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The coming podcast surplus. As of now, there are more minutes produced by the podcasts I listen to each day than there is time to listen to them.

The coming podcast surplus

I can't listen to something new without not listening to something else. Which makes it challenging to find the energy to seek out new ones. Rebroadcasts of radio shows rarely keep my attention any more, because the podcast-focused audio is so much more focused (but they are still popular on most lists, because they're initially more well known). Blogging has worked for so long for two reasons: A. it's really easy to subscribe and to scan for the posts you like, and B. The good posts get shared. Daily/intelligencer/2014/05/is-silicon-valley-the-future-of-finance.html. Recently, after a long, drawn-out fight over an overdraft fee, I decided to break up with my bank.


I withdrew my balance, closed my accounts, and began looking around. I wanted to find a ­disruptive bank, in the Silicon Valley parlance—one better than the opaque, fee-filled behemoths I’d dealt with in the past. The problem, I quickly learned, is such a thing doesn’t yet exist. The big banks all offer basically the same bevy of services, and small banks and credit unions tend to skimp on the add-ons I need, like mobile-banking apps and spending trackers.

All of them, big and small, run on the same outdated infrastructure—paper checks, debit cards that require punched-in pins, wire transfers that take days to clear. To listen to Silicon Valley tell it, that will change soon. Part of the reason the tech world is interested in finance is the sheer amount of money involved—financial services is a $1.2 trillion industry, and U.S. But starting a bank isn’t like creating a food-delivery app. Useful (self-improvement) Websites. Kiva - Loans that change lives. Innovations in person-to-person lending. eFEF - Escuela de la Fundación de Estudios Financieros - Environmental, Social and Governance Certified Analyst (ESG) Environmental, Social and Governance Certified Analyst (ESG) Cómo integrar los aspectos del Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) en el Análisis de Inversiones.

eFEF - Escuela de la Fundación de Estudios Financieros - Environmental, Social and Governance Certified Analyst (ESG)

En colaboración con KPMG en España. Precio: 1.650€ Fechas y horarios: 11, 12 y 13 de junio (Madrid), 16, 17 y 18 (Barcelona) Presentación del curso Los aspectos relacionados con cuestiones ambientales, sociales y de gobernanza (ESG) son tomados cada vez más en cuenta en las decisiones de inversión por muchos inversores, formando ya parte importante en su filosofía de gestión y en el análisis de la competencia. En este contexto, la integración de la información ESG en los modelos de valoración y la aritmética de los métodos de cálculo de las inversiones responsables se configuran como los aspectos más importantes de la gestión basada en los principios de ESG. El programa de formación EFFAS ESG, desarrollado en colaboración con KPMG, pretende superar este desafío, ofreciendo la formación necesaria para la eficiente. Objetivos Claustro.


Strikingly - Simple, Beautiful Mobile Sites In Minutes. 30 Things You Should Do For Yourself. Sometimes we can find ourselves simply managing our lives, our time and our responsibilities, instead of actually living.

30 Things You Should Do For Yourself

Or, we put other people’s lives in front of our own, ensuring their needs are met before your own. Well, it’s time to start doing things for yourself; including making your happiness the priority and being kinder to yourself. It’s time to start giving your energy to the right people and the right goals, both in your career and in your personal life. Accept the things that can’t be changed and work towards changing the things that can. SOCAP. Impact Hub. StartupBus - Upcoming Editions. 10 Inspiring Videos That Will Change Your Life. If you’re seeking for the purpose of life, here’re 10 successful people telling about life lessons.

10 Inspiring Videos That Will Change Your Life

Watch these inspiring videos to find out the surprising facts you haven’t known about life and get motivated to lead a meaningful life. 1. Dan Pink: the surprising science of motivation 2. Ken Robinson: schools kill creativity 3. 4. Cursos para emprendedores. Universities that teach you to change the world. Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.

Universities that teach you to change the world

No, the 28-year-old is not another high-tech hotshot from the university in Waterloo, Ont., known for its innovative graduates. He is among a new generation of social entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place, and make money doing it. Social entrepreneurship – whether as new or existing ventures, with an environmental or social-justice focus – is a hot topic on campus. Universities are adding courses and programs, establishing incubators to nurture ideas and offering mentoring and other support for those who see a career in this expanding sector.

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Change Agent: Rottenberg's 'crazy' world mission. NEW YORK — After graduating from Yale Law School nearly two decades ago, Linda Rottenberg spent time working in Latin America for Ashoka, a non-profit focused on promoting social entrepreneurship.

Change Agent: Rottenberg's 'crazy' world mission

She quickly earned herself a nickname: la chica loca — that crazy girl. It's not what you think. The moniker wasn't the result of wild nights in the clubs of Buenos Aires and Santiago, but rather courtesy of her insistent and incessant declaration that places such as Argentina and Chile could be engines of a new economic revolution. "I was convinced the next Steve Jobs or Oprah could come from the emerging markets, if they were only given a chance," says Rottenberg, 44, a whirl of focused intensity in her spartan Lower Manhattan office, where intellectual-chic décor mixes stacks of books with a swiveling coffee table that recalls a Calder mobile. Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012.

Blake Masters Your mind is software.

Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012

Program it. Your body is a shell. Change it. Death is a disease. 5 Task Apps for Visual Thinkers. Most productivity tools and reviews focus on very linear, left-brained thinking.

5 Task Apps for Visual Thinkers

What if you’re a visual thinker and looking for a tool that suits your needs?