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.
Amy Schatz, Re/code, May 26, 2015
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is tired of Washington being in the grip of big money and lobbyists. She thinks things need to change. Now. "Too many of the people in Washington do not represent the folks who elected them. They represent the rich and the powerful," the Senator said on Day One of the Code Conference. [...read more]
Doug Aamoth, Fast Company, May 15, 2015
This article's author shares five apps for both Android and iOS that can help take care of your groceries, birthday cards, laundry, dinner and running errands, kinda sorta making it seem like you're in two places at once. [...read more]
Max Chang, NextShark, February 26, 2015
Most people will make a ton of assumptions about you within the first five seconds of meeting you in regard to your attractiveness, potential for success, personality, etc. When you bring business into the mix, first impressions of new colleagues and connections can be crucial. So within those first five seconds of meeting someone, how do you give off an aura of success? The answer is simple — look the part. [...read more]
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, April 14, 2015
Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl's 1946 psychological memoir Man's Search for Meaning is one of the most vital books ever written, and one of the most vitalizing one could ever read — a wealth of insight on how to persevere through troubled times and what it means to live fully. [...read more]
Eugene Kim, Business Insider, May 14, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook stressed during its most recent earnings call that Apple is seeing a higher number of "switchers," that is, people swapping their Android-powered smartphones for iPhones. In fact, he said the current iPhone lineup had the highest Android switcher rate in "any of the last three launches in the three previous years." [...read more]
Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, February 16, 2015
Grief is a normal human reaction, not a disease, and there is no one right way to get through it. Most often, within six months of a death, survivors adjust and are more or less able to resume usual activities, experience joy, and remember their loved ones without intense pain. But sometimes, even when the loss is neither sudden nor unexpected, survivors close to the deceased can experience extremely disruptive grief reactions that persist far longer. [...read more]
Dorie Clark, Harvard Business Review, May 13, 2015
One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini's famous analysis, is authority — often derived from perceived expertise. In our professional lives, this principle can be a boon. But what if you don't have those credentials? This article's author shares four strategies to help you overcome your perceived lack of expertise and ensure you can make an impact. [...read more]
Michael R. Sisak, The Boston Globe, May 13, 2015
The Associated Press reports that, according to officials, at least five people were killed in the crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia and six people were criticially injured. Other passengers sustained less-serious injuries. [...read more]
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jad Mouawad and Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times, May 13, 2015
An engineer jammed on the emergency brakes just seconds before Tuesday's fatal Amtrak derailment, but the train — traveling at 106 miles an hour, more than twice the speed limit — slowed only slightly, federal authorities said, before hurtling off its tracks, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200. [...read more]