Day: August 24, 2020

Crafting A Strong MBA Elevator Pitch

online, the elevator pitch is more important than ever.” data-reactid=”29″With COVID-19 forcing MBA admissions interviews online, the elevator pitch is more important than ever.

Fortuna Admissions, recently offered a few tips on how MBA applicants can make a powerful elevator pitch.” data-reactid=”30″Sharon Joyce, of Fortuna Admissions, recently offered a few tips on how MBA applicants can make a powerful elevator pitch.

Joyce recommends that applicants cater their personal pitch to their context. In other words, it’s important to clarify your goals when creating your MBA elevator pitch.

“As you go into a conversation, clarify what you hope to get out of it,” Joyce writes. “What is your goal? What are you hoping to learn or accomplish? When it’s over, what do you want to take away (and leave behind)? Perhaps it’s first-hand insight on a certain academic offering

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Estee Lauder’s Price Target Raised to $233 on Strong Skincare Business, $275 in Best-Case Scenario: Morgan Stanley

Estee Lauder’s, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skincare, price target was raised to $233 from $196, largely driven by expectations of higher growth in the skincare business, according to Morgan Stanley equity analyst Dara Mohsenian, who also said key value drivers will remain intact in the long-term post-COVID-19 crisis.” data-reactid=”19″Estee Lauder’s, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skincare, price target was raised to $233 from $196, largely driven by expectations of higher growth in the skincare business, according to Morgan Stanley equity analyst Dara Mohsenian, who also said key value drivers will remain intact in the long-term post-COVID-19 crisis.

Estee Lauder’s shares traded about 3% higher at $212.59 on Monday. The stock gained more than 50% since March low and is up over 3% so far this year.

On August 20, the Estee Lauder reported net sales of

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Stanford GSB Will Now Start The Fall Quarter Mostly Online

Stanford GSB decides to start its autumn quarter For MBA students mostly online.

Graduate School of Business today (Aug. 24) announced that it would abandon plans for a hybrid start to the school year and begin the autumn quarter mostly online.” data-reactid=”29″With Santa Clara county still on California’s COVID watch list, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business today (Aug. 24) announced that it would abandon plans for a hybrid start to the school year and begin the autumn quarter mostly online.

With just a couple of exceptions for a few outdoor class sessions, first-year and second-year MBA students will begin their studies completely online. The school will revisit its decision during the week of Sept. 21. If the county gets off the watch list, it’s possible Stanford could return to a hybrid combination of in-person and online classes on Sept. 28.

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How to Navigate a College Reopening

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One thing is clear as students return to some college and university campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic: It will be very tricky to get this right.

Public health experts are concerned that attempts to start in-person classes too soon and an overreliance on imperfect testing practices could lead students to underestimate the risks of getting infected on campus, potentially seeding new outbreaks and spreading COVID-19. That’s especially true with ongoing community spread of the virus in much of the country and difficulty controlling what precautions students take when they’re not in class. 

Some universities opened in-person classes only to suddenly go remote after clusters of coronavirus infections emerged or the number of students testing positive ticked up quickly. Other schools are delaying in-person returns until September or October, and then will limit in-person attendance or require negative test results

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What the Buyers from Our Top E-Comm Sites Are Picking Up for Fall

Photo credit: COURTESY
Photo credit: COURTESY

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Online shopping is not what it was six months ago. We are not immune to the realities retail is facing in the midst of a global pandemic and the economic hardship it has wrought. But truth is, many who can are largely still shopping, and the wheels continue to turn at e-comm sites big and small.

As we begin to see the shape of a new fashion landscape emerge, we turn to those on the ground floor, the buyers, to see what they have in mind for the upcoming season. How are they navigating current business challenges, what are they buying into, and what do they forecast their customers desire now? It’s less a question of the It bag or boot of the season, and more an inquiry into the true essence of what people who love fashion and still want it in their

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AMZN, FB, JD, TSLA, PUGOY and GM

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 24, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Amazon AMZN, Facebook FB, JD.com JD, Tesla TSLA, Peugeot PUGOY and General Motors GM.

Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

5 Long-Term Trends You Should Be Invested In

Investor enthusiasm seems to be going through the roof, and already-stretched valuations are going even higher. While a buoyant market is good news and a good earnings season is the perfect reason for the bulls to rule, it’s hard to overstress the need for caution.

Estimates for the third quarter have been corrected. Many companies continue to point to uncertainties for not providing annual guidance. The elections are around the corner. There’s a lot

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Trump gets Republican nomination and claims election being rigged

President Donald Trump opened his bid for a second term after securing the Republican nomination Monday in typically combative, dark fashion with a claim that Democrats are working to “steal” the election that polls currently show him losing.

Minutes after the party completed the formal nomination vote confirming Trump as the candidate on November 3, he appeared on stage at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to deliver a rambling speech that lasted close to an hour.

From the opening words, he said Republicans should be on alert for what he claimed was a Democratic plan to rig the contest through increased use of mail-in voting — a measure that Democrats are pushing so that people don’t have to risk catching COVID-19 in crowded polling stations. 

“They are trying to steal the election,” he told party delegates. “The only way they can take this election away from us is if

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To-go drinks an elixir for public, a lifeline for business

DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus is shaking up America’s liquor laws.

At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only two — Florida and Mississippi — allowed them on a limited basis before coronavirus struck, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

Struggling restaurants say it’s a lifeline, letting them rehire bartenders, pay rent and reestablish relationships with customers. But others want states to slow down, saying the decades-old laws help ensure public safety.

Julia Momose closed Kumiko, her Japanese-style cocktail bar in Chicago, on March 16. The next day, Illinois allowed bars and restaurants to start selling unopened bottles of beer, wine and liquor, but mixed drinks were excluded.

Momose spent the next three months collecting petition signatures and pressing lawmakers to allow carryout cocktails. It worked. On June 17, she poured her first to-go drink: a

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The Capital Note: Update from ESG Street

Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter (coming soon) about finance and economics. On the (abbreviated — Daniel Tenreiro is away) menu today: ESG, Trader Joe’s COVID challenges, autonomous trucks, Argentine subsidies, and Soviet gold.

ESG, Climate Activism, and Shutting Down Debate
Unless otherwise specifically stated, the purpose of an investment company is, I would assume, to (after taking appropriate account of risk and so on) maximize the returns to the clients who have entrusted it with their money, a statement of the obvious that may soon become a statement of the shocking if “socially responsible” investors (their description, not mine) get their way.

Norway is a country that has a long tradition of — how to put this — delivering mixed messages on climate change. The country’s wealth rests on oil, but many of its leading figures seem to find it difficult to resist an opportunity to lecture

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There’s More Than One Way to Deliver the Mail

(Bloomberg Opinion) — U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is testifying before Congress to defend his management of the Postal Service amid concern over voting by mail and the integrity of the November election. Democrats have questioned whether recent slowdowns and cutbacks at the post office under DeJoy may be part of an effort to suppress voting orchestrated by President Donald Trump, according to Bloomberg News. DeJoy told a Senate committee that allegations that cutbacks at the post office are aimed at having an impact on the November election are an “outrageous claim.” DeJoy said he’s simply trying run the Postal Service, which loses money, more efficiently and like a business.

Bloomberg Opinion figured it would be a good time to see how mail delivery works in other parts of the world, and whether the types of issues that are in focus in the U.S. exist elsewhere. Here are the results: 

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