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McKinsey – Realizing the power of talented women

Michelle Angier and Beth Axelrod – “During the summer of 2013—about two and a half years after the start of a major effort to increase the number and proportion of senior-leadership roles held by women at eBay Inc. —we conducted a global gender-diversity survey on the attitudes and experiences of our top 1,700 leaders. The survey revealed someContinue Reading

Commentary – How Social Media Leads to a Less Stable World

While social media provides myriad benefits, the advances in connectivity and wealth may come at the expense of the state and the world’s stability, writes Curtis Hougland, CEO of, a global social marketing agency.  “James Foley. David Haines. Steven Sotloff. The list of people beheaded by followers of the Islamic State of Iraq andContinue Reading

Approaching Social Media Governance

Oermann, Markus and Lose, Martin and Schmidt, Jan-Hinrik and Johnsen, Katharina, Approaching Social Media Governance (September 19, 2014). HIIG Discussion Paper Series No. 2014-05. Available for download at SSRN: “In this working paper, we address the new forms of governance emerging within the technological and social spaces of Social Media. The overall aim of theContinue Reading

Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification (2014)

“Eyewitnesses play an important role in criminal cases when they can identify culprits. Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of eyewitnesses make identifications in criminal investigations each year. Research on factors that affect the accuracy of eyewitness identification procedures has given us an increasingly clear picture of how identifications are made, and more importantly, anContinue Reading

Competitive Dynamics in Forecasting: The Interaction of Skill and Uncertainty

Evgeniou, Theodoros and Fang, Lily H. and Hogarth, Robin M. and Karelaia, Natalia, Competitive Dynamics in Forecasting: The Interaction of Skill and Uncertainty (2013). Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 26 (4), 375-384, 2013. Available for download at SSRN: “The outcomes of many activities depend upon both skill and luck. We analyze stock analysts’ forecasts ofContinue Reading

MIT researchers given access by Twitter to all public tweets

Joshua Brustein – Bloomberg: “Twitter is giving $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology over the next five years to study patterns of public discourse on the Internet, and potentially to build technology that will make online civic action more effective. The research will happen as part of the MIT Media Lab under a vaguely ominousContinue Reading

Vietnam’s Neuroscientific Legacy

Emily Anthes, The New Yorker: “In 1967, William F. Caveness, a neurologist and veteran of the Korean War, began building a registry of living soldiers who had suffered head trauma in Vietnam. Studies of veterans of the Second World War had suggested that penetrating head injuries could cause seizures, and Caveness, who had documented post-traumatic epilepsyContinue Reading

GAO Report documents federal agencies’ declining use of performance data

FCW – “The Government Accountability Office last week released an analysis of 24 agencies’ use of performance information, based upon its survey findings from 2007 and 2013, and the results show that many agencies’ use of performance data has not improved across the seven year period of time. Managers were asked to rate the extent to which theyContinue Reading

GAO – Federal Laboratory Consortium Should Increase Communication with Potential Customers to Improve Initiatives

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: Federal Laboratory Consortium Should Increase Communication with Potential Customers to Improve Initiatives, GAO-15-127: Published: Oct 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2014. “The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has taken steps to communicate with potential customers, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, but has not obtained feedback from them to assess their needs when designingContinue Reading

Commentary on octopus – ancient, intelligent, and possessing five hundred million neurons

Why Not Eat Octopus – Silvia Killingsworth – “The cephalopod—a spelling-bee favorite, from the Greek kephalē, for “head,” and pous or pod, for “foot,” by way of modern Latin—has been around for hundreds of millions of years. Evolutionarily speaking, it is far more distant from humans than the animals we tend to have moral quandaries about consuming. In characterizing the octopus, the CUNY biology professorContinue Reading

In U.S., Female Entrepreneurs Thrive in Purpose Well-Being

Gallup: “In the U.S., entrepreneurs are more likely to be thriving in purpose well-being than other workers (51% vs. 44%, respectively). This is especially true for female entrepreneurs, who are more likely to have strong purpose (56%) than male entrepreneurs (47%) and other female workers (48%). Importantly, these findings hold true even when taking into accountContinue Reading

Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests

“Internet Monitor is delighted to announce the publication of  “Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests,” the fourth in a series of special reports that focus on key events and new developments in Internet controls and online activity. The report, authored by Bruce Etling, analyzes content from a range of online Russian- and English-language sources,Continue Reading