The Mind of Tiggs

By Horace Tiggs IV | Reading a variety of topics keeps us quick, sharp, and relevant.  Here I'll compile a list of articles that I've read on my journey of continual learning.

Jared and Ivanka are failing a basic moral test

<b>(CNN) —</b> I first heard the silence late Tuesday night, while pecking at my phone, waiting for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to denounce President Donald Trump's latest comments on neo-Nazis after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the death and mayhem that resulted.<p>After …

Blacks and whites see racism in the United States very, very differently

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> How you see race in the United States can depend a lot on your own background.<p>President Donald Trump's various responses to clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville this weekend drew widespread condemnation, but also brought decades-old …

Vice’s documentary on Charlottesville is really worth watching

It shows the white supremacist protesters for what they really are.<p>If there was any doubt about what kind of person went to protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, Vice News’s documentary should put those questions to rest: One side was white supremacists, some of whom openly …

Racism

Hip-hop reacts to Trump: 'I'd rather an ugly truth than a beautiful lie'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In hip-hop, not everyone wants white supremacists to remain silent and not everyone wants President Donald Trump to unequivocally condemn them.<p>"I'd rather an ugly truth than a beautiful lie," rapper and activist David Banner tweeted. The tweet echoed a sentiment he voiced the day after …

CNN's Symone Sanders Calls Out White Pundit Who Told Her To 'Shut Up' On Live TV

More<p>CNN’s Symone Sanders will not be spoken down to, and she made this message loud and clear during a segment on Monday morning’s episode of “New …

Bernie Sanders

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard

It's not about being right. It's about this instead, alright?<p>Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines leadership. …

Leadership

The 25 best documentaries since 2000

As a species, we’re working on our seventeenth year into a new century and everything is on fire. The blurring of the lines that divide fact and fiction has grown so smeared and indecipherable as to allow climate change to still be questioned and corruption has been radically normalized to the …

Documentaries

Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week With This 15-Minute Checklist

Set yourself up for success by doing a little prep for the next day.<p>While an entrepreneur's workday never really ends, it's important to maintain some work/life balance and create structure. Downtime is necessary to recharge your batteries, reset priorities, and renewed focus. Here are some things …

Productivity

Student faked being black to get into college

Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam, the author of "Almost Black," claims he got into medical school by pretending to be a black man.

Something from Nothing

Anyone that knows me well knows that I consider myself a spiritual person, meaning that I have a personal relationship with God and that we speak to …

Faith

5 Key Tips To Pick The Perfect Watermelon

Nothing is as refreshing as the sweet, juicy taste of a watermelon on a summer day. However, a watermelon can only be as good as the one you choose …

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Public Speaking

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Climate Change

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to …

Body Language

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Entrepreneurship

8 things ridiculously successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz planning to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this …

Howard Schultz

A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys

Smart rings aren't a novel idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It's a biometric ring …

Banking

In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won’t Be a Phone Anymore

Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves<p>It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at your destination even though you don’t know where it is. You may not even remember why your device is telling …

Coffee Shops

Video footage shows Minn. traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year fired a volley of bullets within seconds of learning the driver was armed, according to a video recording released publicly Tuesday.<p>When the traffic stop began, the two men interacted calmly. Officer …

Policing

72 CEOs on How To Increase Your Entrepreneur Quotient (In 140 Characters)

I asked 72 CEOs for their advice in 140 characters and, upon further analysis, discovered 10 categories of behaviors that were consistent against all the answers I got back.<p>Ask any number of CEOs how to succeed in business and you'll get an equal number of insights and great advice from those who …

What Age Do Millennials Think Is 'Old'?

What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials and asked them to show us what “old” looks like. Then we introduced them to …

Millennials

7 Personality Traits Every CEO Should Have

Shutterstock<p>When people hear the title of CEO, those three letters that command respect, they tend to imagine a relentless titan on a quest for entrepreneurial greatness. What comes to mind is the fiery temperament of a visionary like Steve Jobs, or the competitive drive of a leader like Travis …

Leadership

What the Backlash to ‘My Family’s Slave’ Obscured

Randy Ribay writes:<p>In what I believe is the first photograph of me that exists, there is a woman standing behind me who is neither my mother nor my lola (with whom I lived with for the first year of my life). Instead it was a woman casually referred to as the “maid.” In my visits to the Philippines …

Feminism

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make? Frequently restarting meetings …

Management

Britain's Secret Weapon Against the Nazis? Refugees.

European exiles fled to the country they called Last Hope Island and became pilots, spies, and saboteurs.<p>There are moments, during war or acts of terror, when a city and its inhabitants rise to new heights of solidarity and resilience. It happened after 9/11 in New York City and, most recently, in …

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I …

LeBron James: “no matter how much money you have … being black in America is tough”

After the NBA superstar’s home was vandalized, he spoke about how racism crosses all aspects of American life.<p>This week provided yet another reminder that no black American is truly safe from racism.<p>On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department reportedly responded to a call that someone had …

We’ve gotten better at diversity. Now the challenge is inclusion.

A few years ago, a fellow dean pulled me aside to have an uncomfortable conversation. I had been telling colleagues about advice I received as a new professor. A mentor told me: Everyone who joins the faculty at Harvard Business School is smart. So the key to succeeding is to get to work early …

Diversity