Day: May 21, 2020

Increased diversity in entry-level positions is critical

One way to increase the number of minority head coaches and General Mangers is to increase the supply of minority candidates. One way to increase the supply of minority candidates is to do so at the entry level. As explained today in both PFT Live and in more detail in PFTOT, entry-level coaching and front-office […]

Self-isolating? Get fit faster with multi-ghost racing

Eager to ramp up your fitness while stuck at home? A new generation of virtual reality (VR) exergames nudges home-based cyclists to perform a lot better by immersing them in a crowd of cyclists. And as all cyclists participating in the race are versions of the flesh-and-blood player, the Covid-19 norms of social distancing are […]

Walmart trailed supermarkets amid peak panic-buying: data

Americans increased their visits to supermarkets far more than to Walmart Inc (WMT.N) stores as panic-buying peaked in mid-March. Yet by early May, visits to Walmart had rebounded and were outpacing visits to supermarkets, according to the analysis. The data offers a snapshot of some of the dramatic changes in Americans’ shopping patterns in the […]

Tech companies’ work from home policies have some workers ready to flee Silicon Valley

Live in Silicon Valley long enough and someone will tell you that the party is over. As far as I can tell, this phenomenon dates back to at least 1874. As Peter Hartlaub recounted last year in the San Francisco Chronicle, upon the occasion of a writer for the Washington Post announcing that San Francisco […]

Man jailed for breaking lockdown to harass mother of his children

A ‘unpredictable and violent’ dad-of-two broke a restraining order during lockdown to harass the mother of his children in the night. Stuart Edge, 34, clambered through an upstairs bedroom window to accuse Nicola Skidmore of seeing other men, before slapping and pushing her as their eight-year-old daughter looked on on April 20. The father was […]