So, is there anything that we can say with certainty about women leaders? It’s hard to conclude, because any leader, male or female, who reaches the top echelon of political order has to be unusual in some way, but a thing that stands out among women is this: for women leaders to be elected at all, they have to be highly competent and outstanding. This is especially true for countries where entry barriers for women are already set high. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking
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Most financial engineers believe that it’s impossible for a machine, left to its own devices, to beat the stock market. The data is too noisy, too random to be predictable. Observable trading records are limited to the past hundred years, and the law of averages is relentless. Any signal that is obvious enough to exploit absent inside information—barrels of oil priced nearly free, for example—will quickly be discovered and eliminated by competitors. While some quantitative hedge funds use algorithms to make high-frequency trades, they must frequently be reprogrammed and refined. … [Read more...] about Can an artificial intelligence learn to beat the stock market?
If Zuckerberg follows through on his comments, there are some positives here. Zuckerberg stated that Facebook will immediately start focusing on hiring people who live away from the crowded and overpriced housing markets of the coasts. If Facebook did transition to 50% remote work, it could expand the tech talent pool geographically and make it easier for tech companies small and large to find good people. “It doesn’t seem that good to constrain hiring to people who live around offices,” Zuckerberg eloquently said. It might also extend the economic spillover zones that benefit indirectly from tech industry money to new places farther from the coasts. … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s new work-from-home zeal is very, very convenient
The software services firm will also go ahead with promised bonuses to its 150,000 employees to honour their previous year’s performance at the firm. In addition, HCL will also hire freshers and bring 5,000 of them onboard, The Economic Times reported. … [Read more...] about HCL to honour employees’ bonus, no salary cuts for now: Report
Apple and Google, earlier this year, announced a collaborative effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus by introducing contact-tracing tools to both iOS and Android. Both Apple and Google had said that they would still support countries that have opted for a “regional or state approach”. … [Read more...] about Apple releases iOS 13.5 with Exposure Notification API for tracing COVID-19 cases – here’s how it works