The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #94

  1. Design and Visual Thinking reading list | “I’ve had a lot of people ask me for book recommendations so I am putting together this list of suggested reading on various topics. I will add to this as I have time.”
  2. The Surprisingly Complex Principles of a Successful Picture Book | “A look at the nuts and bolts of children’s literature from Senior Editor Melissa Manlove.”
  3. Artist Vincent Bal Turns the Shadows of Everyday Objects into Ingenious Illustrations | “Belgian filmmaker and illustrator Vincent Bal works within the confines of long shadows of everyday objects resting in the sunlight to create a wide range of whimsical doodles.”
  4. We’re All Frauds | “No one knows what they are doing. No one. Everyone who’s paying attention feels like a fraud sometimes, and on some level, we all are. Welcome to the club!”
  5. I’m not a fraud. I’m pretty great. | “I wanted to respond to Gina’s thoughtful post on impostor syndrome because she’s a good friend and because we had a chance to talk about the topic often during the years we were cofounders of a company together.”
  6. Ev Williams: How I Keep Tech in Check | “People make assumptions. And when you’re a tech startup CEO and a co-founder of Twitter, those assumptions include: You’re addicted to the internet. You work constantly and don’t sleep. You overshare. Most of those things used to be true for me.”
  7. Story Structure 101: Super Basic Shit | “Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do.”
  8. Kelley Deal on having multiple creative outlets | “I always enjoyed making things, but I was never obsessed until I got sober, and I went on my first ‘sober’ tour to Europe with The Breeders. I was in Amsterdam. This is before the days of the internet or cable or anything, and it was the middle of the night. I couldn’t sleep because of the jet lag, and I was in a hotel room going, ‘Oh my god, there are only two things I can watch on television and I cannot read right now.’ It’s a terrible scenario to be in when you’re a newly sober person. That’s when I thought, ‘I just need to sit here and do something.'”
  9. The 4 Types of Productivity Styles | “Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner they provided as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn’t improved. As I looked around at my colleagues, I noticed that many of them were also struggling with the system. The reason is simple: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to productivity.”
  10. The Entire Internet Will Be Archived In Canada to Protect It From Trump | “As Donald Trump careens towards the Oval Office, promising jail time for flag-burners along the way, an organization that archives the internet for anyone to peruse aims to create a full backup in Canada in order to protect the digital library from censorship.”

Image: drawing and photo by Vincent Bal, link #3.