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


Competition

Win a $600 Full Stack Modeller Masterclass bundle

To celebrate the 100th edition of the Modeller’s Miscellany, we are giving away three Full Stack Modeller premium masterclass bundles worth $600 each. Our CPD accredited Masterclasses are presented by industry experts. You’ll get over 30 hours of live training covering Power Query, Data Visualisation, Three Statement Modelling, and more. Find out more.

To enter the competition, all you need to do is like or share this LinkedIn post celebrating 100 editions of the Miscellany. We’ll pick three at random and announce the winners next week.

Events

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.

Students will compete in a series of online rounds running from April 9th to May 7th. Find out more or enter here.

Investing

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.

Apps

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!

More apps

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

If you have a financial modelling related position you’d like us to include, please email om.

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)

And finally…

Bruce Gain

With the new Batman movie hitting cinemas, the Economist datavis team has updated this classic chart, first published in 2016.

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