Why it matters: Not surprisingly, the crisis sparked by the fatal crash of two Boeing 737 MAX planes has rattled the company's financial results. The plane maker said it is halting share buybacks and abandoning its previous financial outlook for 2019. The debacle has already cost the company at least $1 billion. To his credit, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg repeated one simple phrase multiple times when discussing the disaster on a call today: "We own it."
Why it matters: This piece explores the basic "laws" of psychological time. You have more control over how you experience the moments you are living than you might think. Preventing your mind from focusing on ideas and issues beyond your current environment can ultimately have a negative impact on how you experience the passage of time.
Why it matters: This podcast features quite the adolescent double-whammy of the Karate Kid and the author of The Flash Boys. The chat with Macchio is pretty refreshing, especially the moment when Macchio admits "Karate Kid 3" was a "money grab." Speaking of adolescents, readers who recall the WYWW poll we did last week might be interested in hearing the thoughts Lewis and Simmons share on parenting and specialization in youth sports.
Why it matters: When you think of exciting jobs, you probably don't associate being a botanist with on-the-job adrenaline rushes worthy of the X Games. However, these botanists do their work in a pretty amazing place: atop the world's tallest trees.
Why it matters: Wow! Are so many members of the Navy reporting UFO sightings that new guidelines had to be developed to streamline the process? Is there a form one fills out with boxes to check and multiple-choice answers? I'd love to see that form.
Why it matters: The hype and coverage of the NFL Draft jumped the shark a loooooong time ago. I like to watch football, but I guess I am too old school because I like to gauge the talent of college football players based on an archaic method called "Watching them play football games."
This tongue-in-cheek tool from SB Nation does an excellent job of poking fun at all the draft reports NFL experts produce for all the prospects. All you gotta do is put your name in the box, hit "generate" and the tool spits out your very own "100% accurate" NFL Draft scouting report. Here is mine:
"Sean McMahon has the raw physical gifts to one-hand catch a toddler, but scouts say his playlist featuring only Maroon 5 could be an issue."
Hmm ... I've caught my toddlers with one hand many times, but the playlist comment makes me think the algorithm doesn't read WYWW.
Research has shown that the performance review process tends to favor men over women, potentially inhibiting women's career advancement, write Lauren Rivera and Andras Tilcsik. One way to mitigate this bias is to change the numerical rating scale used for evaluations, they add.