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Description: Dolce & Gabbana’s Chinese marketing scandal is fashion’s biggest faux pas since former Christian Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic rant in 2011, and it’s potentially far more costly.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/china-chopstick-debacle-puts-dolce-gabbana-s-future-at-stake

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the issues facing management.
  • What are the lessons to be learned by managers of international brands?
  • How should the company handle the situation?

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Description:  It’s golf, but not as we know it. Friday sees two of the game’s greats go head to head, with no trophy or major title to be won.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/23/9-million-and-a-lifetime-of-bragging-rights-on-the-line-for-tiger-woods-and-phil-mickelson.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this format will succeed? Explain why.
  • Would it succeed in other sports? Explain why.
  • Even though Phil won, did Tiger lose?

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Description: Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS.TO 2.66%) is pushing ahead with its China expansion, betting its strategy of selling premium coats directly to customers will help overcome a proliferation of knockoffs and the nation’s consumption slowdown.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-goose-takes-on-chinese-market-more-used-to-fake-parkas-1.1172675

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about how Canada Goose is succeeding in dealing with knock-off competeition in China?
  • How has the company managed to successfully position its brand at the high end of the market?

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Description: External and internal factors inhibit change

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/inertia-prevents-marketers-from-reevaluating-their-spend?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the research say?
  • How should managers deal with this issue?

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Description: When I first met Dan Schawbel (many years back), my reaction was, “who is this kid trying to make such a loud noise?” The passion was oozing out of him. Dan had a real fire in his belly.

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Nov 18, 2018

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-645-back-to-human-with-dan-schawbel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights in this podcast.
  • What should managers take away from this discussion about leadership?

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Description: PG&E’s stock has lost more than half its value this week as shareholders flee the utility amid concerns that its equipment may be partly responsible for the most destructive wildfire in California’s history.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/15/pge-has-lost-half-its-value-as-shareholders-fear-its-role-in-ca-fire.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why has the company stock value fallen?
  • What does this scenario suggest to investors and rate payers?
  • How can management mitigate the damage done to the company reputation?

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Description:  Walmart reported 43% e-commerce growth and U.S. same-store sales growth of 3.4% in the third quarter

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Nov 15, 2018

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/walmarts-focus-on-lower-prices-e-commerce-pays-off-as-costs-rise-and-tariffs-loom-2018-11-15

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize and interpret the reported financial results at Walmart.
  • What explains these results?
  • How should investors treat this information?

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Description: In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Nov 14, 2018

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/323282?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key lessons learned from this interview.
  • Create a sketch of another idea that you think could match this design.

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Description: With the launch of a way for people to connect with each other in mentoring relationships, and to look for jobs, Facebook  has over the last year or so slowly been encroaching on LinkedIn’s  territory as the go-to platform for people who want to leverage their networks of contacts to expand their career prospects.

Source: TechCrunch.com

Date: Nov13, 2018

Link: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/13/facebook-learning-mentorships-jobs/?yptr=yahoo

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this concept is a good field for Facebook growth?
  • What advantages does Facebook have as a competitor?

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Description: Alphabet is working to organize its many health projects.

Source: Engadget.com

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Link: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/13/google-takes-over-deepmind-health/?yptr=yahoo

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think these acquisitions are appropriate areas for future growth for Google?
  • What does Google offer these firms that drives these deals?