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.
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
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. [...read more]
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, January 16, 2015
This article's author discusses The White Album, an essay collection about California's freeway system, by Joan Didion, who championed driving as more-than-driving, as an experience more transcendent than simply propelling a vehicle over pavement and more present than mindlessly getting from point A to point B. [...read more]
Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post, January 15, 2015
According to a study pulished on January 15th by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, active social media use can actually lower stress levels -- at least for women. [...read more]
Elizabeth G. Olson, Fortune, January 15, 2015
Equality is a worthy goal—but it's tough to achieve when unconscious bias so pervades the American workplace. Certainly women have made inroads in corporate America, but a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday points at why women struggle to climb to the corporate world's highest ranks—and often tone down their ideas, hide behind an agreeable facade or leave the workplace altogether. [...read more]