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04/07/15
Watch-Outs. 81. Meetings, Long term corporate research, Big-Picture personal finances
Filed under: First Year on Job, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 5:53 pm

In this week’s class we will do a procedure I
learned from a “Free Exchange” commentary
in the Economist.  I will be seeking input from
everyone.  To keep the meeting timely and not
dominated by one or another, by having everyone
note one idea of their own first.  Then call on
less vocal members in the second round first.
Then reverse the order after letting groups
discuss and discover new items via their interaction.
The article and associated comments is “Meeting up”
and takes ideas from several disciplines and
points of view

A second link describes the current system
Google Labs uses to get results in shorter time with
less total investment.

A third link advises us how to avoid making serious
mistakes in our finances.

WAYS OF MAKING MEETINGS MORE EFFECTIVE
SOURCE:  ‘Free Exchange’ The Economist “Meeting
Up
” 4-4-15, p.72
Many observations of the waste of time organizational
meetings can be be biased leading to bad outcomes and
wasted resources.  The article cites Gole and Quinn’s
work on votes by judges at debating tournaments to
assess processes that that would both be effective and
be harmful to achieving better outcomes.

GOOGLE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
SOURCE;  A. Barr, WSJ 4-1-15 “Google Labs puts a
Time Limit on Innovations
“ 
The article details some project management and
research trends and recent changes worth looking
at for how high tech forms are experiment to find
better ways to innovate as they become larger and
older.

INSURANCE COVERAGES, INDIVIDUAL
STOCK OWNERSHIP AND CATASTROPHIC
INSURANCE
SOURCE:  J. Clements, WSJ 4-4-15, p. B8
Are you overlooking big threats to your finances

1. Misjudging risks;  consequences of early death
on your family;  Disabilities from unexpected
sources
2. Concentrating investments and holdings
3. Avoiding worst case scenario assessment
and creating action plans

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