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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.

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.

Getting all your news from Facebook is like eating only potato chips, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says

Eric Johnson, Recode, February 13, 2017

Flipboard is redesigning itself around the concept of "smart magazines," collections of stories around specific topics that you choose to follow — and CEO Mike McCue wants you to know that humans are involved in choosing what stories you see. "We really believe that stories are more than just a bunch of ones and zeroes packaged together," McCue said on the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. [...read more]

Facebook and Google Step Up Efforts to Combat Fake News

Sam Schechner, The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2017

Lambasted for doing too little to curb fake news during the U.S. presidential race last year, American tech firms are taking a different tack in Europe. With European countries heading into pivotal election campaigns in coming months, Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google are rolling out initiatives and tools aimed at slowing the spread of online misinformation by flagging false or hoax news articles for readers. [...read more]

Get Others to Tell Your Story, and More Personal Branding Lessons from President Trump

Mark S. Babbitt, Entrepreneur, February 6, 2017

In today's "me" economy, personal branding has become all-important. Want to become known as a thought leader? Want your next gig to find you? Need to help your startup reach every milestone? You need a solid personal brand.

But where do we learn to make our brands stand out? Who are our role models? And whose personal branding methods can we learn the most from -- even if it means learning what not to do? Thankfully, the actions of President Trump provide six personal branding lessons -- the good, the bad and the butt ugly. [...read more]

Preparing for the 2017 Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

Mac McMillan, HealthIT Security, January 27, 2017

Cybersecurity is a major concern for healthcare executives as we head into 2017. After two years of a steadily increasing cyber threat landscape that resulted in record numbers of patient records compromised, health organizations extorted financially and hospital operations disrupted very publicly, 2017 is likely to be just as interesting. Most organizations surveyed now report having had a major breach, making it all but expected that eventually having a cyber incident is a sure thing. [...read more]

Research: Family Firms Are More Innovative Than Other Companies

Nadine Kammerlander and Mar van Essen, Harvard Business Review, January 25, 2017

Family firms aren't typically thought of as particularly innovative. More often, they're viewed as risk averse, traditional, and stagnant. However, many family-owned businesses are among the most innovative in their industries. Consider Herr's Potato Chips and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We wanted to determine how family firms actually compare to their nonfamily counterparts when it comes to being innovative. Our research suggests the answer is not simple. [...read more]

Yahoo Faces SEC Probe Over Data Breaches

Aruna Viswanatha and Robert McMillan, The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2017

U.S. authorities are investigating whether Yahoo Inc.'s two massive data breaches should have been reported sooner to investors, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could prove to be a major test in defining when a company is required to disclose a hack. [...read more]

Podcast Breaking Banks: Why bankers aren’t quite ready for Amazon Alexa

Sam Maule, American Banker, January 22, 2017

Guest host Sam Maule chats with American Banker reporter Lalita Clozel, Sam Hodges, managing director of Funding Circle, and Normand Lepine, senior practice lead at NTT DATA, about U.S. regulators' approach to fintech companies and trends in smart home devices; interviews Brian Roemmele, founder of PayFinders.com, about the growth of virtual assistants and the security and compliance issues raised by far-field versions like Amazon Alexa; and interviews Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, about digital marketing.. [...read more]

3 Takata Executives Face Criminal Charges Over Exploding Airbags

Hiroko Tabuchi and Neal E. Boudette, The New York Times, January 13, 2017

United States prosecutors said on Friday that they had charged three executives at Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, with fabricating test data to mask a fatal airbag defect, a striking turn in a case that set off the largest automotive recall in United States history. [...read more]

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