Photo: CBS After The Good Wife ’s final episode airs, the show will be remembered as an incredibly strong network TV series, and rightly so. But it’s also had its fair share of (inevitable) missteps over the past seven seasons. In advance of Sunday night’s series finale, here’s a journey back through the best and the worst The Good Wife has offered us, through the lens of ten of its best and worst episodes. Obligatory caveat that “best” and “worst” are completely arbitrary, and acknowledgment that season six is heavily represented on the “worst” list. In my defense, season six was very bad . BEST: It tested the bonds between characters. This episode will likely find a spot on every best-of list across the internet, and rightly so. It’s evidence of one of the things The Good Wife did best: building strong relationships between characters, and then putting those characters into situations where those bonds were tested. In exploring Alicia’s choice to create her own … [Read more...] about The Best and Worst of
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The new HBO mystery miniseries Mare of Easttown begins with establishing shots of its titular location in southeastern Pennsylvania. The sky is gray. The little houses, most of them built out of worn red brick, all sit on top of one another. Any paint in sight is faded and peeling. It is a depressing place, full of depressing people. When a newcomer tells Mare Sheehan herself ( Kate Winslet ) that the area seems OK to him, she replies, “Give it time.” You cannot accuse Mare of Easttown of false advertising, that’s for sure. The tone of the show is as dour as those early glimpses of its setting, to the point where it can be unnerving in the rare moments where someone briefly smiles or, somehow, some way, laughs. Created by Brad Ingelsby (whose Ben Affleck movie The Way Back was also quite glum) and directed by Craig Zobel ( The Leftovers ), the series is well-acted and can at times be gripping, but it seems happiest when it’s wallowing in the suffering of Mare and everyone … [Read more...] about ‘Mare of Easttown’: Kate Winslet Takes a Bite Out of Crime
Qualtrics, the newly public experience management software maker that's majority owned by SAP, is releasing a new platform that aims to serve as the operating system for experience data management. With XMOS, Qualtrics said companies can use data to design experiences that attract and retain customers and employees. Featured These are the terrible passwords that people are still using. Here's how to do better Dear President Biden: Let Chinese phones compete fairly in the US The best printer for your home office The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free At the core of XMOS are three interconnected services: XM Directory, iQ, and xFlow. Together, Qualtrics said these services help companies create rich customer profiles and analyze responses to detect trends and gaps via one unified system. On a more granular level, the XM Directory functions as a single database for customer and employee experience data that's accessible to the entire … [Read more...] about Qualtrics launches operating system for experience data management
advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement In the second episode of Fast Company’s new podcast Hit the Ground Running , my cohost Christina Royster and I tried doing the latter, keeping our cameras off for all meetings for one week. The results were mixed, but I failed right out of the gate. It turns out that whether or not you have your camera on or off can have serious consequences when it comes to our colleagues’ perceptions of us. To learn more, we talked to Dr. Courtney McCluney, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations school whose work focuses on marginalization in the workplace. Dr. McCluney says that remote work can disproportionately hinder employees of color. “[Remote work has] hindered people of color, especially if we think about the type of organizations that are likely to have remote work at this time, it’s one where people of … [Read more...] about When is it necessary to turn on your video on in a Zoom meeting?
SINGAPORE: There is a tongue-in-cheek joke that the coronavirus did far more for digital transformation than any company’s most well-intentioned Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Because of COVID-19 we saw mass adoption in telecommuting, increases in on-demand food and services and a spike in virtual platforms like Google’s Hangout and Microsoft’s Teams and while Netflix added 15.8 million subscribers from January to March alone as the pandemic-linked lockdowns forced people to stay at home. Slack added over 9000 new users in the first months of the pandemic and Zoom shares rose 112 per cent. Schools of all levels utilised video-conferencing programmes and e-learning while grandparents jumped onto mobile-based payment platforms like PayNow to minimise physical contact with cash-based payment. The local banking scene also made strides with the awarding of four local digital banking licenses. A consortium of Grab-Singtel was awarded a full … [Read more...] about Commentary: Forget digital banks – many still prefer the trip to the branch