Facebook executive says unreleased video calls into question police account of brother’s death – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/19/us/chinedu-okobi-police-taser-video/index.html Don't you just want to do this to those police? unarmed black man who died after being tased by California deputies  Chinedu Okobi, 36, died on October 3 in Millbrae San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said deputies encountered Okobi "running in and out of traffic" … lie lie lie family had seen videos on Friday … Continue reading Facebook executive says unreleased video calls into question police account of brother’s death – CNN

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”

WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/anatole-katok-mathematician-who-explored-chaos-theory-dies-at-73/2018/05/09/09516a6c-50d5-11e8-84a0-458a1aa9ac0a_story.html?utm_term=.f2c917abdba2 American mathematician, Anatole Katok, a leader in the theoretical exploration of dynamical systems - a subject treating the way complex aspects of the real world change and develop over time, died April 30 at a medical center in Danville, Pa at 73 was director of the Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State … Continue reading WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

NYT – How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/personaltech/protect-yourself-on-facebook.html Audit your Facebook apps  On Facebook, go to the settings page and click on the Apps tab I was dumbfounded to see 10 apps enabled. Multiple I knew I'd done but all were multiple years old and related to music concerts. Remove any apps that you find suspicious or no longer use Sometimes these … Continue reading NYT – How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook