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.
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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? [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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." [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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." [...read more]