Good Stuff I read This Week – May 17 2015


Just a collection of some interesting/useful/informative stuff I stumbled upon this week!!

Do you know your wrecking crew? – I think everyone should read this article, and then, for once, thank their “wrecking crew” – people in your team/office/organization who work in the background, largely unnoticed, rarely appreciated, but are extremely critical for smooth execution.

Also, see this documentary if possible. See Trailer below:

What’s the point of a professor? – A very good article on how “the being nice” phenomenon is probably ruining the education system. Ability to give and receive negative feedback is a universally accepted attribute for a successful professional life. However, we as a society are getting less and less comfortable with the idea of our teachers being brutally honest about our performance. Is this making grads “unfit for job”?

Quotable Quote: In 1960, only 15 percent of grades were in the “A” range, but now the rate is 43 percent, making “A” the most common grade by far.

The Last Day of Her Life – A heart warming story of Sandy Bem, an Alziemer’s patient who decided to end her life with dignity, rather than surrendering herself to the gradual degradation of her mind and body by the disease. I think the extent to which we will be affected by Alziemer’s and how ill-prepared we are to deal with it is the most scary thing about the future.

Quotable Quote: With Alzheimer’s disease, she would write, it is “extraordinarily difficult for one’s body to die in tandem with the death of one’s self.” That day at Mapstone’s office, she vowed that she would figure out a way to take her own life before the disease took it from her.

Note to Self: Being Alice is still unticked on the “to-Watch List”

Ending this post with this tweet.

As soon as I read this, my memory was flooded with names of people who needs to be told this.

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