Day: August 3, 2022

A Century of Unions in Europe (1920-2022)

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the ussr and the eu

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Timeline: A Century of Unions in Europe (1920-2022)

On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine launching one of the biggest wars on European soil since World War II. The invasion reflects a longstanding belief of Russia’s that Ukraine—and much of the Soviet Union’s former republics and satellite states—is still their territory to claim. But what is the “former glory” of Russia?

Of the USSR’s former republics and satellite states, many have moved on to join the European Union, and in Putin’s eyes have become more “Westernized” and further from Russian values. In fact, Ukraine recently had its candidacy status approved with the EU.

It’s now been a full century since the formation of the USSR. Much has changed since then, and this visual timeline breaks down how countries within and near Europe have aligned themselves over those 100 years.

ℹ In the above visual, Soviet satellite states are not shown as a part of the USSR, as they were never formal republics. Candidate countries still in process to join the EU are not shown.

The USSR (Read more...)

Five Links for August

This post is by auren from Summation by Auren Hoffman

Every month I try to share the most mind-expanding links to read/watch/listen. If you find these interesting, please do share with your friends. Here are five links worth reading… Beliefs are Fashions by Erik TorenbergPeople don’t choose beliefs based on logical value or merits, but based on how much status they can garner in their […]

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Operations Trader and Portfolio Administrator – Glynn Capital

About the firm: Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, attractive business models, and long-term growth potential. More about our firm can be found at


We are looking for an Operations Trader/Portfolio Administrator. The position is responsible for performing analysis to support the firm’s trading, participating in the operations of managed accounts, and working with all aspects of the trading lifecycle (including pre- and post-trade functions). This position works closely with the head of trading, investment team, compliance and operations team, and finance team to support all day-to-day trading operations and best execution for our clients. This position will be based in Menlo Park, California, and will work on a hybrid schedule. The job will work under the senior trader’s supervision and guidance, with an on-the-job training component.

Operations Trader/Portfolio Administrator Role:

Trade Execution & Investment Research Support:

  • Coordination of all pre-and-post trade activities
  • Execution of trades in accordance with best execution framework
  • Monitor market activity across the portfolios, be able and available to provide updates to portfolio manager and analysts as needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with market makers to ensure best execution and market commentary/coverage
  • Assist with daily portfolio company research
  • Assist with brokerage events/conferences/calls, including scheduling and signups

Post-Trade Processes & Trade Operations:

  • Manage booking and settlements for all trades
  • Trade and position reconciliation
  • Daily portfolio reporting
  • Record trade errors and (Read more...)

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Remember when we said the data was thin? Well, it’s getting a little thicker

Very quick addition to our political implications of Dobbs thread. Just to recap...

In May, we argued that the conventional wisdom was underestimating the disconnect between state level views on abortion in the willingness of Republicans to push the most extreme laws imaginable (the Alaska Paradox)

Last month, we pointed to polling that suggested that even in strongly anti-abortion states, overturning Roe and its aftermath were not popular. (The data are thin but still worth keeping an eye on)

Which brings us to today's news.

Kansas is pro-choice, but just barely. By comparison, Oklahoma is moderately pro-choice and Ohio is solidly pro-choice.


In both of those states, the legislatures pushed through extreme anti-abortion laws, recently enough that we don't know how they will play with voters. In Kansas, however...

Kansas voters overwhelmingly shot down an amendment that would have stripped their constitution of its state Supreme Court-interpreted abortion protections Tuesday, a surprising outcome on the heels of a wave of last-minute enthusiasm from those furious at the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

For observers looking to Kansas as a bellwether, the first state to put abortion to a vote since the Dobbs decision, the election may prove a compelling data point given the built-in advantages to the pro-amendment side.


More than 60 percent of voters had rejected the amendment when networks, including NBC and CNN, began to call the race shortly before 11 p.m. ET. Roughly 78 percent of (Read more...)

A rough, sleepless night

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

It is the middle of the night or the start of a new day — I don’t quite know. I feel suspended upside down in a vacuum—a throbbing ache in my heart, wrapped in deep sadness and an overwhelming sense of loss.

I have laid awake– remembering, rewinding, and playing back the tape of my life. There are memories — primarily good ones. But today isn’t going to be one of those. It has been a rough day and a worse night, and I am mourning a very close and dear friend.

I can’t stop but feel sadness for his small, close-knit family. We all know life goes on, but does it? How do they fill the gap left behind? I don’t know. I will try and go through the motions of another day and then another. Hoping that one day I will do what I must. As Thoreau said:

“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living- that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.”

I am not ready. I am not ready to say goodbye. Yet!

August 3rd, 2022. San Francisco