Business Plan

How to write a Business Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDWvcsTloJo

 

 

tikkun olam
“Tikkun Olam. A jewish concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. The phrase is found in the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings.”
https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/tikkun-olam
“Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם’) (literally, “repair of the world”, alternatively,”construction for eternity”) is a concept in Judaism interpreted in Orthodox Judaism as the prospect of overcoming all forms of idolatry,[1] and by other Jewish denominations as an aspiration to behave and act constructively and beneficially.[2]”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikkun_olam

 

Psychology Education and interesting links

Psychology podcasts: a clickable list
https://digest.bps.org.uk/2007/03/11/psychology-podcasts-a-clickable-list/

University Subject Tables 2017: Psychology
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=psychology

 

Psychology of Work & Study

Deep Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_xOfkg5FUg

mihaly csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow

What’s the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist and psychotherapist | Episode 3 #Ask Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdySoiqLk3I

Psychotherapy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxuZiqY5ypU

 

55+ Free Online Psychology Courses
http://mastersinpsychologyguide.com/articles/awesome-free-online-psychology-courses-certificates

 

 

soft power, hard power, leadership, management

French and Raven’s Five Forms of Power: Understanding Where Power Comes From in the Workplace
“In 1959, social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven identified five bases of power: Legitimate, Reward, Expert, Referent, Coercive”
https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_56.htm

 

The 5 Types of Power in Leadership
Formal Power: Coercive, Reward, Legitimate
Personal Power: Expert, Referent
http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/the-5-types-of-power-in-leadership

 

The 7 Types Of Power That Shape The Workplace
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-7-types-of-power-that-shape-the-workplace-2013-7?IR=T

The Six Types of Power for Leaders
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/six-types-power-leaders-john-prescott

Soft power
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_power

 

Soft Power Ranking

A Global Ranking of Soft Power
“Rank Country Index Score
1 United Kingdom 75.61
2 Germany 73.89
3 United States 73.68
4 France 73.64
5 Canada 71.71
6 Australia 68.92
7 Switzerland 67.52
8 Japan 66.86
9 Sweden 66.49
10 Netherlands 65.21
11 Denmark 63.20
12 Italy 63.09
13 Austria 62.00
14 Spain 61.70
15 Finland 60.19
16 New Zealand 60.00
17 Belgium 58.85
18 Norway 57.96
19 Ireland 55.61
20 Korea, Rep. 54.32
21 Singapore 52.50
22 Portugal 48.97
23 Brazil 46.63
24 Poland 46.50
25 Greece 45.73
26 Israel 44.51
27 Czech Republic 43.26
28 Turkey 42.55
29 Mexico 42.52
30 China 40.85”
http://www.portland-communications.com/downloads/the_soft_power_30%20NOV.pdf

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Softly does it
“The awesome influence of Oxbridge, One Direction and the Premier League”
“Britain, Germany, US, France, Canada, … ”
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21657655-oxbridge-one-direction-and-premier-league-bolster-britains-power-persuade-softly-does-it

 

 

 

 

uk census info

Census data released – Tuesday 11 December
https://www.theguardian.com/uk/blog/2012/dec/11/census-data-released-live-coverage

Census 2011 in 10 top 10 charts
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/datablog/interactive/2012/dec/11/census-top-ten-charts-jedi-poland-degree

UK Data Service
http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/

UK Web Archive Open Data
http://data.webarchive.org.uk/opendata/

monetary policy and fiscal policy

Monetary and fiscal policy
https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/macroeconomics/aggregate-supply-demand-topic/monetary-fiscal-policy/v/monetary-and-fiscal-policy

What is the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy, and how are they related
“Monetary policy is a term used to refer to the actions of central banks to achieve macroeconomic policy objectives such as price stability, full employment, and stable economic growth. In the United States, the Congress established maximum employment and price stability as the macroeconomic objectives for the Federal Reserve; they are sometimes referred to as the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate. Apart from these overarching objectives, the Congress determined that operational conduct of monetary policy should be free from political influence. As a result, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency of the federal government. Fiscal policy is a broad term used to refer to the tax and spending policies of the federal government. Fiscal policy decisions are determined by the Congress and the Administration; the Federal Reserve plays no role in determining fiscal policy.”
https://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/money_12855.htm

Difference Between Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy

Basis for Comparison Fiscal Policy Monetary Policy
Meaning The tool used by the government in which it uses its tax revenue and expenditure policies to affect the economy is known as Fiscal Policy. The tool used by the central bank to regulate the money supply in the economy is known as Monetary Policy.
Administered by Ministry of Finance Central Bank
Nature The fiscal policy changes every year. The change in monetary policy depends on the economic status of the nation.
Related to Government Revenue & Expenditure Banks & Credit Control
Focuses on Economic Growth Economic Stability
Policy instruments Tax rates and government spending Interest rates and credit ratios
Political influence Yes No

http://keydifferences.com/difference-between-fiscal-policy-and-monetary-policy.html

What’s the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?
http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/100314/whats-difference-between-monetary-policy-and-fiscal-policy.asp

Difference between monetary and fiscal policy
http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/1850/economics/difference-between-monetary-and-fiscal-policy/

 

 

Interaction between monetary and fiscal policies
“Fiscal policy and monetary policy are the two tools used by the state to achieve its macroeconomic objectives. While for many countries the main objective of fiscal policy is to increase the aggregate output of the economy, the main objective of the monetary policies is to control the interest and inflation rates. The IS/LM model is one of the models used to depict the effect of policy interactions on aggregate output and interest rates. The fiscal policies have a direct impact on the goods market and the monetary policies have a direct impact on the asset markets; since the two markets are connected to each other via the two macrovariables output and interest rates, the policies interact while influencing output and interest rates.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interaction_between_monetary_and_fiscal_policies
G20 to call for fiscal, monetary, structural policies to boost growth – Japan
http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFB9N17V02C

What Are Structural Policies?
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2013/03/basics.htm

 

 

shale gas, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, renewable energy

shale gas, fracking, hydraulic fracturing

The Facts on Fracking
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/opinion/global/the-facts-on-fracking.html?_r=0

What is fracking and why is it controversial?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14432401

Why is fracking bad? You asked Google – here’s the answe
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/19/why-is-fracking-bad-google-answer
Fracking dangers: 7 ugly reasons why wilderness lovers should be worried
http://wilderness.org/blog/fracking-dangers-7-ugly-reasons-why-wilderness-lovers-should-be-worried

 

What Is Hydraulic Fracturing?
“Hydraulic fracturing is a process used in nine out of 10 natural gas wells in the United States, where millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are pumped underground to break apart the rock and release the gas.”
https://www.propublica.org/special/hydraulic-fracturing-national

 

Renewable Energy

Mandatory renewable energy target
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_renewable_energy_target

Renewable energy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy

Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/01/renewable-energy-smashes-global-records-in-2015-report-shows

Renewable energy surges to record levels around the world
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36420750

Renewable Energy articles by the world bank
http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/energy/x/renewableenergy

Renewable energy in Germany
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Germany

Energy Transition – The German Energiewende
http://energytransition.de/

National action plans
https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/renewable-energy/national-action-plans

 

insurance

The World’s First Insurance Company
https://www.irmi.com/articles/expert-commentary/the-worlds-first-insurance-company

History of insurance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_insurance

 

 

Legal Expenses Insurance

DAS buys law firm as it bids to build major consumer brand
http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/das-buys-law-firm-bids-build-major-consumer-brand

Family Legal Expenses Insurance
“DAS IS THE MARKET LEADER FOR LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE
We are the largest provider in the UK. We’re proud to have pioneered the introduction of legal expenses insurance and have been protecting individuals and businesses for over 40 years. We’re also part of a global insurance group, which gives us the size and strength to offer in-depth support, specialist teams and an impressive portfolio of products and services.
We think legal expenses insurance needs to be easier to understand. We think customers need better access to tools and information to help them. That’s why we’re providing a range of information including animations, case studies and ‘expert’ video guides.”
https://www.das.co.uk/family-legal-expenses-insurance

ARAG
http://www.arag.co.uk/about-arag

Legal expenses insurance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_expenses_insurance

BTE insurance: freedom to choose your own lawyer
https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/stories/bte-insurance-freedom-to-choose-your-own-lawyer/

Legal expenses insurance: very good news
“The legal insurance industry is keeping cases away from lawyers but there is good news on client choice.”
http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/legal-expenses-insurance-very-good-news/5038668.fullarticle

 

What is CUE?
“The Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) is a central database of motor, home and personal injury/industrial illness incidents reported to insurance companies, which may or may not give rise to a claim. CUE is managed by not-for-profit company Insurance Database Services Limited (IDSL) on behalf of its member organisations. These include all major insurers and many self insured organisations such as local authorities, passenger carriers and transport companies.
CUE was established in 1994 to help keep down premiums for honest policyholders by preventing multiple claims fraud and the misrepresentation of claims histories. There are currently over 32 million claims records available to subscribers.”
http://www.insurancedatabases.co.uk/

 

 

places of interest for travel

 

Himalayan Megastructure: India’s largest Hydropower Project – Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIYirRNNop8

 

How to write a good CV?

Example CVs
Traditional CV, Skills based CV, Academic CV, Teaching CV, Technical CV for IT jobs
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/example-cvs

How to write a successful CV
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15573447

Creating your CV? We’re here to help
“Use our step-by-step CV Builder to create a great CV from scratch:
start afresh or use information from an old CV as a template
choose from a range of layouts and styles
save your CVs and update them for new job opportunities
You need to be signed into your Account to use the CV Builder tool.”
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/tools/cv/Pages/default.aspx

Free CV templates
https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/free-cv-template/
http://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice/cvs-and-applications/which-cv
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/cv-templates
How to write a successful CV
https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv.htm

 

building trading models

 

Excel Financial Trading Model Algorithm Program.wmv

How to backtest a MACD Trading Strategy in Excel – Part 1

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