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How the business of designing golf courses has changed since the 1990s | Courses

It might be difficult for some of us to fathom, but in the 1990s new golf courses were blooming across the country like wildflowers in summer. Favorable lending, the continuing expansion of the suburbs and exurbs and an unrealistic expectation of the game’s growth convinced developers there was money to be made in golf. Capital poured in and thousands of courses opened during the decade, a majority as part of real-estate developments. As a result, golf course architects were never busier.

Chris Wilczynski joined one of the era’s most active golf design firms—Arthur Hills (now known as Hills & Forrest)—as an associate in 1997. From then until he left to open his own business in 2010, Wilczynski oversaw, coast-to-coast, numerous design projects each year, most tied to large developments and resorts, nursing the new construction operations from inception to ribbon-cutting.

Golf design in 2020 couldn’t be more different. Perhaps a

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3 Key Ways Netflix Has Changed Its Content Strategy

The year 2013 was a pivotal one for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). That’s when the on-demand streaming service debuted House of Cards, its first-ever original series. It was a smart move: Though creating original content was sure to be more expensive than licensing an existing show, Netflix would reap long-term savings by dealing with itself rather than continually renegotiating streaming deals with other content creators.

The strategy only became more important as Netflix’s streaming competition grew. The arrival of major media companies in the space has made licensed content harder to get. While Netflix was once home to Star Wars and Avengers movies, those are now exclusive to Walt Disney‘s on-demand streaming platform, Disney+. Netflix’s original content has to carry a heavier load now that the company is losing huge shows like The Office, which is headed off to the Comcast-backed streaming service Peacock. In meeting these

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How business students are chasing careers in a changed world

In February, masters in management (MiM) student Zoe Brain was in the midst of the selection process for three graduate programmes at supply chain and logistics management companies. Over the next few months, as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, those positions “just disappeared”.

Refusing to panic, Brain used her time in lockdown at home in Cumbria, north-west England, to look for new options. In January she will begin a masters in education back at Durham University, where she studied for her MiM in the business school. After this, she plans to qualify as a languages teacher and use the MiM to advance into education management. “You just have to deal with adversity, get on with it and find the positive,” she says.

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How A Break From Lord Sugar Changed The Fortunes Of This Young Entrepreneur

It takes hard work, determination, and talent to achieve startup success, but getting an early break from a major business leader like Lord Alan Sugar can be a real game changer, as entrepreneur Ross Testa, founder of video and social media agency 3 Heads Agency discovered.

At school, Testa had no idea where his future career lay. While his friends pursued predictable routes into law, medicine, and journalism, he admits that his plans were non-existent. Everything changed when, aged 18, he decided to organize a charity week at school to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust after one of his closest friends, Ellis Haggith, was diagnosed with leukemia.

He says: “I was determined to make it a success, and it was: the campaign raised just under £5,000 in one week. We had support from a lot of businesses and celebrities, and the experience made

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3 Ways Covid-19 Changed the Way We Run Our Business for the Better

Over the past six months, the formal definition of what it means to “ build a business” in the world has changed considerably. 

For example, it’s no longer “unconventional” to have a large chunk of your workforce (if not your entire workforce) be  remote. It’s completely acceptable to substitute video calls for in-person meetings. And it’s also acceptable to show up to these video calls wearing non-formal attire. Companies that had previously employed hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of employees are realizing they can operate much more efficiently with a leaner team. And entrepreneurs who had been questioning whether or not they needed to invest in more technologies have gotten their answer loud and clear: Yes, the future is here.

Covid-19 has given all types of entrepreneurs the opportunity to rethink who they are and how they run their businesses.

For us, the past six months have been

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The Cowboys had no business winning vs. Falcons. That is, until Dak Prescott changed the narrative.

ARLINGTON — What took place at AT&T Stadium Sunday afternoon counts only one game in the standings.

It could mean much more before the season is done.

It could be the game that nudges Dak Prescott into another category.

That’s a lot of weight to ascribe to a narrow victory over a winless Atlanta team in Week Two. But the nature of this improbable comeback, the way Prescott and others responded in the face of adversity, can reverberate well beyond the 40-39 final score.

Every successful season has a game or two that coaches and players point to with pride and say that’s the moment. That outcome had an emotional impact and instilled confidence well beyond the one game it meant in the standings.

Substantial work remains before Dallas can look back on this win over the Falcons and make that claim. But the Cowboys overcame a 15-point deficit in

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Lionsgate Vice Chairman Believes the Pandemic Permanently Changed the Theatrical Business

Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns thinks there is no going back to the pre-pandemic business model for theaters. “I think the theatrical business is changed forever. And it probably took a pandemic to actually start to move that along,” Burns said during a Goldman Sachs conference on Wednesday, arguing that the industry will see more windowing deals similar to the agreement between Universal and AMC, which allows the studio to take films out of the theaters and put them on streaming after only 17 days. “The idea that we have three weekends theatrically and then some sort of rev share arrangement… that’s certainly interesting,” he said, noting that Lionsgate would be interested in a similar type of arrangement. Burns pointed to the studio’s upcoming movie “Antebellum” as an example of a future, multi-platform model for theatrical releases. Also Read: Bob Bakish Explains Why ViacomCBS Chose Paramount+ Name for Rebranded Streaming

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How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business

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