The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #259

  1. Dive into the data behind the news with How To Read This Chart, a newsletter from Philip Bump | “In How To Read This Chart, we’ll consider good charts, parse complex ones and discuss how bad ones might be improved. We’ll look at ways in which information might be conveyed more effectively with lines than words. Analyses of pop culture, politics, economics — anything where there’s a number in the news. I’ve done this for a while, having worked as a designer at the software company Adobe and spending years translating data from the news into visuals, so I’m confident in serving as your tour guide.”
  2. Someone Unearthed A 1997 Wired Article Predicting ’10 Things That Could Go Wrong In The 21st Century’ — And Nearly All Of Them Came True | “The internet unearthed an old article, written by Pete Leyden and Peter Schwartz, from the July 1997 issue of WIRED magazine that made some eerily prophetic predictions about the 21st century that have ‘come true in one way or another’ — including a pandemic, skyrocketing energy prices, climate change and Brexit.”
  3. The business of design | “Core design principles are undervalued and overlooked in most of today’s business operating practices. Complementing design principles with business operational practices will bring more empathy, connection, innovation, and financial returns to any team or company.”
  4. 3 Common Fallacies About Creativity | “Leaders often cite creativity and innovation as critical components of business success. But many businesses fail to create and encourage environments where creativity can flourish. Managers make three common mistakes that prohibit new ideas and suppress suggestions that don’t align with their own.”
  5. Remote Work Should Be (Mostly) Asynchronous | “A move to a better way of working remotely is desperately needed. And it has prompted calls from a number of governments and business leaders worldwide to legislate the right to disconnect — a proposed human right with respect to disconnecting from work-related electronic communication during non-work hours, something that France introduced in 2016. But telling people to log off at 5 p.m. misses the point entirely, because it fails to address the reason for excessive workloads and rising stress — that is, how we work.”
  6. The remote work revolution hasn’t happened yet | “Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen on why we need to rethink the role of work in our lives.”
  7. “Covid has revealed a lot of nonsense about work”: the CEO who moved his bank to a four-day week | “Mark Mullen, CEO of Atom Bank, explains why he trimmed his employees’ working week to 34 hours.”
  8. The Coronavirus in a Tiny Drop | “To create the model, the researchers needed one of the world’s biggest supercomputers to assemble 1.3 billion atoms and track all their movements down to less than a millionth of a second. This computational tour de force is offering an unprecedented glimpse at how the virus survives in the open air as it spreads to a new host.”
  9. Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame. | “The trend was robust, even when controlling for age, which is the primary demographic risk of COVID-19 mortality. The data also reveal a major contributing factor to the death rate difference: The higher the vote share for Trump, the lower the vaccination rate.”
  10. COMIC: How to break out of your pandemic slump

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