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Is It Time to ‘Grow or Die’ for Streaming Juggernaut Netflix?

Streaming is a gigantic industry in 2021, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. However, a question remains — can legacy player Netflix continue on a healthy plateau to retain its current Read more

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Upscaling Employees to Maximize Company Potential and Growth
February 1, 2023

The ever-increasing role technology and innovation play in today’s workplace mean that even the most educated and trained workers will require varying degrees of upskilling, retraining, and upscaling employees to meet current and future demands. And with the talent pool getting increasingly competitive, organizations that do not provide those education and training opportunities may […]

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Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades
February 1, 2023

People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the world happen. Unfortunately, there is a growing gap in the skilled trades workforce, despite high wages, employer-funded training, readily available positions, and the opportunity to apply […]

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Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High
February 1, 2023

With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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Is It Time to ‘Grow or Die’ for Streaming Juggernaut Netflix?
August 4, 2021

Streaming is a gigantic industry in 2021, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. However, a question remains — can legacy player Netflix continue on a healthy plateau to retain its current audience, or does it have to continue growing to survive and thrive? How will streaming platform competition be guided by investments in […]

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AT&T Merges Media Assets With Discovery in Blockbuster Deal
May 17, 2021

(Bloomberg) — AT&T Inc. agreed to spin off its media operations in a deal with Discovery Inc. that will create a new entertainment company, merging assets ranging from CNN and HBO to HGTV and the Food Network. AT&T will receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities and debt retention, with AT&T shareholders getting stock representing […]

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Disney CEO Speaks on Disneyland Reopening Plans
April 29, 2021

Walt Disney Co. reopens its two California theme parks on April 30 after they were dark for more than a year, a key step in the entertainment giant’s recovery from the pandemic. CEO Bob Chapek said he’s “thrilled” with future guest reservations. Watch below for more.   “I think it’s going to create a reemergence […]

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek on Park Reopening Precautions and Future Plans
March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the United States, Disney plans to open its flagship Disneyland theme park on April 30th. The company’s CEO Bob Chapek spoke to Bloomberg about the much anticipated reopening and his optimistic outlook for the future.   Chapek: We’re thrilled with the response that we’re seeing from our guest in terms […]

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Can HBO Max Keep Up the Energy in the Crowded World of Streaming?
February 18, 2021

With people around the globe continuing to cut the cable cord at unprecedented levels, the world of streaming is experiencing a bona fide explosion. Services are popping up and down the spectrum of media companies, from tried-and-true juggernauts like NBC to upstarts and the cemented new-age goliaths like Netflix. HBO is one of those legacy […]

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Focusing on Narrative in Designing a ‘Disney Experience’
January 27, 2021

Whether you’re an integrator, a designer or simply a label-defying creative, the EXPERIENCE is everything. Host Bryan Meszaros explores the story behind the exhibit to understand how a carefully crafted experience traps into the human experience to connect people to place. Welcome to another episode of the Experience by Design podcast with host Brian Meszaros. […]

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Disney Parks Cut Labor Force by 28,000 Amid Difficult Recovery
October 6, 2020

Disney theme parks are becoming a small world after all as the company announces a massive round of layoffs to its part-time employees. According to the BBC, Disney lost 4.7 billion dollars in revenue in just three months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs apply to Disney’s US based parks in […]

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Measuring the Full Impact of Decreased Capacity Allowances at Theme Parks
September 21, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot, hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis dive into a topic that might seem off the beaten path – but that’s relevant to any organizational leader. By conducting some “Mickey Mouse math” about Disney’s park reopenings, the trio explored the implications of COVID-19 on one of the world’s themed entertainment juggernauts and […]

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Film Studios Can Run Their Own Movie Theaters. Now What?
August 12, 2020

A New York federal judge has officially granted a motion by the U.S. Department of Justice to end the Paramount Consent Decrees, an existing regulation preventing film studios from owning their own cinemas in the interest of preventing a movie-industry monopoly. To discuss the potential fallout of this decision, host Daniel Litwin was joined by […]

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