Secrets of Success: Hywel Carver, co-founder and CEO, Skiller Whale

Upskilling tech teams in meaningful, productive sessions that actually work.

The idea for Skiller Whale came from the pain that Hywel and his co-founder, Dave, experienced first hand as software engineers, and tech leaders in fast-growth environments.

Both were getting frustrated to find that a huge amount of their time was spent finding and filling the gaps in knowledge that our teams weren’t aware that they had. After trying all the usual suspects – video libraries, content subscriptions – they saw no real skill improvement. 

Realising that upskilling tech teams was consistently one of the biggest headaches CTOs and Heads of Engineering face, they knew that if they could solve this problem it would be transformative for the industry.

Enter Skiller Whale …

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Polaris Flat on Subsidiary Milestone

Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) shares poked ahead Tuesday, on news its Polaris Adventures arm reached a milestone of one million customer rides as it brings the adventure offered by powersports vehicles to an ever-growing audience. Due to its ongoing and the growing popularity of adventure tourism, Polaris Adventures recently opened an Outfitter location in Mexico and is expanding to New Zealand later this month.

In October, Polaris Adventures added its first international location with an off-road Outfitter in Todos Santos, Mexico, on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. This month, Polaris Adventures will expand to Wanaka, New Zealand with the opening of an Indian Motorcycle Rentals location. Situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, Wanaka is a resort town in the Otago region of the South Island, an area known for breathtaking roads that run from coastline through mountain passes.

“Adventure tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments within the tourism … Read more

4 Money Beliefs That Are Seriously Holding Your Business Back

It’s rare that we challenge our personal presuppositions about money as business owners. It can be hard to see the link between our personal beliefs about our finances, and how that impacts the growth of our business. But it’s your beliefs about money that could be holding your business back!

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Brexit a major cause of UK’s return to austerity, says senior economist

Brexit is the ultimate reason why the UK now faces a fresh round of austerity, a former interest rate-setter at the Bank of England has said.

“The UK economy as a whole has been permanently damaged by Brexit,” Michael Saunders, who was an external member of the central bank’s monetary policy committee, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

“It’s reduced the economy’s potential output significantly, eroded business investment,” he said, adding: “If we hadn’t had Brexit, we probably wouldn’t be talking about an austerity budget this week.”

“The need for tax rises, spending cuts wouldn’t be there, if Brexit hadn’t reduced the economy’s potential output so much.”

Saunders joined the rate-setting committee shortly after the result of the Brexit referendum in 2016 and left the role in August this year.

He said the “main legacy of that period” was weak economic output.

The prime minister, Rishi Sunak, and the … Read more