6 Reasons Your Lawyer-Less Startup Is Doomed From The Get-Go | Fast Company


Before an entity is formally created, you must begin to protect the components of your business that make it your business. Everything from your logo to your color scheme to your taglines, business processes, products, and more must be formally protected through copyright and patent laws.

via 6 Reasons Your Lawyer-Less Startup Is Doomed From The Get-Go | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

The 7 Foundations Of Building Trust At Work | Fast Company


One of the most common complaints in workplaces is favoritism and unfair treatment.

Treating everyone fairly, consistently and giving credit to those who deserve it is one of the most difficult things for leaders to do.

We all have our own biases and certain people appeal to us more than others.

via The 7 Foundations Of Building Trust At Work | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Why The Office Bully Is Getting Promoted | Fast Company


Since so many cases of workplace bullying go unreported, many perpetrators are unaware that their behavior constitutes bullying and fail to recognize the impact their behavior is having on others.

via Why The Office Bully Is Getting Promoted | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant | Nextgov.com


The agreement between the NSA and Britain’s spy agency, known as Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, potentially puts the Internet and phone data of Americans in the hands of another country without legal oversight when obtaining a warrant is "not technically feasible."

via British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant – Nextgov.com.

Just Looking at Cash Makes People Selfish and Less Social | The Atlantic


.. people who were prompted to think about money—literally just shown a picture of bills or coins—were more likely to conceal their emotions than those who viewed non-financial imagery.

This study offers only the latest addition to the list of behaviors brought on by the mere thought of money.

via Just Looking at Cash Makes People Selfish and Less Social – The Atlantic.

The failure of One World Trade Center | Quartz


It’s the spire that most strongly suggests One World Trade Center is stuck in its peculiar moment of creation, when the number 1,776 might have seemed comforting, not juvenile. But let’s not kid ourselves: It’s a dumb idea that will only seem dumber with time.

via The failure of One World Trade Center – Quartz.

It’s Cheaper to Buy a Judge Than a State Senator | The Atlantic


.. about $3 million was spent on 2002’s judicial elections, but for the 2012 elections that was up to $24 million.

Another tabulation, this one from from the Brennan Center for Justice, indicated that spending rose from $39 million during the 2010 election season to $56 million during 2012’s.

(To keep this in perspective, spending on this year’s congressional elections is estimated to be about $3.7 billion.)

via It’s Cheaper to Buy a Judge Than a State Senator – The Atlantic.

A lesson in the unexpected consequences of ‘cleaning up’ politics


By 1892, the U.S. political system seemed in free fall. Like today, the country faced wrenching change. But it was burdened with a political class utterly incapable of dealing with what seemed an endless series of crises and misfortunes, a declining standard of living for most Americans and vast inequalities.

In 1888, the camel’s nose was just entering the tent. By the early 20th century, the whole beast was in view.

via Whack-a-mole: A lesson in the unexpected consequences of ‘cleaning up’ politics.

Floating Feasts


The food on cruise ships has improved, and is now so important to most passengers that new ships are often designed around eating opportunities.

via Floating Feasts.

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity | More Guns Plus Less War Equals Real Security


Perhaps the best illustration of the dangers of gun control is federal regulations forbidding pilots from having guns in their cockpits.

Ironically, this rule went into effect shortly before September 11, 2001. If pilots had the ability to carry guns on 9/11, the hijackers may well have been stopped from attacking the World Trade Center and Pentagon or persuaded to not even try.

via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : More Guns Plus Less War Equals Real Security.