The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #182

  1. Process | “At The Design of Business | The Business of Design conference last year we met Swedish designer Ida Wessel, whose work so impressed Jessica that she taked about it on The Observatory podcast. Ida’s studio, BankerWessel, has recently authored a book about the process of graphic design, specifically creating identities, simply titled Process (Counter-Print, 2019). She was generous enough to provide us with the following excerpt.”
  2. The Disciplined Pursuit of Less | “Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases: Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.”
  3. 40 Favorite Interview Questions from Some of the Sharpest Folks We Know | “When you’re scaling quickly, moving at warp speed, and sitting on several hiring panels, interviewing can seem like a task you just need to get through. But it’s worth pausing to remember that the decision to hire someone is an expensive and far-reaching one. And since you’re forced to make it after spending (at most) a few hours together, maximizing what you can learn about candidates in those precious few minutes becomes all the more crucial.”
  4. We Need More Startups That Don’t Prioritize Growth Above All Else | “Corporate America’s “growth at all costs” has worked for too few, for too long. Recently, leading CEOs at the Business Roundtable came to a similar conclusion, issuing a statement on corporate purpose rejecting maximizing shareholder returns as the sole corporate objective.”
  5. He was bullied for his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt. | “The school just made it an official design.”
  6. Why the Periodic Table of Elements Is More Important Than Ever | “The work Mendeleev published beginning in 1869 both laid out the periodicity of the elements and predicted spaces for ones not yet identified. With the discovery of gallium in 1875, scandium in 1879, and germanium in 1886, the theories underlying the table were shown to be true.”
  7. Dark mode comes to desktop: Here’s how you can access it | “Slack users can now enjoy dark mode across all desktop apps, Mac, Windows and Linux.”
  8. Why You Can’t Break Your Bad Habits | “Why advice about habits is misunderstood.”
  9. A Look Inside the 45,000-Piece Collection of Trashed Treasures Curated by Sanitation Worker Nelson Molina | “If, like me, you live in New York City, you’re confronted on the daily with mounds of trash on the sidewalk. While the appliances, antique furniture, clothing, and houseplants are a passing novelty for pedestrians such as myself, for Nelson Molina, the trash was his daily focus for 34 years.”
  10. Tycho’s Burning Man Sunrise Set 2019 | “Happy to present this year’s sunrise set, live from the Dusty Rhino in Black Rock City on Thursday, August 29th, 2019. Thank you all for taking the time to share in this moment, it’s truly a highlight for me to spend this morning with you each year “

Image: artwork by Bloomberg Businessweek, link #6.