The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #80

  1. Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling | “Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.”
  2. The secret to success: take risks, work hard, and get lucky | “Tech investor Fred Wilson recently gave the commencement address for the very first graduating class at the Academy For Software Engineering. In it, he shared the secret to his success: ‘So with that, I am here to tell you that the secret to success in your career comes down to three things, take risks, work hard, and get lucky.'”
  3. 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.”
  4. How To Raise Your Data-Viz Game Without A Design Degree | “Good Charts may look like “Edward Tufte for Dummies,” but it might also be the design manual of the year.”
  5. This Designer Invented The Ultimate Font Finder | “Spector is a pocket-sized gadget that takes the detective work out of identifying fonts and colors.”
  6. Anatomy of the Type, Part 2 : Know Your Type | “To learn about typography better, we must be able to distinguish between different typefaces. Just like humans, each typeface has some physical attribute that distinguishes it from the other typeface.”
  7. Is Sushi ‘Healthy’? What About Granola? Where Americans and Nutritionists Disagree | “We surveyed Americans and a panel of nutrition experts about which foods they thought were good or bad for you.”
  8. A New Map for America | “What would this approach look like in America? It would start by focusing not on state lines but on existing lines of infrastructure, supply chains and telecommunications, routes that stay remarkably true to the borders of the emergent super-regions, and are most robust within the new urban archipelagos.”
  9. Facebook is shutting down its Paper newsreading app on July 29th | Just want to go on record that this sucks.
  10. Guy Leaves Fake Animal Facts All Over Los Angeles Zoo | “California-based comedic genius obviousplant has recently pranked the public once again by distributing fake animal facts at the L.A. zoo. Not only did he educate the zoo’s visitors about how owls are related to the TV series “Friends,” or why penguins wear tuxedos, but he also made the place a lot more interesting!”

Image: artwork from Good Charts, via Fast Company, link #4.