Turning Change Into Opportunity Through Adaptive Sophistication

Director of Marketing at Chargebee, helping organizations grow through streamlined subscription billing and revenue operations. 

On March 17, 2020, Fortune published an article (subscription required) predicting why online classes wouldn’t really work. On March 23, six days later, and for the first time in its history, all classes for undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard transitioned to online delivery. In the six months since, Harvard has had to revamp its curriculum and reevaluate its centuries-long traditions to facilitate its first 100%-remote semester. 

“This is a moment in time that demands unprecedented innovation and inspiration,” Nonie Lesaux, HGSE academic dean, told the Harvard Gazette

It’s not just Harvard. The global pandemic has redefined the way we live, work and learn. Looking deeper into education, 2020 has been the tipping point for e-learning. While investors have bet on e-learning for years, companies within this segment have struggled with large-scale adoption

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How The Pandemic Offers An Opportunity To Use Digital Tools To Drive Business Improvement

Tom Niehaus is Executive Vice President, North America, at CTG.

Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is often credited for saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

The Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly qualifies. Over the past few months, many organizations have had to go into extreme lockdown mode, at least temporarily, and adjust the way they work as they scramble to remain viable.

The temptation in a situation like this is to hunker down until the crisis passes and life goes back to “normal.” Yet, times like these also present an opportunity for leaders with vision to seize the high ground. Because when things are already rough, it is often easier to make changes to processes and digital technologies that would meet strong resistance in better times. 

We already see this occurring in some areas. For example, many organizations that are dependent on direct interaction with consumers,

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Business Partners Find New Opportunity After Financial Hardship

Sunday, September 20th 2020, 10:56 pm

By: Hunter McKee


Two business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are exploring a new adventure this fall. This week marks the grand opening of Hillbilly Haven, an outdoor family fun farm located at the intersection of Coltrane and Wilshire.

Nick Henthorn and Scott Hill co-own Phoenix Oil and Gas in Edmond, but they say business has been tough due to COVID-19.

“We’ve been trying to drum up business,” Henthorn said. “Trying to earn a check.”

With time on their hands, they put their heads together and created a place for family and friends.

“We’ve been out here every single day,” Henthorn said. “Morning to night, doing our very best trying to make it as nice and clean as possible.”

From pumpkin sales to pony rides, Hill said Hillbilly Haven has something for the whole family to enjoy.

They had been

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How mass incarceration became ‘a business opportunity’ in America

This is part 1 of Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast about the for-profit prison industry. Listen to the series here. 

Mass incarceration in the U.S. grew over decades as more politicians with tough-on-crime stances became elected to office and laws changed surrounding sentencing. 

In that environment, the private prison industry became a place to generate a lot of revenue.

“A lot of these criminal laws were changed with the political support of individuals who supported the private prison corporation because they saw a business opportunity,” Amy Fettig, executive director at The Sentencing Project, told Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast. “They saw the incarceration, the denial of freedom of our fellow Americans, people in our community as a business opportunity.”

A boy carries cash to visit his mother at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California May 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

The U.S. has the most private prisons

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Global PVDF Membrane Market 2020 Opportunity Assessment, Business Opportunities, Top Industry Players, Trend and Growth to 2025

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Aug 09, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The most recent report titled Global PVDF Membrane Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 issued by MarketsandResearch.biz fetches a scheduled analysis of the market covering historical data and forecast remuneration about the market. The report sheds light on numerous aspects of the current market scenario such as supply chain operations, new product development, and other activities. The report talks about major players and regions, recent developments, and competitive landscape of the global PVDF Membrane market. Our team of an analyst is watching continuously the market movement, market drivers, offers real-time analysis regarding growth, decline as well as hurdles, opportunities, and challenges faced by the major players in the global market.

Key Players:

The high growth potential of the market has reassured several players to participate

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Japan’s ‘Everything App’ Is a Big Opportunity for Fashion Brands | Global Currents, BoF Professional

TOKYO, Japan —  Japanese consumers are known for their dedication to brands with subtle distinction and avant-garde values. In recent years, however, a somewhat unexpected name has been quietly moving up in the rankings of the best brands of Japan.

Line, the tech company behind the mobile app of the same name, has become a ubiquitous brand in its own right – so much so that users regularly fall asleep with the app’s video chats still open.  It is such a constant companion for many in this market that Vogue Japan now waits until 10pm to send daily push messages to its followers.

When you ask locals why this brand with an unremarkable green logo is popular, the response reveals something important about Japanese shoppers’ new priorities. Is it cool? Not really. Is it convenient? Very.

“Line is the most used app in Japan — more than Instagram, Facebook and

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Covid-19 Offers The Opportunity For Business Schools To Think Creatively

Business schools are going to be even more critical in shaping our agenda and recovery in the aftermath of Covid-19, assuming they can respond with agility to the astonishing breadth of challenges economies are now facing. The leadership skills needed to navigate countries and global companies out of the wreckage of Covid-19 over the next decade will not magically appear. In reality, the leadership education agenda needs an overhaul. Earlier in 2020 pre-pandemic the

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COVID-19 Related Information and Updates

  • Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration
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COVID-19 Related Resources for Small Businesses

  • Small Business Community COVID-19 Resiliency Survey
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