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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.

Spike in Fake ID Schemes Confounds Banks' Fraud Filters

Penny Crosman, Bank Technology News, January 27, 2015

Identity fraud, especially so-called synthetic schemes that use completely or partly made-up identities, is on the rise and hitting banks hard. Synthetic identity fraud makes up 88.3% of all identity fraud and 73.8% of the total dollars lost by U.S. businesses. According to the Federal Trade Commission, synthetic identity theft accounts for nearly 85% of the more than 16 million ID thefts in the U.S. each year. [ more]

Syriza Win in Greek Election Sets Up New Europe Clash

Charles Forelle, Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas, The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015

Greek voters handed power to a radical leftist party in national elections on Sunday, a popular rebellion against the bitter economic medicine Greece has swallowed for five years and a rebuke of the fellow European countries that prescribed it. [ more]

How a High Schooler Made it to the State of the Union

Time, January 21, 2015

In 2014, New York City high-school senior, Estiven Rodriguez, was recognized by President Obama in the State of the Union address for arriving in United States, the son of a Dominican factory worker, unable to speak a word of English and going on to become a first-generation college student. [ more]

What Girl Scouts can learn from online cookie sales

Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, January 18, 2015

The Girl Scouts' Digital Cookie program, which runs via a Web-based platform or a mobile app, allows girls to learn 'real world' skills. It endeavors to groom "cookie CEOs" through five clearly articulated skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. [ more]

How To Be Compassionate: 3 Research-Backed Steps To A Happier Life

Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, January 17, 2015

This article's author answers the question as to why we aren't more compassionate and shares three steps on how we can change that. [ more]

University challenge

The Economist, January 17, 2015

It is a long time since the groves of academe were paced only by men, but even now some of them are more populated by women than others are. Why, is a mystery. Though the phenomenon is most discussed in scientific and technological disciplines, it is equally true in the social sciences and humanities, where art history and psychology are dominated by women, and economics and philosophy by men. [ more]

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Olimpia Zagnoli, The New York Times, January 16, 2015

Psychologists have known for a century that individuals vary in their cognitive ability. But are some groups, like some people, reliably smarter than others? According to a study conducted by this article's author, the answer is yes. And in another study, they were able to identify what characteristics distinguish the "smartest" teams. [ more]

Astronaut Scott Kelly will spend a year in space while scientists study his twin here on Earth

Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post, January 16, 2015

NASA's Twins Study, which looks at how twins in radically different environments change over time, will be comparing brothers Scott and Mark Kelly's immune systems, reaction time, vision and heart health, among other things, to tell them how Scott Kelly's DNA might have changed in space. [ more]

The 23 Fortune 500 companies with all-male boards

Caroline Fairchild, Fortune, January 16, 2015

It's 2015, and nearly 5% of Fortune 500 companies are still run by all-male boards of directors, according to a recent Fortune analysis done in collaboration with S&P Capital IQ on the gender composition of Fortune 500 boards. The good news is that the number of Fortune 500 firms with no female directors is down 54%, though progress is still slow. [ more]

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