Are you practicing sensible cyber-hygiene?

Although you can never be fully protected against hacking (see our previous segment on Frank Abagnale), it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to mitigate your professional and personal vulnerability to a data breach. Where should you start? According to the attached article, look to what cybersecurity experts do and don’t do in their personal lives.

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Robert Jaeger

Rob provides high-level consulting and advisory services to assist C-level management teams with product strategy and development, operational strategy, business development and technology enhancements. He currently advises several early-stage Fintech companies. Previously, Rob was a Managing Director at Markit, where he led the equity division. He joined Markit after a successful exit (via IP sale) of ETF Consulting Group, which he founded after working as a proprietary trader at Goldman Sachs and portfolio manager at WG Trading Company. Rob received his B.A. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

The Meditation Vertical

The Meditation Vertical

A few years ago, meditation went upscale. And by upscale, we mean really high-end. Fund managers, tech entrepreneurs, moguls and those who could afford multiple Juicero machines all seemingly took up meditation with the same enthusiasm they brought to their day jobs. That newfound buzz around the ancient practice turned off some to the ancient practice — unfairly.

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Feline Contentment

Feline Contentment

We’ve never dug cats. However, as we learned from the attached article, these furry creatures live in the present, know how to find contentment within themselves and generally avoid the emotional entanglements with people that plague their cross-town rivals, dogs. Do we think that you should act like a cat in the workplace? 

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Overfitting Your Career

Overfitting Your Career

If you ever find yourself having dinner with a bunch of hardcore hedge fund quants, and you want to have a little fun, tell the most successful of the bunch that you heard that he or she is rumored to be a rampant “overfitter.” But suggesting, even in jest, that a hedge fund pro is a heavy overfitter is a good way to disqualify yourself from a Hamptons invitation. That’s because overfitting touches a central nerve within quantitative finance: it’s tough to avoid, even by the most sophisticated of hedge funds.

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Welcome to Spark

Welcome to Spark

There are certain places that you shouldn't go to on the web. An example: At the end of an interesting article, your eyes gaze southward to a catchy headline such as, "You won't believe what this former childhood star of The Sopranos looks like today!!!” The link takes you to the equivalent of Times Square on the web, festooned with glaring banner ads and a flashing red arrow. Yikes.

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