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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 GOP's war on wedding dresses is a last-ditch effort of the delusional loser women already dumped

Jessica Valenti, The Guardian, October 2, 2014

The GOP's increasingly sad attempts to court the votes of American women remind me of that love-struck guy who just can't take the hint. So it's hard not to see the Republican party's latest round of midterm campaign ads – part of a $1m dollar effort to reach young voters with "culturally relevant" messages – as the last-ditch, desperate effort of a long-ago-dumped delusional loser. [ more]

10 Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

Peter Economy, Inc., October 17, 2014

Today's most-successful leaders didn't get that way by accident. They learned and applied the habits of great leadership. You can too. This article shares ten habits of highly effective leaders. [ more]

Are Women Better Decision Makers?

Therese Huston, The New York Times, October 17, 2014

Women are more focused on finding common ground and collaborating. But there's another benefit to having more women in positions of power. Neuroscientists have uncovered evidence suggesting that, when the pressure is on, women bring unique strengths to decision making. [ more]

Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

Shana Lynch, Insights, October 16, 2014

Lawrence Wein, the Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science at Stanford Graduate School of Business, applies complex mathematical equations to disaster scenarios — calculating the odds of survival from toxic milk to pandemic flu to nuclear war. This article shares some of the big issues he's studied over the last 10 years and what his research showed. [ more]

Redefine Failure: How To Move Beyond The Fear

Amy Rees Anderson, Forbes, October 15, 2014

Fear of failure is said to be the greatest barrier to one's success, which makes total sense given that our fear of failure is what stops us from making attempts in the first place. Yet, can anyone blame us for fearing failure? [ more]

Tech exec or Dr. Feelgood? At Dreamforce, Salesforce CEO has it both ways

Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune, October 15, 2014

At his company's annual customer conference, Marc Benioff used his platform to push philanthropic causes, not business software. The question is whether his insistence on placing philanthropy front and center at his company's annual customer conference will impact the actions and cultures of other technology companies. [ more]

Hannah Arendt on Memory, the Elasticity of Time, and What Free Will Really Means

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, October 14, 2014

This article discusses Hannah Arendt's The Life of the Mind, an expansion on the lecture Arendt gave at the prestigious Gifford Lectures in 1973 which explores the crucial difference between truth and meaning and investigates "the nature of the willing capability and its function in the life of the mind." [ more]

Key question: How did Dallas worker catch Ebola?

Marilyn Marchione, Associated Press, October 13, 2014

How did it happen? That's the big question as federal health officials investigate the case of a Dallas health worker who treated an Ebola patient and ended up with the disease herself. The situation raises fresh concerns about whether any U.S. hospital can safely handle Ebola patients, as health officials have insisted is possible. [ more]

Kmart Breached: Yet Another Retailer Has Payment Info Stolen

Jeff Peters, Hacksurfer, October 11, 2014

Kmart's IT team discovered "undetectable" malware infecting their payment data systems on Thursday and believes that "certain debit and credit card numbers have been compromised." [ more]

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