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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.

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]

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, October 10, 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education. [ more]

Fostering a Better Work Environment for Women

Steven Sinofsky, Re/code, October 10, 2014

Hardly a week goes by where we fail to see further evidence of the challenges women face in the workplace, especially in our technology industry. This article's author has been reflecting on his own efforts as a manager, and which actions have had positive results. [ more]

Ten Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

Deborah Petersen, Stanford Business, May 21, 2014

Most people understand that to be successful, they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. People "are daunted by the task and believe it requires inauthentic, uncomfortable behavior and is an activity that is inconsistent with focusing on job performance," says Jeffrey Pfeffer, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior. [ more]

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

Lee E. Miller and Kathleen Hayes Oneal, HBR Blog Network, October 10, 2014

What would you do if you had a working prototype of a revolutionary tablet computer that was receiving rave reviews well before Apple came out with its iPad? Cancel further funding for the project in favor of developing an updated version of an existing company product? In hindsight that seems crazy, but it's exactly what Microsoft did with its prototype "Courier" tablet. Similar fates often befall innovations within large companies. It is not enough to come up with next great idea. To turn that idea into a reality you have to influence people and gain their support. [ more]

Hedge Fund Wins Entire Board Of Olive Garden Parent

Mariah Summers, BuzzFeed, October 10, 2014

In what was almost a foregone conclusion in the days leading up to the Darden annual shareholder meeting, Jeff Smith's Starboard Value successfully replaced all 12 of its board members. [ more]

JetBlue Bars Passenger From Flight After Twitter Spat

Taylor Wofford, Newsweek, October 10, 2014

Another traveler claims she was booted from a flight for daring to criticize an airline on Twitter. This time, Lisa Carter-Knight, a mother of three, was ejected from a JetBlue flight from Philadelphia to Boston for complaining about the flight's long delays on Twitter. [ more]

Company That Sues Soldiers Pledges Reform, Changes Name

Paul Kiel, ProPublica, October 7, 2014

USA Discounters has undergone a makeover. The Virginia-based retailer was the focus of a ProPublica investigation in July into its lending practices to service members. The company still sells high-priced furniture, electronics and appliances outside military bases across the country, but it has adopted a new name for its stores, USA Living, and says it has made reforms to its collections processes. [ more]

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