you think these actions would be effective? What else would you… Read more »

Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming

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Description: Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/bill-gates-terrapower-builds-its-first-nuclear-reactor-in-a-coal-town.html Questions for discussion: What are the business implications for this new technology? What sort of headwinds can the industry expect and how should they deal with… Read more »

Restaurant Brands International Will Acquire Firehouse Subs For $1B

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Description: In its biggest acquisition since Popeyes in 2017, Restaurant Brands International will add sandwich-focused QSR chain Firehouse Subs to its portfolio in a $1 billion cash deal. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Nov 15, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/368675/restaurant-brands-international-will-acquire-fireh.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=124315&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for discussion: Describe the brand and its position in the marketplace? What changes would make for the acquisition… Read more »

The metaverse is investable — and it’s going to be big, says tech billionaire

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Description: The so-called metaverse has a “big time” investment case, according to Puerto Rican billionaire businessman Orlando Bravo. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/orlando-bravo-metaverse-is-investable-and-its-going-to-be-very-big.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What is the metaverse concept? What are some design applications? How should investors regard this emerging field?

NVIDIA Vice President explains the Omniverse

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Description: Richard Kerris, NVIDIA Vice President of Omniverse Platform discusses NVIDIA’s plans for the Omniverse and how it will be used. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 10, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/nvidia-vice-president-explains-omniverse-223559990.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: What are the business interests in these virtual technologies and platforms? How can you envision future business activities making use… Read more »

Rivian I.P.O. Is Embraced by Investors Looking for Another Tesla

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Description: The electric-vehicle maker, backed by Amazon and Ford, ended its first day of trading valued at $86 billion, though its deliveries so far total 156. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 11, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/automobiles/rivian-stock-price-ipo.html Questions for discussion: What are the challenges facing the company? Can you explain the hype for the IPO?

From Bailing on College to Billionaire: 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Canva Co-Founder Melanie Perkins

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Description: Meet Melanie Perkins. At just 34 years of age, she is one of the youngest females to run a tech company valued over $1 billion, has been named the second-wealthiest woman in Australia, and the company that she co-founded, Canva, was recently valued at $40 billion. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 02, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/391639… Read more »