Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why

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Description: While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market. ?Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 19, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/20/world/europe/europe-vaccine-rollout-astrazeneca.html? Questions for discussion: What does the article say about differing governmental relationships with the pharmaceutical industry, as the world worked towards development of vaccines? What were the… Read more »

Infrastructure bank launches Indigenous initiative, advocates say money not enough

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Description: TORONTO — The Canada Infrastructure Bank is launching a program dedicated to upgrading transportation, clean power and internet networks in Indigenous communities, but advocates say the initiative doesn’t go far enough. ?Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 19, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/infrastructure-bank-launches-indigenous-development-154913735.html Questions for discussion: What is the role of the Infrastructure Bank as it relates to… Read more »

How Wrigley’s managed to dominate the chewing gum world despite nearly a decade of declining public interest

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Description: According to Euromonitor International, the gum industry’s market value hit $18.6 billion in 2020. Since 2015, Mars Wrigley has held 25% of the global brand share for chewing gum and a 40% portion in the U.S. The Covid-19 pandemic since it began in March 2020 has negatively impacted gum’s most prominent players and could… Read more »

Google will spend $7 billion and add 10,000+ jobs in 2021: Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat

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Description: Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat joins ‘Influencers with Andy Serwer’ to discuss Google’s massive $7 billion investment in U.S. offices and new jobs. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Mar 18, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/google-spend-7-billion-add-123804119.html Questions for discussion: How is the growth in Google in the U.S. and globally a sign of good economic development? Who… Read more »

54% of people don’t feel culturally represented in online ads, Facebook finds

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Description: Most consumers (71%) expect brands to promote diversity and inclusion in their online advertising, but more than half (54%) don’t feel fully represented in online ads, per a study released by Facebook. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Mar 09, 2021 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/54-of-people-dont-feel-culturally-represented-in-online-ads-facebook-fin/596357/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202021-03-09%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:32892%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: What did the survey report about online advertising issues? What do you… Read more »

In inclusivity push, Unilever to exclude word ‘normal’ from beauty products

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Description: Dove soap maker Unilever will remove the word “normal” from its beauty and personal care products, as well as stop digital alterations of body shapes and skin color of models used in its advertising in a push to be more inclusive. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/in-inclusivity-push-unilever-to-exclude-word-normal-from-beauty-products-.html Questions for discussion: What do… Read more »

How natural gas is emerging as both villain and saviour in the climate change battle

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Description: There’s a growing debate whether it could help or hurt the environment Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 06, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bakx-natural-gas-co2-1.5938954 Questions for discussion: Is natural gas a better energy solution in comparison to alternatives? How should the industry be developed, in your opinion?

SPOS #765 – Kat Cole On The State Of Leadership – Live From Clubhouse

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #765 – Host: Mitch Joel. Welcome to the our second-ever live podcast recoding from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage these days). This conversation was recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. Our conversation this week is with someone I met many moons back on… Read more »

Lego, Barbie, Betty Crocker, Kind Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Description: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lego is going old-school — all the way back to 1981. To help parents encourage their girls to keep building, it’s featuring a 40-year-old ad of a beaming redhead showing off her castle, headlined: “What it is is beautiful.” Source: Media.Post.com Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/361176/lego-barbie-betty-crocker-kind-celebrate-intern.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121662&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for… Read more »

We need a total boardroom rethink if customers are to be better served

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Description: Boards have become detached from the reality of their customers. More outsiders willing to ask the big, awkward questions should be brought in – the voices of the future, the customer and of those who see things differently are needed. Source: MarketingWeek.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.marketingweek.com/tom-goodwin-boardroom-rethink-customers-better-served/ Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »