Recently, 10 members of Congress wrote to the NFL asking that the Washington Redskins change their name because it is offensive. In part of the response, the NFL wrote: ” The name [Washington Redskins] is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.” -Roger Goodell [ESPN] I can’t say I ever associated
A fun segment from a great piece on sleep research: Research studies consistently find, he writes, that adults “sleep better when given their own bed.” One such study monitored couples over a span of several nights. Half of these nights they spent in one bed and the other half in separate rooms. When the subjects
The only thing guaranteed in life is that you will die.
A summary of top articles I’ve read over the past week. Big data How Companies Learn Your Secrets (NY Times) – Absolute must read. And forward. You Had Me at, “Would You Like a Grande Latte?” (Successfulworkplace.com) – Another example of big data at use in near real time. The Age of Big Data (NY
Have you ever suddenly had an insight in an area completely unrelated to the activity you are currently participating in? For me, this recently happened one evening while out salsa dancing, where I had an insight about leadership. I am no pro, having only taken a few salsa classes here in Boston, and gone out
Sometimes a little transparency is better than smoke and mirrors.
I’ve been in a data intensive role in just about every work environment – a management consultant to large companies, a political campaign, a nonprofit, and for-profit startups. In many of these environments, I get labeled as a “data-jock” or “numbers-guy”, a distinction that should not be, well, so distinct. Everyone should be involved in
It is not often that reading a blog post leads to an amazing weekend, but that’s exactly what happened.
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