Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin inmate whose story was chronicled in a Netflix documentary, will be free in 90 days unless the state elects to appeal the decision or retry him, according to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. A district judge ruled that Dassey's confession was coerced; Dassey has a learning disability and was 16 years old at the time.
The government cannot use inconsequential falsehoods to revoke citizenship, according to a unanimous decision from Justice Elena Kagan. In the underlying case, a Bosnian refugee was denaturalized because she lied about her husband's affiliation with Yugoslavia's armed forces after the country's collapse.
Netflix's slideshow of its cultural values has been admired for years, but the company this week debuted a shorter version of its values that focuses on 10 principles, including courage, passion and selflessness. Notable changes include the replacement of "honesty" with "integrity" and the addition of "inclusion."
Mental toughness means thinking of challenges as opportunities to overcome, writes LaRae Quy, who lists seven ways of thinking to get away from. Don't pretend pain or negativity can be avoided, or that emotions can't surface, and don't pretend you're nothing but a victim, she writes.
Arkadium CEO Jessica Rovello's Ukraine-based infographics company became impossible to operate after its location was annexed by Russia and became subject to US sanctions on doing business. Rovello discusses what she learned while helping employees move to a new country and the challenges of things like currency changes and registration switches.
Uber's cultural problem with sexual harassment is an example of how complaints about sexism and other behavior are often dismissed, writes Laurie Ruettimann, a former corporate HR employee. HR has the difficult task of finding talented employees while also keeping those employees from successfully suing the company, and for "most companies, HR is an administrative department that has no real authority beyond our four walls," she writes.
David Brewster patented the first kaleidoscope in 1817, and people immediately imitated and ripped off his invention. The device was such a huge hit that it inspired poems, altercations over sales of the item and a legacy that lives on through the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society.
The years can take the toll on your passion, and taking a break is one way to regain some of that enthusiasm and drive, writes Dan Black. After that, consider focusing on the positive differences you make in your employees' lives and what your purpose is in leadership.
Because a regional National Labor Relations Board director erroneously counted ballots, the Teamsters cannot represent workers at a Hanson Logistics facility in Hobart, Ind., according to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Specifically, the court held that the NLRB could not count a contested ballot in favor of unionizing and couldn't dismiss as moot a challenge to a second contested ballot.