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Everything you know about giving feedback at work could be wrong

February 22, 2019 |

Management guru Marcus Buckingham has a bone to pick with one of the prevailing trends in management wisdom — that companies need to get a lot better at giving tough, candid feedback, and need to do it a lot more often.

In a new article in the Harvard Business Review called “The Feedback Fallacy,”…


L.A. Times – Business

Ford sees a market for a new Ranger as pickup truck prices soar past $50,000

February 22, 2019 |

The Ford Ranger was such a successful compact pickup truck during its 1983-2011 run that some estimates say there are still more than 2 million of them on the road today. That includes the 2005 model that sits in my driveway.

But by the time the last new ones were sold, American tastes were changing….


L.A. Times – Business

Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling released from federal custody

February 22, 2019 |

Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling has been released from federal custody.

Skilling was discharged Thursday after serving 12 years in prison and six months in a halfway house after being convicted for his actions that led to one of the worst corporate meltdowns in history.

The…


L.A. Times – Business

YouTube axes tens of millions of comments in crackdown on child sexual exploitation

February 22, 2019 |

YouTube cracked down Thursday on pedophilic content on the video site by purging tens of millions of comments, which serve as a kind of powerful but overlooked social network.

A video blogger this week published a report on YouTube documenting how comments and recommendations on the platform direct…


L.A. Times – Business