Category Archives: Culture

Objectivity and “new” journalism

Objectivity has changed – why hasn’t journalism? | Online Journalism Blog. Transparency is the new objectivity. It’s access to information from multiple identified sources.

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Scott Adams on Comparing

Scott Adams Blog: Comparing 01/27/2011. Dilbert creator Scott Adams is onto to something here. We’re not very good at comparing. He proposes a course in comparison that includes sunk cost, time value of money, illusion of fairness, risk evaluation, considering … Continue reading

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Real skills for the modern workplace

Amy Chua Is a Wimp – NYTimes.com. David Brooks is right, kids will need to figure out how to work together and collaborate in the workplace. In this OpEd he addresses the “Tiger Mother” parenting approach of Amy Chua.  Future … Continue reading

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Assessing Wikipedia, Wiki-Style, on Its 10th Anniversary – BusinessWeek

Assessing Wikipedia, Wiki-Style, on Its 10th Anniversary – BusinessWeek. January 15 is Wikipedia’s birthday. How many of us rely on this site as a resource?

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2011 should be a great year….

… based upon the number of e-mails promising me millions in lottery winnings or a share in providing a safe-haven for some inheritance to a job offer representing some organization in Asia for $3,500 per month. Many of these suspicious … Continue reading

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Dead Ideas

Matt Miller’s book, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, is a great book in framing my thinking about the world. His thesis, framed in both politics and economics, are “dead ideas” hold us hostage. His dead ideas are: our kids will … Continue reading

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Those who “click” are promoted?

From a recent Bloomberg Businessweek Etc. Social Studies story, those that click with others are more likely to be more successful in their careers. Psychologist Mark Snyder has dubbed this “high self monitoring,” the ability to adapt one’s personality, behaviors … Continue reading

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