Tech giants are rushing to develop their own chips – here’s why

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Description: Not content with relying on standard chips that are in high demand, some of the world’s biggest tech firms are developing their own semiconductors. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 06, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/06/why-tesla-apple-google-and-facebook-are-designing-their-own-chips.html Questions for discussion: Why are tech companies interested in developing this area of the business? What are the advantages… Read more »

Stress Levels Are Rising Again–And More Time Off Doesn’t Seem to Be the Answer ?

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Description: New research from Gallup shows that workers are more stressed than ever. Here are three ways employers can help. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 10, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-deczynski/gallup-employee-satisfaction-survey-job-stress.html Questions for discussion: What are the research findings that managers and employees should be focused on? What are the suggestions provided for dealing with the concerns? What… Read more »

How Amazon’s cloud business generates billions in profit

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Description: Every year since at least 2014, more than half of Amazon’s operating profit has come from the online retailer’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services, which provides online services and tools that software developers can stitch together to run websites and applications. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/05/how-amazon-web-services-makes-money-estimated-margins-by-service.html Questions for discussion: Are… Read more »

The Wealthiest Entrepreneurs All Have This Essential Characteristic in Common

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Description: Many people dream about leaving their 9-to-5 jobs to become full-time entrepreneurs doing what they love. Unfortunately, this dream will never come true for most of them. The reasons vary, from being afraid to risk what they have worked so hard for to self-imposed limitations such as not being confident enough about the change they want… Read more »

Retail council slams ‘ridiculous’ tariffs as Canada’s furniture feud heats up

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Description: Furniture produced in China and Vietnam will face tariffs of up to 204 per cent when it enters Canada, a precedent-setting federal tribunal has ruled — adding fuel to the fire in an already frenzied industry dispute. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Sep 03, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/retail-council-slams-ridiculous-tariffs-as-canada-s-furniture-feud-heats-up-1.1647875 Questions for discussion: What are the arguments… Read more »

Around $11 billion in gold was smuggled into India last year — stashed inside wigs, jeans, shoes

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Description: One man had 302 grams of gold dust pasted into his pants worth about $20,000, authorities in one of the world’s biggest gold markets said Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 01, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/customs-officials-in-india-find-smuggled-gold-in-hair-underwear-shoes-and-even-knitted-into-handbags-11630416761?cx_testId=22&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=9&mod=home-page-cx#cxrecs_s Questions for discussion:  What does this report teach about pricing as it relates to the forces of supply and demand? Why… Read more »

SPOS #789 – Carey Lohrenz On What We Can (And Cannot) Control

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #789 – Host: Mitch Joel. Are you in the mood for an incredible story from an amazing human being? Carey Lohrenz was the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot and a pioneer in military aviation. Having flown missions worldwide as a combat, mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Carey is used to… Read more »

Delta variant or no, the manufacturing demand crunch won’t let up: Morning Brief

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Description: Demand pressures continue through the summer. For months now, Morning Brief readers have been reminded, time and again, that the economy is in no way suffering from a demand problem. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-manufacturing-demand-crunch-wont-let-up-morning-brief-090744023.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about supply and demand forces and the state… Read more »

SkipTheDishes launches new offering for convenience store and grocery goods

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Description: WINNIPEG — SkipTheDishes is testing a new business model to help it sell household goods and groceries directly to customers. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Sep 01, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/skipthedishes-launches-new-offering-for-convenience-store-and-grocery-goods-1.1646820 Questions for discussion: What are the synergies available to the company? Do you think this new approach is a good direction to go?… Read more »

Why Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos saga has cast a ‘long shadow’ on female-led startups

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Description: The trial of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes officially begins next week — and there’s more at stake than the fate of a disgraced biotech entrepreneur, and a company that’s now become synonymous with fraud. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-theranos-elizabeth-holmes-has-cast-a-long-shadow-on-female-led-startups-145754793.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what were the consequences… Read more »