Aurora latest pot firm to disappoint as recreational sales plunge 33%

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Description: Aurora Cannabis Inc. shares fell 9 per cent in post-market trading as it became the latest pot company to miss estimates. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/aurora-latest-pot-firm-to-disappoint-as-recreational-sales-plunge-33-1.1348265 Questions for discussion: Why are the cannabis stock prices falling in value? Do you think this will correct as retail distribution expands?… Read more »

How Marketers Are Responding to Recent TikTok Headlines

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Description: Though TikTok has become a craze among some younger Americans over the past year, recent headlines about a US government investigation into the platform’s Chinese parent company ByteDance regarding national security concerns have some marketers worrying. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Nov 12, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-marketers-are-responding-to-recent-tiktok-headlines?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What are the concerns for users, marketers… Read more »

How 3-D printing is transforming the $12 trillion manufacturing industry and fueling the 4th Industrial Revolution

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Description: A French cosmetics giant uses one to create artificial skin. A Wisconsin start-up designs ceramic guides that pinpoint tumors in individual cancer patients. Workers on a remote North Sea oil rig make replacement parts on the spot rather than wait days for a ship or helicopter to arrive. All these actions are made possible… Read more »

How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares

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Description: How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 06, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/05/ceo-brian-niccol-turns-chipotle-mexican-grill-around-after-food-safety-scares.html Questions for discussion: How is Taco Bell managed differently from Chipotle? How would you increase business at Chipotle? Do you think Chipotle is a good investment today?

David M. Rubenstein on Profit, Purpose and Climate

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Description: F&D’s Rahim Kanani interviews David M. Rubenstein, cofounder and co–executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private investment firms, on a new corporate reality that looks beyond profit, the role of business in tackling climate change, and what animates his philanthropy. Source: IMF.org Date: Nov 04, 2019 Link: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/11/david-rubenstein-on-profit-purpose-and-climate-change.htm Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Molson Coors Cuts 500 Jobs in North America, Shifts Headquarters to Chicago

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Description: Coors is saying goodbye the Rockies, from a business perspective, at least. Molson Coors announced Wednesday it would move the headquarters of its North American business—MillerCoors—out of Denver and into Chicago. The move comes alongside plans to cut 400-500 jobs. Source: Fortune.com Date: Oct 30, 2019 Link: https://fortune.com/2019/10/30/molson-coors-rockies-job-cuts-move/ Questions for discussion: What are the problems facing… Read more »

Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

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Description: (Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> was sued on Thursday in a proposed class action accusing it of discriminating against older and female users by withholding advertising for financial services such as bank accounts, insurance, investments and loans. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Oct 31, 2019 Link: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-sued-age-gender-bias-183907492.html?guccounter=1 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the… Read more »

Bankrupt PG&E Plunges as California Wildfires Roar

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Description: PG&E Corp. shares plunged 25% on Friday as possible liabilities from the Kincade Fire in northern California boost the risks that shareholders will be wiped out and could undermine efforts to bring the company out of bankruptcy. Bloomberg’s Claire Boston has more on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 25,… Read more »

PayPal CFO: We’ve been talking about the death of cash for years — and now ‘it’s here’

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Description: The death of cash has arrived, PayPal CFO John Rainey told CNBC on Thursday. “We’ve been talking about this phenomenon or trend for years now, and it’s here,” Rainey said on “Squawk Alley.” “We experience it today.” Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 25, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/24/paypal-cfo-john-rainey-on-the-end-of-cash-and-rise-of-digital-payments.html Questions for discussion: Explain why John Rainey believes “the death of cash has… Read more »

How a VC Wants to Be Pitched

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Description: Accel partner Andrew Braccia breaks down the basics of selling your idea to venture capitalists Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Oct 23, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341165?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Summarize the key items of advice presented in this report. What else would you suggest to those presenting to venture capitalists?