• This entrepreneur left Wall Street to count the world's calories. Now she's warning of a global food disaster equal to the financial crisis

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Entrepreneur Sara Menker traded in her Wall Street gig to help solve the world's mounting food crisis.
    In the next decade, she warned, the world's food shortage could rival the financial crisis or dot-com crash in terms of its threat to government stability and economic safety.
    Menker's company, Gro Intelligence, aims to create a universal language that helps companies, countries, and industries earn money and eliminate food shortages.
    When it comes to feeding every person on the planet, the world could fall short of demand by 214 trillion calories per year in less than a decade. That's...
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  • I worked on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs for years. Here's why I became a nerd to survive on Wall Street

    I worked on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs for years. Here's why I became a nerd to survive on Wall Street

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Junta Nakai spent years on Wall Street, mostly recently as head of Asian equity sales at Goldman Sachs.
    In this op-ed, Nakai gives career advice to sales and trading professionals who are nervous about the rise of programmers and quants at the big banks.
    "The skill sets required to be a successful trader or salesperson are changing," he writes. "Make the effort to learn about the advancements that are being made around you."
    Technology is a great democratizing force on Wall Street and is forcing management teams to rethink their sales and trading businesses. Automation, electronification...
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