The soul of MATH … Everything About The Way We Teach Math Is Wrong

The soul of MATH … Everything About The Way We Teach Math Is Wrong

An abstract memorization and formal-method-based “music” education closely resembles the “math” education that most students receive. Formulas and algorithms are delivered with no context or motivation, with students made to simply memorize and apply them.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lockharts-lament-math-education-is-wrong-2014-10?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29

After QE: Taking off the stabilisers

Markets are braced for increased volatility as central banks signal an end to unlimited liquidity

It is growth differentials that ultimately drive capital from one place to another

What happens when rates rise and investors need to sell bonds? Without the shock absorbers you have the potential for a disorderly repricing

 

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/cca0aaa2-4e02-11e4-adfe-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3GIxGS5Mp

Satya Nadella’s karma is in mint condition. The Microsoft CEO who recently suggested women not ask for raises but depend on “karma” instead was awarded an annual compensation package worth $84.3M, mostly in the form of one-time stock awards.

Satya Nadella’s karma is in mint condition. The Microsoft CEO who recently suggested women not ask for raises but depend on “karma” instead was awarded an annual compensation package worth $84.3M, mostly in the form of one-time stock awards.

Nadella is slated to receive stock worth an estimated $59.2 million under a long-term incentive scheme that stretches out over seven years and is dependent on Microsoft’s shares beating the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. He got a further award worth $13.5 million to stay at the company while it was searching for its next CEO.

Excluding those one-time stock awards, Nadella’s pay package totalled $11.6 million this year, including $918,000 in salary, a $3.6 million cash bonus, and an annual stock award valued at just over $7 million.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2014/10/20/business/20reuters-microsoft-ceo-pay.html?ref=business&_r=0

customer feedback is your high-protein, capital is like sugar

Your customers are your lifeline.

They give you direct feedback to build in real-time and allow you to future-cast what they will need as you grow.

Capital (and Not Using It) If  most nutritious resource, capital is like sugar, It gives you a burst of energy, but you can’t survive on it on your own over years

http://firstround.com/article/What-EventBrite-Did-Early-to-Create-Sustainable-Success

Bank Bonuses That Aren’t Called Bonuses Banned in Europe

Europe’s top banking regulator moved to close a loophole that allows banks to sidestep limits on bonuses by awarding staff payments under different names.

39 banks in the European Union are paying staff discretionary role-based payments, they classify as fixed pay, in addition to their salaries. These awards break EU bonus rules because they were found neither fixed nor permament in most cases

Top U.K. investment bankers were paid an average of 1.95 million euros in 2012, the most in Europe, and had an average bonus-to-salary ratio of 370 percent, according to the survey.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-15/eu-toughens-banker-bonus-cap-as-eba-restricts-allowances.html?alcmpid=markets