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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Notations From the Grid (Week-End Edition): Out & About in Our World

 Antarctica is the last great Frontier.   The team at the Visual Capitalist put together a snapshot of the latest on Antarctica which we are pleased to present:

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Notations From the Grid (Mid-Week Edition): On #COVID19 Courtesy The Technology Policy Institute


From the TPI blog...
February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of broadband connections and the ways that not being connected can worsen inequality. While policymakers struggle to find effective methods of increasing adoption, the pandemic itself appears to have helped make some strides in closing the divide.

Specifically, based on data from the largest ISPs’ quarterly 10Q SEC filings, the upward trend in the number of fixed line connections accelerated once the pandemic began, as the figure below shows. From Q3 2011 through Q3 2019, the number of fixed connections from these companies increased at approximately a three percent annual compound growth rate. During the pandemic, from Q3 2019 through Q3 2020 (the most recent data available), the number of connections increased by about five percent.
The accelerated adoption rate could be coincidental, of course, but is likely due to increased household demand as broadband became more important for work, education, entertainment, and other aspects of daily life, as well as discounted plans and pledges from ISPs to not cut off connections for nonpayment.

None of this is meant to imply that low-income adoption and rural availability are no longer problems. They are. Instead, it simply suggests that we may emerge from the pandemic with a somewhat smaller divide than existed when the pandemic began and that we still need research to help figure out what approaches are likely to be effective in bridging the remaining divide.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition); On the Week that Was Courtesy the Visual Capitalist


Mapped: The Wealthiest Billionaire in Each U.S. State in 2021

Alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who are the richest people in the U.S.? This map reveals the wealthiest billionaire in each U.S. state.

The Crazy World of Stonks Explained

Stocks like GameStop had a wild ride last week, with Robinhood suspending purchases. How did it all happen in the crazy world of stonks?

Visualizing Asset Class Correlation Over 25 Years (1996-2020)

To minimize volatility, it's important to consider asset class correlation. Learn how correlation has changed over time depending on macroeconomic events.

How Heart Health Can Keep Your Portfolio Beating

Through thematic investing strategies lies an opportunity to invest in a long-term, powerful trend that impacts nearly one in two people: heart health.

9 Things Investors Should Know About the Cannabis Industry

This graphic provides an overview of 9 key developments in the cannabis industry that investors should be aware of going into 2021.

Stock Market Basics: How Do Investors Choose Stocks?

This animation explains the basics of stock trading and touches on some strategies investors use to pick which stocks to purchase.

This Week's Flashback Favorites:

Median Age of the Population in Every Country

How do countries around the world compare in terms of age? This compelling visualization shows the median age for every country in the world.

Originally from April 2019

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On Personal Development Ideas Courtesy Stanford Graduate School of Business



This Is Not a Joke: The Cost of Being Humorless

Humor has tremendous benefits for physical health, mental well-being, and your bottom line.

How to Express Yourself and Truly Connect With Others Online

In this podcast episode, we unpack the psychology behind our communication via social media.
Corporate Governance

Homogeneity at the Top

New research drills down on C-suite diversity in Fortune 100 firms and finds there’s a lot more work to do.

Why Banks Could Learn to Love Tougher Regulations

A new study finds that higher capital requirements could leave banks with more money to lend.
Racial Equity

“White Americans Need to Understand That Their Interests Coincide with Black People’s Interests”

In this podcast episode, two historians discuss why our understanding of history continues to change and who decides what story gets told.