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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Jack Phillips and ROI. This page describes the Phillips Return on Investment model. The model as presented here is an alternative to Kirkpatrick's model. There's a bulleted list of the components of the model as well as a nice graphic that briefly describes the levels. There is an explanation about how to apply the model, though I think more information would be needed for real world practice. Rating 4/5

  2. Feb 2019
    1. That context is also encompassing the behaviour of production companies, many of which have acquired the short-term profit expectations of the bubble years and are more engaged in stock buybacks, cost cutting, tax avoidance and quick deals than in R&D, training or other innovative activities with a longer-term horizon.36 As a result, massive amounts of money are sitting idle in the corporate world, in banks, financial companies and production ones. The longer this situation lasts, the harder and deeper the negative consequences on the economy and society

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  3. Jan 2019
    1. 由於 USDT 的發行方式會使得其交易量高於市值數倍,其中很多部分是交易所的「資訊流交易」,意思是交易的 USDT 比實際存在的 USDT 多──交易所本身並不存在交易帳面上同等數量的 USDT,因此當 USDT 需求數量大增,使用者要提領 USDT 回冷錢包存放時,交易所很容易發生 USDT 缺貨的情況:這是這一波避險潮的潛在危機,若是使用者無法提領 USDT,對交易所的商譽衝擊將會相當嚴重,但目前投資人對於 USDT 的需求相當強勁,各大交易所正發生 USDT 嚴重缺貨的狀況。

      <big>评:</big><br/><br/> 「稳定」似乎成了过去这一年圈内人士心心念念的年度词汇?此时倒不妨把明斯基(Hyman Minsky)的《稳住不稳定的经济》(Stabilizing an Unstable Economy)一书翻出来,借以寻求慰藉。对于经济单位来说,其收入-负债关系可以分为三类:对冲、投机和庞氏融资。对冲融资,其收入可以支付本息。投机融资,短期内收入只能偿还利息而不能偿还本金,必须债务展期。庞式融资,收入连利息也还不上,借新还旧,债务不断增加,必须再融资或变卖资产。在从上一个衰退刚刚走出时,债务融资的安全边际很高,经济体中以稳健的对冲融资为主。而随着经济的稳步上升,由于资本的逐利属性,经济体中投机和庞式融资逐渐增多。当投机、庞式借贷人比例太大时经济就变得不稳定。 <br/><br/> 2018 年年初加密货币市场的资本狂热曾让许多人担忧这条所谓的「庞氏融资链」是否会断裂,而后来的事实证明,这盘的确崩了。此时再让我们反过头来回看稳定币——一直以来,USDT 因审计不公开、中心化和涉嫌超额发行以操纵比特币价格而饱受质疑,甚至也有人将 USDT 视为庞氏骗局。对此,发行方泰德公司 (Tether Limited)的行事哲学是:不透明性可以增加流动性,但这并不意味着我们不要透明性。提供有效的、加总的信息要比提供原始信息更有助于流动性。但是当下这场缺币事件却足以警示,稳定币也有不稳定的时候,而且这种不稳定的状态可能远超发行方影响范畴。它催使投资客们反思,当威权主义的治理精神从一开始就充盈了整个流通过程,「流动性」是否已然名存实亡?

  4. Sep 2018
    1. Ontario’s postsecondary institutions play an important role in equipping students with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to succeed in a rapidly changing social, economic and technological world. Ensuring that postsecondary institutions across the province are equipped with the right space and technology is important to delivering quality higher education. To support this, the Province will provide more than $3 billion in capital grants to postsecondary institutions over the next 10 years.

      3 billion

    2. Recognizing Indigenous Institutes builds on the Province’s historic $56 million investment in Indigenous learners, announced in the 2017 Budget, as an important part of a thriving postsecondary system and a key step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Ontario

      $56 million

    3. That is why the government will invest an additional $63 million over three years to create the first Ontario Training Bank to serve as a one-stop shop for employers, job seekers and workers to access the skills training that meets their needs. The new Ontario Training Bank includes a refreshed set of services and programs3 that will: Help employers invest in the skills of their workers, and come together to train and recruit new talent; Provide workers with the ability to grow in their jobs and adapt to technological changes; Provide employers with access to essential skills upgrading, including digital literacy for their workers at no cost to the employer; Provide job seekers with support to access quality training to secure in-demand jobs and meet employers’ hiring needs; and Bring employers, industry associations and training providers together to develop skills programs that are tailored to the needs of the local economy.
    4. Ontario’s skilled trades create careers leading to secure jobs and a good quality of life, and are also vital to the health and growth of the economy. Building on consultations across the province, the government is investing $170 million over three years in the new Ontario Apprenticeship Strategy. This investment will include: Expanding the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), providing more high school students with trades-related hands-on learning opportunities; Improved guidance counselling resources and local labour market information for students, parents and educators; A new grant to promote pooled group sponsorship models for apprentices; A Local Apprenticeship Innovation Fund to increase opportunities for apprentices and encourage engagement within the apprenticeship system across Ontario, as well as support regional, local or sector-specific pilots where there is demonstrated market need;  and Continuing education opportunities for trade professionals.
    5. Preparing Secondary School Students for the Workforce Preparing Ontario students for the jobs of today and tomorrow is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. The Province has taken the following steps: In March 2017, Ontario launched 29 pilot projects across the province for the Career Studies course. More than $10 million per year for four school years has been invested to help schools create more experiential learning opportunities for students. Since 2014, Ontario has funded close to 300 Experiential Learning pilots across the province, helping students explore a wide array of career opportunities both inside and outside the classroom
    6. Students, parents, and educators have identified Grades 7 and 8 as crucial years where greater support is needed. That is why the government will invest more than $120 million over the next three years to help students prepare for success in high school by ensuring that flexible supports are available in response to local needs and priorities.
    7. Province is introducing a Good Jobs and Growth Plan with $935 million in new investments over the next three years as well as long-term infrastructure investments.
  5. Aug 2018
    1. Even in central Ho Chi Minh City, top-end properties are priced US$3,000 to US$5,000 per square metre, well below Bangkok where equivalent properties can cost up to US$7,000 to US$9,000 per square metre, and 5 per cent the price of Hong Kong. Annual rental yield for some high-end apartments in major cities at currently at 7 to 8 per cent, which is 1.5 to 2.5 per cent higher than those in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, according to Vina Capital.
  6. Jun 2018
    1. We favor spreading priceand risk by building up and averaging out of positions over time rather than speculating onspeculation. A committed capital structure with significant capital reserves for staged follow-onsgives us the flexibility to build up our investments independent of market sentiment. We areshielded from having to dump assets on the market to honor redemption requests, avoiding thedreaded “death spiral” which can plague more liquid fund structures.
    2. We fund the development of decentralized information networks coordinated by a scarcecryptoasset – or token – native to the protocol. Our thesis is that decentralization andstandardization at the data layer of the internet is collapsing the production costs of informationnetworks, eliminating data monopolies and creating a new wave of innovation.
    3. Most of the use cases today involve compensating machine work (transaction processing, filestorage, etc.) with tokens: the building blocks of decentralized applications. But the greatestlong-term opportunity is in networks where tokens are earned by end-users themselves.
    4. The way to play a consolidating market is to investheavily into the consolidating incumbents (which are likely to continue growing strongly for along period of time) and to invest progressively in the insurgent platforms that will grow tocommoditize the incumbent business models and create a new wave of innovation. We arefocused on the latter
    1. Pantera Capital has had a thesis of investing into local exchanges since the inception of its venture capital fund. Local exchanges have an advantage of a local team who understands the culture and marketing of a specific geography in addition to having the relationships for banking and regulations. In June 2014, Pantera investigated and became the lead US investor in the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Korea, Korbit. Korea was a compelling geography for a local exchange investment because of the country’s familiarity with virtual currencies, becoming one of the first countries to adopt them for gaming, having a government that is pro-innovation, having a large mobile ecosystem.
  7. Dec 2016
    1. You want your reward to give you greater awareness, greater affinity with life and a greater sense of your value and purpose in the world--not the value and purpose that you invent for your own delights, but the value and purpose that are intrinsic to your being here. This value cannot be exhausted. It will not leave you and will only grow as greater attention, time and energy are devoted to its expression and experience.
    2. he expectation of romance in relationship exacts an exorbitant price, both immediately in terms of time, energy and attention and in a long-range sense. People lose so much over this pursuit and how little is their reward--a few moments of self-inflated pleasure or self-abandonment or a few moments of physical sensation, none of which can be maintained for long. The reality of the relationship can seem very depressing in contrast to the thrill of romance. That is because people invest in the romance and not in the relationship.
    3. Most of the pleasures that are damaging to people are damaging because the investment is great and the reward is very small. In many cases, there is no reward at all. There is only investment and reinvestment. Here we have the contrast between fantasy regarding the pleasure and the real experience. How often have you been disappointed by the real experience of something because the anticipation was so great and so inflated and you had invested so much? Then the real experience came, and it really was not that fine after all. Observe little children around Christmas, how their anticipation and their expectations are so great. The investment of time, energy and attention is so great, but after the gifts are all unwrapped, there is disappointment. The investment is great. The reward is small. Consider how many times you were disappointed by things that you had hoped would be wonderful and magnificent. Why the disappointment? Because the investment was great and the reward was small. Recall experiences where you made an investment of yourself and there was no reward at all.
    4. PLEASURE
  8. Oct 2016
    1. review your own investment in pleasure. Itemize the things that you are attempting to acquire or secure for yourself. Look at the investment. Look at the reward. Ask yourself, "Is this reward worthy of the investment?"
  9. Mar 2016
  10. Feb 2014
    1. But this is only part of the truth. Much intellectual property is produced only after considerable financial investment, whether it be in the research laboratory or in the graduate education of the scientist using the facility.

      Intellectual property is more egalitarian than property in that anyone may obtain it for limited duration, however that is only part of the truth, and in practice it is more likely that most intellectual property is produced only after considerable financial investment.