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Description: ?Canada’s economy continued showing surprising strength at the start of the year despite a second wave of closures that forced many businesses to shut their doors again.

?Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Apr 01, 2021

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-recovery-gains-steam-with-growth-tracking-above-5-1.1584701

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the condition of Canada’s economy and major business sectors?
  • Why are economists concerned with too much government stimulus spending?
  • Which businesses are likely to do well if interest rates remain low and spending high?
  • What should investors do, in your opinion?

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Description: Dubin says the startup world has changed since he launched his men’s grooming brand 10 years ago. Here’s his advice for today’s founders.

Source: INC.com

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Link: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/michael-dubin-dollar-shave-club-lessons-ecommerce.html?utm_source=incthismorning

Questions for discussion:

  • Why does Michael Dubin no longer believe in the DTC model that made him a success?
  • What else does he have to say to managers about corporate responsibility?
  • How would you justify the valuation paid for Dollar Shave Club?

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Description: Shares of education tech company Coursera opened at $39 apiece in its market debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/coursera-ipo-cour-begins-trading-on-the-nyse.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the Coursera business model.
  • Who are the target customers?
  • What are the limits to growth?
  • How should HR managers approach this potential partner in training and education?
  • Do you think this company represents a good investment at this time?

 

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Description: In his first extended public remarks since becoming Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger offered an underlying message: Intel, the American chipmaking giant, is getting its swagger back.

?Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/23/intel-makes-foundry-strategy-shift-under-new-ceo-pat-gelsinger-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain why the stock price jumped?
  • What does this announcement say about the new management at the firm and changes to the vision for the company?
  • What does this story say about the relationship between businesses and governments?

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Description: More than 20% of the wealthiest Americans’ income isn’t being reported to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a new study that calculates U.S. tax evasion is far higher than previously estimated.

?Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/america-richest-found-clever-ways-093851786.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does report suggest about taxation and collection fairness?
  • How do you think this information affects those who are unable to hide income?
  • What would you suggest be done to deal with the matter?
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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Demand for computer scientists is high and continues to grow in the U.S. and globally. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projected that by 2026, computer science jobs will have grown by 19%. Although many colleges are working hard to produce computer science graduates who can fill those jobs, relatively few of these graduates — 18% — are women, resulting in a workforce that lacks the benefits from gender diversity — critical innovation and growth.

Source: Gallop.com

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Link: https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/340322/women-tech-starting-young.aspx

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the differences between men and women with respect to technology education and career development?
  • What are the career implications for these differences?
  • What, if anything, do you think should be done?

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Description: 139 year old company changing direction to focus on Loblaws and real estate divisions

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/weston-food-grocery-1.5960329

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is the company selling off the bakery division?
  • What does this say about the profitability of producing baked-goods in comparison to selling them?
  • How does this fit with the idea of maximizing ROI by focusing funds on investments that produce the greatest returns?

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Description: Chinese net users have called for a boycott of Hennes & Mauritz AB because it won’t use cotton from Xinjiang, thrusting the world’s second-largest clothing retailer into the Asian nation’s human rights controversy.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Mar 24, 2021

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/h-m-blasted-on-chinese-social-media-for-pulling-xinjiang-cotton-1.1581583

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the issues involved in this report.
  • Did management handle things properly, in your opinion?
  • What should it do next?

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Description: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is getting lots of help both at home and abroad to get its COVID-19 jab out to the masses.
In the U.S., Merck (MRK) stepped up to begin the process this month, while in Europe, Sanofi (SNY) has offered to help fill and finish vials. And in India, J&J has already partnered with the world’s largest vaccine maker, the Serum Institute of India.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report

Date: Mar 22, 2021

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/us-supports-indias-biological-e-adding-to-global-supply-of-covid-19-vaccines-160331441.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the global relationships between governments and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Is this structure a good or bad thing for vaccine production and distribution, in your opinion?

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Description: It is very likely that you know Nathan Apodaca, the TikTok skater who went viral in October 2020 with a single video.

?Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report

Date: Mar 19, 2021

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/367518?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the benefit and value gained by each player related to the video clip.
  • What does this case say about publicity, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking?
  • How is this case related to the growth in NFTs?