Description:Ã‚Â I started the week with a column about IBM (IBM, Fortune 500), so it’s only fitting that I end the week with a piece about a company I like to call IBM Lite. Or “Little Blue,” if you will. Source:Ã‚Â CNNMoney.com Date: 11/18/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/18/technology/thebuzz/index.htm?iid=HP_LN Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Human Resource Management : From Recruitment to Labor Relations (p252)
Description:Ã‚Â The future of warehouses may be one with fast shipments and few human employees if robots like Kiva Systems continue to invade the workplace. Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report com Date: 11/09/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/11/08/ts_kiva_robotics_robot.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: How can this system improve productivity in a warehouse? How would a financial manager make a decision… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â Advice from Hawaiian Airlines executive Charles Nardello Source: Businessweek.com Date: 11/11/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.businessweek.com/management/to-win-customers-get-out-of-the-way-11112011.html Questions for discussion: What does Charles Nardello have to say about management? Do you agree with his thinking?
Description:Ã‚Â The company turned in solid quarterly results that analysts cheered. But the site’s writers are telling a very different story. Source:Ã‚Â Fortune.com Date: 11/11/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/11/11/demand-media-writers/?iid=SF_F_Lead Questions for discussion: Describe the business model for this firm. How is production controlled? Do you think GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s actions were fair-minded? What should the company do in the… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â In his On the Mark segment, Evan Newmark says Friday’s Groupon IPO should be waded through with caution by investors, because it is another example of Wall Street shenanigans. Source: Marketwatch.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 11/04/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/groupon-investor-beware/5DE4D58B-F543-470C-880B-4F2183A8AE19 Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons presented why investors should stay away from this stock. Do… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Facebook’s Carolyn Everson explains how she learned from the failure of her startup Pets.com. Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 11/04/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/11/03/ts_40_u_everson_facebook.fortune/ Questions for discussion: What did you learn about business success and failure by watching this clip? Do you think Carolyn Emerson is a better corporate executive at Facebook due her earlier… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â The iPhone maker spends lavishly on all stages of the manufacturing process, giving it a huge operations advantage Source: Businessweek.com Date: 11/03/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/apples-supplychain-secret-hoard-lasers-11032011.html Questions for discussion: Why does Apple have a competitive advantage in R&D over other firms? How important is the scale of production to AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s success in R&D and production?
Description:Ã‚Â Apple Inc. (AAPL), seeking to retain its management team in the wake of former Chief Executive Officer Steve JobsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death last month, gave $60 million restricted-stock grants to most of its senior vice presidents. Source:Ã‚Â Bloomberg.com Date: 11/04/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-04/apple-doles-out-stock-grants-to-several-of-its-top-executives.html Questions for discussion: Do you believe this is a wise financial planning decision at… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â The story of one man who used a little persuasionÃ¢â‚¬â€and a lot of luckÃ¢â‚¬â€to win the rights to millions of tons of rare earths Source: Businessweek.com Date: 10/27/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/alaskas-billion-dollar-mountain-10272011.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points in this report? What did you learn about the industry from an Ã¢â‚¬Å“on the groundÃ¢â‚¬Â point of… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â The fans are shareholders. The CEO is a union leader and ex-player. The city is a dot on the map. The bizarre anomaly of the franchise that rules the NFL Source: Businessweek.com Date: 10/20/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-green-bay-packers-have-the-best-owners-in-football-10202011.html Questions for discussion: Explain the strategic success of the team from a managerial, marketing, and financial point of… Read more »