The McKinsey Quarterly has named articles by Harvard Business School professors Teresa Amabile and Cynthia Montgomery to its 2012 list of the journal’s 10 most popular articles. Amabile and co-author Steven Kramer were recognized, at number two, for “How Leaders Kill Meaning at Work,” an examination of how senior executives routinely undermine creativity, productivity, and commitment by damaging the inner work lives of their employees. The article is based on their book “The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011). Montgomery’s article, “How Strategists Lead,” at number six, offers her reflections on what she’s learned from senior executives about the unique value that strategic leaders can bring to their companies. Montgomery is the author, most recently, of “The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs” (Harper Business, 2012).
Robert Gardner ’48, A.M. ’58, the noted anthropological filmmaker who founded the Peabody Museum’s Film Study Center, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 88. For several years, Gardner taught filmmaking in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and directed the Film Study Center from 1957 until 1997.Gardner headed up the Harvard Peabody-New Guinea Expedition (1961-63) that resulted in his acclaimed film “Dead Birds,” a groundbreaking documentary about a Stone Age tribe that survived into the 20th century, and the book “Gardens of War”; among his collaborators on that now-legendary project were Michael Rockefeller, Peter Matthiessen, Karl Heider, and Eliot Elisofon. Gardner also served as founding director of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and later formed the creative photography collective Studio7Arts.Gardner was at Harvard in October 2013 for the 50th anniversary of “Dead Birds,” and a retrospective of his work hosted by the Harvard Film Archive.Read the Gazette story about Gardner’s visit here. Read the Peabody Museum’s tribute to Gardner here.
Notre Dame class of 2015 alumna Emily Mediate has been named a Rhodes Scholar of the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016 — the seventeenth Notre Dame graduate to receive the award, according to a University press release.Mediate will be one of 32 Scholars set to begin their studies at Oxford in October of next year, selected from a pool of 869 applicants, the release stated.“We are tremendously proud of Emily Mediate for this well-deserved honor,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the press release. “Congratulations also to the faculty who taught Emily and to the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) who put in countless hours assisting Emily and other candidates for the Rhodes and other scholars’ programs.”According to the press release, Mediate, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, majored in Africana studies and pre-health during her time at Notre Dame. She was a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Arts and Letters as well as a Kellogg Institute International Scholar. Currently, Mediate is a Kellogg Institute postgraduate International Development Fellow.The release stated Mediate intends to pursue a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation (EBSIPE) while at Oxford.“I am thrilled to be named as a 2016 Rhodes Scholar,” Mediate said in the release. “I am especially grateful to my peers and faculty advisers who supported my personal and academic growth along the way.“While studying in the U.K., I can only hope to adequately live up to Notre Dame’s mission of applying scholarly activity to the pursuit of the common good and with concern for the poverty and injustice that plagues our world today. This underlying motivation is the greatest lesson that I will take with me from Notre Dame and apply during my time at Oxford.”Besides Mediate, class of 2015 alumna Nicole Sganga and current senior Kelly McGee were also finalists for the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship. Class of 2014 alumnus Alex Coccia was named a Rhodes Scholar last November.Tags: CUSE, Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar
View Comments Nathan Lane in ‘The Front Page'(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) The revival of The Front Page, starring a plethora of stage and screen favorites (including Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Slattery, Holland Taylor and more) played its final performance on January 29 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The Jack O’Brien-helmed production celebrated the end of its run with an uptick, grossing $1,073,605 (one of eight shows to hit seven figures this week) and reaching a capacity just over 100% of its potential. Meanwhile, five perennial favorites took the top spots, but two of this year’s strongest Best Musical Tony Awards contenders were not too far behind: Dear Evan Hansen and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 29:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,465,369)2. The Lion King ($1,647,390)3. Wicked ($1,511,001)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,307,302)5. Aladdin ($1,275,539)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Phantom of the Opera ($766,486)4. On Your Feet! ($728,188)3. Chicago ($566,899)2. Jitney ($381,606)1. In Transit ($337,917)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Hamilton (101.80%)2. The Book of Mormon (101.79%)3. Dear Evan Hansen (101.56%)4. The Front Page (100.47%)5. Aladdin (99.14%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Paramour (80.81%)4. School of Rock (78.20%)3. Kinky Boots (76.91%)2. The Phantom of the Opera (72.86%)1. On Your Feet! (63.83%)Source: The Broadway League
Generational shift is emerging on U.S. energy policy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:Younger Americans are willing to pay twice as much as their parents for clean energyResearchers at Yale University and George Mason University asked 2,000 registered US voters, and their results show generational and political divides. While 47% of respondents said they would be willing to pay more, according to the survey, support was concentrated among those under the age of 44, urban dwellers, college degree-holders, and moderate and liberal Democrats. Those unwilling to pay more were generally older, more conservative, and less educated voters, who tended not to see fossil fuel pollution as harmful, or renewables as a boost for the economy.Surveys were conducted between November 2018 and April 2019 by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.Age proved to be among the biggest divides. Millennials and GenXers were willing to dig into their wallet for the extra $22 while Baby Boomers would only pony up an average of $11. Overall, the average respondent was willing to pay $16.25 more per month for clean energy. The average monthly electricity bill in the U.S. is $117.More: Younger Americans are willing to pay twice as much as their parents for clean energy
30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When the new year starts, will your credit union have a clear game plan in place? You’d be surprised how few leaders can answer that question with a confident “Yes!” Too often, good planning falls by the wayside as CEOs and their teams are bombarded by day-to-day issues.Don’t fall into that trap this year. Predictable Performance in 2016 is a planning guide designed to help credit-union CEOs set a cohesive agenda for the coming year and get the whole team on board—through a few simple exercises. Sitting down to set priorities for the future won’t be a waste of time: research has shown that CEOs who do more advance planning are linked to higher firm-level productivity and profitability.Once your plan is in place and your team is on the same page, you’ve laid the foundation for consistent, predictable performance—even when the unpredictable happens. continue reading »
Police say the investigation is still underway and it is unknown if there are more suspects. ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The New York State Police Department arrested one person as part of an investigation into multiple vehicular larcenies on Sept 14. They were released on appearance tickets but were found on surveillance cameras taking from vehicles on East Street on Sept. 15. Details regarding if they were arrested again were not released. Troopers responded to a report of a theft in progress on South Side Drive in Oneonta around 1:30 a.m. The arrested individual was found to be in possession of coins that were taken from vehicles. In a news release, police said one homeless person has been charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree and criminal trespass in the 3rd degree.
Indonesia’s loan growth fell to a more than 10-year low in February as a cooling economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic hit credit demand across business sectors.The country’s banking industry recorded a 5.93 percent loan growth in this year’s second month, the lowest expansion since November 2009, according to Financial Services Authority (OJK) data. The figure is lower than 6.1 percent booked in January.Non-performing loans (NPL) jumped to nearly 2.8 percent, the highest since May last year. “The slow loan growth was caused by weak demand in line with the economic cycle, which has been slowing since 2019’s fourth quarter,” said Bank Permata economist Josua Pardede on Thursday.Read also: Avoiding quarantine will inflict greater economic harm, says survey“Considering that the COVID-19 pandemic will slow down the domestic economy, particularly household spending and private investment, loan growth in 2020 is estimated to continue to be weak,” he added.The spread of the coronavirus has forced the government to call on citizens to stay home to contain the disease contagion, causing business disruptions and hitting people’s purchasing power. Official data show that COVID-19 had infected more than 1,986 people with 181 fatalities as of Friday afternoon. The government projects Indonesia’s economy to grow 2.3 percent this year under the baseline scenario, which would be the lowest rate since 1999, or contract by 0.4 percent in the worst-case scenario as the pandemic batters activity.Josua said the pandemic had significantly hit six sectors, namely the transportation, warehousing and communication sector, the accommodation, food and beverage sector, wholesale and retail trade, the agriculture, plantation and forestry sector, the mining sector and the processing industry sector.He projected Indonesia’s loan growth to reach between 4 and 6 percent this year compared to 6.08 percent in 2019. The OJK and Bank Indonesia previously set a loan growth target of around 11 percent this year. The central bank recently slashed its projection to between 6 and 8 percent.State-owned Bank Mandiri president director Royke Tumilaar said in a teleconferenced press briefing on Wednesday that the country’s second-largest bank by assets value would revise its loan growth, which was initially penciled at between 8 and 10 percent this year. However, he stopped short of mentioning the new figure.Read also: State firms to focus on ‘slimming down’ while avoiding layoffs“But this doesn’t mean there are no loan expansions. At certain times, [loan disbursements] will be very selective,” he said.He expressed hope that the bank could still maintain collectibility and keep NPL in check following a new OJK regulation that eases bank loan restructuring.The OJK relaxed debt quality assessment and restructuring requirements for debtors. Banks now only assess the quality of a loan worth up to Rp 10 billion (US$594,282) based on a debtor’s timeliness in paying the loan’s principal and interest. Previously, the banks also assessed the debtor’s business prospects and financial condition.Debtors who restructure their loans will get an improvement in their loan quality after the process and banks can implement such a policy for any loan amount, among other policies.The central bank, on the other hand, has also cut its benchmark interest rate twice so far this year by a total of 50 basis points (bps) to 4.5 percent to cushion the economy from impacts of the disease.While the benchmark rate cuts could potentially push down bank interest rates, its impact on loan growth would be limited as risks tended to increase, Josua argued.“Therefore, government stimulus like social safety nets, cash transfers and stimulus for the affected sectors, coupled with counter-cyclical and cyclical policies from the OJK as well as relaxations from BI, will boost economic activities after the COVID-19 pandemic ends,” he said, adding that all of these would ultimately push up loan growth.Meanwhile, Bank Mandiri chief economist Andry Asmoro was of the view that the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on the economy and banking industry remained uncertain.“Hence, banks will remain cautious about the affected sectors and will focus on managing asset quality,” he wrote in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Topics :
Oooh! Aaah! Eurostar?READERS of our regular Passenger Portfolio feature will no doubt be familiar with the continuing efforts of train operators worldwide to keep their business clintele supplied with the creature comforts that they have come to expect. Eurostar (UK) appears to have gone one better than at-seat video or power points for laptops by offering first class passengers a massage during a two-week trial period from June 18.With a ’special massage chair’ located in a dedicated area of one first class coach on the weekday 09.53 London and 17.10 Paris departures, a 15min hand and arm or neck and shoulder treatment was available from British cosmetics company Molton Brown for £15. ’This is yet another way for customers to relax and enjoy some of the three hour journey time from London to Paris in a useful and beneficial way’, said Mark Furlong, Marketing Director at Eurostar (UK). ’Reaction to the service will be carefully monitored’, he added, suggesting that a pre-booking service for Premium First customers might be implemented if massages were to be offered on a regular basis. o
The home at 1587 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Picture: supplied.A hidden waterfront gem has hit the market in Nudgee Beach for the first time in almost three decades. The 1920s Queenslander sits on a 1.42ha beachfront block at 1587 Nudgee Rd, the only privately owned land to the right of Nudgee Rd in the area. Owner Jenny Langdon said the property was her own private getaway from modern life. “As soon as I saw, that was it I fell in love,” she said. “The house was pretty run down. The stumps were falling out and the roof was leaking but it was all about the location.” Ms Langdon bought the home with her then husband in 1991. “Our two kids were little and we had a dog, so it was perfect,” she said. “The kids had plenty of space to play and they could walk out the front and go for a swim.” The restored Queenslander at 1587 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Picture: supplied.Ms Langdon said restoring the old Queenslander was a labour of love. She renovated the whole house from the roof to the stumps, the verandas to the kitchen and bathrooms. “Everything was done to be classic, to suit the era of the home,” Ms Langdon said.“It’s now a traditional Queenslander with modern conveniences.” Ms Langdon said the seaside acreage only existed for her to buy thanks to the previous owner Mary Kernoski. The property began its life as a pineapple farm leased by Jack Fuller around 1900. He built the Queenslander that currently stands there in late 1920. The property passed through a number of hands before being bought by John and Mary Kernoski at auction in about 1950. The formal dining and living area features a fireplace and stained glass windows. Picture: supplied.The coupled named the property Tullamore and they lived there until they passed away, Mr Kernoski in 1969 and Mrs Kernoski in 1990. Ms Langdon said the couple lost part of their property when the government resumed land for the Brisbane airport. The government tried to resume the rest of the property at a later date but Mrs Kernoski fought tooth and nail and managed to hold onto the remaining 1.42ha. “That’s what the property does, you don’t want to leave it,” Ms Langdon said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoToday the beautifully-restored home has timber floorboards, high ceilings, VJ walls, fresh paint and new LED lights. This screened deck looks out over the ocean. Picture: suppliedThere is an open-plan timber and granite kitchen and meals area flowing out to the veranda, along with a formal lounge room and dining area with fireplace.There is also a second living area, sitting room, gallery and study. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and veranda access while two other bedrooms have access to a private veranda. Downstairs there is a self-contained area with kitchen, living space, bedroom area and bathroom. Ms Langdon said her favourite room in the home was the formal living and dining room with stained glass windows. “I just love that room. It has so much history, if only the walls could talk,” she said. Ms Langdon said she also loved the screened front deck. “You’re sheltered from the wind there and you can just sit and watch the tide come in.”The home is on the market through Alex Phillis and Zack Tanti of Alex Phillis Real Estate.