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Ask HN: Why isn’t finance a part of the core curriculum at schools?

  • No point in a MSA if you can't afford insurance anyway.If you can't teach how to afford poverty, the rest is useless and completely tone deaf.Likewise, most folks aren't going to open a business and many won't invest in markets.Realistically, what we need are online resources in plain, simple english that explains these things and/or classes that are mandatory for folks starting businesses.
  • If you can't teach how to afford poverty, the rest is useless and completely tone deaf.Likewise, most folks aren't going to open a business and many won't invest in markets.Realistically, what we need are online resources in plain, simple english that explains these things and/or classes that are mandatory for folks starting businesses.
  • Likewise, most folks aren't going to open a business and many won't invest in markets.Realistically, what we need are online resources in plain, simple english that explains these things and/or classes that are mandatory for folks starting businesses.

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Yale’s David Swensen Puts Money Managers on Notice About Diversity

  • America’s most prominent endowment chief has a message for the firms that manage the school’s money: Hire more women and minorities, or possibly lose the university’s backing.
  • Earlier this month, he told the dozens of firms that manage Yale’s money they would be measured on their progress increasing the diversity of their investment staffs.
  • Mr. Swensen said firms would be measured annually on hiring, training, mentoring and retaining women and minorities on their investment staffs.
  • In a recent Zoom interview, Mr. Swensen, age 66, said he and others at Yale’s endowment had long discussed diversity with managers they were invested in.
  • While the number of female protégés of Mr. Swensen’s that have gone on to run the endowments of schools or foundations outnumbers that of their male counterparts nine to five, Mr. Swensen said Blacks and Latinos should be better represented on Yale’s investment team.

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Value investor Joel Greenblatt defends 'big tech' stock prices and tackles major societal issues in a new interview. Here are the 11 best quotes.

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  • Value investor Joel Greenblatt cheered the biggest US technology stocks and proposed ways to tackle some of society's biggest problems in a RealVision interview released on Thursday and filmed earlier this week.
  • Greenblatt is the co-chief investment officer of Gotham Asset Management and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.
  • He spoke about his new book, "Common Sense," which describes how a long-term investor's perspective can be useful in addressing issues such as education, immigration, and the wealth gap.

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Value investor Joel Greenblatt defends 'big tech' stock prices and tackles major societal issues in a new interview. Here are the 11 best quotes.

  • Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  • Value investor Joel Greenblatt cheered the biggest US technology stocks and proposed ways to tackle some of society's biggest problems in a RealVision interview released on Thursday and filmed earlier this week.
  • Greenblatt is the co-chief investment officer of Gotham Asset Management and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.
  • He spoke about his new book, "Common Sense," which describes how a long-term investor's perspective can be useful in addressing issues such as education, immigration, and the wealth gap.

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Looking for pandemic advice for your kids? Try middle schoolers.

  • In these pandemic times—when adults definitely don’t always have all the answers to children’s many questions—who better than middle schoolers to help bridge the gap?
  • Eighth grader Bilal Williamson has advice for kids who will start in-person school soon: “It’s going to be hard, but do as much as you can to get ready,” says the 13-year-old from Hagerstown, Maryland.
  • But for the seventh grader from Davie, Florida, wearing a mask is more than a safety rule—it’s also an outlet for problem solving and creativity.
  • It was perfect advice for Mirabelle’s nine-year-old sister, Astrid, who will be headed back to school in person next month wearing one of her sister’s creations.
  • Alexa Jackson, a 13-year-old seventh grader from Takoma Park, Maryland, was overwhelmed when she first faced the challenge of a totally virtual classroom.
  • That’s why the sixth grader from Norwalk, Connecticut, advises kids to get creative when it comes to fun.

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Netflix launches a virtual HBCU boot camp with Norfolk State to increase exposure to tech industry

  • Working with Norfolk State University, the alma mater of one of the company’s senior software engineers, and the online education platform, 2U, Netflix is developing a virtual boot camp for students to gain exposure to the tech industry.
  • That program will be divided into three tracks — Java Engineering, UX/UI Design and Data Science.
  • Experts from Netflix will work with 2U to design each track and all courses will be led by faculty from Norfolk State University and feature guest lecturers from the tech industry, the company said.
  • Members from the company’s data science, engineering, and design teams will serve as mentors — including Norfolk State alumnus Michael Chase.
  • Netflix will foot the bill for students accepted into the program, and they’ll get course credit for completing the boot camp, the company said.

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Chinese live tutoring app Yuanfudao is now worth $15.5 billion

  • Yuanfudao, a homework tutoring-app founded in 2012, has raised $2.2 billion from investors, surpassing Byju’s as the most valuable edtech company in the world.
  • The Beijing-based company is now worth $15.5 billion dollars, almost double its valuation set in March.
  • The company views the new capital as two separate extension rounds of its March raise, a $1 billion Series G financing event.
  • The money will be used to develop curriculum and expand Yuanfudao’s online educational service, amid a larger boom in remote learning.
  • In the two years since, Yuanfudao has doubled its total users to 400 million students across China.
  • Currently, Yuanfudao offers a variety of products: live tutoring, online Q&A arm, and math problem checking arm.
  • Other well-funded companies include Zuoyebang, a Beijing-based startup that focuses on online learning and last raised $750 million in June; and Yiqizuoye, which has Singapore sovereign fund Temasek as an investor.

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Paris beheading: Social media giants scrutinized by French government - Business Insider

  • The French government said Tuesday it would bring social media giants "under control," following the role that online platforms played in the beheading of a history teacher in Paris on Friday.
  • Before his death, videos of him showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a class about free speech were circling on social media.
  • The government on Monday called in representatives of Facebook, Twitter, Google, TikTok, Snapchat, and other social media firms for a meeting on "cyber-Islamism," asking them to take more responsibility for content on their platforms.
  • Paty, a 47-year-old teacher, had shown his pupil's caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as part of an obligatory "moral and civil education" course before he was decapitated.
  • A father of one of the pupils at the school, had posted three videos of Pay before the killing, asking for him to be fired and listing the school's address, per the Financial Times.

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Paris beheading: Social media giants scrutinized by French government - Business Insider

  • The French government said Tuesday it would bring social media giants "under control," following the role that online platforms played in the beheading of a history teacher in Paris on Friday.
  • Before his death, videos of him showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a class about free speech were circling on social media.
  • The government on Monday called in representatives of Facebook, Twitter, Google, TikTok, Snapchat, and other social media firms for a meeting on "cyber-Islamism," asking them to take more responsibility for content on their platforms.
  • Paty, a 47-year-old teacher, had shown his pupil's caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as part of an obligatory "moral and civil education" course before he was decapitated.
  • A father of one of the pupils at the school, had posted three videos of Pay before the killing, asking for him to be fired and listing the school's address, per the Financial Times.

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