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Thank you to everyone who entered our competition last week. We were blown away by the number and quality of responses we received!
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the free Full Stack Modeller Membership is Daniel Donkor. Congratulations Daniel - we can't wait to get start with you in September.
The three runners up, winning a Business ticket to the 2022 Financial Modelling Summit, are:
Vianney Valle Montiel
Thanks again to everyone who took part. It was a pleasure to read more about all of you.
Tech // Causal vs Excel
Financial modelling tech start up Causal is running a head-to-head "Excel vs Causal" live stream event on Monday August 9th. They will be building out a financial model on-the-fly in each app and comparing the two. Where do they shine, and where do they fall down? Causal is an Excel replacement app and recently raised $4.2m.
Work // Hybrid how tos
Remote working is here to stay. And with it we need make changes to how we organise ourselves. These articles from Bisnow and Gartner have some good recommendations. The move to more online working has led to many people reporting a steep rise in the time spent in online meetings. This article by Slack and this classic Manager Tools podcast have useful guidelines on making them more effective.
Training // There is just 1 week left to grab your super early bird Full Stack membership
If you have questions or would like to learn more about what we do, register for one of our upcoming, live “Ask Us Anything” sessions:
We’d love to see you there!
Money // Let's please stop calling dollars "fiat money"
As we mentioned in a previous Miscellany, I've been reading a lot about what money actually is, it's history and how it works. This article from the FT presents an interesting perspective on how crypto fans have derided "normal money" as "fiat money". The core message is that "currencies are not memes that only have value because governments say they do". Read more.
Investing // Play your own game
If you view investing as a single game, then you think every deviation from that game’s rules, strategies, or skills is wrong. But, as this article points out, "most of the time you’re just a marathon runner yelling at a powerlifter." It goes on, "so much of what we consider investing debates and disagreements are actually just people playing different games unintentionally talking over each other." True in so many areas of life. Read more.
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