In defense of the “eureka!” moment

In the commencement address he delivered at Harvard last month, Mark Zuckerberg warned the graduating students not to trust the story of innovation that Hollywood promotes — namely, “the idea of a single eureka moment” in which a lone thinker has a groundbreaking epiphany. He characterized this idea as “a dangerous lie” that discourages real creativity. But, The New York Times asks, what if it’s actually a real and benevolent force of innovation and progress?

While creative insight and analytical thinking are distinct modes of thought, they complement each other pretty nicely.

Are women allowed to love their jobs?

The New York Times writes: Women finding individual identities tied to their work still makes many people uncomfortable. People are quick to assert that we can’t “have it all”; the American government and workplaces are slow to implement policies that would enable us to at least have something a little better.

The idealized vision of 1950s womanhood that still permeates our politics ignores the fact that staying home may not actually make mothers happy.

Making your unconscious bias training count

While critics of unconscious bias training claim it doesn’t move the needle on diversity numbers and can actually reinforce negative stereotypes, Harvard Business Review  says a thoughtful and carefully planned program can be a useful component of diversity and inclusion efforts.

Training is effective only when designed intentionally to achieve discrete and narrow outcomes.