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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Google, Amazon, and other companies have already invested overwhelming intellectual capital in letting people interact with smart-home devices through voice control. “Voice is really great for a lot of things,” says Marks. “But it’s missing the kind of key things that a mouse brought to computers—spatial input and easy selection and things like that. So I’ve been working on trying to bring that kind of thing into the ambient computing world.” He mentions another source of inspiration: Star Trek’s Tricorder. … [Read more...] about Google’s secretive ATAP lab is imagining the future of smart devices
“I just want to focus on the positive aspects,” Cannon continues. “But I condemn any hate speech. I don’t care who said it. I don’t care if my dad said it. I don’t care if Farrakhan said it. If anyone is saying something hateful or demonic, I don’t support that at all.” … [Read more...] about Nick Cannon speaks out on his controversial interview: “I want to be corrected”
Hear me out. Right now, just about every driver for Uber also drives for Lyft. As independent contractors, drivers can work on as many platforms as they want; accepting rides from every possible source is the best way to maximize revenue. If drivers were employees, that flexibility would go away. The people on your payroll can’t also work for your fiercest competitor. They’d have to choose: Uber or Lyft. And because Uber has more market share in just about every city in America, the logical choice would be clear. That’s a huge problem for Lyft. … [Read more...] about ‘Ruthlessly woke’: How Uber can redeem itself—and demolish Lyft
Scott Bonneau, vice president of talent acquisition at Indeed, once told me he doesn’t “suffer genius assholes.” During the hiring process, it’s important to build in ways to measure a potential candidate’s ability to foster relationships. Determine if their leadership style is rooted in inclusion, or is instead one that defers blaming, lack of accountability, and avoiding giving difficult feedback. Build in surveys that look at relationship-building skills, determine a candidate’s resilience in both giving and receiving feedback, and measure their capacity to navigate difficult conversations with ease even when discomfort is inevitable. … [Read more...] about Exclusion and trauma are impacting the workforce. Here’s how to fix it and heal