Banal bromides are my pet peeve. They all sound like the wisdom of the ages, until you think about them for a few seconds and discover they don’t make any sense at all. Consider this one, which popped up in my LinkedIn feed the other day: “The best time to make a decision is before you have to.” This is nonsensical, if not downright dangerous. Why would you make a decision before you have to? For starters, if you wait, you may find that you don’t need to make the decision at all. I once worked closely with a leader whom I admired and respected, except for what I thought was a bad habit of dithering with decision requests. He wouldn’t offer rulings on even simple matters. It took me a while to realize that the decisions he sidestepped resolved themselves — either something changed that eliminated the need for the decision or it was made in a collegial way by the people directly involved. It was less a bad habit than a refusal to micromanage. … [Read more...] about Why It Doesn’t Always Pay to Be Decisive about Making Decisions
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By Andrew Campanella Published January 17, 2019 Opinion FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video California’s children are falling behind in school: study Salem Radio Nationally Syndicated host Larry Elder on a 2018 study, which found that children in California were not learning at the same pace as their peers in other states. The landscape of K-12 education in America is vastly different in 2019 than it was 50 years ago. Continue Reading Below New and unique types of schools have opened to serve children and families. States, communities, districts and schools in the country are doing more to provide customized learning options for students. Parents have more choices for their children’s education today than at any time in history. Unfortunately, myths surrounding school choice often prevent families from learning about their school choice options or exercising them. MORE FROM … [Read more...] about School choice is working in America, despite these biggest myths
By Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post Published 5:11 pm CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Technology’s dystopian potential has become clear, with Facebook’s role in enabling the harvesting of our personal data. Technology’s dystopian potential has become clear, with Facebook’s role in enabling the harvesting of our personal data. Photo: Thibault Camus, STR / Associated Press Photo: Thibault Camus, STR / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Technology’s dystopian potential has become clear, with Facebook’s role in enabling the harvesting of our personal data. Technology’s dystopian potential has become clear, with Facebook’s role in enabling the harvesting of our personal data. … [Read more...] about 74 percent of Americans didn’t know the site collected their interests to target ads until Pew asked them about it
By Haseeb Sultan Published: January 16, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Finding the right cover for a phone is harder than it looks! Back when cell phones were not ‘smart’, they actually had bodies, personalities and opinions. Similar to how Instagram now perpetuates the notion that the ideal human body must be perfect – slim and smart – phones too seem to have embodied these ideologies. For humans, looking their best is nowadays far more important than how they think, act or what they accomplish. Similarly for phones, all that matters is whether they are smart and good-looking. Consequently, most phones nowadays are smart and they all look the same, like models on a Paris runway. That being said, I’m not here to body shame cell phones. I just want to talk about how I miss the excitement of having to look through hundreds of phones to find one that matches my personality.For a fashion-lover, it made sense to own the MotoRazr. Anna … [Read more...] about What does your cell phone cover say about you?
Travis Clark, provided by Published 11:36 am CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Netflix "Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker told fans who don't like making choices in "Bandersnatch" to "f--- off" in an interview with Huffington Post. "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" is an interactive movie with at least five different endings and a trillion different permutations. Brooker also addressed critics who say it's "too simple" to be a game: "Well this isn’t on a gaming platform, it’s on Netflix." Netflix's new interactive "Black Mirror" movie, "Bandersnatch," allows viewers to make choices throughout the story, and has at least five possible endings. Some fans don't like that, and "Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker has harsh words for them. In an interview with Huffington Post published on Thursday, Brooker told fans to "f--- off" if they don't like making decisions during "Bandersnatch." READ MORE: 'Bird Box' gave 'Stranger Things' season 2 a run for its … [Read more...] about ‘Black Mirror’ creator tells fans to ‘f— off’ if they don’t like making choices during Netflix’s ‘Bandersnatch’