Every organization has its specific goals, but to accomplish those goals over time members of the team have to step up and grow into new roles. In Gruwell’s case, one of the keys was to help her students find their own voice. “Every kid has a story,” she said. “Hoping they’d been inspired by the examples of Anne Frank and other teens who had turned negative experiences into something positive by writing about them, I handed out notebooks for my students to journal about their lives. There was some initial resistance. But then the stories poured out of them, full of anger and sadness. They wrote about sexual abuse, gang violence, hurt and hate. Many of them were stories they hadn’t told anyone. It wasn’t just the writing, but hearing and editing each other’s stories was cathartic for my students, really a profound healing process. Once they began to write their own stories, it opened them up to the possibility of being able to rewrite … [Read more...] about What A High School Teacher Who Turned Her Students Into Best-selling Authors Teaches Us About Innovation
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"Global markets shrugged off any concerns over a second wave of COVID-19 in Europe and the increasing case count in the United States. The positive news flow on the efficacy of Moderna, Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca vaccines resulted in full risk-on sentiment," said brokerage firm Kotak Institutional Equities. … [Read more...] about Risk-on rally keeps market aloft but conditions ripe for consolidation, say experts
MO5GS is launched at a time when interest rates have already been brought down by policy action to stimulate the economy, and there is increasing demand for high quality bonds from investors. The Reserve Bank of India though has reiterated its dovish stance and may take further steps to infuse liquidity and revive the economy. But, rising inflation and possible revival of the Indian economy may push the yields up. Since this is a (five-year) constant maturity scheme, mark-to-market losses cannot be ruled out. Assuming a duration of around four years, a one percent increase in interest rate may pull down bond prices by four percent. … [Read more...] about New fund offer: Should you invest in the Motilal Oswal 5-year G-Sec ETF?
The recent tariff assault initiated by the United States on Chinese imports, which sparked a prompt retaliation by China, has left global investors worried. For emerging markets, reeling under the impact of the strong dollar, rising US interest rates and an end to accommodative monetary policy globally, the news of trade wars between the titans was another nail in a coffin whose lid has taken quite a hammering. … [Read more...] about COMMENT-The US-China trade war has no winners, and markets will have to live with it
Asking Piper how her incarceration has shaped her prison afterlife, she told us, “Prison is an experience that is intentionally designed to be debilitating. Coming back is difficult. But when you’ve experienced something so intimidating and frightening, it’s what I call ‘a trump card of failure.’” Now when she tries something new, she said she reflects back on her prison experience and thinks, “It can’t be worse than my previous failure, so fuck it. I did that…I can do this.” … [Read more...] about What A Year In Prison Taught Piper Kerman About Success