Opening Keynote, Srinvas Rao of Unmistakable Media, will share how to trust your intuition and make your competition irrelevant by coming up with distinctive ideas that nobody else could do but you. You’ll leave ready to attempt new solutions that haven’t been proven and embrace innovation. [ASAECenter.org]
Michelle Segar was interviewed by Entrepreneur for their focus on New Years resolutions.
“Whys,” as described by Michelle Segar, Ph.D, “are the reasons for making those resolutions in the first place.” In other words, these “are the foundation of the entire behavior change process and have a domino effect.” For instance, when you claim that you want start exercising in order to lose weight, that’s not the right ‘why’ because it’s that’s not enough motivate enough for following through with the resolution. [Entrepreneur.com]
For the AP’s The Big Story, Adam Tanner was interviewed about “the promise and pitfalls of big medical data in his upcoming book Our Bodies, Our Data.”
Question: What’s the worst case scenario for the future?
Answer: The risk is that all of these anonymized profiles which have detailed histories of people become easily identifiable in years to come. Why would you want to re-identify medical data? Perhaps you’re a political opponent of someone and you want to destroy them. Perhaps you’re a romantic rival of someone at work. Perhaps you’re a foreign government that wants to control a legislator. In recent years, we’ve seen a big upswing in medical records theft and hacking. All those kinds of things put more and more information out about us. [AP.org]
Joe Dolce’s Brave New Weed has been reviewed in the New York Times by author and journalist Matt Taibbi.
On the same evening Donald Trump became the president-elect, four states — California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and three others voted to allow it for medicinal purposes. It was one of the few things liberals weren’t depressed about. Should the legalization trend not be challenged by the new Trump administration, a huge new industry surrounding the care, consumption and enjoyment of weed will hit the cultural mainstream. “Brave New Weed,” a loving rethink of all things marijuana by the former Details editor in chief Joe Dolce, is likely to be a trusted hitchhiker’s guide to this new universe. [NYTimes]
“Where do you see yourself in five years?” asked the interviewer. “I’ll have your job in three,” replied the millennial applicant. Confidence is a good thing, but this wasn’t confidence. It was arrogance. This is a true story I heard from an attendee of one of my leadership seminars. Needless to say, he didn’t get the job. In fact, the interview ended right there. “Thank you very much. Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” This is a balance so many people struggle with – How can you have confidence without being seen as cocky or arrogant? [HuffingtonPost.com]
Clyde Prestowitz has penned a new piece for The Atlantic.
A large number of American voters are tired of globalization—that much is clear. With Donald Trump calling for the abandonment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (or, more commonly, NAFTA) and Hillary Clinton turning her back on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement she herself had originally helped launch, both major-candidates abandoned what had come to be the standard pro-globalization position of those vying for the nation’s highest office. Most economists and many think-tank researchers have bemoaned this development, insisting that globalization generally leaves most nations—and most people—better off. But a review of American economic history suggests that something fundamental has changed: Increased globalization may make less sense now than it did in the recent past. [TheAtlantic.com]