By Paul Glader – News organizations could do a better job of labeling and explaining the difference between news and opinion. And news organizations should recognize their potential to expand their opinion and analysis role.
Employing more experts and producing new kinds of reporting and analysis is a smart way forward for news organizations. more> http://tinyurl.com/p7xpwoh
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By Liz Stinson – Last year, the aviation engineers at General Electric found themselves with a jet engine bracket problem.
GE turned to GrabCAD, an online community of more than a million engineers and designers, and presented a challenge: Whoever could redesign a bracket that reduced the most weight while still supporting the engine would win $7,000.
More than 1,000 entries came in, with the winning design by M Arie Kurniawan a young Indonesian engineer who reduced the weight by a whopping 84 percent, to .72 pounds. more> http://tinyurl.com/nm7kyb8
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By Adam Grant – Once upon a time, the field of medicine was riddled with danger. Doctors made up cures based on individual experience, inflicting horrors on patients—lobotomy, anyone?
Everything changed with the advent of evidence-based medicine.
With randomized, controlled trials and careful longitudinal studies, we learned about effective treatments and risky behaviors.
Today, the field of management is not far from where doctors were before evidence-based medicine.
We have leaders and managers choosing practices based on their own intuition and experience, when it’s much more reliable and valid to make decisions based on many data points and experiences. more> http://tinyurl.com/nouuytj
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