For several centuries, the fortress-like headquarters of banks have reflected the reliability and steadfastness of financial institutions. Time is changing: now closedness and inaccessibility are being replaced by transparency and hospitality. H&F selected the most revealing examples of new banking buildings. Saint Petersburg LOCATION Saint Petersburg, Russia Opening date 2011 Architect nps tchoban voss The headquarters of Bank Saint Petersburg is a quite spectacular business quarter with an unusual curving high-rise in the center that would look equally good in Petersburg, and in Berlin.
Today, 51% of educational services in the United States are online. In Russia, distance education appeared only in 1997 as an experiment of the Ministry of Education. Five years later, when the experiment was found to be successful, universities began to develop a new direction using case technologies: educational institutions created branches and representative offices in the regions and sent teaching materials and assignments to students by mail.
Climate engineers as individual specialists began to appear in the West in the mid-2000s. Trying to solve the problem of global warming, they are exploring ways to clean the air of carbon dioxide and return the energy of the sun back into space. While the profession of “climate engineer” is perceived rather as a scientific work, but soon, given the interest of Western governments in improving the environment, it should be more widely disseminated.
It is believed that the first evangelist was Guy Kawasaki, who got a job in 1984 as a marketer at Macintosh. In his books The Art of the Start and How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, he argues that evangelist marketing differs from classic marketing in that it is not focused on goods and money, but on making the world a better place.
The specialty "environmental designer" is an analogue of what is called sustainable engineering or environmental engineering in the West. This is the practice of building construction and operation, reducing energy consumption and maintaining or improving the environment. ABOUT PROFESSION PROFESSION Environmental designer.
Specialists in the field of solar energy insist that they continue the work of Archimedes, who back in 212 BC. e. using a system of mirrors he used the ray of the sun as a weapon and set fire to the ships of the Romans besieging Syracuse. Solar energy was converted to electric energy when, in 1973, the first energy crisis arose in Europe with the filing of OPEC member states that reduced oil production.
E-books that appeared in the mid-90s are sold in Western countries better than paper ones - this is evidenced by the statistics of online stores and book associations. But publishers already consider e-books the last century. Relying on multimedia, they begin to develop a segment of interactive books, using the capabilities of new tablet devices.
ABOUT THE PROFESSION A PROFESSION Robot builder / algorithmic trader WHEN APPEARED IN THE USA by the mid-2000s, in Russia around 2006-2007, in its current form around 2009. RESPONSIBILITIES Create mechanical systems for trading according to a given algorithm, trade with them, develop such systems to order WHOM IT IS SUITABLE FOR MATHEMATICIANS, PROGRAMMERS, PEOPLE WITH TECHNICAL EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE IN TRADING ON THE STOCK MARKET EARNINGS From 3,000 to 100,000 rubles per robot, earnings in the market using a robot - unlimited CLIENTS Banks, brokers, private traders, wealthy l Judi Algorithmic trading, or algorithmic trading, is the process of making transactions in the financial markets according to a given scheme using computer systems - trading robots.
Every day, Facebook users give 2.7 billion likes, talking about their preferences and reacting to events. In addition, users periodically improve profiles, adding information about their age, favorite films and books, moving around the world and so on. These data are analyzed by a special Facebook department of 12 employees with a sociological and psychological education.
Every year, up to 40% of Americans who see a doctor receive an inaccurate diagnosis and improper treatment - these are data from the US Patient Safety Fund. A HealthGrades study points to an even more ominous figure: 155 out of a thousand deaths are due to incorrect diagnosis when admitted to the hospital.
More than 1.6 million students from 150 countries of the world have completed training programs of the Cisco Networking Academy over the fifteen years of its existence. Of these, about 20% received grants to develop their projects or work in the legendary IT corporation. In the footsteps of Cisco, there are more and more technology companies - a shortage of workers is felt more annually.
In Russia there are 214 protected natural areas - reserves, national parks and reserves. Their area occupies 17% of the country, and they earn on tourism 10 million dollars a year. For comparison: in the United States, 58 national parks bring in $ 14 billion. Russian managers hired by the Ministry of Natural Resources have something to strive for, especially since the domestic tourism market is growing.
More than 60% of American white-collar workers, according to WHO, suffer from the Sick Building Syndrome - workplace fatigue. This disease is accompanied by depression, weakness, depressed state, decreased immunity and other troubles. The easiest way to reduce the impact of a dull landscape on employees is to turn part of the space into a garden.
Steve Jobs, still young and beardless, answering a question by journalist Robert Kringley about Apple software, suddenly gets off to a different topic: “You know, everyone must learn programming, at least the basics of computer science. This affects thinking very much, structures thoughts. I highly recommend that you allocate at least a year and study in special courses, you will immediately feel the difference.
If you count the roads as the circulatory system of the city, Moscow is terminally ill, because its vessels are clogged with traffic jams. The capital is trying to follow the western path: until 2016, the Moscow authorities promise to spend 1.64 trillion rubles on the development of infrastructure, including the creation of a new intelligent management system.
About half of the Runet’s audience uses map services: more than 16 million people use Yandex.Maps alone. Analysts expect that in the near future the popularity of resources will only grow, and their developers web cartographers are becoming increasingly popular in the labor market.
Since the 1960s, University of California professor Paul Ekman and his colleague Wallace Friesen have created a unified facial expression coding system. Combinations of movements of 5 muscles formed a base of more than 10,000 grimaces - having figured out what this or that expression means, you can guess the intentions of a person, and sometimes thoughts.
Every year, 2,000 lawyers graduate from Harvard University, of whom 700 have a specialty of mediator and can act as mediators in the pre-trial settlement of conflicts. In the United States, projects to develop the institution of mediation were launched in the early 90s, when traditional courts ceased to cope with an abundance of lawsuits.
Every five years, the amount of information downloaded to the Internet increases tenfold: by 2015 it will grow to eight zettabytes. The producers of a significant part of this information, the players of the Internet market, are constantly hunting for consumers of their exclusive content. Scientists have long proved that visualized information is perceived much faster and remains in memory longer.
In 2012, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts received 481 million rubles from the state budget; another 65 million rubles, according to documents on the website of the Pushkin Museum, donated by its sponsors and benefactors. Fund of the Pushkin Museum is engaged in raising funds from businessmen and large officials.
In June this year, Shapeways, a manufacturer of 3D models and the owner of a dozen 3D printers, raised $ 6.2 million from investors. Over the five years of its existence, Shapeways has created more than a million 3D objects, and about 150,000 people have become users of their services. Customers can buy models of jewelry, souvenir figurines and other little things created by the company's designers, and order their printout or upload their own 3D models for sale.