Zuckerberg’s On-Camera Crash Course

Zuckerberg’s On-Camera Crash Course

After Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day hearing on Capitol Hill, Facebook shares jumped more than 5 percent--over $4 BILLION.

What happened prior to the hearings?

“Facebook hired a team from the law firm WilmerHale as well as outside consultants to coach Zuckerberg on questions, and on how to pace his answers and react if interrupted.

Pentagon Actively Investigating UFOs

Pentagon Actively Investigating UFOs

In a news story that quietly slipped onto the front page of the New York Times in December, we learned that the Pentagon has been actively investigating UFOs as part of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The story resonated with me for a few reasons.

Big Data and Ethics

Big Data and Ethics

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Big Data and Ethics conference, a half-day program featuring four expert speakers and a Q&A/panel discussion sponsored by Corporate Communications International held at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Is Your Glass Half-Full?

Is Your Glass Half-Full?

In his excellent book Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker contends that pessimists are more often right in their predictions, but optimists are more often more fulfilled and productive in life.

Scientific research has come up with a long list of benefits to being optimistic.

Are you a 98-Pound Weakling?

Are you a 98-Pound Weakling?

Does vulnerability equal weakness? The answer is a resounding no. I shared Brene Brown’s TED Talk about vulnerability with my class of graduate-level students at Baruch College back in the fall. Their reaction was priceless. Even though the talk is about eight years old(!), it's a reminder to me that the human characteristics of vulnerability, humility and courage are more essential than ever.