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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #99


  1. Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful | “Around 2003 I came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, which introduced me to how behavioral economics can be applied in business and investing. More profoundly, though, it opened my mind to the power of seeking out and applying mental models across a wide array of disciplines.”
  2. Hooked on Our Smartphones | “The many men, women and children who spend their days glued to their smartphones and social media accounts might learn something from Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the groundbreaking megahit ‘Hamilton.’ Asked in an interview with Delta Sky magazine when and where he finds time to be creative, Mr. Miranda, an avid reader of books and enthusiast for unfettered downtime, replied: ‘The good idea comes in the moment of rest. It comes in the shower. It comes when you’re doodling or playing trains with your son. ‘Hamilton’ forced me to double down on being awake to the inspirations of just living my life.'”
  3. How I Got My Attention Back | “Technology is commanding our attention in infinite, insurmountable loops. A country trip off-grid helped me escape.”
  4. The Unexpected Design Challenge Behind Slack’s New Threaded Conversations | “For years, Slack has known that people wanted discussions to appear in clusters. It just wanted to do it right rather than do it quickly.”
  5. What I Wish I’d Known About Equity Before Joining A Unicorn | “This is a short write-up on things that I wish I’d known and considered before joining a private company (aka startup, aka unicorn in some cases). I’m not trying to make the case that you should never join a private company, but the power imbalance between founder and employee is extreme, and that potential candidates would do well to consider alternatives.”
  6. What Employees Value More Than Salary, According to Glassdoor | “Salary is important, but it’s not the only thing that contributes to job satisfaction. New research from Glassdoor reveals what makes people happiest at their jobs and how it varies depending on income.”
  7. Dear @Jack: It’s Time To Suspend Donald Trump From Twitter | “People’s lives are actually at stake here, and each day our goodwill for Twitter erodes as Trump and his followers overshadow the good of the platform.”
  8. Pete Souza, Obama’s Chief White House Photographer, on Making Pictures for History | “An interesting facet of the Obama Era is the simple paradox that Obama was both formal and casual, aloof and intimate. Souza’s photos captured that, and blended formal training with a knack for making the pictures that found viral acclaim online.”
  9. In the World of Magazines, What’s So Good About Bad Taste? | “Are these mags the print equivalent of eating quinoa all week then craving a filthy burger?”
  10. How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked | “Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism.”