jane / tags / planet money

Tagged with “planet money” (2)

  1. Episode 509: Will A Computer Decide Whether You Get Your Next Job? : Planet Money : NPR

    To hire new employees, some companies are paying less attention to resumes and more attention to data — and the data are leading to some surprising findings.

    On today's show, we take a weird hiring test for a call-center job. And we hear what does (and doesn't) predict success for everyone from call-center workers to software developers.

    —Huffduffed by jane

  2. When Cinnamon moved markets - Planet Money #148

    Economist editor,Tom Standage, says if you want to get a good picture of world history, you should look at spices.

    In his book, An Edible History of Humanity, Standage writes about how tall tales of carnivorous birds and flying snakes let Arab middleman charge Europeans inflated prices for cinnamon and pepper for years. Standage says it wasn't until an Indian ship went adrift in the Red Sea that the Europeans realized there was an easier route to get all those spices they had been craving.

    —Huffduffed by jane