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Must Reads

There is so much to read, so much to know, so many sources to follow. And the volume of news and information just keeps growing exponentially. How to keep up? Even more, how to rediscover the serendipity of learning something new and interesting for its own sake?

Here, for your enjoyment and interest, are the articles Temin and Company considers "must reads." They are primarily on the topics of reputation and crisis management, the media, leadership and strategy, perception and psychology, self-presentation, science, girls and women, organizational behavior and other articles of interest.

They are listed below with the most recent articles first, and to the side, by category.

We hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. And whenever you have any favorite articles for us to add, please let us know so that we might include them for other readers to enjoy.

The cost of immaturity

The Economist, November 7, 2015

The average time between an attacker breaching a network and its owner noticing the intrusion is 205 days. Like most statistics touted by the cyber-security industry, it is little more than a guesstimate. But there is no doubt that criminals and pranksters are thriving by attacking computers and networks, that companies are struggling to cope and that businesses offering answers are charging fat fees. The penalties for getting cyber-security wrong are steep. Unsurprisingly, then, the cyber-security industry is booming. [ more]

Self-Flying Helicopters Are the Future of Rescues, Deliveries, and War

John Knefel, Inverse, November 6, 2015

Like self-driving vehicles, automated flying robots carry amazing promise - and serious ethical questions. This article takes a look at the pros and cons of fully automated weaponized and non-weaponized aircraft that require no human input. [ more]

Bonuses for Bank Executives Should Be Tied to Gender Diversity, Review Says

Chad Bray, The New York Times, November 4, 2015

The annual bonuses of financial services executives in Britain should be tied to targets to bring more women into senior roles, according to the preliminary findings of a government commission's review of gender diversity in the sector. The preliminary findings also recommend that banks and other financial services firms in the City of London publicly report their gender diversity and that each business appoint an executive responsible for gender, diversity and inclusion. [ more]

How will blockchain technology transform financial services?

The Financial Times, November 3, 2015

Banks are racing to harness the power of blockchain technology, in a belief that it could cut up to $20bn off costs and transform the way the industry works. Banks, insurers and companies ranging from IBM to PwC are trying to work out how they can adapt the technology that, in its simplest form, allows consumers and suppliers to connect directly and form online networks, removing the need for middlemen. For the financial services sector it offers the opportunity to overhaul existing banking infrastructure, speed settlements and streamline stock exchanges, although regulators will want to be assured that it can be done securely. [ more]

Google abandons plan to open first-ever retail store in New York City [see the inside of the SoHo space it renovated]

Daniel Geiger, Crain's New York Business, November 2, 2015

Google has abandoned plans to open its first-ever retail store in New York City. The company is trying to sublease a 5,442-square-foot SoHo space it leased last year, and wants $2.25 million annually in rent for it, according to sources. The decision to abandon its retail store came after the Internet giant spent $6 million renovating the 131 Greene St. location. [ more]

This Is The Lazy Way To Stop Procrastinating, Backed By Research

Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, November 1, 2015

Do you want to stop procrastinating? What if the solution is fun and lets you do the thing you love most in the world, no willpower or discipline necessary? Wharton's Katherine Milkman found that "temptation bundling" - a method for simultaneously tackling two types of self-control problems by harnessing consumption complementarities - is a simple and effective way to tackle the problem. [ more]

How Not to Be ‘Manterrupted’ in Meetings

Jessica Bennett, Time, January 14, 2015

This article offers tips for women on how to stop the cycle of being 'manterrupted' - an unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man - or 'bropropriated' - the taking of a woman's idea and taking credit for it -  in the workplace. [ more]

People Are More Likely to Cheat at the End

Daniel Yudkin, Scientific American, September 15, 2015

Life, for better or worse, is full of endings. We finish school, get a new job, sell a home, break off a relationship. Knowing that a phase is soon coming to an end can elicit the best in us, as we try to make amends for errors past and avoid last-minute regrets. But while the sense of an ending can draw out people's finest selves, it can also, new psychological research suggests, bring out their darker side. [ more]

‘Syria is emptying’

Liz Sly, The Washington Post, September 14, 2015

A new exodus of Syrians is fueling the extraordinary flow of migrants and refugees to Europe, as Syria's four-year-old war becomes the driving force behind the greatest migration of people to the continent since the Second World War. The continued surge through Europe prompted Hungary, Austria and Slovakia to tighten border controls Monday, a day after Germany projected that in excess of a million people could arrive by year's end and began to impose restrictions on those entering the country. How many more Syrians could be on the way is impossible to know, but as the flow continues, their number is rising. [ more]

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