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Five Things You Should Read

November 29, 2017

The talent war has some unfair consequences for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, how to "WeWork-ify" your headquarters.

Senate Advances GOP Tax Bill

NYT - Paywall

A flurry of last-minute deal making secured the support of several Republican lawmakers who expressed concerns about the $1.5 trillion package, including its treatment of small businesses and its effect on the deficit. The Senate took a big step forward yesterday when the Budget Committee voted to pass the tax package. Today, the full Senate will vote on whether to proceed with consideration of the bill.

The Injustice of the Talent War 

Accounting Today

When it comes to real leadership and management, the accounting profession has gotten away with short-changing its members for decades. The same Baby Boomers and Gen Xers who were told to keep their heads down and pay their dues are suddenly expected to spend vast amounts of time delivering the kind of intensive management they would have loved to receive. But, just because it isn't fair, doesn't mean it isn't necessary.

How to "WeWork-ify" Your Headquarters


This year, WeWork, the coworking and office space company, started offering logistics and office-management tools as a bundled service. WeWork will partner with companies to design, build, and manage tailor-made layouts. With its acquisition of Meetup, WeWork plans use technology to create new and innovative ways of bringing people together in person and foster greater community.

CEOs Urge FCC to Vote Against Net Neutrality Rollback

Fast Company

Over 200 internet companies sent a letter to FFC chairman Ajit Pai urging him to vote against rolling back net neutrality rules next month. In the letter, CEOs warned rolling back net neutrality rules “would put small and medium-sized businesses at a disadvantage and prevent innovative new ones from even getting off the ground.”

The Difference Between Delaying and Procrastinating


Lately, psychologists suggest that pushing work off can be beneficial because it enhances creativity. But Tim Pychyl, a psychology professor and director of the Procrastination Research Group at Carleton University, says the notion of productive or “active” procrastination is nonsensical, and there's a significant difference between purposefully delaying and procrastinating.