Lyndon

24 Added | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | 20 Following | @lyndonsalas | Keep up with Lyndon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lyndon”

The best books of 2016

<b>The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez by Laura Cumming (Chatto & Windus, 304pp)</b><p>Mark Hudson: "Velázquez's monumental masterpiece Las Meninas has obsessed Cumming over 25 years. And she is not alone in that. The questions of who is looking at whom in this extraordinary painting, and why, and …

CBC’s ‘Canada Reads’ reveals 15 title long list

Books by revered novelists including Lawrence Hill, Michael Crummey and Kate Pullinger are among those on the long list for CBC’s 2016 “Canada Reads” competition.<p>Hill is on the list with “The Illegal” (HarperCollins), Crummey is there with “Sweetland” (Anchor Canada) and Pullinger made the cut with …

Books

It’s time to get serious about improving Canada’s colleges and universities

<i>Harvey P. Weingarten is President of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.</i><p>A recent Globe and Mail article pointed out that Canadian universities appear to be slipping in world rankings. This is not a good thing. Higher education institutions – because of the students they teach, the …

Higher Education

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Shortly after the release of the first iPhone, Verizon asked BlackBerry to create a touchscreen “iPhone killer.” But the result was a flop, so Verizon turned to Motorola and Google instead.</i>• <i><br>In 2012, one-time co-CEO Jim Balsillie quit the board and cut all ties</i> …

Profit

The hell of a perfect, cubicle-filled office

How an art professor’s utopian ‘Action Office’ became a Dilbert-ian nightmare<p>In 1958, an art professor named Robert Propst set out to design the …

Answering e-mails after hours? You could be entitled to overtime

<i>Stuart Rudner will take part in an online chat with Globe Careers on Wed., March 26 at 1 p.m. ET to answer readers' questions about technology and overtime.</i><p>The next time you reach for your BlackBerry on your night stand, consider whether you should be claiming overtime. And if you are an employer …

How student excuses are evolving

The post-secondary stakes are high, but that’s not why more grandmothers die at exam time<p>It was his first month teaching at Northern Illinois …

Oh Heil No! The Sound of Music Live Recapped in Screengrabs and GIFs

<i>Country stars singing and vampires dancing / children in curtains and nanny romancing / under-aged Nazis that know how to sing / these are a few of my favorite things! In fact, the only thing I love more than the previously mentioned borderline fetishes is LIVE MUSICAL THEATER. So when news broke</i> …

How To Run A Meeting

Dr. Nadine Katz goes to a lot of meetings. Some of them last so long the participants have to order in food or switch rooms.<p>Eleven years ago Katz, who is senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health at the Albert …

Buffett Family Values: How To Raise Well-Grounded Heirs

The talk at FORBES’ Second Annual Summit on Philanthropy, held June 4 at the United Nations, was about children. Specifically, how to raise them in a way that encourages them to change their world, rather than obsess over which sports car is in their garage. Warren Buffett, his son Peter, Marilyn …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The Wrath of Putin

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was the richest man in Russia when he dared confront then president Vladimir Putin, criticizing state corruption at a meeting with Putin in February 2003. Arrested that fall, then convicted in two Kafka-esque trials, Khodorkovsky has been imprisoned ever since, the once …

Want to motivate your employees? Tell them why their work matters

I'm a strong advocate for small business owners who take the time and patience to teach their staff why the work they do matters to the business. All too often, busy entrepreneurs tell their staff what to do, and walk away. Then they busy themselves with the next fire that needs to be put out or …

Small Business

13 moments of culture shock for the first-time American traveler: http://bit.ly/14Hbdpm Do you agree?

My ‘sick’ employee posted pictures of herself out partying

I constantly encounter workplace disputes that push the boundaries of what is legal and what is fair. Whether through ignorance, intolerance, or worse, both workers and employers sometimes just get the law wrong. Here are three more questions from the Globe Careers mailbox of this column, followed …

A Terrible Time to Be Gay in Russia

Most of St. Petersburg seems to have taken off for the dacha, but Monday afternoon found Manny de Guerre and Gulya Sultanova ensconced in their tiny office by the train station, rainbow-colored blinds drawn against the fabulously sunny day outside. The two women had plenty to do: on Friday, …

10 Tips For Dealing With An Overly Demanding Boss

All jobs are demanding at times, and it’s often the boss’s responsibility to get her staff to rise to the occasion–but some bosses go too far by putting excessive pressure on their employees.<p>“An overly demanding boss might require you to work beyond the regular schedule even when the volume of work …

From Subject Line To Signature: How To Do Work E-Mail Right

Our inboxes at work are flooded with poorly written, unprofessional, ineffective e-mails—and as much as we detest them, most of us are guilty of sending just as many flawed messages as we receive.<p>“This is a much larger problem in the business world than the average business leader may recognize, …

Improve Your Charisma (And How Prince Did It)

Prince couldn’t believe it. Not ready for a tour? How was he supposed to sell any records? But when he finished his showcase performance in a small Minneapolis movie theater on January 7, 1979, the Warner representatives walked out shaking their heads. Their new artist wasn’t a good enough …

Too famous to see?

Las Meninas depicts Velazquez (in a self-portrait) alongside the Spanish Royal Family in 1656<p><b>Diego Velazquez's Las Meninas is one of the most famous paintings ever produced. The public admire the grandeur of its size and subject, artists drool over the conceptual nature of the composition. It is</b> …

Art

The Shooting Star and The Model

When Oscar Pistorius—the South African “Blade Runner,” who overcame a double amputation to compete in the Olympics last year—shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day, the millions he’d inspired were faced with a shocking possibility: that their hero was also a killer. With Pistorius …