EzyBusiness Weekly 5 - Unicorns, Google, Home Workers, Netflix and the Great Patent Battle
The perfect end to the business week is back with the Weekly 5 covering stores concerning Netflix to Beyond Meat. If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week in business and industry. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of business theories in action in the real world.
This week's top 5 Business stories, as chosen by our EzyBusiness team:
Beyond Meat - The vegetarian foods based company floated its shares on the stock market to generate a massive valuation, we discuss how important it is for firms to put aside their economic responsibilities for other wider business responsibilities.
Launch of the Google Pixel 3a - Google announced a budget version of the third generation of its Pixel smartphone, we discuss the reason why companies may decide to adopt a different pricing strategy to generate better results.
Home Working Trends - The number of people that regularly work from home has risen steadily since 2008, we assess the benefits and challenges of this growing labour market trend.
Netflix's African Journey - The streaming giant announced its latest plans to expand into the African region, we assess the challenges that large tech driven companies face when expanding into emerging markets.
Patent Battle - The long-running patent feud between Apple and chip supplier Qualcomm has been settled, we take a look at the outcome of the settlement and discuss alternative ways of protecting innovation within a business.
For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.
Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!