Comic // Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers
Careers // The ultimate data analyst interview guide
Our mission at Full Stack is to create the most vibrant, useful learning resource and community for finance professionals. The scope of this ambition is more than anyone individual or company can deliver. And so we have signed up fantastic partners. One of our core partners is Maven Analytics. They recently published this useful guide to help you prepare for your data analyst interview.
Book // Flat Earth News
Misinformation is one the biggest issues of our time. Flat Earth News by British investigative journalist Nick Davies looks at how the structures and incentives within the media system frequently corrupt the truth. Although written from a very British perspective, the content and conclusions are relevant internationally.
In particular Nick describes how the economics of newspapers create pressure to publish which is often not conducive to truth. He describes the news ecosystem, highlighting the roles of journalists, newspapers, and suppliers such as the Associated Press. He also covers how outsiders such as PR companies, lobbyists, and politicians can, and do, manipulate the media. Quite an old book now, but highly relevant nonetheless. Read more.
Work // Intentional connection in the digital office
Tech // The changing venture landscape
Both Sides of the Table is the blog of Marc Suster. It's a brilliant resource for articles on entrepreneurship and venture capital. This article is a useful summary of how the VC landscape has changed in the last 10 years. Useful knowledge even if you are not in the VC / tech space.
"To be a great VC you have to hold two conflicting ideas in your head at the same time. On the one hand, you’re overpaying for every investment and valuations aren’t rational. On the other hand, the biggest winners will turn out to be much larger than the prices people paid for them and this will happen faster than at any time in human history."
Modeller's Miscellany Jobs
And finally . . .
Meetings vs tattoos. With thanks to @meetingsscience.