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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.

You Aren't Imagining It: Email is Making You More Stressed Out

Lisa Evans, Fast Company, September 24, 2014

Of all of the things in your workday that could cause you to feel stressed, checking your email likely seems like the most benign. But a researcher at the University of California at Irving strapped heart-rate monitors to a team of U.S. army civilian employees and discovered that email was in fact a major cause of stress. After taking away their email for five days, stress levels, measured by heart-rate monitors, decreased. [ more]

World must prepare for 'Armageddon'-style cyber attack, warns US regulator

Katherine Rushton, The Telegraph, September 22, 2014

Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, says it is a "matter of time" before there is a systemic attack on the global financial system. [ more]

Beth Mooney, the Most Powerful Woman in Banking

Andi Howe, W-T-W, September 22, 2014

The American Banker named Beth Mooney the most powerful woman in banking for the second year in a row. Beth Mooney has made history as the first female CEO of a top 20 U.S. banking company, but when her career is over she most wants to be remembered as a banker who made a difference. [ more]

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels

John Schwartz, The New York Times, September 21, 2014

John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses. [ more]

Her Voice Might Tremble, But Emma Watson's Message Is Strong And Clear

Joseph Lamour, Upworthy, September 21, 2014

Emma Watson, in her speech to the U.N. invites men to join the fight for gender equality. [ more]

Algorithms Make Better Predictions — Except When They Don’t

Thomas C. Redman, HBR Blog Network, September 17, 2014

Predictive analytics is proving itself both powerful and perilous. So what should managers, especially leaders, do? The obvious answer is employ both computer-based programs and your own intuition. In this post, the author will use a series of simple plots to explain how to tap the potential of predictive analytics, sidestep the perils, and bring both the data and your good judgment to bear. [ more]

New York Today: Joyless in Mudville

Andy Newman, The New York Times, September 16, 2014

Somewhere, in a parallel universe, the New York Yankees are rallying around their retiring captain, Derek Jeter, giving him one last pennant before he heads off to the Hall of Fame. But not in this world. With only two weeks left in the season, the Yankees' hopes grow dimmer each day. [ more]

How We Can Be the Invisible Heart of Markets

Matthew Bishop, LinkedIn, September 15, 2014

Adam Smith, the great Scottish economist and philosopher, famously described market forces as "an invisible hand" that seemed to drive businesses to deliver what society needs. The financial crash of 2008 highlighted that modern business, with its global scale and complexity, is less reliable than Smith's 18th Century capitalism; sometimes the invisible hand can do serious damage to society and the planet. What is needed is an "invisible heart" to guide the invisible hand in the right direction. [ more]

Technical Glitches at Simple Show Digital Banks' Weakness

Penny Crossman, Bank Technology News, September 15, 2014

Technical problems at Simple show the tricky position of the digital-only neobanks: They depend on systems (sometimes antiquated ones) run by others, yet they're the faceless names bearing responsibility for problems. [ more]

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