Re: What first sparked your interest in your profession?
During my freshman year at Uni I worked at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, DC as an intern to the minister of trade and economics. This experience sparked an interest in finance leading me to declare a major in international business finance. The following semester I found myself working in the offices of Armstrong, Fleming & Moore as a Portfolio Analyst where I would stay for three years before accepting an offer from Rydex Investments. I have had the unique opportunity to work for three incredible organizations and for managers who were pioneers in their respective fields. I never imagined that I would enjoy finance and business let alone choose this as my career path but the experience has been remarkable.
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The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.
- An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
- Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
- Here are the six traits that inaugurated the fun.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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