The New Yorker Post That Wasn’t

The New Yorker Post That Wasn’t

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The announcements of the winners of the Nobel Prizes are approaching, so the musical historian, Ted Gioia (1957), took the opportunity to share a curious fact about Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014). “This is a good time to remember that García Márquez was rejected by The New Yorker (with ‘The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow’) in 1981 and the following year he won the Nobel Prize for Literature,” he tweeted. (ta)

The cost of useless meetings

A study by Professor Steven Rogelberg, based on surveys of workers in more than 20 industries, revealed that almost a third of meetings are unnecessary, and that reluctantly attending non-critical ones wastes $25,000 per employee per employee. year, adding up to US$100 million for the largest companies. (LV)

Hyundai sued over Tiktok video

The virality of social networks like TikTok have the giants of the automotive sector in check. A popular TikTok challenge, which advertised a technique to steal certain makes and models of Kia and Hyundai vehicles, caused car thefts to skyrocket. For that reason, Kia and its parent Hyundai are now being sued by angry victims alleging safety lapses. (Ag)

The first times of ‘the 50 best bars’

The 2022 edition of ‘The 50 Best Bars’ is full of firsts: on the one hand, the award ceremony will leave London and take place in Barcelona, ​​Spain. In addition, Manchester, Krakow, Bratislava, Playa del Carmen and Bogotá make their debut on the list. For now, only the establishments that ranked between 51 and 100 are known and the first part of the list will be known until October 4. (H.H)

Platzi wants a job bank

The Platzi education platform, which has Colombian and Guatemalan partners, is in the process of negotiating with multinationals such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and other local companies such as Laika, Davivienda or Sura to create a job bank that allows its graduates to access more positions. during the other year. (JL)

Gaba closes, Takami’s restaurant

One of the Takami Group restaurants is about to close. This is Gaba, a space that was opened just three years ago, and that will close its doors next Friday, September 30. According to the Takami Group, the closure of the premises will open space for new projects. The gastronomic group will maintain its other 14 brands, including Black Bear, Oficial, Cacio & Pepe, La Fama and Romeo. (ta)

Mazzucato will be in Colombia

The renowned economist, Mariana Mazzucato (1968), will be in Bogotá the week of October 20 to attend various academic and personal meetings. On the agenda is an event organized by the Colombian Banking and Financial Institutions Association (Asobancaria) and meetings with the Minister of Finance, José Antonio Ocampo (1952). (ic)

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The New Yorker Post That Wasn’t