Wyman’s work for the government in the ’70s included wayfinding systems for the National Zoo and the National Mall. However, he had his work cut out for him when it came to disproving a stereotype that icon-based wayfinding was “a system that was for illiterates,” he says. While the National Zoo embraced this system of pictorial maps, the National Mall’s new wayfinding was more complicated since it involved many more stakeholders, some of whom were skeptical. Icons are the lingua franca of design today, but in the ’70s, they were still an emerging device. “People didn’t take it so naturally back then, and you had to break your neck a little and you had to go around things like the ‘illiterates’ stereotype,” he says. … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
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Djokovic, however, once again made a surprising decision to announce, right in the middle of a major tournament, that he was forming a new players association. Top players do not usually take on tiring parallel responsibilities during big tournaments, let alone talk about them. Unlike the Adria Tour, there was nothing objectionable about the players association. But Djokovic had to answer questions about it during press conferences, at a time when he needed to focus solely on the US Open. Finally came the moment of madness on Sunday when his absently slapped ball, to his absolute horror, hit a lineswoman. … [Read more...] about Djokovic has a Federer moment at the US Open
Of course, there are some infractions that are clear cut: if someone commits fraud, harassment, or does anything that is illegal or harmful the rules are the same—they have to go. But if someone was a good performer before the pandemic and is now struggling, seek to understand what’s going on. Examine why their performance changed and explore what you can do to help them. Did they do better when they were in the building and benefitted from working in an office? If so, maybe there is a way to get them back to the office safely. At one of the companies where I’m a board member, some employees were having a hard time working from small apartments in one geography, so we opened the building for them. (In another location we opened the office, and no one wanted to go; that’s okay too.) … [Read more...] about Should a CEO hold employees to pre-COVID performance standards?
"The overwhelming success of this issuance reaffirms State Bank’s paper as gold standard and showcases the investor interest for such quality papers. The apprehensions that prevailed in the market post Yes Bank AT 1 write down in March 2020 have been firmly put behind,” the bank’s deputy managing director (finance) Swaminathan J said in the release. … [Read more...] about SBI raises Rs 4,000 crore through additional tier 1 bonds
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Swiggy to lay off 350 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic