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Description: The lost art of dividend investing

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/28/the-lost-art-of-dividend-investing.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the history of dividend payouts as a means to share business wealth creation with investors?
  • How has it changed?

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Mar 02, 2019

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the problems related to production and marketing in the fashion industry?
  • What are the recommended solutions?
  • Do you think businesses and consumers will respond to these solutions?

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Description: A study released in January found out how much people would need to be paid to deactivate their Facebook accounts for four weeks: “The median valuation was around $100 dollars a month,” Stanford economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who co-authored the study told Recode.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 01, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/stanford-nyu-study-what-youd-have-to-pay-people-to-get-off-facebook.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about FB users and their attitudes towards social media in general?
  • What should FB management take away from this research?

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Description: Companies may know that more advanced attribution practices are needed to prove marketing value in today’s complex media world, but that doesn’t mean they understand, or easily embrace, these practices.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Mar 01, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/fewer-than-10-of-us-marketers-think-their-company-s-attribution-knowledge-is-excellent?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the problem facing managers, according to this research?
  • What are the recommendations?

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Description: Although many students may sulk at requiring additional classes, a finance class will create beneficial knowledge for the next generation of career-oriented adults.

Source: KSUSentinel.com

Date: Mar 04, 2019

Link: http://ksusentinel.com/2019/03/04/opinion-finance-course-should-be-required/

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the primary arguments for making a course mandatory?
  • Do you think it would help solve personal financial problems such as the burden of debt?
  • Would it make for better employees entering the workforce?
  • What content would you recommend for an undergraduate course in personal finance?

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Description: Do you have a work bestie? It can be good for your career and your overall well-being, according to a new study by LinkedIn.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report

Date: Feb 26, 2019

Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-work-friendships-can-helpand-hurtyour-career-173701272.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what the report says about relationships and their affect on career development?
  • What do you think about the assessment?

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Description: Because of in-app ad spend’s recent surge, getting accurate in-app viewability measurements is a big deal for mobile marketers. We forecast that $77.03 billion will be spent on in-app advertising in the US this year, up 25.1% over 2018.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Feb 25, 2019

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/why-is-mobile-app-ad-viewability-so-hard-to-measure?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key points in the research data.
  • How should managers deal with these issues they face?

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Description: Is it more similar to the top 1 percent or the working class?

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Feb 24, 2019

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/opinion/income-inequality-upper-middle-class.html?fbclid=IwAR2FSM1zNTrM5USXVZCPKjRW5w4RVA1kI5nOlNE43OrLfLkUmAV74SxxEdM

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the research data say about the distribution of wealth since 1980?
  • How much do you think real estate and the stock market have contributed to this phenomenon?
  • Should wealth distribution be shifted through other means, say taxation policies, in your opinion?
  • How would any changes affect the real estate and stock markets?

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Description: If you want to understand how Netflix is reinventing every aspect of TV programming, consider how–and how fast–it’s changed food shows.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Feb 25, 2019

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310413/how-netflix-became-the-new-food-network?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02252019

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the way NetFlix has changed programming in this field?
  • What other areas could follow a similar strategy?
  • How does this help small producers and entrepreneurs?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #659 – Host: Mitch Joel. We have been debating and discussing the power of technology, culture and humans for a long time. Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She teaches Innovation & Emerging Business Models at Sciences Politique’s Masters of Economics and Finance program in Paris. Her latest book is Hustle & Float – reclaim your creativity and thrive in a world obsessed with work. For too long, creativity and productivity have been considered essential but unconnected. Thousands of books have been written about each of these concepts separately. In fact, nearly every business book out there tackles achievement and performance through one of these two lenses. Hustle and Float is an exploration of the increasing tensions between productivity and creativity within our personal and professional lives. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Feb 24, 2019

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-659-hustle-and-float-with-rahaf-harfoush/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what Rahaf Harfoush says in this discussion.
  • Do you agree with her arguments?
  • What are the implications for management of people in businesses?