Global North America 

Human Capital is an engineering talent agency and a VC fund all in one

Michael Ovitz didn’t invent the idea of a talent agency, but one might argue that he perfected it. He founded the CAA in 1975, and grew it into the world’s leading talent agency, serving as chairman for 20 years. Now, Ovitz is investing in a brand new type of talent agency called Human Capital. Human Capital is a hybrid organization, one part VC fund, one part recruiting business and one part creative agency. (Human Capital did not invest in its agency startup from its VC fund.) The Human Capital VC…

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Europe Global 

Rock star tour buses transformed for NHS workers

Music fans won’t need reminding there are no live gigs happening at the moment. As well as empty venues and festival fields, the tour buses that would normally ferry stars around the country are also out of action. But when Tarrant Anderson found himself armed with a fleet of vacant “hotels-on-wheels” he wanted to “do some good”. Despite his business being “decimated” by the lockdown he set out to hand them over to the NHS. Tarrant tells Newsbeat his touring company Vans For Bands was in full swing at the…

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Asia Global North America 

The US and China Want a Divorce, but Neither Can Afford One

Three months into the global coronavirus pandemic, there are growing signs that the long marriage between China and the US—indeed between China and the developed world—is coming apart. The virus shut Chinese factories in January and February; then it exposed how dependent the US and Europe had become on China for everything from drugs to medical equipment. That’s prompted “a rethink of how much any country wants to be reliant on any other country,” in the words of Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations. As another commentator put…

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Global North America 

Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary

If you’re one of the 12.3 million people who watched Travis Scott perform on Fortnite this past week, you’ll agree: The sky’s the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. One kid, per our commenters, said Scott’s performance was better than Star Wars. The popular multiplayer game Fortnite, owned by Epic Games, is just one example of tech finding a creative way to continue business as usual amid this pandemic. And it got extra points for being psychedelic. Let’s get into other tech companies working hard to…

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Financial Services 

Meet Raj Kumar Meena, Bank of Baroda’s new Managing Director in Uganda

Bank of Baroda, Uganda’s 6th largest bank, has a new Managing Director- Mr. Raj Kumar Meena. R.K Meena who joined the bank in April 2020 comes into Uganda with more than 28 years of banking experience. He started his career in 1992 in Baroda’s parent bank; Bank of Baroda, India- the $3 billion Indian banking giant. Prior to joining as Managing Director of Bank of Baroda (Uganda) he was working as the Regional Head of the Udaipur Region in India, where he managed 101 branches with total business of more…

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