Business News of the Week For High School Business and Marketing Students - October 11, 2017

by Jeff Rutherford

Successful business leaders and CEOs read voraciously to stay up-to-date with their industries and business trends.

Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world and a successful CEO, estimates that he spends 80% of his time reading. Buffett has said that every morning he reads the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, USA Today, the Omaha World-Herald, and the American Banker.

Bill Gates reads the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist cover to cover.

On that note, Knowledge Matters, makers of Virtual Business, has compiled this list of some of the most important business stories of the week. Download a PDF of the list here, and you can share these stories with your high school students and possibly discuss some of them in class.

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity - The Atlantic

Can A Tech Makeover Save the Toy Industry - Fortune

Dollar General Hits a Gold Mine in Rural America – Businessweek

Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music – Hacker Noon

Nestle, Bigger Than You Know – YouTube video (Company Man)

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