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Description: It’s finally starting to dawn on people that the coronavirus is a real crisis, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers after a horrific day on Wall Street. Cramer said with so many people panicking, it’s time to stop buying the averages and circle around high-quality, recession-proof stocks that can weather this storm.

Source: TheStreet.com

Date: Mar 16, 2020

Link: https://www.thestreet.com/jim-cramer/cramers-mad-money-recap-march-16

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Jim Cramer say about investing in today’s stock market?
  • Which companies do you think will be most affected by the Coronavirus and which do you think will be pretty much unaffected?
  • Does the current market situation present a good buying opportunity, in your opinion?

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Description: Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, which will require thousands of people to work from home. Experts say the key to successful remote work is to have open lines of communication with managers, and to act like you’re working in an office.

Source: YahooFinance.com

Date: Mar 16, 2020

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/working-from-home-successfully-takes-effective-communication-and-embracing-the-outfit-mullet-170903118.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about good practices for remote working?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • Do you think this experience will lead to more remote working arrangements after the crisis is over?

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Mar 17, 2020

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/why-tech-companies-can-regain-consumer-trust-as-coronavirus-crisis-continues?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the highlights presented in this report?
  • Do you agree that a brand that is viewed as a source of greater trust will benefit long after this crisis has passed?
  • What does this mean for managers, investors?

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Description: Regeneron said it could produce ‘hundreds of thousands’ of does per month by the end of the summer if trials of its cocktail coronavirus treatment prove successful.

Source: TheStreet.com

Date: Mar 17, 2020

Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/regeneron-surges-after-identifying-coronavirus-antibodies

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the pharmaceutical effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus?
  • What are the benefits to the first company that develops and distributes a treatment?
  • How do you think the global experience with this virus outbreak will change our behaviors in the future?

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Description: Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort will close beginning Monday through to the end of March.

Source: TheStreet.com – video report

Date: Mar 12, 2020

Link: https://www.thestreet.com/markets/disney-florida-paris-theme-parks-coronavirus

Questions for discussion:

  • Why are Disney operations particularly vulnerable to concerns over the Coronavirus scare?
  • What can be done to mitigate lost business?

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Description: eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss how digital adoption has made it possible—or not—for people to work, study and entertain themselves from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Who doesn’t use the internet? Do people spend more time watching Netflix or YouTube? And which platforms get the most social media attention? They then talk about Spotify Kids, faster same-day delivery and Sling TV losing customers.

Source: eMarketer.com – podcast

Date: Mar 12, 2020

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-working-and-studying-from-home-shines-a-light-on-digital-usage?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key points made in the discussion.
  • Are you surprised by anything said?
  • What do these items mean for business managers?

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Description: During times of uncertainty in the stock market, billionaire Mark Cuban follows what he called the “No. 1 rule of investing”: “When you don’t know what to do, do nothing,” he said in 2016 on the Cyber Dust app.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 9, 2020

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/09/mark-cubans-no-1-rule-of-investing-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Mark Cuban say about investing?
  • What risk did he take by “selling everything”?
  • What was the benefit when he “sold everything”?

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Description: Despite some signs that younger generations aren’t as into alcohol as their parents, Canadians don’t appear to be drinking less overall, just less beer

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Mar 6, 2020

Link: https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/are-we-really-drinking-less-or-why-white-claws-arrival-means-more-bad-news-for-brewers

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening to beer and alcohol consumption in Canada?
  • What are the reasons for these changes?
  • What can the industry do?

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Description: Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler make their case in a new book “The Future Is Faster Than You Think.”

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Mar 6, 2020

Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/964fb3ae-5def-4d56-8e8c-56edbbb4de90?activePlaylistName=On%20Leading

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the highlights presented in this video report?
  • What does the message suggest about innovation, business development and investing?

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Description: The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Mar 11, 2020

Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-plenty-toilet-paper-us-122309255.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about human behavior and consumer products?
  • How should business people deal with this understanding?