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On Politics: Kamala Harris Is Running – The New York Times

On Politics: Kamala Harris Is Running – The New York Times

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Supported byOn Politics: Kamala Harris Is RunningJan. 22, 2019Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday. She entered the race on the holiday of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, an overt nod to the historic nature of her candidacy.• The Democratic field for 2020 is getting more crowded by the day. Here’s an updated list of who’s in, who’s out and who’s still thinking it over.• From Washington to South Carolina to Harlem, Democrats across the country commemorated Martin Luther Ki...
Your Office Politics Playbook: People Are Not Logical And Rational – Forbes

Your Office Politics Playbook: People Are Not Logical And Rational – Forbes

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AdobeStock This article is part of a series explaining the psychology behind office politics. If you haven't yet, it's best to start from the beginning and read the full series.  In the introduction to the office politics playbook series, I told you that navigating office politics effectively is simply about adapting your behavior to gain influence in your professional environment. The more influence you have, the more you can get done. But before we can get to the adaptation part, we have to take a step back and understand what makes people tick at work. To get to the core of it, there is one fundamental concept that you must understand in order to grasp the unwritten rules of office politics: Office Politics Principle One: People are not logic...
Capital Confidential: Whispers from the U.K.’s business and politics worlds – MarketWatch

Capital Confidential: Whispers from the U.K.’s business and politics worlds – MarketWatch

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Welcome to Capital Confidential — a weekly diary column featuring the best tidbits from around the U.K.’s business and political landscape from MarketWatch sister publication Financial News. This week: A notable Davos absentee, Gillette’s razor burn and Zuckerberg uncovered... Davos departure Andrea Orcel hasn’t only missed out on his dream job at Santander, after the Spanish retail bank’s chair Ana Botín abruptly yanked his job offer. For the first time in years, the consummate deal maker will be missing the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, which kicks off this week. When he was head of the investment bank at UBS, Orcel made sure he never missed rubbing shoulders with the elite on the snowy Swiss climes, to the extent that he was...
Politics and the L Train – The New York Times

Politics and the L Train – The New York Times

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OpinionSupported byletterPolitics and the L TrainTwo architects say safety concerns are often put aside when clients make demands.Jan. 20, 2019ImageThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority looked closely at the idea of hanging cables from the L-train tunnel wall in 2014, but officials determined that the technique raised serious safety concerns.CreditCreditJohn Taggart for The New York TimesTo the Editor:Noted in “Cuomo’s L-Train Save Resembles Plan Rejected Earlier by the M.T.A.” (news article, Jan. 16) are disagreements among world-class engineers over safety of the subway tunnel during and after repairs.This highlights what we professionals and oversight agencies know and suffer silently to remain in operation: Planning and design are subject to political and economic...
On Politics: Democrats Reject Trump’s Deal on Dreamers – The New York Times

On Politics: Democrats Reject Trump’s Deal on Dreamers – The New York Times

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Supported byOn Politics: Democrats Reject Trump’s Deal on DreamersJan. 21, 2019Good Monday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• President Trump offered Democrats a deal: temporary protections for the so-called Dreamers, in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall. Democratic leaders called it a “hostage taking,” saying they wouldn’t negotiate until the government reopens. On Sunday, the president attacked Democrats and defended his plan to conservative critics who said he gave in to liberals’ demands.• Resolving the shutdown may require cooperation from the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, and the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. If history is any indication, it wo...
The Office Politics Series: Understanding The Psychology Of The Human Workplace – Forbes

The Office Politics Series: Understanding The Psychology Of The Human Workplace – Forbes

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Deposit Photos Office politics. Those two simple words are enough to strike fear into the heart of the average working professional, resulting in everything from a subtle tensing of the shoulders to an eye roll, or even an outspoken declaration that they will never engage in political wrangling at work. But here's the thing: When we're talking about office politics, all we're really talking about are the unspoken rules of influence that exist in every organization. That's it. Saying that you're not going to "play politics" is roughly the same as saying that you don't need to have influence to do your job. Of course, that's not true. If you work in your average professional environment, you can't get things done without influence. For example, you might us...
Gamification Trends For 2019: Making Room For Game-Elements In Politics – Forbes

Gamification Trends For 2019: Making Room For Game-Elements In Politics – Forbes

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Chess photographed on a chess boardGetty There are many reasons why businesses should love gamification as much as users love games. As the retention and engagement-crisis increases and the attention span constantly decreases, gamification can act as a remedy. When a brand needs to drive user-engagement, motivate employees, increase sales, collect data, change a certain behavior or solve a business problem-- well-structured gamification can act as a "magical wand" in all cases. The term "gamification" was coined in 2002 by Nick Pelling but didn’t become popular until 2010. Simply defined it is the use of game elements in a non-gaming context to drive user engagement, loyalty and motivate the desired action. Games are one of the most powerfu...
Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics – Tampa Bay Times

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics – Tampa Bay Times

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Winner of the week John Morgan. In Ron DeSantis, Mr. For the Pot and People finally has an ally in the governor's office who supports his fight for easy access to medical marijuana. But now the business whiz attorney is investing millions in the reefer business, so it remains to be seen how much Floridians trust his motives as he pushes to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Runners up: Andrew Gillum and Carlos Curbelo. What better way to recover from a painful election loss than chill out in the hallowed halls of Harvard. Like countless losing candidates before them, Gubernatorial candidate Gillum and former U.S. Rep. Curbelo will be resident fellows this Spring at Harvard Kennedy School's Insitute of Politics. Loser of the week. Susan Bucher. The Palm Beach elections supervis...