The Modeller's Miscellany - #81

Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers

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Work // How to sabotage your workplace - advice from the CIA

A 1944 CIA manual on how to sabotage an organisation’s productivity called “The Simple Sabotage Field Manual” has some advice that remains familiar nearly 80 years later. Although some of the instructions are out-dated, some are remarkably on point and timeless.

Any of that sound familiar? Read more.

Webinar // Mastering debt sizing & cover ratios in Project Finance

This Thursday the Project Finance Institute is running a free webinar on Mastering Debt sizing and Cover Ratios. Join the Project Finance Institute for free to sign up. You can also catch the replay of last week's webinar on Developments in Renewable Hydrogen. Sign up here.

Tools // Financial Model Auditor bid scoring sheet

Hedieh Kianyfard has published a useful tool for scoring Financial Model Auditors during a tendering process. Hedieh is also author of the Financial Model Detective book.

Learning // Edward Tufte data visualisation course

This course has been recommended by one of the members of the Full Stack Modeller community. Edward Tufte is widely regarded as a leading figure in the field of data visualisation. His online course is great value and includes 5 of his books. Find out more.

Startups // Graylock raises $500m for day one seed investment

Graylock Ventures has announced a $500m fund for day one seed investments. Founded in 1965 in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Bill Elfers and Dan Gregory, Greylock Partners is one of the oldest venture capital firms. With committed capital of over $3.5 billion under management, Greylock focuses on early stage companies in the consumer, enterprise software, infrastructure and semiconductor sectors. One of the firm’s partners is Reid Hoffman, the LinkedIn co-founder. Read more.

Modeller's Miscellany Jobs

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Featured Jobs:

Senior Manager - Gridlines - India, New Delhi 

Senior Analyst - Gridlines - India, New Delhi 

Financial Modeller - Communicate Recruitment Solutions - Nationwide

Commercial Analyst - Vattenfall - Continental/UK

Business Modelling & Analytics Manager - Deloitte  - United Kingdom, London, Birmingham or Manchester

Business Modelling & Analytics  Assistant Manager - Deloitte - United Kingdom, London, Birmingham or Manchester

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