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November 16, 2020
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How a Restaurateur Is Navigating the Pandemic

Sales at America’s biggest restaurant franchisee plunged 60% after COVID-19 hit, but the company survived. Why? “The strength of the team,” says owner Greg Flynn.

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November 20, 2020
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The Research Revolution

Access to superabundant data has transformed the methods of scholastic inquiry — and possibly the basic tenets of inquiry itself.

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People wearing face masks are seen at work at the “Station F”, a mega-campus for startups. Reuters/Christian Hartmann
September 22, 2020
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VCs and COVID-19: We’re Doing Fine, Thanks

A survey of more than 1,000 venture capitalists finds that investors predict only a tiny dip in portfolio performance — and that the cash spigot remains open.
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