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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.

Meet the Woman Leading NYC’s Ebola Fight

Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, October 26, 2014

Dr. Mary Bassett, the New York City Health Commissioner, is no nonsense. Back in August, Bassett and her team identified Bellevue Hospital Center as the hospital where they would funnel any patients in New York who appeared to have Ebola."We had to be prepared, especially after Dallas. I think everyone agrees that a lot was learned from that experience. Having guidance is not enough. Having protocols is not enough. People need to be drilled. They need to practice. Practice, practice, practice." [ more]

Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine

Anemona Hartocollis and Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times, October 25, 2014

A nurse who was being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone criticized her treatment on Saturday as an overreaction after an initial test found that she did not have the virus. [ more]

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, September 26, 2013

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than "god"-given talent. But it takes a brilliant scholar of the psychology of achievement to empirically prove these creative intuitions: Math-teacher-turned-psychologist Angela Duckworth has done more than anyone for advancing our understanding of how self-control and grit — the relentless work ethic of sustaining your commitments toward a long-term goal — impact success. [ more]

The journey of a virus

The Economist, October 25, 2014

An interactive map of the 2014 Ebola outbreak listing the number of infections and deaths, and highlighting where in the world there are widespread cases, limited cases, no recent cases and no cases. [ more]

A science award that makes you laugh, then think

Marc Abrahams, Ted Talks, September 2014

As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world's most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science. [ more]

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, February 3, 2014

This article's author shares her thoughts on psychologist David DeSteno's book, The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More, which explores what it really means to "trust," and how we can live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between "often" and "always." [ more]

If Millennials Continue to Stumble, Our Economy Will Fail

Charles M. Sennott, GlobalPost, NBC News, October 24, 2014

After a year-long reporting effort by The GroundTruth Project, a clearer picture is emerging of a millennial generation facing an uncertain global economy. The team of 21 GroundTruth reporting fellows journeyed to 11 countries to tell the story of their own generation. It's a complex picture which combines devastating realities for many young people who economists believe will be the first generation to be worse off than their parents. [ more]

FBI warns news outlets that group affiliated with Islamic State is targeting journalists

Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, October 23, 2014

The FBI on Thursday warned news organizations that it had recently obtained "credible information" indicating that members of an Islamic State-affiliated group have been "tasked with kidnapping journalists" in the region and taking them to Syria. [ more]

A classic Ben Bradlee letter to ‘flacks’

Lillian Cunningham, The Washington Post, October 22, 2014

Former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee, who died on Tuesday, October 21st at age 93, had a reputation for speaking truth to power. He also had a reputation for speaking truth to spin doctors, powerful or not. In tribute, this article's author shares a letter he wrote in response to a "pestering flack" who complained about the publication not running a profile of the circus in its Style section. [ more]

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