Technology, Terrorism and the First Amendment

We all can recall the images of countless flyers and pictures of the missing posted in New York – families desperate to locate missing loved ones in the days and weeks after the towers fell. Contrast that to the immediacy that social media offered last year after the Paris attacks. Through Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, friends and families could connect instantly – from virtually anywhere in the world – to get updates and assurances from those they knew who were in Paris at the time. Tech... Read more →

Congress May Be the Friend Apple’s Been Looking For

Last week Apple launched a new offensive in its attempts to outmaneuver the Federal Bureau of Investigation: testifying in front of Congress. The tech giant’s been immersed in a pitched battle with the FBI on multiple fronts, triggered by the agency’s purposefully public, unsealed court order for the company to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. It’s taken its case to the court of public opinion, positioning itself as the David to the FBI’s mighty Goliath, protecting the consumer... Read more →

Five potential Supreme Court nominees from the federal appellate bench

There is very little concrete information about whom the president is considering as a Supreme Court nominee. There were reliable reports that the administration was vetting Brian Sandoval, Nevada’s Republican governor, and is vetting federal district judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The word “vetting,” however, does not suggest that either was the presumptive nominee or even under particularly serious consideration. Beyond that information, the broad stroke of comments by the president (including... Read more →

Be Positive in 2016… Here’s How

Pretty much every job in the world has its bad moments. Super Bowl-winning quarterback? By the end of the season your ribs, shoulders, knees and arm are so sore you probably have trouble turning over in bed. Brilliant inventor/entrepreneur? I recently heard Elon Musk on the radio and he sounded like he was in physical pain having to do another media interview. The only time he perked up was when the host asked him an engineering question, which hinted at what he really loves to do. Nobel Prize-winning... Read more →

Skip the Resolutions – But Break This Habit in 2016!

If you like New Year’s resolutions, by all means choose a few of them to motivate you. I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, and here’s why: Nearly all of us beat up on ourselves too much as it is. When the new year rolls around, it’s easy to say “This year I’m going to fix my deficiencies! I’m going to get to the gym at least three times a week. I’m going to save more money and I’m going to read more books.” I don’t know which... Read more →

How Mindfulness Will Turbocharge Your Career

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year. So what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a simple yet effective form of meditation that enables you to gain control of unruly thoughts and behaviors. People who practice mindfulness are more focused, even when... Read more →
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