Now’s the time to analyze your business model

first_img continue reading » How are you and your organization doing amid the coronavirus pandemic? It’s a difficult time for us all as we change the way we do business and live. While the crisis has cast a bleak economic outlook, opportunities remain to continue providing value to your employees, members/customers, and stakeholders.In a new post on Harvard Business Review, Copenhagen Business School’s Thomas Ritter and Carsten Lund Pedersen explain their framework to help leaders analyze their business models to address risks and opportunities presented by a crisis.There are four core dimensions for leaders to review:Customers/members: Good companies and leaders understand their members’/customers’ wants and needs. During the pandemic, consider which of your products and services will see more or less demand, and how you can effectively get them to your members/customers. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Preparing for Dorian: Updates on Schools, FPL, and More

first_imgAs you’re making those hurricane preparations, we have the information you need about plans for power restoration, as well as updates on school closures and cancellations, and more.FPL:Florida Power & Light says it already has 5,000 employees, contractors and partners set to help restore power in the storm’s aftermath. The utility also has 15,000 transformers, 75,000 miles of wire to repair power lines, and 3 million gallons of diesel to power its trucks. All of the supplies will be deployed from FPL’s command center in Riviera Beach, which serves as the company’s storm headquarters for the entire state.ROLLING STONES:The Rolling Stones concert at Hard Rock Stadium has been moved up from Saturday to Friday. Tickets for the original show date will be honored at Friday’s show.SCHOOLS:PALM BEACH COUNTYAt this time, school schedules and elementary school after-care will operate as normal on Friday. Sporting events and other after-school activities are canceled on Friday. Updates are available through the district’s website.The Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools follows the decisions made by the public school system, and will therefore follow the same closures as public schools. When Catholic schools are closed, all student activities on campus are suspended.St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School in Palm Beach Gardens will be closed on Friday and Tuesday.All Palm Beach State College campuses will be closed starting Friday at noon. At this time, the College is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday. All classes and activities scheduled during the closure are cancelled.Palm Beach Atlantic University has cancelled all classes for Friday. Campuses in West Palm Beach and Orlando will be closed from Saturday to Monday.All FAU classes that begin after 12:30 p.m. on Friday have been cancelled. Campuses will remain open through Friday but will be closed Saturday through Monday. All events that are scheduled to take place on any FAU campus from 1 p.m. Saturday through Monday are cancelled.MARTIN COUNTYThe Martin County School District will be operating on an early dismissal schedule on Friday. Students will be dismissed two hours earlier than normal. All after-school activities, including Extended Day, will also be cancelled.All activities, including athletics, for the Martin County School District will be cancelled for Saturday through Monday.All football games that were scheduled for Friday have been rescheduled.Hidden Oaks Middle School has cancelled all after-school activities for Friday.ST. LUCIE COUNTYSt. Lucie Public Schools will follow an early release schedule (dismissed 2 hours early) on Friday. There will be no after-school activities. This includes the cancellation of all programs by partnering agencies such as the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA.All school activities and athletics are suspended effective Friday until further notice. All “Facility Use” agreements are also suspended until further notice.SLPS will notify parents and staff about the schedule for Tuesday.We will continue to update this list as needed. From everyone at 850 WFTL, be prepared and stay safe!last_img read more

An old-school win for OSU

first_imgMohamed Abukar scored 16 points and San Diego State beat No. 15 Air Force for its first win against a ranked team in more than five years. The defending Mountain West Conference champion Aztecs (16-7, 5-4) have won three straight. Air Force (20-4, 7-3) lost for the third time in six games. SDSU had lost 10 straight games to ranked teams since beating then-No. 21 Fresno State 93-78 on Dec. 8, 2001. Since moving to Division I in 1970-71, the Aztecs are 11-73 against ranked opponents. The Falcons got off to a horrible start and never recovered. They never led and tied the game only once, at 10-all. SDSU scored the first eight points while Air Force missed its first six shots. The 41 points were a season low for the Falcons, who came in averaging 72.3. SDSU broke it open with a 17-6 run in the first 10 minutes of the second half to take a 41-22 lead. Abukar scored eight points during the run, Brandon Heath made a 3-pointer and Lorrenzo Wade finished it with a slam dunk. Heath finished with 14 points and Jerome Habel had 11. WOMEN No. 5 Connecticut 60, No. 22 Rutgers 50 Charde Houston scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the host Huskies (21-2, 11-0 Big East) over the Scarlet Knights (14-7, 7-3). No. 25 James Madison 80, Longwood 42 Meredith Alexis scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the visiting Dukes (20-2). – From News Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Mike can take over a game when he wants to,” said Oden, his teammate at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. “I just sat back and watched and did my part. He can do a lot. He’s a great player.” Conley was a constant for the Buckeyes (21-3, 9-1 Big Ten) as Oden battled foul trouble and sat out 8 minutes of the second half. Just like their high school days, when Greg Oden wasn’t on the floor, Mike Conley Jr. took over. Conley Jr. scored a career-high 23 points, and when Oden was around he created havoc at the defensive end to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Michigan 76-63 on Tuesday night. center_img The freshman point guard hit 9 of 12 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and made all three of his foul shots. He also had six assists, one steal and just one turnover in 38 minutes. “Conley’s outstanding,” Michigan coach Tommy Amaker said. “He scores when it’s there, he takes care of the basketball and he keeps everybody happy. He’s tremendous. I thought he was certainly the difference.” Oden added 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots – in addition to altering the trajectory of numerous other shots inside. The Buckeyes totaled 14 blocked shots, one shy of a 27-year-old school record.”We played aggressive and didn’t get a lot of fouls called, and the guards did a good job funneling to the big guys,” said Oden, who tied his career high with his six blocks. “We just put our hands up.” San Diego St. 62, No. 15 Air Force 41 last_img read more