10 things we learned this week

Tinder's legion of co-founders, the Dow's tedious rise, Morgan Stanley's bizarro rules on social media.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 04 Jul 2014

1. Tinder originally had six co-founders. That’s a lot of chefs to spoil the broth

2. This week’s 17,000-point record marks the seventh-fastest 1,000 point gain in the Dow Jones’ history. Concentrate at the back

3. Morgan Stanley brokers were forbidden from using Twitter until this week. Now they’re kind of allowed to use it

4. Former Aggrekko boss Rupert Soames actually asked to be considered for his new job, running Serco. Wonder if he regrets it now? 

5. It’s no longer enough just to go for a walk when you have something to think about. These days it has to be reflective walking 

6. People exposed to positive material are more likely to post positive stuff on their Facebook news feeds. There's a discovery worth inciting media outrage

7. Goldman Sachs allegedly fosters a ‘boys’ club’ atmosphere. No kidding…

8. Someone thinks Mothercare could one day form part of a ‘global leader’ in maternity, baby and children’s products. Whatever you say, mate

9. The number of immigrants coming to the UK from ‘old’ EU countries like France, Spain, Italy etc rose 53% between 2011 and 2013 

10. Contrary to all expectations/surveys/general wisdom, only 44% of employers count literacy and numeracy as important (although they’re still dissatisfied with it) 


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