Fund manager: Never listen to economists. If we had listened to economists when our ancestors were apes, we would still be swinging from tree to tree in some forest. If one ape wanted to walk on two feet, the ape economist would say productivity would halve because we would use two instead of four limbs for locomotion, depressing the GDP. On the other hand, the ape chartered accountant would not only have encouraged walking on two legs, he would have managed to get a tax break for the guy who was doing it. The moral of the story: forget economists, listen to chartered accountants instead. … [Read more...] about “Buy when there’s virus in the streets”
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Leadership development creates value when it becomes an integrated part of the overall organisation across levels and is not confined to a few leaders at the top or few sections of the organisation. It is this belief that allows us to go beyond the ‘great man theory of leadership’ which is limiting, dated and anachronistic in today’s connected world where organisations want to scale and succeed on many frontiers. It also nurtures prosperity and parity by ensuring that organisations go beyond leader development and focus on embedding leadership across levels. Apart from many other things, it’s a great risk mitigation method. We don’t rely on a few individuals but develop leadership cadres across levels. Also, it should not be a stand-alone agenda, it must be integrated with the other business and HR priorities and processes. … [Read more...] about Leaders are made, not born: 10 leadership development principles that help create long-term value
The site’s target audience is “that engaged citizen that’s attending their local city council meeting for the very first time,” Kim says, and it’s an apt time to start getting involved. Due to COVID-19, many government meetings are being held online for the first time, and residents can make public comments by calling in, rather than waiting in a long line at a physical meeting. “We’re using this moment that we’re in today to really accelerate and expand civic participation in your local city councils,” says Kim. … [Read more...] about This website tells you when your local politicians are discussing police budgets
Chances are, most of your competition is just blindly applying on applications. Sometimes, I would even be as confident as to send my deck to the CEO—and to my surprise, it would work. Someone asked me if this is overstepping to not go through the normal process? Maybe? But who cares! I don’t feel that offering great insight is in any way an overstep. A good company should welcome hard work and insight from a seasoned professional. If they don’t, you probably don’t want to work for that company anyway. … [Read more...] about Tired of filling out a never-ending list of job applications? Try this strategy to set you apart.
Improve your grammar A creative or persuasive message won’t make an impact if the text is riddled with grammatical errors. Luckily, it’s easy to improve your grammar with online tools that highlight and remedy errors in almost any written text. These can help you learn and cleaning up your messages before you hit send. For example, the Grammarly Chrome extension works in your email, form fields on websites, and even Google Docs—and it’s free to use. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to improve your writing and communication in your free time