Charlene Li On The Disruption Mindset – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: If you asked me who is one of the smartest people in the world on the topic of disruption, innovation and technology, it would be Charlene Li. For the past two decades, Charlene has been helping people see the future. She’s the bestselling author of six books, including her newest, The Disruption Mindset – Why Some… Read more »

Here’s how close we really are to self-driving cars

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Description: Here’s how close we really are to self-driving cars Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/video/sectorwatch/here-how-close-we-really-are-to-self-driving-cars/4A80A38F-5885-41DD-BAB3-E34E78D19DE1.html Questions for discussion: Describe the product develop thinking aimed at achieving the adoption of the fully automated self-driving car. What is required from industry, governments and drivers in order to achieve the adoption of… Read more »

Tackling America’s giant hospital bill

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Description: Transparency is not enough Source: TheEconomist.com Date: Nov 23, 2019 Link: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/11/23/tackling-americas-giant-hospital-bill Questions for discussion: Summarize the key issues causing rising health care expenses and the solutions recommended by the report. How else could the health care industry be better managed, with the goal to reduce costs to levels found internationally?

Bumble Bee Files Bankruptcy Amid Antitrust Fines, Lawsuits

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Description: Bumble Bee Foods LLC, the largest North American brand of packaged seafood, filed for bankruptcy amid criminal fines and civil lawsuits stemming from a federal price-fixing case with plans for its assets to be acquired by FCF Co. for about $925 million. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 21, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-21/bumble-bee-files-bankruptcy-after-price-fixing-fines-lawsuits Questions for discussion: What are the business and… Read more »

Pot stocks extend gains as banker calls bottom, sees 20% rebound

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Description: An eight-month rout in pot stocks that wiped out almost two-thirds of their market value may finally have reached its bottom. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/pot-stocks-extend-gains-as-banker-calls-bottom-sees-20-rebound-1.1351688 Questions for discussion: What explains the positive assessment in this report? Do you think the stocks will begin to recover their losses… Read more »

Why White Castle isn’t a fast-food giant

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Description: If you’ve ever eaten a hamburger at a fast-food restaurant, White Castle deserves at least some of the credit. The Columbus, Ohio-based chain is famous for its cheap, small burgers. It’s also widely regarded as the first fast-food hamburger chain in the United States. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 19, 2019 Link:… Read more »

Former Amazon executive on the 5-star success lesson he learned from online giant’s customer ratings

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Description: Dan Lewis, CEO of trucking logistics start-up Convoy, spent many years at Amazon before founding his own company. Among the biggest projects he worked on as Amazon’s general manager of new shopping experiences was helping to build an online ratings and reviews model. It was a big problem from the online retail giant in… Read more »

7 Steps to Starting a Small Business Online

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Description: There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you’re starting a small business online. I’ve seen thousands of people start and grow successful businesses by doing the following: Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 07, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175242?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Use this outline to sketch an idea for a… Read more »

How I conquered the 8 biggest fears about starting a business

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Description: Before I started my company GMM Nonstick Coatings in 2007, my biggest fear was “What if it fails?” A wise older friend who had started and sold a number of large companies said, “People on their deathbed usually regret the things they did not do, not their failures. If you don’t try, you’ll never… Read more »

Aurora latest pot firm to disappoint as recreational sales plunge 33%

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Description: Aurora Cannabis Inc. shares fell 9 per cent in post-market trading as it became the latest pot company to miss estimates. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/aurora-latest-pot-firm-to-disappoint-as-recreational-sales-plunge-33-1.1348265 Questions for discussion: Why are the cannabis stock prices falling in value? Do you think this will correct as retail distribution expands?… Read more »