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 »
Posts Categorized: Part 3 Management: Empowering People to Achieve Business Objectives
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?
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »