Description: Amazon is killing off its decade-old AmazonSmile, which enabled customers to support their favorite nonprofits with tiny donations. Launched in 2013, Amazon Smile currently allows people to donate 0.5% of some purchases to their favorite causes. Source: Mediapost.com Date: Jan 20, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381719/amazon-axes-amazon-smile-citing-low-impact.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for discussion: Do you think the decision is correct?… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Part 3 Management: Empowering People to Achieve Business Objectives
Description: Palantir co-founder and CEO Alex Karp knows many tech workers in Silicon Valley have misgivings about his data mining firm’s dealings with intelligence agencies and the military. He has a message for them. “You may not agree with that and, bless you, don’t work here,” Karp said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,… Read more »
Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #862. I’ve known (digitally) Dolly Chugh for some time, and I couldn’t be happier that she agreed to this have this conversation with me. Dolly is a social psychologist and management professor at the New York University Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA courses in leadership… Read more »
Description: Thoma Bravo agreed to acquire Canada’s Magnet Forensics Inc. for about $1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion), adding another cybersecurity asset to the private equity firm’s portfolio. Magnet Forensics, which makes digital investigation software, will merge with Grayshift LLC, a company that Thoma Bravo acquired last year, according to a statement Friday, confirming a Bloomberg News report…. Read more »
Description: Know your customers’ needs, track your rivals, and choose a clear strategy. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-lessons-from-elon-musks-sabotage-of-tesla.html Questions for discussion: What are the key criticisms and strategic advice that is presented to the company? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you advise?
Description: A trend called Neo-Prohibitionism combined with less wine consumption by younger generations has left baby boomers as the wine industry’s sole BFFs. Those are three main takeaways from a sobering analysis of U.S. wine consumption by the wine division of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Source: Mediapost.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381730/annual-silicon-valley-bank-report-paints-sober-pic.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for… Read more »
Description: Promote a sense of obligation to make things better in your company and your world. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 09, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/bob-nelson/want-to-improve-your-work-culture-try-philotimo.html Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest to improve the work culture? What do you think about these suggestions? What would you add to the discussion?
Description: There were more than a handful of worthy candidates considered by MediaPost editors for this year’s Executive of the Year honors. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380606/2022-executive-of-the-year-marc-pritchard.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=comment&utm_campaign=128856 Questions for discussion: What are some marketing insights posed by Marc Pritchard? Do you agree that there is “no average consumer”? Can marketers always follow… Read more »
Description: Widespread medical debt is a uniquely American problem. Roughly 40% of U.S. adults have at least $250 in medical debt, according to a survey conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/08/how-health-insurance-may-have-made-health-care-more-expensive.html Questions for discussion: What is the explanation presented in this report for higher health care… Read more »
Description: To increase safety for teens on its app, TikTok has announced an expansion of its audience controls feature, offering creators the choice to restrict their videos to adult viewers. The adult-only controls feature has been specific to TikTok Live since October, but now it will cover short-form videos as well. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 06,… Read more »