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The Modeller’s Miscellany #94

“Whenever we engage in an intellectual discussion, our goal ought to be to converge on the truth. But humans are primates – and often the goal is to become the alpha debater.”

– Steven Pinker

Full Stack Open Week

On January 31st we are opening our doors for you to take a closer look into our vibrant community. For 7 days you can have access to a snippet of our training material, any live events during the week, and free rein of our community platform.

If you’d like to find out whether Full Stack is a good fit for you or your team, register for our Virtual Open Week and join us from 31st January to 6th February.

Present To Succeed Summit – 25% offer to Miscellany readers

Boris Hristov, a guest tutor on presentations in Full Stack and founder of 365Labs, has offered 25% of the upcoming Present To Succeed summit on 7 – 8th April to all of our Miscellany readers.

Just use the code FSM25 at the checkout to be a part of this brilliant virtual event (there’s no financial incentive for us, it’s just a genuinely good offer for our readers).

Find out more about the summit here.


Your worst year ever

Let’s face it, the last two years haven’t been great. They might even rank amongst the worst in your life. If they don’t, you could probably quickly name the years that did.

But what about the worst year ever to be a human on this planet? How do you even define that? In absolute terms? Relative to what could reasonably be expected at the time? The continually excellent podcast Radiolab has answers — they make 2020 and 2021 look pretty good in comparison.


Three ways to be more rational this year

Steven Pinker is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard. He’s the author of Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. He’s also the host of the BBC series Think with Pinker. For an intro to his work check out this short article on three ways to be more rational this year.


Negotiators should decrease concessions across rounds

Decreasing concessions over several rounds of negotiation is a strategy taught in business schools. This research from INSEAD is the first to back it up with data. When applied to zero-sum negotiations, gradually reducing concessions allows you to secure a bigger slice of the pie as it signals your bottom line. In a supplementary study, the same researchers showed that clearly labelling your final offer as your “bottom line” strengthened the effect. Read more.

Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs

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

Senior, Business Modelling – EY – Toronto, CA
Senior, Business Modelling – EY – Calgary, CA
Senior, Business Modelling – EY – Vancouver, CA
Financial Modeller – SHK Asia Pacific – Melbourne, AUS

Financial Credit Modeller – Revolut – Remote, Poland
Associate Financial Risk Controlling – N26 – Berlin, Germany
Interim Financial Modeller – Trinity House Group – Birmingham, UK
Junior Financial Reporting – Eni – Rome, Italy
Financial Analyst & Modeller – Grafton Banks Ltd – Haywards Heath, England

And finally…

Are you missing being in the office? Sound of Colleagues is a collaboration between advertising agency Familjen and audio branding agency Red Pipe Studios. I quite like a low telephone, high rain on window setting.

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