A lot of people in America had not heard of Hannah Gadsby before Netflix inauspiciously dropped Nanette—just another special from a famous-elsewhere comedian, the latest in a line of succession that includes Gad Elmaleh, Vir Das, and Jimmy Carr, among others. Early viewers must have been surprised to find a meticulously constructed, highly personal, postmodern, post-#MeToo examination of women’s place in men’s art and the world in general. … [Read more...] about Hannah Gadsby’s new Netflix special ‘Douglas’ proves ‘Nanette’ was no fluke
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Show your impact areas Recruiters and hiring managers want to see that you can make a positive difference for them, Poepping says. So, as you do your homework about the company, think about the way its needs intersect with your greatest wins—and be prepared to talk about them, she says. “The best way to differentiate yourself is to understand the pain of the person you’re speaking to,” she says. … [Read more...] about 7 simple ways to stand out in a crowded applicant field
How outrage destroys One of the major purposes of working in teams is to combine a diverse set of experiences, skills, working styles, and aptitudes into something that is collectively stronger than the sum of its parts. Working effectively in a team requires adherence to the team’s norms (as anyone who has ever been forced to work with a freeloading classmate or colleague will know). But it also requires the team to accommodate the individuals. Forcing everyone into the same cookie-cutter patterns destroys the very diversity that makes the team so powerful. In many cases, the coronavirus crisis has upended this careful balancing act, as teams are under new stresses and require new accommodations. … [Read more...] about A culture of outrage can destroy teams. Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t happen to yours
In the case of the 1918-1919 Spanish flu, the first wave lasted between June and July 1918. It was followed by an interval of declining infections for three months. But then the big one hit. The second wave came with a vengeance, lasting from October to December 1918. And whereas the first wave killed a little over 20 of every 1,000 people per week in just one city, New York, at its peak, the second wave killed three times as many people—60 out of every 1,000—per week at its peak. … [Read more...] about Will COVID-19 have a second peak? Yes, and WHO warns it could come sooner than you think
Dynamic bond funds, which also go for gilts during rate cut cycles, try to preserve gains by moving into accrual during flat to rising rate cycles. As gilt funds do not have this luxury, their returns tend to normalise. Holding over the years and interest rate cycles, therefore, evens out returns. The table below shows different return buckets and the instances of returns since 2012. … [Read more...] about Double-digit returns in gilt funds: Should you rush to invest in them?