Four keys to your late-career working life
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Four keys to your late-career working life

Imagine your retirement. What are you doing? Traveling around and hanging out with grandchildren? Sounds boring to me. Sure, after the end of a frenetic work life, it sounds attractive to have few actual responsibilities. You can think of it as a longer vacation. But people who are active workers, thinkers, and problem-solvers aren’t likely…

Strategically tactical. Newsletter 27 December 2023.

Strategically tactical. Newsletter 27 December 2023.

Newsletter 24. Essay only for the holiday. The biggest thing that divides people making decisions is not liberal vs. conservative, young vs. old, family vs. career, or eastern vs. western. It’s long-term vs. short term. For every decision you make — every one — this comes into play. Should I send my kids to the…

Regrets

Regrets

One of the best things about being 65 is the full set of experiences I have to look back on. That includes what I regret and what I don’t. I don’t know if these would be the same for you, but they’re at least worth considering. I regret all the people I treated badly, even…

How bad is Harvard President Claudine Gay’s alleged plagiarism?

How bad is Harvard President Claudine Gay’s alleged plagiarism?

Harvard’s president Claudine Gay has now changed some passages in work she wrote to address charges of plagiarism. Harvard’s investigation concluded, “the Fellows reviewed the results, which revealed a few instances of inadequate citation. While the analysis found no violation of Harvard’s standards for research misconduct, President Gay is proactively requesting four corrections in two…

Presentists rule the future; Amazon omniview; fair use or ripoff? — Newsletter 20 Dec 2023
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Presentists rule the future; Amazon omniview; fair use or ripoff? — Newsletter 20 Dec 2023

Newsletter week 23: How to see around corners, Publisher’s Weekly editor looks back, how to see all your Amazon purchases at once, plus three people to follow, three books to read, and a chance to see your favorite ghosts in New York City in January. Be a presentist, not a futurist When I was an…