Elizabeth Dunn has written numerous articles based on her research for the NY Times; here is a sampling:
Roger Sherman’s new film has been featured in the New York Times.
In the new feature-length documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” the chef Michael Solomonov travels from one end of Israel to the other sampling food and talking to cooks in a narrative style reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain. After watching this film, one has to conclude that with more than 100 nationalities living within the country’s borders, an Israeli cuisine resists easy definition. Many cuisines — some clearly Jewish, some not — have been validated there in recent decades. Local ingredients have found new standing, blooming even in the Negev desert. While exploring the food mosaic, the film also points out the simmering tension between Arabic and Israeli cooking. [NYTimes.com]
Professor Carol Anderson’s White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide has won the National Book Critics Circle award in the criticism category. Congratulations!
This work of cultural criticism about the subtle function of racism in America grew from an essay that Anderson published in The Washington Post in 2014. [WashingtonPost.com]
Bob Sutton has penned a new exclusive piece for LinkedIn.
As the old saying goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Consider the onslaught of cognitive overload that so many of us contend with in our jobs. Here is an example from where I work. A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a faculty meeting led by an enthusiastic Stanford colleague who is charged with revamping the teaching evaluation system that students use to assess our classes. The new system does seem to have improved features — in particular, it allows faculty to identify learning goals and to select and write questions customized to each class. I appreciate the work the committee has done on the evaluations, but to be honest, I couldn’t tell whether the new system would be better or worse than the old system (and beyond his enthusiasm, he didn’t present any arguments that I found convincing). But there was one thing that I am 100% sure will happen: This new system will require several more hours of work every year from every faculty member than the old system. [LinkedIn.com]
Shadi Hamid has written several pieces for The Atlantic, including “The Muslim Brotherhood and the Question of Terrorism,” “Why the Battle for Leadership of the Democratic Party Mattered,” “The American ‘Deep State,’ as a Trump Voter Might See It,” and “How to Stop a Populist,”:
To the relief of most everyone (except his supporters), the far-right politician Geert Wilders lost in the Dutch elections. Or at least he didn’t win, which, by the world’s increasingly low standards for celebration, was seemingly good enough. Wilders’s Party for Freedom, which had made anti-Muslim bigotry its defining message, won around 13 percent of the seats, making it the second-largest party in parliament. The populists may be losing steam, but the bigger, and rather unsexy, lesson is that one of the most effective bulwarks against ethno-nationalists holding power is having the right kind of electoral system. [TheAtlantic.com]
New Liza Mundy cover story for the The Atlantic.
The dozens of women I interviewed for this article love working in tech. They love the problem-solving, the camaraderie, the opportunity for swift advancement and high salaries, the fun of working with the technology itself. They appreciate their many male colleagues who are considerate and supportive. Yet all of them had stories about incidents that, no matter how quick or glancing, chipped away at their sense of belonging and expertise. Indeed, a recent survey called “Elephant in the Valley” found that nearly all of the 200-plus senior women in tech who responded had experienced sexist interactions. (And just as the print version of this article went to press, a former Uber engineer added to the evidence of Silicon Valley’s gender problem when she wrote a blog post detailing what she said was a pattern of sexist behavior at the company.) [TheAtlantic.com]
Paul Zak’s two decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rain forest of Papua New Guinea. All this in a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork. His academic lab and companies he has started develop and deploy neuroscience technologies to solve real problems faced by real people. His latest book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies, uses neuroscience to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and accelerate business outcomes. His 2012 book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, recounted his unlikely discovery of the neurochemical oxytocin as the key driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity. [ConsciousCapitalism.org]
Nick Tasler discusses the leading approaches to inspiring change at companies.
“At ASAE’s 2017 Great Ideas Conference, opening keynote speaker Srini Rao encouraged association professionals to embrace risk and crazy ideas to avoid becoming part of “a sea of sameness.” Innovative, creative, great ideas come from taking risks and refusing to play it safe. That’s what Srini Rao, chief creative instigator at Unmistakable Media, shared during his keynote at ASAE’s 2017 Great Ideas Conference in Orlando, Florida.” [AssociationsNow.com]
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