One way to check your scheme’s worth is to measure how volatile it has been in the past. Gauge your scheme’s standard deviation (SD). SD is a statistical measure of volatility caused by a variety of factors that are in your fund manager’s control (stock or sector selection) or those beyond her ambit (macro economy). You will get to know your scheme’s SD from its factsheet every month or on from third party fund rating websites. … [Read more...] about How reliable is standard deviation in gauging a fund’s volatility?
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Along with the house mouse’s spiritual debt to Doug Engelbart’s rodent-like pointing device, it’s a radical rethinking of the remote control—a gizmo that, in its conventional form, has barely matured since the days when we didn’t use one for much other than switching on a TV, surfing through channels, and adjusting the volume. Spearheading the project is technical project lead Rick Marks, who joined ATAP in 2018, after 19 years as part of Sony’s PlayStation team, where his handiwork included forward-thinking efforts such as the PlayStation VR virtual-reality platform.“When you first got a VCR back in the day, you could program it, but nobody did,” he says. “It’s the same thing with smart stuff. A lot of things you can do right now, but it’s just a little bit of a pain.” His research is devoted to new experiences that might help consumers take better advantage of the devices they own. … [Read more...] about Google’s secretive ATAP lab is imagining the future of smart devices
Cannon’s foundation of learning both the performative and business sides of entertainment—at such a young age, no less—has been the fuel behind his ubiquitous presence on TV as both a host and executive producer. But as successful as The Masked Singer has been and for all the buzz behind E! Celebrity Call Center, neither are of Cannon’s invention. They’re both U.S. versions of popular shows from South Korea and the U.K., respectively. Even with Wild ‘n Out, where Cannon is both the creator and host, the show’s appeal largely rests on the rotating ensemble of musicians and comedians. … [Read more...] about Inside Nick Cannon’s plan to become the most powerful man in media
Back in 2016, I coached an executive team at a startup in Los Angeles. After completing 360-degree reviews, the general consensus about the head of the sales department from the rest of the team was that they were “a bully,” “unrelenting in meetings,” and “the person [I] fear the most.” During a later meeting with the CEO, I recommended firing this person. The CEO yelled at me to never, ever say that again. Six months later, the CEO chose to fire this person based on continued issues regarding employee relations. During our next debrief, the CEO shared that they regretted not firing the head of sales sooner, given the damage that now required critical attention within the company’s culture. … [Read more...] about Exclusion and trauma are impacting the workforce. Here’s how to fix it and heal