Similarly—certainly just as crucially—we have to take a hard look at what we’re doing with our money: who we’re giving it to and how. Much like our internal policies, often the mechanisms by which we make these decisions are unconsciously biased. But there are concrete strategies we can employ to ensure this is not the case and that our money is itself working to fuel lasting change. Here are just a few I’ve seen to be most effective in my work. … [Read more...] about How the philanthropy world should use this moment to actually help Black people
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It’s hard to argue with Andreessen’s observation that we need better schools and public transit. But like any venture capitalist trained to identify heroic entrepreneurs, he sees solutions through the lens of Elon Musk–like supermen. His essay portrays transformational innovation as strictly a matter of personal resolve. (Andreessen Horowitz did not respond to a request for comment.) The reality, of course, is far more complex. Of late, we have failed to “build” not for lack of will, but because our society—and particularly our public and private financial markets—do not value building. … [Read more...] about If entrepreneurs and VCs want to build, we first need to rebuild financial markets
Existing borrowers can get the benefit of lower rates by switching their ongoing loans. But you must be cautious and not just go for the switch because of the interest rate differential alone. One needs to do a bit of cost-benefit analysis to see whether it makes sense to make the switch or not. … [Read more...] about Why lower interest rate alone should not push you to switch your home loan lender
Despite all the gloom around the pandemic, the silver lining remains the recovery rate. As of August 10, India had 28.21 percent active cases, 69.80 percent of which were either cured, discharged or had migrated. The case fatality rate dropped below 2 percent to 1.99 percent. … [Read more...] about As infections surge, health experts say India to have most COVID-19 cases in world
"Apple stands alone as the only general-purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass. And it consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to nongaming apps even when they include interactive content," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. … [Read more...] about xCloud, Stadia… Why is Apple barring major gaming services from its App Store?