Tag: Takeaways

Canadian basic income project takeaways, and lessons for leaders

  • For 12 months, a select group of homeless people in Canada received a total of $7,500 in cash payments, no strings attached.
  • The initiative was part of the New Leaf project, a joint study into the effects of giving people in poverty a “basic income” as a means of rehabilitation.
  • One researcher called the results of the study “beautifully surprising,” as participants could finally purchase higher-quality food and find stable housing. 
  • Leaders should take these findings seriously, and reflect on how they can better serve their employees’ needs through direct, humanistic action.
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Free money, it seems, pays off.

On October 7, researchers from the Foundations for Social Change, in Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia announced the findings of a 12-month experiment. The premise: give 50 people who had recently become homeless one-time cash payments in the amount of $7,500 — no

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College football rankings: AP Top 25 poll reactions, takeaways, analysis after Week 5

While the very top of the latest AP football poll remained largely unchanged, there was still plenty of movement after an eventful Week 5. 

Eight teams in the Top 25 lost on Saturday, four of which fell at home to unranked teams: No. 9 Texas, No. 11 UCF, No. 16 Mississippi State and No. 24 Pittsburgh. According to ESPN, that’s tied for the second-most losses by ranked teams to unranked opponents at home in AP poll history.

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest AP poll released on Oct. 4. 

Top two teams remain the same

There were no changes to the top two in the latest AP poll. Clemson and Alabama were both victorious in Week 5. In fact, the only change to the top six was Georgia and Florida switching places at Nos. 3-4. Notre Dame and Ohio State remain at No. 5 and No. 6,

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5A high school football Week 8 takeaways: Bonneville, Box Elder earn clutch Region 5 wins, setting up region title showdown next week

SALT LAKE CITY — The Region 5 showdown is officially set, now it’s up to COVID-19 to stay away.

Box Elder and Bonneville both took care of business in week 8, setting up a clash in week 9 for the region title as both teams head into the game with 4-0 region records.

“We are excited to be able to play for a region championship in a strong football region next week,” said Bonneville coach Jantz Afuavi, whose team beat Farmington 26-15 on Friday. (Box Score)

“We haven’t been region champs since 2002. We look forward to playing coach Robbie Gunter, a great coach and good man, and the Bees for the Region 5 championship.”

Gunther echoed the sentiment as his team eked out a 20-17 win over Woods Cross, arguably the most unlucky team in the state. (Box Score)

“We are really excited to be playing Bonneville for the

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Week 2 Takeaways: Big Dak Comeback, Falcons Blow It, Josh Allen on Fire

Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened in the Week 2 Sunday afternoon games…

Things That Made Me Giddy

The Come-Dak. Dak-Back? Dak Had a Comeback: After a complete meltdown for Dallas in the first quarter that included three lost fumbles and a failed fake punt, Prescott led touchdown drives on four of their first five second-half possessions and moved them into position for the winning field-goal. And he did it all with both starting tackles missing, and after briefly leaving with an injury himself. On the day, he was 34-for-47 for 450 as the Cowboys rolled up 570 yards of offense and 30 second-half points.

Mike McCarthy’s Texas Instruments Calculator: The one he bought during his year out of football to discover analytics says his team just improved its win percentage by 500 points.

Greg Zuerlein Is a Hero, Too: Not only for the 46-yard game-winner, but for whatever

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5 Key Takeaways Learned From Guiding Startups in Strategic Pivots

Entrepreneurs’ Organization‘s purpose is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential by enabling life-enhancing connections, designing shared experiences and providing collaborative learning. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of Disaster Avoidance Expertsauthor, and EO 360° podcast guest, empowers leaders to avoid business disasters by maximizing unexpected opportunities. We asked him about his experience guiding startups facing unexpected challenges during Covid-19. Here’s what he shared:

When dealing with chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders must act decisively and quickly. A strategic pivot may be necessary to keep a firm grip on new and future problems.

As a behavioral scientist, I advise companies in making strategic pivots. I’ve noticed an uptick in both the rate and complexity of their problems, which include employee difficulties working from home, supply chain disruptions, and canceled orders. 

As I consult with startups to adapt and plan for the new abnormal,

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