Mohr attributes this heightened interest to the increase in severe wildfires in the Western U.S., and the media attention that comes with them. “So many more people know about the job,” she says, “especially people who like the seasonal lifestyle or students.” In her area, she’ll see around 10,000 people applying to firefight in a forest that’s looking to fill maybe 50 posts. “Before, unless you lived in a fire-prone area, you didn’t really know that was an option for a job,” she says. … [Read more...] about This ‘5-foot firefighter’ will teach you what it takes to fight wildfires
>> For example, through Catamaran, Murty gains from Amazon Cloudtail’s 900 million euro revenues (as of FY19) – something that could be constituted as “conflict of interest” due to Sunak’s role requiring decisions on taxations of large digital corporations. … [Read more...] about Explainer | Why is Akshata Murthy’s wealth controversial?
Explaining their motivation to learn from drama tutors, Walker Wise said, “Organisations develop and celebrate people for technical excellence but there comes a time when you have to lead, present, connect and sell ideas in ways that are engaging – to tell a story that connects with other human beings. We offer skills and techniques and some fundamental principles. We’re in the business of creating self-awareness and the overriding issue that we deal with is confidence. People need to be able to demonstrate it.” … [Read more...] about Command a room, don’t control it — Charlie Walker Wise’s tips to boost presentation skills
Most industry insiders respect older brands for their history and their contribution to the field. But the perception is that they need to update their methods. Most importantly, they have to be on top of their online game. After all, many customers and dealers interested in Indian fountain pens are overseas. Besides, brick and mortar stationery stores charge a hefty commission to stock product. … [Read more...] about Mid-range sales up, high-end down: Effect of COVID-19 on the Indian fountain pen industry
Dhrupad Karwa, Founder of HaikuJAM (a collaborative writing platform) and now INSPO, an AI inspiration platform, decided to fund raise in public. While they had raised $1.5 million, they decided to raise $250,000 in public by sharing their thesis and investment deck online. Says Karwa, “When you share your progress and write it down, it crystallises your own thinking.” Founders are protective about their secret sauce, however, sharing in public opens them up to serendipity. The internet is a serendipity and connection machine. Even for Karwa, Build in Public wasn't a conscious decision but it laid the ethos of the company to document what they were doing, sharing their thinking and challenges. … [Read more...] about Zoom Out | No more secret sauces, it is time to Build in Public