Overcoming Poor Management Culture

I always figured that if I worked my way up far enough I'd find a senior manager who would immediately get it, recognize that what was going on was a problem, and would then help to fix it. But it never happened that way.
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Avoiding A Bad Launch

The 2.6 billion-rouble ($45 million) satellite — the Meteor M — was launched last month from Vostochny, with Roscosmos losing contact with it shortly after. It then emerged that the rocket carrying the satellite had been programmed with the wrong coordinates, and had instead been...
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Shaping Priorities

“It’s almost like a dark state going on in Tallahassee,” said Rep. Carlos Trujillo, a Miami Republican and critic of the “culture of Tallahassee that compromises the process” because “priorities are shaped not on policy, but on relationships. Code of silence is breaking on Tallahassee’s...
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Committees Producing Deep Wisdom

But what does this have to do with program committees? In 2014, the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation (NIPS) Conference split the program committee into two independent committees, and then subjected 10% of the submissions 166 papers to decision making by both committees. The two...
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Don’t Be Normal

The company was all he really knew, he said. His father, a soft spoken engineer who founded Odebrecht in 1944, took him in as an apprentice in high school. By the time Emílio was named chairman and chief executive officer in 1991, spreading illicit cash...
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Dealing With Human Error

As Smith outlines in his written testimony, the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) sent Equifax (alongside many other companies) a notice on March 8th, 2017 about the vulnerability in certain versions of Apache Struts. Equifax sent out an internal mass-email, which...
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Honesty Works Well But Only With Practice

Two days after the board of directors issued a statement that its members had no idea of the allegations of abuse by Weinstein, TNY today quoted board member Lance Maerov admitting he had heard of multiple settlements. Even though he added he believed they were...
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