• “Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
    Photo: Ivan Samkov on Pexels
    “Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

    With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

  • Deutsche Thoroughness
    Deutsche Thoroughness

    As a German who chose to live in the United States for a while, the first thing you miss is not the good old Schwarzbrot – it’s the art of engineering.

  • On the (Economic) Effects of Immigration
    Photo by Andrew Schultz on Unsplash
    On the (Economic) Effects of Immigration

    The US government suspended many employment visas through the end of 2020. Does that make economic sense?

  • Rockonomics
    Alan B. Krueger: Rockonomics. Currency, 2019.
    Rockonomics

    According to the late economist Alan B. Krueger, America’s music scene stands as a metaphor for the US economy. Consider, for example, that for every platinum-selling artist, millions of musicians never earn a living wage. Krueger notes that the US economy…

  • Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age
    Bina Venkataraman: The Optimist’s Telescope. Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age. Riverhead, 2019
    Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

    Journalist Bina Venkataraman outlines strategies to help people and societies keep a long-term picture in mind –especially amid uncertainty. Her main lesson: Learn how to cultivate – and act upon –  “foresight” as an individual, an organization and a society.

  • “How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”
    “How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”

    A world with fewer office jobs is not a world with fewer jobs.

  • How to Be an Antiracist
    Ibram X. Kendi: How to Be an Antiracist. One World, 2019.
    How to Be an Antiracist

    A personal, thorough perspective on racism and American life.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
    Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. HarperOne, 2016.
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    Mark Manson wants the generations whom social media and consumer culture affect most to question what they see and believe, to grow up, and to prioritize their values. He promises the process will be painful and challenging, but…

  • The Power of Nunchi
    Euny Hong: The Power of Nunchi. Penguin Books, 2019.
    The Power of Nunchi

    Learn how to read a room and act accordingly with the aid of nunchi, an ancient Korean way of being.

  • “How Can I Be an Ally to a Marginalized Co-Worker?”
    “How Can I Be an Ally to a Marginalized Co-Worker?”

    Contribute to a more inclusive workplace – one small but powerful gesture at a time.