Increased Screen Time for Children and Teens Is Likely Here to Stay

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Description: The screen-time wars are over in many households, with parents having surrendered en masse. In a period when large numbers of parents and school kids are stuck at home with one another, this is one battle many parents choose to forego, at least for now. Source: eMarketers.com Date: Nov 04, 2020 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/increased-screen-time-children-teens-likely-here-stay?ecid=NL1001 Questions… Read more »

Why Isn’t Your Brand Bigger? The Data Point to One Answer

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Description: Gallup’s workplace data suggest that the most likely cause of your brand problems is not related to marketing dollars. Source: Gallup.org Date: Nov 04, 2020 Link: https://www.gallup.com/workplace/323165/why-isn-brand-bigger-data-point-one-answer.aspx Questions for discussion: What does the Ed Boyle say is misunderstood by most businesses? What should management focus on in order to improve their brand and profitability?… Read more »

Zoom Is Now Worth More Than ExxonMobil—And Founder Eric Yuan’s Net Worth Has Nearly Doubled In Three Months

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Description: High-flying video conferencing service Zoom, which has seen skyrocketing demand during the coronavirus pandemic, is now worth more than ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. Source: Forbes.com Date: Oct 29, 2020 Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/10/29/zoom-is-now-worth-more-than-exxonmobil-and-founder-eric-yuans-net-worth-has-nearly-doubled-in-three-months/#41865ea61002 Questions for discussion: Explain the sudden rise in value of Zoom? How can Zoom earn more revenue?… Read more »

Canadian entrepreneur launching T. Kettle tea chain from the ashes of 45 shuttered DavidsTea locations

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Description: Doug Putman owns Sunrise Records and bought HMV out of insolvency Source: CBC.ca Date: Oct 28, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/t-kettle-doug-putman-1.5779901 Questions for discussion: Describe how bankruptcy can present an opportunity to launch a new business? Do you think the revised business plan makes sense with today’s retailing challenges?

Opinion | Kara Swisher Talks Big Tech Monopolies and the Google Antitrust Case with Lina Khan

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Description: Opinion | Kara Swisher Talks Big Tech Monopolies and the Google Antitrust Case with Lina Khan Source: NYTimes.com – podcast Date: Oct 30, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-lina-khan.html Questions for discussion: What are the issues relating to the tech monopolies? How do you think the conflict between the parties will play out? How will the results… Read more »

How Maria Sharapova Used Her Tennis Career to Become a Powerhouse Startup Founder

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Description: The five-time Grand Slam singles winner retired from professional tennis in February. Now, she’s applying lessons from her athletic career to run her high-end candy company Sugarpova. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 21, 2020 Link: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/maria-sharapova-founder-ceo-lessons-sugarpova-vision-2020.html Questions for discussion: Describe Sharapova’s approach to business and management. How is her business thinking related to her athletic… Read more »

U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly

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Description: A victory for the government could remake one of America’s most recognizable companies and the internet economy that it has helped define. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Ocy 20, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/technology/google-antitrust.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the case against Google? Do you think it merits legal action? What are the business consequences… Read more »

Shoppers Came Back To Department Stores In September, Lifting Retail Sales

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Description: Shoppers bought more clothes and cars, and even returned to beleaguered department stores in September. Source: NPR.org Date: Oct 16, 2020 Link: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/10/16/919330560/shoppers-went-back-to-department-stores-in-september Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. What is the overall impression you have of the retail picture and consumer shopping behavior?

Dollar General to open new stores targeting wealthier shoppers

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Description: New York (CNN Business)Dollar General (DG), the retail powerhouse known for its rock-bottom prices, is opening a new store aimed at higher-end suburban shoppers. Source: CNN.com Date: Oct 09, 2020 Link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/08/business/dollar-general-popshelf-retail-store/index.html Questions for discussion: What distinguishes the new chain from others competing for customers? Do you think the new retail chain can succeed at this… Read more »

SPOS #743 – Gary Hamel On Creating Amazing Organizations

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #743 – Host: Mitch Joel. It’s hard to imagine a more recognized business thinker than Gary Hamel. He is, without question, one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe, and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker…. Read more »