Description: Company responded to new competition from Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus with array buzzworthy content Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 24, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/netflix-canadian-subscribers-streaming-1.5435972 Questions for discussion: Explain what is happening to streaming services in Canada and Netflix in particular? Where do you see the industry headed?
Posts Categorized: Part 3 Management: Empowering People to Achieve Business Objectives
Description: The future of the auto industry isn’t horsepower or style when it comes to autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services. It’s a box. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/debut-of-gms-cruise-origin-shows-the-future-of-ride-hailing-autonomous-vehicles-is-a-box.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the projected future for this industry, as described in the report. Create a more detailed business plan… Read more »
Description: How companies like Google and IBM plan to profit from quantum computing Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/17/how-quantum-computing-works-google-ibm-dwave-amazon.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas and issues facing the firms involved in the quantum computing environment. What are some of the applications and opportunities, according to the report?
Description: Just weeks after stepping down as chief executive officer of luggage maker Away following a report about her leadership tactics, Steph Korey is back as co-CEO. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/away-co-founder-steph-korey-back-as-co-ceo-after-social-media-uproar.html Questions for discussion: Why is this story controversial? What is your view of the power of social media and the… Read more »
Description: eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss children’s behavior online, the screen time stigma and YouTube child policy changes. Then, junior analyst Blake Droesch addresses questions about a TikTok sale, Facebook’s stance on political ads and a new way to limit who can reply to your tweets. Source:… Read more »
Description: Can you have a job with high satisfaction that also pays six figures? What about first-time job hunters? The answer to both questions is, “Yes.” If you choose wisely. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-no-1-job-in-america-for-2019-that-requires-zero-experience-pays-100000-and-its-not-in-silicon-valley-2019-12-27?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the research suggest about the nature of the job market today? How should… Read more »
Description: How American Apparel came back from the brink of death Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/16/american-apparel-has-a-new-online-retail-store-following-bankruptcy.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the history of the firm focusing on the key issues that affected its rise and fall? Do you think the firm can rise again? What would you advise management?
Description: For six years, between 2011 and 2017, Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s stock looked as if it was tapped out. The yogawear company was already an incredible success for investors, who backed it from its US$14 IPO in 2007, but further growth was a concern. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/lululemon-used-to-be-a-niche-player-now-some-think-it-could-be-the-next-nike Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: Boeing employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training while others raised safety concerns and complained about lax standards, according to a trove of internal documents the company released on Thursday. Source:CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/boeing-releases-communications-on-737-max-simulators-it-calls-completely-unacceptable.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »
Description: Boeing denied former CEO Dennis Muilenburg severance when he was ousted for his handling of the 737 Max crisis, but he will get more than $60 million in pension benefits and stock, the company said Friday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/10/ex-boeing-ceo-dennis-muilenburg-will-not-get-severance-payment-in-departure.html Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social implications of… Read more »