Although history is not usually taught this way, one could argue that cities have played a more important role in shaping the world than empires. From Athens and Rome to Paris and Venice to Baghdad and Beijing, urban ideas and innovators have left indelible marks on human life. By concentrating the brainpower of humanity in relatively small geographic areas, cities have promoted the kinds of interactions that nurture creativity and technological advances.
More than 270,000 undergraduates worldwide have taken the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a tool to evaluate their acumen to work in financial services. Started in 2010, the number of BAT takers keeps growing, with over 100,000 completing the exam in 2014 alone.
Summer vacation is a great time for students to get out of their comfort zone, learn new things and get creative but it’s also a time when academic development declines. To prevent “the summer slide,” Bloomberg hosted 100 public high school students at its global headquarters in New York City for a three-day coding camp with CodeNow.
Do you remember what you did the summer before you started the 9th grade? It’s a bit hazy for me, but it probably involved a lot of whiffle ball, riding bikes, and going to the beach with my friends. I’m sure I had loads of fun, but would I call it a productive use of time? Well, maybe not.