The Modeller’s Miscellany #133

"The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see." 

- John Tukey


Reporting

Standardising business reports

I'm a long-time fan of standards in financial modelling. When I came across IBCS and its work on creating standards for business reporting, I was immediately intrigued. This week I hosted a webinar with Edyta Szarska, a trainer at IBCS Institute. She introduced the concept of standardising how we compile business reports and charts. It's brilliant. Check out the webinar recording, the standards and their book which explains the system. I think this is an idea whose time has come and is a must-have for anyone who is trying to communicate effectively with data.

Article

How Einstein solved complex problems

Thought experiments are a classic tool used by many great thinkers. They enable us to explore impossible situations and predict their implications and outcomes. Mastering thought experiments could help you confront difficult questions and anticipate (and prevent) problems. Read more.

Book

The economics of the stock market

Don't be put off by the title. This book isn't a dry economics lecture, nor a book on "how I got rich on the stock market". Instead, it's a full-on attack on the consensus models of how the stock market and the economy interact. The author argues that these models are based on inconsistent assumptions and are more religious than science. One for your Christmas wish list.

Podcast

Tech Tonic from the FT

The premise of this podcast is that we are in the midst of a digital revolution. The line between our physical world and cyberspace is blurring. The podcast investigates the promises and perils of this new technological age. It's currently doing an excellent series on climate tech. Top tech journalism from the FT. Listen on Spotify or search on your podcast app.

Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs

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

Financial Systems Analyst - JBT Corporation - UK (Remote)
Finance Analyst - Arqiva - UK (Remote)
Senior Financial Analyst - GoPro - USA (Remote)
Finance Analyst - Harvard Business School - Boston, MA, USA (Hybrid)
Financial Analyst - Seaspan ULC - North Vancouver, Canada (Hybrid)
Senior Operational Risk Analyst - Block - Sydney, Australia (Remote)
Senior Data Analyst - Canva - Sydney, Australia (Remote)
Finance Analyst - HubSpot - Ireland (Remote)

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