1. FAANG Plus Revenue Slowdown is not Just META
@Charlie Bilello Netflix posted a 5.9% increase in revenue growth in Q3, the slowest in company history.
Google and Microsoft saw their slowest growth rates since 2020…
2. Total Share of Russian Gas to Europe 45% to 14%
Chart Shows by Cubic Feet Per Day
3. M2 Money Supply Not Growing Compared to CPI
MORGAN STANLEY: Last year, “when money supply (M2) was growing by 27%Y .. it was crystal clear that 2.6%Y inflation was likely to explode higher. Fast forward to today .. M2 is now growing at just 2.5%Y .. the seeds have been sown for a sharp fall next year .. look out below.”
4. Another Way of Looking at Collapse of Shipping Costs
5. Nasdaq Biotech Index.
One chart that did close below 200 week moving average….and 50 day thru 200day to downside
6. Early Stage Investment Rounds…-20% Y over Y but still over 1000 deals funded
7. Top 10 Countries for Start Ups …U.S. Dominates…China Nowhere on List
Start Up Rankings
8. October 2022 US Labor Market Update: Job Posting Declines Are Sharpest Among Pandemic-Era Leaders
The pullback in job postings is less concerning once you know where it is concentrated; the largest declines are occurring in previously strong hiring sectors such as Software Development and Loading & Stocking.
- Sectors with previously robust hiring plans are leading the decline in job postings on Indeed this year, a sign demand for workers could remain solid even as hiring appetites fade.
- The US labor market remains hot with strong demand and relatively low levels of joblessness, leading to strong nominal wage gains for workers.
- Job postings on Indeed were 48.8% above their pre-pandemic baseline as of October 21, signaling vigorous hiring intentions. New job postings, those that have been on Indeed for seven days or less, also reflect a healthy appetite for new hires, coming in at 55% above their Feb 1, 2020 level.
- Strong wage growth has been driven by the high level of competition for hires, although the gains for many have been negated by inflation.
- Workers are still quitting their jobs at rates above those seen before the pandemic, but layoffs remain near two-decade lows.
Spotlight: The pullback in job postings is less concerning once you know where it’s concentrated
A bar chart titled “Tech-related job sectors are leading 2022’s job postings decline.” With an axis from 0% to -30%, Indeed charted the decline in job postings by occupational sector from December 31, 2021 to October 21, 2022. The five largest declines were in Software Development, Human Resources, Marketing, Mathematics, and Scientific Research & Development.
Several sectors related to the production (Production & Manufacturing), transportation, and storage (Loading & Stocking) of goods have also experienced notable downturns in postings.
October 2022 US Labor Market Update: Job Posting Declines Are Sharpest Among Pandemic-Era Leaders (hiringlab.org)
9. Housing Costs vs. Income
10. 9 Ways to Be a Better Communicator
Some people have an innate ability to command a room. They know how to get their point across in a group without barking orders or dominating the conversation—they are good at talking and listening.
But good communication skills don’t grow overnight; good communication takes planning, preparation and consistent practice. So, we asked the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for their 9 best tips to be better at communicating. Which one will you try first?
1. Give a valuable takeaway.
Whether you’re giving a talk or participating in a group discussion, decide on one thing that will really deliver value—an actionable item that people can walk away with. This is especially important when we have to speak up to critique or correct an idea that’s going around, because when you’re not adding value, it’s no longer constructive criticism; it’s just dissenting.
—Nathalie Lussier, AccessAlly
2. Be a good listener.
Being a good listener is key. Don’t go in with the sole objective to just speak. As the conversation goes on, listen and respond, incorporating your points into the response. People are more willing to listen if they believe they’re being listened to.
—Alex Lorton, Cater2.me
3. Pick an opportune time to speak.
The best way to ensure your voice is heard in a group is to pick your spots, meaning find a gap within the conversation to speak, no matter how many people are involved. By selecting the most opportune time to speak, you can ensure that you have the attention of the group and can get your entire message across without being interrupted.
—Russell Kommer, eSoftware Associates Inc.
4. Be the unifying voice.
Discussions can often drag on and turn circular. By stepping in and first unifying all the best thoughts, you get people to calm down. Once they’ve calmed down, you can insert your point and it will resonate with people. The more influential people are, the more important this becomes.
—Raoul Davis, Ascendant Group
5. Keep your responses succinct.
Keep it simple when responding in groups. This shows you have respect for others’ time. A long, drawn-out answer to a question is not only inconsiderate, but you lose their interest in what you have to say. Short, snappy answers that get right to the heart of the issue will help get your point across—and be remembered in the process.
—Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now
6. Don’t be the person who needs to comment on everything.
You’ll be respected more in a group if you have a reputation for kicking in only when you have something important to say. It’s easy to tune out the people who make some reflex comment on almost any situation, but someone who rarely talks usually catches attention when they have something to say.
—Matt Doyle, Excel Builders
7. Cut the fluff.
When speaking in a group, you need to make the most of the small amount of time you are given to speak. This means you need to get straight to the point. In a group setting, anyone who is long-winded will lose the attention of the group and slow the progress of the conversation. Always cut the fluff.
—Patrick Barnhill, Specialist ID Inc.
8. Prepare ahead of time.
Public speaking is hard for anyone, and most of us don’t communicate on the fly as well as we’d like. You are much more likely to provide a strong and memorable contribution if you take the time to sort out your points and practice them first. The difference is noticeable. Think closely about what you’re trying to communicate and how that could best and most briefly be said.
—Adam Steele, Loganix
Be positive. If you smile and nod along as other people speak, they will be positive about opening up and letting you speak as well. If they see that you aren’t listening to them, but are impatiently waiting for your turn to speak instead, they won’t pay you any respect.
—Yoav Vilner, Walnut.io
This article was published in September 2016 and has been updated. Photo by SDI Productions/IStock