Description:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel says that more regulation of oil pipeline safety will give the public greater confidence in the oil industry. Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 10/13/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2011/10/12/n_enbridge_oil_sands_pipeline.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a pipeline supplying energy? Do you think a pipeline delivering energy from CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Human Resource Management : From Recruitment to Labor Relations (p252)
Description:Ã‚Â The University of California Medical Center in San Francisco spends more than $3 million a year on translation services for thousands of patients who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t speak English. Since 2009, the demand for foreign language interpreters from the centerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s medical personnel has risen by a third, for languages ranging from Farsi to Mongolian. Source: Bloomberg.com… Read more »
Description: Smartphone case makers rely on rumors and leaks to get their products on the market first Source: Businessweek.com Date: 10/14/2011 Link:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-shadowy-world-of-iphone-cases-10132011.html Questions for discussion: What did you learn in this report about risk-taking and the planning process? How would you make decisions in this business environment?
Description:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Former Apple CEO John Sculley reflects on how Steve Jobs recruited him to run the tech company and why its board ultimately fired Jobs in 1985. Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 10/06/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2011/10/06/t_gc_sculley_jobs.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: According to John Sculley, what sort of businessman and entrepreneur was Steve Jobs? Do you think… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), AsiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest carmaker, is telling parts suppliers in Japan to slash prices or face being replaced by overseas rivals as the yenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s value appreciates, four people involved with the discussions said.. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 10/07/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-07/toyota-said-to-tell-partsmakers-in-japan-to-slash-prices-as-yen-advances.html Questions for discussion: Explain the connection between the value of the Japanese currency… Read more »
Description: First off, forget budget-cutting and think about training your existing staff Source: Businessweek.com Date: 10/04/2011 Link:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â http://www.businessweek.com/management/five-steps-to-job-creation-10042011.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the prescriptions for job creation presented in the article. Do you think small businesses are more likely to respond to these suggestions?
Description:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Apple or Amazon? IBM or HP? Three out of the four are knock-out stocks. Can you guess who has the glass chin? Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 09/27/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/markets/2011/09/27/mkts_bh_tech_heavyweights.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights reported for each firm. Do you agree with the conclusions reported? What advice would you suggest to… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â The firing of CEO Leo Apotheker is just the latest in a 10 year series of strategic and ethical stumbles for the tech giant. Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 09/22/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/09/22/t_hp_apotheker_mistakes.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the failings of HPÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s management? Which do you think was the most damaging to the overall management… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â WSJ Heard on the Street columnist Rolfe Winkler discusses how Meg Whitman might impact Hewlett-Packard as a corporation now that the board of directors has selected her as the company’s CEO. Source: Marketwatch.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 09/22/2011 Link:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/did-h-p-board-blow-it-by-selecting-whitman/D28479BC-4537-4B91-A697-73B13622DC13 Questions for discussion: Do you think the board of directors at HP has made… Read more »
Description:Ã‚Â Fashion designer Eileen Fisher didn’t even know how to sew when she started her clothing company but had the determination to succeed. Source: CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report Date: 09/16/2011 Link:Ã‚Â http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2011/09/16/hwgs_eileen_fisher.fortune/ Questions for discussion:Ã‚Â How would you describe the entrepreneurial character of Eileen Fisher? Do you think her success is due more to her… Read more »