Methane from cow burps and farts is a big contributor to climate change — feeding them seaweed may help

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Description: Methane is a major contributor to global heating, and cows produce a lot of it. There may, however, be a way to reduce all that gas: seaweed. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/seaweed-could-help-cow-farts-contribute-less-to-climate-change.html Questions for discussion: What are the possible business opportunities related to this research? How can Maine… Read more »

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 »

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 »

AT&T CEO John Stankey says he’s not satisfied with his own company’s brand

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Description: AT&T CEO John Stankey said he’s unhappy with his company’s brand and plans to refresh the wireless carrier’s image in the coming years. ?Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/att-ceo-john-stankey-says-hes-not-satisfied-with-his-own-companys-brand.html Questions for discussion: What were the failures that has caused image problems for the firm? How can these problems be corrected,… 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 »

Fast-fashion giants Zara and H&M are recovering from the pandemic at very different speeds

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Description: The world’s two largest fashion retailers posted results today, and as Zara’s parent company, Inditex, raked in record-high profits, those of Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) fell below expectations. Source: Fortune.com Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://fortune.com/2021/09/15/fast-fashion-zara-inditex-hennes-mauritz-pandemic-recovery-earnings/ Questions for discussion: What explains the different performances by these two competitors? What would expect to see… Read more »

Jim Pattison warns wealth tax will lead to Canadian capital exodus

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Description: Canadian billionaire Jim Pattison warns that recent policy proposals to tax the wealthy may lead to investment fleeing Canada, and make it harder to tackle current labour shortages. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 17, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/jim-pattison-warns-wealth-tax-will-lead-to-canadian-capital-exodus-1.1653262 ?Questions for discussion: What are the arguments surrounding taxation of wealthy individuals? Are there limitations to taxation? How… Read more »