Commentaries

Make Sure Your Work Is Aligned with Your Boss’s Expectations

April 21, 2018

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Most people have had a boss they struggled to…

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Coworking: Spectacular growth and it’s only just begun….

April 21, 2018

According to the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), it’s research predicts that there will be 30,432 spaces and 5.1 million members by 2022. Here’s an overview: Now check this out: Much has been said and written about major changes in…

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This is an astonishing statistic

April 20, 2018

According to Element AI, an independent laboratory in Canada, only 22,000 people worldwide now have the skills needed to do serious artificial intelligence research — about twice as many as a year ago. I would have guessed the total number…

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EDNA: Exposition

April 20, 2018

Many years ago when I began to teach English at the Kent School in Connecticut, I devised an acronym for my students based on two primary sources: Aristotle’s Rhetoric (4th century BCE) and Modern Rhetoric (1949) co-authored by Cleanth Brooks…

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Colonial Entrepreneurs: A Quartet of Jewish Women

April 20, 2018

I do not recall a prior time in U.S. history when more women demanded equal rights more effectively than those who have in recent years. In the words of Bernard of Chartres, a 12th century monk, , they stand upon…

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Dan Pink on the “puzzle” of motivation

April 19, 2018

Dan Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have…

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Make a Pact with Your Colleagues to Stay Focused

April 19, 2018

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * If you’re surrounded by coworkers who get distracted easily,…

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Introducing a pioneer in AI: Fei-Fei Li

April 18, 2018

Fei-Fei Li is director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University. She started at Stanford: 2009 An associate professor of computer science and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, Li will lead the new $25 million partnership between…

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Business Basics: Employee Training Programs

April 18, 2018

Conservative estimates suggest that billions of dollars will be spent on employee training programs by U.S. companies in 2018. What’s of much greatest interest to me are the results of post-training surveys to obtain feedback from program participants and their supervisors:…

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John Steele Gordon on Early-American Entrepreneurship: Frederick Tudor

April 17, 2018

Quite by accident, I came upon an especially interesting essay by John Steele Gordon (author of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power), now featured at the Imprimis website, an online magazine published by Hillsdale College.…

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