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.
Harvard Business Review, July 2015
Following a crisis, regulators and managers naturally take steps to prevent a recurrence. In 2002, after Enron and WorldCom succumbed to massive accounting fraud, U.S. legislators passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which gave directors and executives new oversight responsibilities. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis many large banks changed their business models, and other companies implemented systems to better manage credit risks or eliminate overreliance on mathematical models. But there's a problem with managing risk retrospectively: It's a variation on what military historians call "fighting the last war." As memories of the recession fade, leaders worry that risk management policies are impeding growth and profits without much gain. [...read more]
Lindsey Prowse, LinkedIn, June 4, 2015
Over the past few years, the rules of the game for PR pros has changed. Instead of addressing specialized targets, local publications, or television networks, they're pressured to stay on top of multiple sources: a 24-hour news cycle, blogs, and social media. We've never been more connected. According to a report by Ericsson, there will be 50 billion+ internet connected devices by the year 2020. So, the demand for personalization – reaching the right audience at the right time with the right message – has never been stronger. [...read more]
Angela Charlton and Raphael Satter, The Associated Press, June 24, 2015
French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting with the country's top security officials to respond to WikiLeaks documents saying that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents. A French presidential aide said Wednesday's meeting was convened to evaluate the information released and draw relevant conclusions. [...read more]
Chris Bing, DC Inno, June 23, 2015
D.C. is home to a conglomeration of high-profile, global non-profit organizations who have progressively become extremely attractive targets for hackers. These organizations are especially susceptible to attacks because of the sensitive financial information they store via their donors and the propensity for sharing information between offices that are working in coordination to accomplish a specific mission. [...read more]
Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security, January 5, 2015
It seems nearly every day we're reading about Internet attacks aimed at knocking sites offline and breaking into networks, but it's often difficult to visualize this type of activity. This article takes a look at multiple ways of tracking online attacks and attackers around the globe and in real-time. [...read more]
Ben DiPietro, The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal, June 5, 2015
This article's author takes a look at 15 recent surveys and reports dealing with risk and compliance issues such as the use of old passwords, narcissistic chief executives, whistleblower programs, upgraded card payment systems, insider threats, no controls against the Internet of Things, trustworthiness, limited risk awareness, independent financial crime audits, fast fraud, unsanctioned systems, security budgets, the cost of a breach, compliance reporting, and foreign bribery endorsement. [...read more]
Mark Goulston, Harvard Business Review, June 3, 2015
There are three stages of speaking to other people. In the first stage, you're on task, relevant and concise. But then you unconsciously discover that the more you talk, the more you feel relief. Ahh, so wonderful and tension-relieving for you... but not so much fun for the receiver. This is the second stage – when it feels so good to talk, you don't even notice the other person is not listening. The third stage occurs after you have lost track of what you were saying and begin to realize you might need to reel the other person back in. If during the third stage of this monologue poorly disguised as a conversation you unconsciously sense that the other person is getting a bit fidgety, guess what happens then? [...read more]
Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times, June 11, 2015
Nobel laureate Tim Hunt has resigned as honorary professor at University College London after saying that female scientists should be segregated from male colleagues because women cry when criticized and are a romantic distraction in the laboratory. His comments unleashed a torrent of fury and added fuel to a global cultural debate about gender bias and discrimination against women in science. [...read more]
Michael Calderone, The Huffington Post, June 9, 2015
After journalists had been evacuated from the White House briefing room for a bomb threat on Tuesday, a man walked up to an unmanned camera transmitting live to CNN and covered it with a T-shirt. Meanwhile, TV cameras that crews had left on the White House lawn were swiveled toward the ground, according to journalists' tweets, presumably moved by Secret Service agents during their sweep of the premises. [...read more]