Description: Nigeria’s former finance chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala explains. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2fSUvPy Questions for Discussions: Summarize the good and bad of globalization as presented by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. How can the “losers”fight back? How different are the issues presented in comparison to first world economies?
Monthly Archives: December 2016
Here’s the best investing advice from Fortune
Description: Here’s the best investing advice from Fortune Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2h88lPd Questions for Discussions: Summarize the thinking presented by the panel. Do you agree with any of the assessments and recommendations?
Injunction Be Damned! Businesses Forge Ahead With Overtime Changes
Description: New overtime rules were supposed to go into effect December 1. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://fortune.com/2016/12/05/injunction-be-damned/?iid=leftrail Questions for Discussions: What has happened as a result of decisions taken by businesses and government? Why do you think businesses have chosen this route?
Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy
Description: What’s not to like? But please don’t ask the Trumpists Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Dec 03, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-the-verdict-on-that-terrible-obama-economy-2016-11-30 Questions for Discussions: Summarize the evaluation presented in this article. Do you agree with the assessments?
Why U.S. shale producers are the biggest winner from OPEC’s oil deal
Description: ‘Oil prices are truly on course for a recovery’: analyst Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-us-shale-producers-are-the-biggest-winner-from-opecs-oil-deal-2016-12-05 Questions for discussion: What are the arguments presented in the report? Do you agree?
Italian banks are drowning in bad debt
Description: Italian banks are drowning in bad debt Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/12/01/italian-banks-drowning-in-bad-debt.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why are Italian banks in trouble? What are the consequences of financial reforms? How should investors deal with this information?
Why 25% of the working women in America are struggling financially
Description: They work in jobs that are growing fast, pay less than $15 an hour and are female-dominated Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Dec 04, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-25-of-the-working-women-in-america-are-struggling-financially-2016-11-30?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial and social issues presented? How should business, government, and society deal with the gap?
Italy’s ‘No’ Vote And Renzi Resignation Means More Trouble For European Banks
Description: The election of Republican Donald J. Trump has propelled America’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, to record highs as investors anticipate the end of a “lower for longer” economy in the U.S. of slow growth and rock bottom interest rates. But in Europe, the rise of populism by way of referendum votes such as the… Read more »
Israel’s Startup Hype Master Faces His Toughest Test Yet
Description: Israel’s most prolific startup hype man is a scruffy 35-year-old named Moshe Hogeg. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-05/israel-s-startup-hype-master-faces-his-toughest-test-yet Questions for Discussions: Summarize the fund-raising strategies followed by Moshe Hogeg. How are they unconventional?
How Entrepreneurs Can Make Peace With Undiversified Investments
Description: If you’re an entrepreneur, traditional financial advice, starting with the drumbeat of diversification, does not apply to you. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/your-money/asset-allocation/how-entrepreneurs-can-make-peace-with-undiversified-investments.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What does this article say about the “entrepreneurial view” of personal finances and motivation? Do you think it is a fair evaluation?