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“The End of Absence” by Michael Harris

Have you ever been out to dinner with a friend or group of friends and you’ve looked around and everyone is looking at their phones. What is the appeal of these little devices that have become so pervasive in our … Continue reading

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“Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” by Simon Sinek: Part One

For an organization to be successful its leaders need to understand the true purpose of their organization—the Why. Professional competence is not enough to be a good leader; good leaders must truly care about those entrusted to their care. “If … Continue reading

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“Good Boss, Bad Boss” by Robert Sutton: Part Two

What happens when people make mistakes or fail? There are three kinds of reactions to failure: The first is to remember, blame, humiliate, and perhaps expel the culprit. This is the “do it right the first time or don’t do … Continue reading

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“Good Boss, Bad Boss” by Robert Sutton: Part One

Being a boss or having a boss is about dealing with the confidence, comfort, warmth, resentment, confusion, and flashes of anger and despair that pervade any relationship where one person wields power in an up-close and personal way over another. … Continue reading

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“Dataclysm” by Christian Rudder

You’re a professor or postdoc who wants to push forward, so you take what’s called a “convenience sample”—and that means the students at your university. But it’s a big problem, especially when you’re researching belief and behavior. It even has … Continue reading

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“The Social Animal” by David Brooks: Part Two

Continuation for Part One of “The Social Animal.” The stereotypes that we develop relates to the themes described in “The Organized Mind.” When we view outside groups, we view them as much more homogeneous than the groups we ourselves belong … Continue reading

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“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie provides some sage advice on interpersonal relationships. The following idioms are legitimately useful when analyzing our own interactions with friends, peers, and colleagues. I have to admit that I have to make a dedicated effort to follow some … Continue reading

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