Why Standing Desks Are Overrated – NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upshot/why-standing-desks-are-overrated.html Have to admit I was always scratching my head why people wanted to stand at work. With no data to support this view, thought that businesses would love this as it was yet another way to cram people closer and closer together and thus same money providing quality room for people to think, talk, … Continue reading Why Standing Desks Are Overrated – NYT

WSJ – The Two Contagious Behaviors of a Great Boss

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-two-contagious-behaviors-of-a-great-boss-1537588820 bosses know their behavior is contagious put on a cheerful face when the situation calls for a steel spine let their emotions burn hot when stifling them would be better let standards slide when the stakes feel low common leadership postures are defective  likability, or a pattern of projecting joyfulness, playfulness, optimism, enthusiasm and … Continue reading WSJ – The Two Contagious Behaviors of a Great Boss

NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/smarter-living/how-to-finally-just-make-a-decision.html Fear of Better Options. Researchers call this phenomenon maximization -  relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you'll miss out on the "best" one maximizers tend to make better decisions less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research (called satisficers)  maximizers less satisfied because they … Continue reading NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

NYT – Review of “In Praise of Wasting Time” Speaks Ominously of a Digital “Grid”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/business/dealbook/review-in-praise-of-wasting-time-speaks-ominously-of-a-digital-grid.html M.I.T. professor Alan Lightman's (eclectic physicist, novelist and essayist) book "In Praise of Wasting Time," proposes "that half our waking minds be designated and saved for quiet reflection."  targeting the subversive impact on civilization of the increasingly frenetic pace of life Failure results in the collective destruction of "our inner selves and our creative … Continue reading NYT – Review of “In Praise of Wasting Time” Speaks Ominously of a Digital “Grid”

NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/your-money/how-to-rant-productively.html Hmmm I'm not sure I agree with any of this … #metoo, parklandsurvivors, US revolution, etc etc  ranting is a good … only if you do it right if wrong … lose job/friendships/marriage follow four rules Do. Not. Send. if even the tiniest shadow of a doubt about whether or not you should really send … Continue reading NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

WSJ – Oracle Wins Court Ruling Against Google in Multibillion Dollar Copyright Case

https://www.wsj.com/articles/oracle-wins-court-ruling-against-google-in-long-running-copyright-case-1522164091 So lame…so many years old. Does this even matter at this point? Plus, not even Oracle engineers that produced this tech…but rather some company they bought Federal appeals court revived Oracle Corp.'s multibillion-dollar copyright infringement claims against Alphabet Inc.'s Google  Google's use of Oracle's Java programming technology wasn't "fair,"  a case that dates back to 2010 (ha ha ha … … Continue reading WSJ – Oracle Wins Court Ruling Against Google in Multibillion Dollar Copyright Case