Don’t expect Trump to go quietly

Ted Koppel in The Washington Post: It is all but inevitable that whoever succeeds Trump in the White House will be perceived by 30 to 40 percent of the voting public as illegitimate — and that the former president will enthusiastically encourage them in this perception. Whatever his failings, Trump is a brilliant self-promoter and provocateur. […]

Inside Facebook’s ‘cult-like’ workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time

CNBC over het HR-beleid van FB: The former employee described “a bubble” at the company in which employees are dissuaded from giving managers critical feedback or challenging decisions. Hmm.

(Boek) ‘Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason’ van Alfie Kohn

In augustus kreeg ik een mailtje van Simon, van de provisoir ter ziele gegane Simon en Davy Show: Ik mail je met een leestip: Unconditional Parenting, van Alfie Kohn. Over opvoeden. Net uitgelezen en het lijkt me (als je ’t al niet kent) uitmuntende lectuur voor jou. En gelijk dat hij had! Het boek stelt enkele […]

Hot Trump. Cool @aoc.

Jeff Jarvis: Trump and his allies don’t know how to tweet but Ocasio-Cortez does — and that’s what so disturbs and confounds the GOP about @aoc. They think it should be so simple: just tweet your press releases — your “social media statements,” as their leader recently said — plus your best lines from speeches that get the loudest, hottest applause […]

Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.

De oud-presidentskandidaat en recent senator in The Washington Post: A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful […]

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

Anne Helen Petersen op BuzzFeed: This is why the fundamental criticism of millennials — that we’re lazy and entitled — is so frustrating: We hustle so hard that we’ve figured out how to avoid wasting time eating meals and are called entitled for asking for fair compensation and benefits (…) We’re called whiny for talking […]