Took a few days off with family and friends in a log cabin in West Virginia and enjoyed our time together hiking, kayaking, swimming, and making s’mores…
Spent the day downtown in DC visiting the strangely empty national monuments…
Given the circumstances we find ourselves in, which are forcing us to socially distance ourselves, (virtually) reconnecting with our dormant contacts can help a great deal to combat social isolation.
Read the full article for more.
Spent the Winter Break skiing with family and friends in Snowshoe, WV, and had a great time despite the unusually mild temperatures
Preparing for our upcoming Snowshoe vacation by skiing on opening day at Liberty Mountain, PA.
Went skiing today with Jorge R. in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Great start into the 2019/2020 season despite the 8 degree Fahrenheit weather!
Spent Labor Day weekend with the family in New York, and it was great to both share memories of our old stomping ground with the kids and experience new locations and sights together
Happy to share that our symposium “The Role of Memory and Cognition (vs. Activity and Behavior) in Social Networks” co-organized and co-chaired by Daniel Z. Levin (Rutgers) and myself was selected as a “Showcase Symposium” and the Winner of the Organizational Behavior Division Best Symposium Award!
This year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting is happening in Boston, MA. My co-authors and I are represented on the program with two presentations:
- Levin, D. Z. & Walter, J. (2019). Is tie maintenance really necessary?
- Ross, J. R., Mehra, A., Levin, D. Z., Walter, J. (2019). Dormant ties: A review and agenda for research.
Both presentations are part of a symposium Daniel and I organized:
- “The Role of Memory and Cognition (vs. Activity and Behavior) in Social Networks.” Presenters: Jiyin Cao (Stony Brook), Edward Bishop Smith (Northwestern), You-Ta Chuang (York), Fu-Sheng Tsai (Cheng Shiu), Wenpin Tsai (Pennsylvania State), Martin J. Kilduff (University College London), Tiziana Casciaro (Toronto), Jason Rekus Ross (Kentucky), & Ajay Mehra (Kentucky). Discussant: Ronald S. Burt (Chicago).
I was also honored by receiving an “Outstanding Reviewer Award” by the Strategy Division.
Visiting the birthplace of our civilization and political system on our day trip to Athens…
Incredible vacation on Zakynthos, a tiny Greek island in the Ionian Sea! The most dramatic cliffs, hundreds-of-years-old olive trees, and the bluest water I’ve ever seen…
By Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt (Penguin Press)
In this scathing indictment of recent trends in parenting, education, politics, and the media, a First Amendment expert and a social psychologist take on three “great untruths”–what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people–that contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and that result in a culture of safetyism which interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development.
This excellent analysis of how “good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure” is a must-read for young parents, educators, and anyone else interested in the future of our democracy.
Here’s the Atlantic article that formed the basis of this book.
Just finished co-coaching Sophia’s Spring soccer season with the Jaguars–thanks to my head coach Eric and to Loudoun Soccer for another great season!
From today’s Wall Street Journal…