The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #274

  1. Why Writing by Hand Is Better for Memory and Learning | “Engaging the fine motor system to produce letters by hand has positive effects on learning and memory.” (Semi-related: Intrigue, Ink and Drama Grip the Fountain Pen Community)
  2. A Friendly Reminder: A.I. Work Isn’t Yours | “Using A.I. without acknowledging it is a problem that workplaces need to address.”
  3. Nothing Should Be Running On “Life Support” | “A few years ago I was speaking with a guy who ran a billion-dollar business abroad, and as we were talking about his execution, he said the phrase used in the title of today’s edition. It struck me because he pulls this concept across the board — in business and in life. It’s something I found incredibly useful.”
  4. How Great Leaders Communicate | “Transformational leaders are exceptional communicators. In this piece, the author outlines four communication strategies to help motivate and inspire your team…”
  5. Who Has the Secret to Well-Being? The Answer May Surprise You. | “Toddlers — full of energy, curiosity and laughter — have a lot to teach adults, experts say.”
  6. There’s an Art to Arranging a Bookshelf. Here’s How It’s Done. | “Jeremiah Brent, the newest cast member of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” shows how he styles the shelves in the home he shares with his husband, Nate Berkus.”
  7. The Story of Late Capitalism as Told Through Panera Bread | “It used to make on-site sourdough. Now, the private-equity-owned chain is better known for its (allegedly) killer lemonade.”
  8. The business value of design | “How do the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts?”
  9. 8 Stats That Prove Design Thinking Pays Off | “While you may know in your heart that design thinking is right for your organization, you know you still have to sell it to your decision-makers and stakeholders. Leadership always wants numbers, so to help you make a solid business case, we’ve gathered eight statistics from reputable organizations that prove — over and over again — how design thinking helps.”
  10. Total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 over Mexico, the USA, and Canada | “The next total solar eclipse to visit North America will be April 8, 2024. The duration of totality will be up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017.”

Image: Photo by Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel.