I am a difficult person at work and proud of it FT. Sorry to see Lucy Kellaway will be leaving the FT, in order to retrain as a maths teacher. I’ll miss her writing...
Alternative ideas on alternative factsWhen President Trump's Counselor Kellyanne Conway told Chuck Todd that the White House press secretary had presented "alternative facts," she probably didn't suspect her formulation would fill headlines around the world (and apparently help sales of "1984"). Beyond guffawing at unfortunate formulations, however, interviewers should come better prepared to hit back at falsehoods with facts.
How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder QuantaCompanies Are Using a Tracking Device That Monitors Their Workers’ Voices, Steps and Stress Levels Alternet
… on the other: The Real Lessons Of 1984 Have Nothing To Do With Donald Trump
Researchers from the universities of Cambridge, Yale and George Mason published a study suggesting that actively flagging misinformation may help prevent its spread. Or, in their words, "pre-emptively warning people about politically motivated attempts to spread misinformation helps promote and protect ('inoculate') public attitudes about the scientific consensus"