Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

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Description: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for fraud after deceiving investors about the purported efficacy of her company’s blood-testing technology. She was ordered to surrender on April 27. ?Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 19, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/18/former-theranos-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-sentenced-to-more-than-11-years-in-prison.html Questions for discussion: What was Elizabeth Holmes… Read more »

New Report: 3 Ways Inflation Is Hurting Your Employees

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Description: A workplace study reveals what employees are currently experiencing, and what leaders can do to help. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 15, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/new-report-3-ways-inflation-is-hurting-your-employees.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2015,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGIH2ZPOz72K69sxebK9AJyJnHVaWsNDbbHYQ_unAgvDxnCEpmMYDIr8jSUujgoP1QtWUdiUFGQW4lSt_-vKE7Y0QOBksJQOhaAyfFysQ Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about concerns facing employees. What can managers do? Are there social and ethical “limits” to company responsibility for employees?

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 »

Walmart and Target’s quarterly results lay bare the retailers’ stark differences

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Description: Walmart’s stock surged this week. Target’s shares plunged. The rival big-box players are both known for selling an array of products including food, clothing, home goods and kitchen appliances. Both their CEOs ? Walmart’s Doug McMillon and Target’s Brian Cornell ? stepped into their roles in 2014. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/17/walmart-and-targets-quarterly-results-lay-bare-retailers-differences.html… Read more »

Meta shares up on report it’s set to begin mass layoffs

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Description: Shares of Facebook owner Meta rose 6.5% Monday following a Wall Street Journal report over the weekend saying the company could start mass layoffs as soon as Wednesday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/meta-shares-up-on-report-its-set-to-begin-mass-layoffs.html Questions for discussion: Why would the stock price increase as a result of this announcement? What is the similarity to Twitter’s announcement this week?

For Fitness Buffs and Landlords, Gyms Are Hot Again

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Description: Hoping to capitalize on a renewed interest in communal experiences, fitness chains are reconfiguring their spaces, offering more room to exercise and better amenities. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/08/business/gym-health-club-real-estate.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the return of gyms and reasons for their growing appeal. How has the real estate industry adapted to… Read more »

How Great Leaders Use the 3 Laws of Influence to Be Remarkably Persuasive, Backed by Considerable Science

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Description: Science reveals how to make facts, logic, and reasoning even more convincing. ?Source: INC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/great-leaders-use-laws-of-influence-persuasive-backed-by-considerable-science.html Questions for discussion: What does this article say about how one can be a great leader? Do you agree with the analysis and science that supports this position? What do you think makes for… Read more »

Canada ruffles some feathers at COP27 by including oil and gas representatives in its delegation

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Description: Canada’s delegation heading to the United Nations’ COP27 climate change conference this week in Egypt will not include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but there will be a Canada Pavilion for the first time and it includes representatives from the oil-sands industry, which is attracting some intense criticism. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 08, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/ruffing-some-feathers-at-cop27-canada-includes-oil-and-gas-companies-in-its-delegation… Read more »

The big reveal: New laws require companies to disclose pay ranges on job postings.

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Description: New York City has joined a handful of places, including Colorado, Washington State and Rhode Island, which require some form of salary transparency. In the case of New York City, companies are required to include a salary range when they post a job opening. Source: NPR.org Date: Nov 08, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134193927/salary-transparency-range-new-york-pay-laws Questions for… 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 »