US imports by volume were also up 6.5 percent year-on-year in October 2018. In October 2017, they were up 4.7 percent year-on-year. The Trump tariffs seem to have had little impact so far. That said, global trade has been sluggish in recent months, but it remains to be seen if the trend persists. The accompanying chart has the details. … [Read more...] about 100-word take | Trump trade wars have had hardly any impact on global trade so far
As extreme as this all sounds, there is some precedent in banning wearable technology in athletics. In 2008, Speedo debuted a new, full body swimsuit called the LZR (you may remember the company’s more popular misnomer “shark skin”). The swimwear streamlined a swimmer’s body to reduce drag while trapping air inside to add buoyancy. The suits dominated the Beijing Olympic Games, as 98% of all Olympic swimming medals won that year were by athletes wearing the LZR, including those of superstar Michael Phelps. The LZR was better than a new swimsuit. It was a generation-defining record crusher. And then the technology was banned in 2009 from all international swimming competitions. Even Phelps himself agreed the ban was the right decision. … [Read more...] about Can a shoe make you run too fast? Nike may find out the hard way
Bias #3: Recency bias A third bias that often prompts regrettable investment decisions is the recency bias. It’s the presumption that whatever trend you are currently witnessing, regardless of whether it is favorable or not, will continue in the future. If you’re not careful, it’s this bias that will prompt you to make investment decisions based on the recent past and not objective data or historical precedent. … [Read more...] about The science behind why saving for retirement is hard
According to the agency, the poor, unsuspecting blokes were actually actors, though they didn’t really know what was coming. It’s too bad that this stunt couldn’t be pulled on real people in real bars, as we suspect it’d be a message they wouldn’t forget (one imagines that the team was genuinely concerned about provoking coronary incidents in real people). To accompany the human mannequin that breaks through the mirror, the team also created specially designed sound effects, to lend an added element of reality to the displaced road accident. … [Read more...] about Now This Is A Hard-Hitting Anti-Drinking-And-Driving Spot
Second, read over the performance reports you have been given to see if there is anything you can learn from them yourself. It is tempting to dismiss everything they say as being a result of the toxic environment, and it may very well be true that all the organization was doing was creating a paper trail that could eventually be used to dismiss you. At the same time, there may be some nuggets that you can use to improve your performance in your next job. … [Read more...] about I Think I’m Being Bullied At Work, What Should I Do?