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Duck Syndrome

Duck Syndrome: How to Help Your Stressed-Out Teen

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ryan Thomas Neace

So far as the tendency to be overinvolved and overwhelmed with school and social life, I don't suspect that teenagers today are fundamentally different than those from 10 or 20 years ago -- too much pressure on a foundation has always resulted in cracks. Yet, I suspect there are at least two cultural changes that do make teens today feel these pressures more acutely.

The Stanford Duck Syndrome Applied to Startups

Leticia Leite | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology
Leticia Leite

How does this syndrome apply to start-ups? In an extremely competitive environment, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of trying to downplay difficulties and cover up sore spots. The truth is that any start-up that is not having growing pains is probably not growing fast enough.