Shares of Hertz jump after appointment of ex-Ford CEO Mark Fields as interim CEO

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Description: Shares of Hertz Global on Tuesday were up by as much as 13.3% after the car rental company named former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its interim chief executive officer. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/hertz-names-ex-ford-ceo-mark-fields-as-interim-ceo.html Questions for discussion: Why did the stock price jump? Do think the firm can recover?… Read more »

Apple’s privacy changes drive up ad prices for e-commerce marketers

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Description: The rising costs of mobile ads will push online retailers again to find ways to improve campaign performance, a report by ad-tech startup Moloco suggests. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/apples-privacy-changes-drive-up-ad-prices-for-e-commerce-marketers/606976/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202021-09-27%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:36956%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: Why has Apple’s policy changed advertising prices and strategies by vendors? How has e-commerce changed since the start… Read more »

‘Something’s got to give’: Restaurants slash hours, trim menus as worst worker shortage ever cuts deep

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Description: There couldn’t be a worse time for this unprecedented labour shortage as restaurants struggle to make up pandemic losses Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/economy/somethings-got-to-give-restaurants-slash-hours-trim-menus-as-unprecedented-worker-shortage-cuts-deep Questions for discussion: Summarize what has happened to the restaurant industry and how management has responded to the challenges. What would you advise management do, especially about… Read more »

SPOS #794 – Jonathan Fields On Work That Makes You Come Alive

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #794 – Host: Mitch Joel. He is one of the kindest humans that I know. Jonathan Fields (aka the Good Life Guy) is all about delivering insights that spark purpose, possibility, and potential. He’s been on a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive. Jonathan is… Read more »

Golf’s growth in popularity is much bigger than a pandemic story

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Description: Golf surged in popularity in 2020 by nearly every metric, as people sought out the socially distanced outdoor activity amid the pandemic. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/26/callaway-dicks-sporting-goods-score-with-growth-of-golf.html Questions for discussion: Explain the growth of the golf industry over the past year, according to the article. What are the related industries that… Read more »

Google Develops New Self-Publishing Service For Writers

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Description: Google is joining its fellow tech giants Facebook and Twitter in the email newsletter business in an effort to help publishers and likely compete with Substack. Museletter, the company’s new content service, will be available in the months to come. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 20, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367072/google-develops-new-self-publishing-service-for-wr.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123716&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for discussion: How does this… Read more »

Ted Lasso and Your Next Company’s Billion-Dollar Story

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Description: Learn how episodic storytelling can point you to your ultimate end game. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 20, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/joe-procopio/ted-lasso-storytelling-exit-strategy.html?traffic_source=Connatix Questions for discussion: How has television storytelling changed, according to the article? What does this say about production and audience thinking? Do you think that changing audience thinking is a trend that will show… Read more »

The global housing market is broken, and it’s dividing entire countries

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Description: Soaring property prices are forcing people all over the world to abandon all hope of owning a home. The fallout is shaking governments of all political persuasions. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/the-global-housing-market-is-broken-and-it-s-dividing-entire-countries-1.1654418 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about real estate markets around the world, the reasons… Read more »

JPMorgan Chase is buying college financial aid platform Frank to deepen ties with students

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Description: JPMorgan Chase has acquired college planning platform Frank to deepen relationships with students and their parents, CNBC has learned exclusively. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/jpmorgan-chase-is-buying-college-financial-aid-platform-frank.html Questions for discussion: How does this strategy make sense from a business growth point of view? How should start-ups like Frank, look at this deal?

This Is Why You Need to Adjust Your Ecommerce-Channel Strategy Today

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Description: Ecommerce continues to grow and thrive, but companies must adapt to find real success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/385602 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the changes and new thinking about adjusting strategies? Do you agree with this line of thinking? Do you think it applies across a… Read more »