The Modeller’s Miscellany #100
“Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on”
– Cal Newport
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Financial Modelling University Championship launches
The Financial Modeling University Championship is a collaboration between the Financial Modelling World Cup and the University of Arizona! Any student can enter and there is a $10,000 prize fund.
Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letter to investors
Warren and Charlie published their annual letter to investors this week. It’s always a useful, insightful, and enjoyable read. If you want a quick summary, check out this Twitter thread. For a longer review, try this article. There is also an archive of all the letters going back to 1997.
Look Busy creates fake calendar events
Look Busy fills your work calendar with realistic-looking (but secretly fake) work events. Your co-workers won’t be able to fill your diary with unnecessary calls and meetings that could have been emails. You’ll actually be able to get some s**t done!
Using tech to stay off tech
The internet is the ultimate distraction machine. I’ve been looking for apps to help my highly distractible brain to focus. Cold Turkey is a Windows app that blocks specified websites for a fixed period of time. Self Control does the same job for Mac. If you want to learn more about managing distractions and improving focus, check out Indistractable by Nir Eyal.
Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs
Senior Data Scientist/Statistical Modeler – FocusKPI, inc – San Bruno, CA, USA
Assistant Predictive Modeler – Argo Group – New York, NY (Remote)
Senior Finance Analyst – TD – Toronto, Canada
Financial Analyst & Modeller – Vantage Data Centers – London, UK
Financial Analyst – IN2 Consult – London, UK
Junior Consultant Credit Modeler – Prometeia – Bologna, Italy (Hybrid)
With the new Batman movie hitting cinemas, the Economist datavis team has updated this classic chart, first published in 2016.