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.
Jenna Wortham and Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times, March 2, 2014
Young tech companies have a long list of to-dos. Signing up users and raising money are usually at the top of the list. Much further down? Data security. That neglect has recently come back to bite many hot new applications and web services — and their users — and has them rushing to improve their products after breaches and holes were discovered. [...read more]
Simon Andras, Lifehack, February 20, 2014
Google is the dominant force when it comes to internet search enginges and can be used to search for absolutely anything in the online world. This article shares twenty other cool things that Google can do for you. [...read more]
Ed Batista, HBR Blog Network, November 21, 2013
Success is often built on a reflexive habit of saying "yes" to opportunities that come our way. But as we succeed, a key challenge becomes prioritizing the many opportunities that present themselves. This article's author offers three steps to saying "no" more effectively. [...read more]
Ciara Byrne, Fast Company, February 6, 2014
The Guardian's in-house "attention data" tool Ophan allows for real-time feedback, tracking all of their traffic and making it available 400 journalists, editors and developers in less than five seconds. This tool created during an internal hack day has become a key part of the Guardian's future. [...read more]
Lucy Marcus "In the Boardroom," Reuters TV, February 28, 2014
Pope Francis is overhauling the Vatican's finances, opening it up to external scrutiny and surprise audits. The aim, he says, is to spend more of the Holy See's money on helping the poor. [...read more]
Nelson D. Schwartz, The New York Times, February 28, 2014
The economy finished 2013 on a weaker footing than first thought, heightening concern that the United States is in the midst of another of the periodic slow patches that have dogged the recovery over the last five years. Most experts say they expect the economy to continue to expand at an anemic pace in the first few months of 2014, but they are hopeful that growth will pick up through the remainder of the year. [...read more]
Andrew O'Connell, "The Daily Stat," HBR Blog Network, February 28, 2014
A study conducted at the University of Hamburg in Germany shows that positive thinking about the future, as expressed in presidential inaugural addresses, predicts declines in GDP over the subsequent presidential term. [...read more]