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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.

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.

10 questions dominating boardroom agendas for 2016

Women Corporate Directors, Directors & Boards, Q1 2016

This article shares the top ten questions directors are asking in their boardrooms so that they can be better prepared for what’s to come. [...read more]

People Can Finally Tweet Their Tech Problems Directly to Apple

Bryan Lufkin, Gizmodo, March 3, 2016

Apple launched a tech support Twitter account. And people are already taking Apple up on its offer in droves. In between the warm welcomes and suspicious lack of jerks, Apple users are taking the opportunity to dump all tech questions and photos of frayed charging cables—with thousands of new followers by the hour. [...read more]

Why Dressing for Success Leads to Success

Ray A. Smith, The Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2016

A number of recent studies suggest that dressing up for work in a suit or blazer could do wonders for an employee's productivity, whether going into a negotiation, making a sales call or even participating in a videoconference with business associates. Using a number of measures, including simulated business meetings at which subjects wore formal and more casual clothing, the studies offer indications that wearing nicer clothes may raise one's confidence level, affect how others perceive the wearer, and in some cases even boost the level of one's abstract thinking, the type in which leaders and executives engage. [...read more]

The cost of immaturity

The Economist, November 7, 2015

The average time between an attacker breaching a network and its owner noticing the intrusion is 205 days. Like most statistics touted by the cyber-security industry, it is little more than a guesstimate. But there is no doubt that criminals and pranksters are thriving by attacking computers and networks, that companies are struggling to cope and that businesses offering answers are charging fat fees. The penalties for getting cyber-security wrong are steep. Unsurprisingly, then, the cyber-security industry is booming. [...read more]

Self-Flying Helicopters Are the Future of Rescues, Deliveries, and War

John Knefel, Inverse, November 6, 2015

Like self-driving vehicles, automated flying robots carry amazing promise - and serious ethical questions. This article takes a look at the pros and cons of fully automated weaponized and non-weaponized aircraft that require no human input. [...read more]

Bonuses for Bank Executives Should Be Tied to Gender Diversity, Review Says

Chad Bray, The New York Times, November 4, 2015

The annual bonuses of financial services executives in Britain should be tied to targets to bring more women into senior roles, according to the preliminary findings of a government commission's review of gender diversity in the sector. The preliminary findings also recommend that banks and other financial services firms in the City of London publicly report their gender diversity and that each business appoint an executive responsible for gender, diversity and inclusion. [...read more]

How will blockchain technology transform financial services?

The Financial Times, November 3, 2015

Banks are racing to harness the power of blockchain technology, in a belief that it could cut up to $20bn off costs and transform the way the industry works. Banks, insurers and companies ranging from IBM to PwC are trying to work out how they can adapt the technology that, in its simplest form, allows consumers and suppliers to connect directly and form online networks, removing the need for middlemen. For the financial services sector it offers the opportunity to overhaul existing banking infrastructure, speed settlements and streamline stock exchanges, although regulators will want to be assured that it can be done securely. [...read more]

Google abandons plan to open first-ever retail store in New York City [see the inside of the SoHo space it renovated]

Daniel Geiger, Crain's New York Business, November 2, 2015

Google has abandoned plans to open its first-ever retail store in New York City. The company is trying to sublease a 5,442-square-foot SoHo space it leased last year, and wants $2.25 million annually in rent for it, according to sources. The decision to abandon its retail store came after the Internet giant spent $6 million renovating the 131 Greene St. location. [...read more]

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