Curated reads for May 02, 2020
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
While the lockdown, and its extension, may have certainly crimped our ability to go out and get cracking, we suggest you read this article and take inspiration from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of ‘The Black Swan’ on what success means to him, and then make the best of a unique situation. Read more
Two aphorisms: `Change is the only constant’, and `Those who don’t learn from history are destined to repeat their mistakes’ are contradictory and yet they come together in determining expectations and forecasts. Here’s why looking for lessons in the past is more fruitful than crystal ball gazing into the future. Read more
DID YOU KNOW?
Nassim Taleb*, is 'irritated' because he firmly believes that COVID-19 is not a black swan. Here's why he thinks so along with his thoughts on how governments should respond to this crisis. Read more
Edward Jenner is often called the pioneer of immunization. He popularised the practice of vaccination, and since then, it has been used ubiquitously to prevent several diseases. Scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute claim to have a head start on a vaccine for COVID-19. As the first to reach such a relatively large scale, the Oxford trial, even if it fails, will provide lessons about the nature of the coronavirus and about the immune system’s responses that can inform governments, donors, drug companies and other scientists searching for a vaccine. Here’s an inside look at the Oxford trials. Read more