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“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson.

Published on July 13, 2021
Glen Patterson

An educator, speaker, consultant, founder, investor, and squash and soccer enthusiast. Glen is the co-founder of the WorkSchool.


College athletes scored another big W in their looooong quest to get paid for their work on the field.

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the NCAA cannot stop colleges from compensating student athletes, as long as that compensation is tied to education.

So you won't see your favorite running back receiving a salary (yet). But athletes can now receive monetary benefits like tutoring, study abroad, academic awards, and more.

What you should know: Justice Neil Gorsuch explained that the NCAA, the 115-year-old organization that governs college athletics, is not exempt from antitrust laws put in place to promote fair competition. But it was Justice Kavanaugh who really skewered the NCAA with the passion of an aggrieved LSU baseball fan.

“The bottom line is that the NCAA and its member colleges are suppressing the pay of student athletes who collectively generate billions of dollars in revenues for colleges every year.”

“But the student athletes who generate the revenues, many of whom are African American and from lower-income backgrounds, end up with little or nothing.”

Interesting fact: College coaches were the highest-paid public employee in 40 states in 2019.

For its part, the NCAA claims that compensating student athletes would undermine the “amateur” flavor of college sports, damaging fans' enjoyment of the product.

Nature is Healing and Employees Are WeWorking
WeWork is making the most of its second chance. From April to May, the company sold more desks than it had cancellations, making it WeWork's best stretch for sales since September 2019, Bloomberg reported.

Although its occupancy rate has improved to 53%, that's still well below its former peak of ~70%.

Some credit to WeWork: The company shelved its IPO plans in 2019. And it went from most anticipated stock to laughing stock. But then WeWork implemented tough-but-necessary changes under the supervision of major investor SoftBank. It parted ways with CEO Adam Neumann and dramatically cut expenses, including through thousands of layoffs.

While the pandemic was initially a gut punch, it also offered the company a shot at reinvention. More offices are looking for hybrid or remote-friendly setups, and WeWork is once again poised to scratch the labor market's newest itch. The company is already offering more flexible memberships with on-demand booking and access to multiple locations.

What to expect: WeWork is tracking for $1.9 billion in revenue and aims to go public this year exactly how you'd expect: a $9 billion SPAC deal with BowX Acquisition Corp.
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Our top five this week

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    The third cost is a lack of loyalty. Research shows that workplace stress leads to an increase of almost 50% in voluntary turnover. People go on the job market, decline promotions, or resign. And the turnover costs associated with recruiting, training, lowered productivity, lost expertise, and so forth, are significant. The Center for American Progress estimates that replacing a single employee costs approximately 20% of that employee’s salary.


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