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The Modeller’s Miscellany #111

"The future is not waiting to reveal itself. It's all around us, in the shifting and changing consequences of every one of the quintillion interactions going on every second, everywhere"

- James Burke


Atlas of forecasts

Atlas of Forecasts uses outstanding data visualisation to demonstrate how models can inform effective decision-making in education, science, technology, and policymaking. The models and maps presented aim to help anyone understand key processes and outcomes of complex system dynamics. The book covers topics like which human skills are needed in an artificial intelligence-empowered economy; what progress in science and technology is likely to be made; and how policymakers can future-proof regions or nations. It's an outstanding achievement. Highly recommended.


Tips for living beyond the office

Many more people are working from home than ever before. Some are taking the opportunity to work from remote locations or work while travelling. Nomadico is a weekly, one-pager email sent out every Thursday with four tips for working beyond the office, and living in motion. It covers digital nomads, remote work, travel hacking, learning journeys and more. Sign up here. It is free for now but I suspect may not always be.


How does aircraft leasing actually work?

This month Vladimir Putin ordered that 500 leased plans which are owned by foreign companies but currently grounded in Russia must remain in the country. Since Russia will not, in the foreseeable future, be able to acquire more foreign aircraft. these 500 plans provide a sizeable stockpile of spare parts it can use to keep its own fleet in service. In his Net Interest newsletter, Marc Rubinstein has written an in-depth and useful piece on how aircraft leasing actually works.


In praise of glitches

In financial modelling, as in software, glitches and errors are common. In this article, Samuel Arbesman writes in praise of the value and occasional beauty of glitches. They are, he says, not only opportunities to learn how things actually work, but can also produce delightfully unexpected and at times artistic results. A quick fun read. Samuel's book, The Half Life of Facts is also a worthwhile read.

Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs

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

EMP Consultant - Lionpoint Group - London, UK (Hybrid)
Financial Modeller - Settlement Services International - Sydney, Australia
Financial Modeller - Settlement Services International - Brisbane, Australia

Financial Analyst - Squarespace - New York, USA
Finance Analyst - Nestle - Smithtown, New South Wales, Australia
Junior Finance Controlling Analyst - Diageo - Budapest, Hungary
Financial Analyst - Simetrik - Colombia (remote)
Senior Financial Modeller - Aldermore Bank - London, UK

And finally…

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