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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.

Bouncing Back, Economy Grew 4% for Quarter

Dionne Searcey, The New York Times, July 30, 2014

The United States economy rebounded strongly in the second quarter of the year, shaking off the negative effects of an unusually harsh winter and stirring hopes that it might finally be establishing a solid enough footing to put the lingering effects of the recession squarely in the past. [ more]

Case Study: Should a Female Director “Tone It Down”?

Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell, HBR Blog Network, July 29, 2014

This article's authors present a case study which asks the question whether a female director should "tone it down and back off" in order for a male board member to remain on the board. [ more]

Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Sale of Clippers

Billy Witz, The New York Times, July 28, 2014

A judge issued a sweeping victory Monday for Rochelle Sterling, ruling that she had the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to businessman Steve Ballmer and stating that she had properly followed the directions of the family trust in removing Donald Sterling, her estranged husband, as co-trustee and that the sale of the team could be completed without waiting for what would be a lengthy appeal. [ more]

Step Inside The Invisible World That Runs The Internet

Adele Peters, Fast Company, June 24, 2014

A new film, Internet Machine, takes us behind the scenes in one of the biggest data centers on the planet in an attempt to make it less mysterious. [ more]

This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, July 28, 2014

Research shows that gender discrimination of varying degrees—both conscious and subconscious—is alive and well among tech's overwhelmingly white, male investors. According to an Internet Week panel, the tech world is a place that is still very much stuck in the past when it comes to attitudes involving gender. [ more]

At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time

David Carr, The New York Times, July 27, 2014

Geopolitics and the ubiquity of social media have made the world a smaller, seemingly gorier place. On our phones, news alerts full of body counts bubble into our inbox, Facebook feeds are populated by appeals for help or action on behalf of victims, while Twitter boils with up-to-the-second reporting, some by professionals and some by citizens, from scenes of disaster and chaos. With the advent of social media, we don't have to witness war in the rearview mirror, the war comes to us in real time. [ more]

We Assume that People Who Speak Abstractly Are Powerful

Andrew O'Connell, "The Daily Stat," HBR Blog Network, July 25, 2014

A study conducted by the University of Southern California showed that people who speak or write in abstract terms were judged to be more powerful than those who describe things in more specific, concrete terms. [ more]

When Ego Trumps the Company

David Witt, Chief Learning Officer, July 24, 2014

Ego is only a few steps away from the confidence leaders need to be effective. When that ego gets too big, there are often warning signs that leaders can spot before they derail their companies and careers. [ more]

Family Asked to Leave Southwest Flight After Tweeting Complaint During Boarding

Shea Bennett, Media Bistro, July 24, 2014

A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight because of a complaint tweeted during the boarding process. [ more]

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