The Big Idea: Airships are back, and they’re better than ever

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Description: With a bit of investment, they can help solve our supply chain woes ?Source: Macleans.ca Date: Nov 16, 2022 Link: https://www.macleans.ca/technology-3/the-big-idea-solving-canadas-supply-chain-woes/ Questions for discussion: What are the advantages and disadvantages of this transportation technology? Why do you think development and adoption has remained slow? How would you boost the adoption of this technology and companies… Read more »

Is This the End Game for Crypto?

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Description: Recent events have made clear the need to regulate crypto, an industry that grew from nothing to a $3 trillion market capitalization a year ago, although most of that has now evaporated. But it also seems likely that the industry couldn’t survive regulation. Source: NYT.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/opinion/crypto-banks-regulation-ftx.html? Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »

Carvana stock tanks in continued sell-off

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Description: Shares of Carvana were briefly halted Monday morning due to volatility, down by as much as 24% at one point to below $7 per share — its lowest point on record. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/carvana-stock-tanks-in-continued-sell-off.html Questions for discussion: Explain the company’s rapid decline in stock value, from a marketing point of view?… Read more »

Global Initiative Is Transforming How People View Wellbeing

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Description: As part of the movement to expand the study of people’s wellbeing beyond traditional indicators, Gallup and the Wellbeing for Planet Earth Foundation joined forces several years ago to develop a globally inclusive measurement of wellbeing. Together, through the Global Wellbeing Initiative, they are asking the world new questions that are not only transforming how people… Read more »

Twitter is now owned by Elon Musk — here’s a brief history from the app’s founding in 2006 to the present

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Description: A decade ago, Twitter’s future was looking bright. The company was benefiting from a flood of funding into the social-networking space, eventually leading to an IPO in 2013 that raised $1.8 billion. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 29, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/29/a-brief-history-of-twitter-from-its-founding-in-2006-to-musk-takeover.html Questions for discussion: Why do you think Musk bought Twitter? Do you think there are revenue models that… Read more »

United Airlines Made a Simple Change That Saves Passengers Over 13 Million Minutes of Delays

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Description: Sometimes the most obvious changes can make a huge difference. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/united-airlines-made-a-simple-change-that-saves-passengers-over-13-million-minutes-of-delays.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2027,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHvVd8sJ4wkwoUE9uNVNxEcJ36wCJxwkB1dePpq-BSZYrEiBh2Em2X4eivrNfcI7Ui6zabYjN5P9h25sS16JhpOTJuZyd5kGLAdRm1HA Questions for discussion: What does this article say to management about productivity and efficiency? Why do you suppose it took so long for United to install this system of record-keeping and compliance? What drives the installation… Read more »

Meta shares plunge 23% to the lowest price since 2016

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Description: Shares of Meta plunged 23% Thursday morning as investors and analysts digested the company’s third-quarter earnings miss and a weak fourth-quarter outlook. Shares were trading under $100 at market open, the lowest price since 2016. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/27/meta-stock-falls-23percent-on-earnings-miss-analyst-downgrades.html Questions for discussion: Why has the stock value dropped so drastically? Do… Read more »

Indoor growing could feed Canadians — and others — year-round

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Description: Whether it was pandemic-driven supply chain delays, a war in Europe causing grain prices to spike or flooding in British Columbia disrupting rail lines and highways, the past two and a half years have shone a light on how vulnerable Canada’s food system is to climate change and other global factors. ?Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date:… Read more »

SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how… Read more »

Apple Quietly Rolled Out a Change That Could Be the End of Facebook

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Description: Apple isn’t just coming for Facebook’s money, it’s coming for its business. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-quietly-rolled-out-a-change-that-could-be-end-of-facebook.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2026,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHuDANPsXgpSh7DvX5FXGcVHzm_RyLSUzzo1GMOhx_ihLjxVqDuYCcWy0sJmhfyKYuCbqpclo0hn3hcyLM8sC9io0Oppj98rgzN4lSjw Questions for discussion: How will Apple revenue grow with this new requirement? Do you think it is the end of Meta? How can Meta and other apps counter this strategic move by Apple?