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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.

Twitter 101: How to Get More Clicks, Retweets, and Reach

Courtney Seiter, Fast Company, May 13, 2014

This article reveals which words are retweeted most, what time of day is best to post, which hashtags to add to your tweets—and how to figure out if your new tricks of social media are working. [ more]

Embrace the Square: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Instagram

Nick Ulivieri, Out of Chicago, November 20, 2014

The key to a successful Instagram feed is a consistent point of view or theme. Stick to your style. You need to have have personality, but keep overly personal images to a minimum. Think of your Instagram feed as an evolving portfolio and not a diary of random snapshots. To put another way, what do you want a potential client to see if they start scrolling through your Instagram feed? [ more]

How to Optimize Your Content for the Top 5 Social Networks

Maggie Hibma, Social Media Examiner, September 3, 2014

Are you sharing content on different social networks? Do you know the best way to share it for each platform? Sharing your social media content isn't a one-message-fits-all exercise. This article shows you how to share content the right way for the top five social media networks. [ more]

China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

Clifford Krauss and Keith Bradsher, The New York Times, July 24, 2015

The country has invested billions in Ecuador and elsewhere, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world. [ more]

When You Lose Sleep, Your Brain Can't Read Other People's Emotions

Natalie Shoemaker, Big Think, July 23, 2015

Sleep is the foundation of our day, and when we don't get enough of it, strange things start happening to our minds and bodies. A new study has found that when we go long enough without sleep, we lose our ability to read facial expressions. [ more]

How to Stop Procrastinating in 2 Easy Steps

Christine Schoenwald, PsychCentral, July 23, 2015

The problem with procrastination is that whatever you are putting off doing doesn't just go away; it gets worse and worse. If you're procrastinating about doing something and don't think there are consequences, think again. Katy Milkman, a Wharton professor, has come up with a psychological trick that will help you stop procrastinating, while developing healthy and productive habits. This life-changing system is called Temptation Bundling. [ more]

Emerging Markets: Painful Debt/Fed Catharsis Ahead?

Dimitra DeFotis, Barron's, July 23, 2015

Emerging markets appear headed for a "painful catharsis" despite two rounds of debt unwinds. That's the opinion of Morgan Stanley's global economics team, which expects eventual support for growth and higher asset prices. Morgan Stanley's illustration of the trends indicates Russia's economy is the most structurally challenged, followed by Brazil, South Africa and China, and then Turkey, Thailand and Korea. The triple play is 1) the unwind of domestic emerging market credit (which hurts emerging market growth directly), 2) the unwind of China's leverage (which hurts emerging market current accounts) and 3) the end of U.S. quantitative easing via higher real rates, and dollar strength which hurts emerging market capital accounts). [ more]

How Consultative Sales Methods Need to Change

Mike Schultz, RAIN Selling Blog, July 23, 2015

Call it what you like: solution sales, consultative sales, consultative selling—at the core of each of these concepts is diagnosing and connecting the "pain" of the buyer with the products, services, and overall capabilities of the seller as "solutions." Pain + Diagnosis + Offerings as "Solution" = WIN! While this concept is still alive and necessary today, it has changed in 3 very important ways. [ more]

Has Uber Forced Taxi Drivers to Step Up Their Game?

Scott Wallsten, The Atlantic, July 9, 2015

While taxis used to face little competition for on-demand point-to-point transportation, today they find themselves in a cutthroat business. The number of taxi trips in New York City decreased by about 8 percent from 2012 to 2014, and one recent report found that Uber provides almost half of all paid rides in major U.S. markets. [ more]

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