Blocked M&A in the publishing industry | 232

Dez Morgan reports to Skip Montreux on the Merger and Acquisition between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster that was recently blocked by a US court.

  1. Why were the two publishers trying to merge?
  2. Why did a US court prohibit the merger?
  3. Will the companies appeal the decision?

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The Canva Story – Part 1 | 230

Canva cofounders: Cameron Adams, Cliff Obrecht, and Melanie Perkins

In part 1 of this 2-part episode, Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the online graphic design company – Canva.

  1. What gave Melanie Perkins the idea to establish Canva?
  2. How did they raise capital to start the company?
  3. Is Canva a challenge to graphic design giants like Adobe?

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The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party | 229

President Xi Jinping addressing the 20th NCCCP

Dez Morgan reports to Skip Montreux on the NCCCP that took place in Beijing, China in October.

  1. How often does this meeting take place?
  2. What happens during this congress?
  3. What did President Xi Jinping say, and NOT say, in his opening speech?

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The UK’s new Prime Minster and her mini-budget | 227

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss

Dez Morgan makes a big announcement! After that, he gives Skip Montreux a rundown on what is happening in UK politics.

  1. Who is the Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss?
  2. What policies did she announce in her mini-budget?
  3. Why have the banks, the currency markets, and the public reacted so negatively to her polices?

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The 3 Core Elements of an Effective Sales Plan (Part 2) | 226

Gregory Kostiuk – StratEx Sales. President

In part two of a four-part interview, Skip Montreux interviews Gregory Kostiuk, the President and Founder of StratEx Sales. In this part of the interview, Greg talks about analyzing your competition, the importance of SWOT analysis, and formulating a Unique Value Proposition.

  1. Why is it important to know your competition?
  2. How do you confirm that your SWOT analysis is correct?
  3. What is the formula of a Unique Value Proposition (UVP)?

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