Five Things We’re Reading

Jan 9, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Below are some of the articles that the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do.

1 Big Lesson Every CEO Should Learn From the Plane Crash and ‘Miraculous’ Evacuation in Japan – A flight crew safely evacuated an entire plane following a collision and massive fire. What can business leaders learn from Japan Airlines and the way they turned a prior tragedy into an opportunity to learn, which later resulted in saving the lives of everyone on board this flight?

Why Costco’s Response to the Surprising Virginia Union Victory Stands Out – While some companies will speak out negatively against their employees after unionization, why did Costco leadership see the vote as a failure on their part as leaders?

How Smartphones Wrecked Bar Drinking – Bars used to be a place for human interaction and socialization, but how has technology changed that and what potential dangers might there be when adding doomscrolling with doomdrinking?

Homebuilder Stocks Soared in 2023. Here’s What That Says About the U.S. Housing Market – What’s driving the rising performance of the country’s ten largest homebuilders?

Is GenAI’s Impact on Productivity Overblown? – Is it a mistake to jump into the hype surrounding the newest AI technology and adopt its use company-wide? The author believes it might be and shares two core problems that leaders should understand first.

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