"I'm impressed with how we finished. We let things slip away from 197-8 to 270 plus in the first half but came back strongly with the second half of our batting. We were in trouble with the bat, but Saini and Jadeja played really well, as did Shreyas," skipper Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation. … [Read more...] about India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: Ravindra Jadeja’s fighting knock in vain as NZ clinch series
For designers interested in moving into corporate roles, Wert suggests finding a mentor. “If you’re a designer who hasn’t been exposed to business principles, think about some sort of unofficial or official business education, [such as] finding a mentor who can help you understand some of the problems that the business mind needs to think about,” she says. Candidates can also make themselves more attractive by working at several different companies. “The more diversity you build into your career path, the stronger you will be as a design leader,” she says. … [Read more...] about What companies really want in a designer, according to a top recruiter for Airbnb, Google, and Facebook
Cultivate your expertise When Wert founded her company 25 years ago, many of the most important positions she recruits for, such as “head of global inclusion” or “creative head responsible for innovation,” didn’t even exist. These jobs require “cross-functional thinkers,” Wert says—candidates who have analytical capabilities combined with emotional intelligence and the ability to think of their work as it relates to serving customers. Put bluntly: It’s not enough to be good at just one thing. You have to cultivate your expertise in more than one arena. She cites a global search for the head of design at a well-known private educational institution as an example of a job that required cross-disciplinary thinking. “The job was about the way we teach design and required the candidate to be an emerging design thinker who understood the industry but also the educational paradigm,” she says. Another role she had to fill … [Read more...] about What companies really want in a designer, according to a top recruiter for Google, Dropbox, and Sonder
The scenario I just outlined comes from Containment, which was adapted from a Belgian series called Cordon by Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) for the CW in 2016. I watched it back then but forgot all about it until earlier this year, when events in China suddenly seemed to be replaying the whole thing. As the 13-episode drama unfolds (it’s now available for streaming on Netflix), doctors race to figure out what this new disease is, where it came from, and how to stop it. Meanwhile, the legal authorities, from local cops up to the Department of Homeland Security, struggle to establish trust and maintain control, and ordinary people try to keep their lives from being totally upended. No one goes into the quarantined area, and no one comes out, to quote a mantra that’s often repeated; food supplies have to be lifted over the top of the barrier by crane, more people die each day, and the few policemen and hospital workers who happen to be inside must make do. … [Read more...] about ‘Containment’ on Netflix: The 2016 series about a deadly virus in the U.S. is as chilling as ever
If it works, the impact could be significant. In the U.S., alone, the nonprofit World Resources Institute has calculated that it’s possible to grow 60 billion new trees in the next two decades (the Republican goal of doing a trillion trees domestically, it turns out, isn’t remotely feasible), and those trees could suck up more than half a billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year. Globally, a 2019 study estimated that restoring forests with around 1.2 trillion trees could store more than 200 gigatons of carbon. While some have questioned that study’s math, what’s clear is that the number is massive. … [Read more...] about 1 trillion trees: What would it take, how would it work, and is it even worth it?