Why Dollar Shave Club Co-Founder Michael Dubin No Longer Believes in DTC

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Description: Dubin says the startup world has changed since he launched his men’s grooming brand 10 years ago. Here’s his advice for today’s founders. Source: INC.com Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/michael-dubin-dollar-shave-club-lessons-ecommerce.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: Why does Michael Dubin no longer believe in the DTC model that made him a success? What else does he… Read more »

Coursera begins trading at $39 per share, stock pops 18%

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Description: Shares of education tech company Coursera opened at $39 apiece in its market debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/coursera-ipo-cour-begins-trading-on-the-nyse.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the Coursera business model. Who are the target customers? What are the limits to growth? How should HR managers approach… Read more »

‘Intel is back:’ New CEO’s plan to make chips for other companies excites investors

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Description: In his first extended public remarks since becoming Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger offered an underlying message: Intel, the American chipmaking giant, is getting its swagger back. ?Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 23, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/23/intel-makes-foundry-strategy-shift-under-new-ceo-pat-gelsinger-.html Questions for discussion: Explain why the stock price jumped? What does this announcement say about the new management at the firm and… Read more »

America’s richest have found some clever ways to hide their wealth from the IRS

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Description: More than 20% of the wealthiest Americans’ income isn’t being reported to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a new study that calculates U.S. tax evasion is far higher than previously estimated. ?Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 23, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/america-richest-found-clever-ways-093851786.html Questions for discussion: What does report suggest about taxation and collection fairness? How do… Read more »

Women in Tech — Starting Young(er)

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Demand for computer scientists is high and continues to grow in the U.S. and globally. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projected that by 2026, computer science jobs will have grown by 19%. Although many colleges are working hard to produce computer science graduates who can fill those jobs, relatively… Read more »

George Weston Ltd. seeking to sell Weston Foods to focus on other businesses

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Description: 139 year old company changing direction to focus on Loblaws and real estate divisions Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 23, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/weston-food-grocery-1.5960329 Questions for discussion: Why is the company selling off the bakery division? What does this say about the profitability of producing baked-goods in comparison to selling them? How does this fit with… Read more »

H&M blasted on Chinese social media for pulling Xinjiang cotton

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Description: Chinese net users have called for a boycott of Hennes & Mauritz AB because it won’t use cotton from Xinjiang, thrusting the world’s second-largest clothing retailer into the Asian nation’s human rights controversy. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/h-m-blasted-on-chinese-social-media-for-pulling-xinjiang-cotton-1.1581583 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues involved in this report…. Read more »

‘This is a low-cost peoples’ vaccine:’ Expert on India’s Biological E vaccine

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Description: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is getting lots of help both at home and abroad to get its COVID-19 jab out to the masses. In the U.S., Merck (MRK) stepped up to begin the process this month, while in Europe, Sanofi (SNY) has offered to help fill and finish vials. And in India, J&J has… Read more »

TikTok Star Sells Viral Video as NFT for $500,000

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Description: It is very likely that you know Nathan Apodaca, the TikTok skater who went viral in October 2020 with a single video. ?Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Mar 19, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/367518?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Explain the benefit and value gained by each player related to the video clip. What does this case say about publicity,… Read more »

Wikipedia Wants Tech To Pay Up For Content

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Description: The Wikimedia Foundation — which operates the Wikipedia project in more than 300 languages as well as other wiki projects — earlier this week announced the launch of a commercial product that would allow it to license its content to the large tech companies curating its content and serving it up online in search… Read more »