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“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” –Thomas Jefferson.



Published on July 13, 2021
Glen Patterson

An educator, speaker, consultant, founder, investor, and squash and soccer enthusiast. Glen is the co-founder of the WorkSchool.


PWC Plans to Grow Its Workforce by 100, 000

Good news: The firm is investing $12 billion in hiring and technology.

PwC is getting about one-third bigger. Yesterday, the accounting firm said it will spend $12 billion to grow its workforce, which currently stands at 284,000, by 100,000 over the next five years.
PwC is getting about one-third bigger. Yesterday, the accounting firm said it will spend $12 billion to grow its workforce, which currently stands at 284,000, by 100,000 over the next five years.

What is going on? Those hires will be coming from the following:

  • The Asia-Pacific region, where PwC plans to double its presence.

  • 10,000 from its college mentorship program for Black and Latino students.

  • Candidates with experience in ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and artificial intelligence/machine learning.


  • PwC also plans to shake up some of its current workforce by combining its accounting and tax services divisions into a new unit called “trust solutions.” Following Big Four scandals involving tax shelters and sketchy auditing practices, the firm is looking to rebuild clients’ trust.

    Bottom line: PwC is betting that helping clients with their diversity and sustainability initiatives will be key to its competitiveness.

    BERNERS-LEE WORLD WIDE WEB SOURCE CODE TO BE AUCTIONED AS NFT
    Tim Berners-Lee, British computer scientist, will be auctioning the original code for the World Wide Web as a non-fungible token (NFT) at an online Sotheby’s auction.

    What is going on? Bids for the digitally signed Ethereum blockchain NFT will start at just $1,000 during the auction titled This Changed Everything and set to run from June 23 to June 30.

    What are NFTs? NFTs are digital files underpinned by blockchain technology – the same technology on which popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum rest. But unlike cryptocurrencies, an NFT is totally unique and the blockchain ledger it sits on verifies who the rightful owner is of that one-of-a-kind item.

    Big Picture: The files up for auction include 9,555 lines of code that have implementations of the three languages and protocols invented by Berners-Lee: HTML (hypertext markup language), HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol), and URIs (uniform resource identifiers), according to Sotheby’s. Also included are original HTML documents that detail how to use the application.

    Total NFT sales reached an eye-popping $2 billion in the first quarter of this year, according to data from Nonfungible, a website which tracks the market.

    COURSES

    FIVE FREE COURSES YOU CAN TAKE ON WORKSCHOOL TODAY

    Wondering which course to take to elevate your tech career? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. A lot of newbies struggle with the tech learning path, not knowing which course to take, not knowing which tech career path fits them most.

    WorkSchool is here for you. We will help you aggregate the best course for your learning. In this article, you will see the top five courses you can take on our website, these are interesting courses.

    Our top five this week

  • How to Get Startup Ideas: view the course

  • Google Analytics for Beginners: view the course

  • Python Basics: view the course

  • Introduction to Data Structures: view the course

  • React Basics: view the course


  • Why these courses: Getting a technical skill and a soft skill is the best thing you can do for your career, at this point. These courses will introduce you to the tech world. There are endless possibilities in tech, and taking any of these courses will put you on the right path.

    Duration: You can complete the courses and earn your certificate within 2hours.

    Big picture: There is no sector in the world where technical skills are not needed. An average computer programmer makes over $50,000usd. You can be among the few people transforming their lives with tech. Transitioning to tech is made easy with WorkSchool.

    WorkSchool Thoughts

    OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION

    There is a high possibility that at this moment you are procrastinating on something. Maybe you are reading this article to do so.

    Time: If you examine how you spend your time, it will be clear to you, you will know whether you procrastinate or not. Most people procrastinate more than they know. Keep a log of your daily activity, write a journal to keep track of how you spend your time, you will know how long you spend putting off tasks.

    Why we procrastinate: First thing you need to know is that it is a human condition. 95% of people admit to putting off work, according to Piers Steel, author of The Procrastination Equation.As for the phenomenon of putting stuff off, it’s “a purely visceral, emotional reaction to something we don’t want to do,” says Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. The more averse you find a task, the more likely you are to procrastinate.

    Sounds Familiar? These are some of the characteristics that Pychyl discovered makes a task procrastination-worthy:

  • Boring
  • Frustrating
  • Difficult
  • Ambiguous
  • Unstructured
  • Not intrinsically rewarding (i.e., you don’t find the process fun)
  • Lacking in personal meaning


  • On a neurological level, procrastination is not the slightest bit logical — it’s the result of the emotional part of your brain, your limbic system, strong-arming the reasonable, rational part of your brain, your prefrontal cortex. The logical part of your brain surrenders the moment you choose Facebook over work, or decide to binge another episode of House of Cards when you get home.

    Stopping Procrastination: When you notice an approaching showdown between logic and emotion, resist the impulse to procrastinate.

    More Ways to Stop it: When you begin to notice the urge to procrastinate, do something to get started. Atimes, getting started is always the hardest, just do anything to start.

  • Think differently about tasks, make the idea of completing more fun and attractive.
  • Reward yourself for completing tasks, think about the reward.
  • Resist the urge to procrastinate.
  • Know what procrastinating could cost you.
  • Disconnect. Social media, family, friends. Within that period disconnect.


  • JOB

    Job Openings

    Front End Engineer

    Amazon · New York, NY APPLY NOW

    Backend Engineer - Consumer

    Spotify · New York, NY APPLY NOW

    Full-Stack Software Engineer II

    Microsoft · New York, NY APPLY NOW

    Software Engineer (Leadership) - Infrastructure

    Facebook · New York, NY APPLY NOW

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    NEWS

    What is going on? Those hires will be coming from the following:

  • The Asia-Pacific region, where PwC plans to double its presence.
  • 10,000 from its college mentorship program for Black and Latino students.
  • Candidates with experience in ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and artificial intelligence/machine learning.


  • PwC also plans to shake up some of its current workforce by combining its accounting and tax services divisions into a new unit called “trust solutions.” Following Big Four scandals involving tax shelters and sketchy auditing practices, the firm is looking to rebuild clients’ trust.

    Bottom line: PwC is betting that helping clients with their diversity and sustainability initiatives will be key to its competitiveness.


    BERNERS-LEE WORLD WIDE WEB SOURCE CODE TO BE AUCTIONED AS NFT
    Tim Berners-Lee, British computer scientist, will be auctioning the original code for the World Wide Web as a non-fungible token (NFT) at an online Sotheby’s auction.

    What is going on? Bids for the digitally signed Ethereum blockchain NFT will start at just $1,000 during the auction titled This Changed Everything and set to run from June 23 to June 30.

    What are NFTs? NFTs are digital files underpinned by blockchain technology – the same technology on which popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum rest. But unlike cryptocurrencies, an NFT is totally unique and the blockchain ledger it sits on verifies who the rightful owner is of that one-of-a-kind item.

    Big Picture: The files up for auction include 9,555 lines of code that have implementations of the three languages and protocols invented by Berners-Lee: HTML (hypertext markup language), HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol), and URIs (uniform resource identifiers), according to Sotheby’s. Also included are original HTML documents that detail how to use the application.

    Total NFT sales reached an eye-popping $2 billion in the first quarter of this year, according to data from Nonfungible, a website which tracks the market.


    What’s happening

    Rhodes Global Scholarships 2021 for Postgraduate Study at University of Oxford (Fully Funded)

    Applications for Rhodes Scholarship are currently open. Rhodes Scholarship 2022 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship provides a living stipend (£15,144 per annum), all University and College fees and the University application fee.

    The Rhodes Scholarship is offered to international students who intend to undertake postgraduate studies at University of Oxford UK for academic year 2021-2022. Rhodes Scholarship provides the recipient with a living stipend (£15,144 per annum), all University and College fees and the University application fee. A class of 100 Scholars is selected each year from over 60 countries around the world.

    Click here to apply.


    -David Atilola contributed to this article.


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