Blog

This blog rounds up my posts from around the web, including for the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Medium.

‘Plug In Better’: A Manifesto

The trick isn’t to unplug from our devices — it’s to unplug from the distractions, information overload, and trash that make us unhappy. This argument against unplugging was included in “The Atlantic’s Best Technology Writing”.

Your Weakest Security Link? Your Children

This feature for the Wall Street Journal’s Information Security report flagged a new kind of security threat: your kids. The story featured original data on the incidence and management of child security threats, based on a survey I developed, deployed and analyzed.

The Value of Bad Data

ALEXANDRA SAMUEL: Thanks to big data, companies are more data-driven than ever before. Now that we have access to huge volumes of transaction, behavioral and customer feedback data, business leaders place increasing emphasis on making data-driven decisions that rely...

Using Social Media to Be a Better Leader

Executives should look at specific social media as a personal toolbox for improving their practice of leadership. Alexandra Samuel shares strategies and tools like Pinterest, MindMeister, Basecamp and OneTask that will yield insights into work and leadership. Source:...

How the Internet made me a better mother

Unlike some full-time working mothers, I’ve never fantasized about staying home with my kids. And yet here I am: close to a full-time working mother in terms of how I spend my hours, but nothing like a full-time working mother in terms of how I spend my days. The most surprising part: I’ve never been happier.

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