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Welcome to issue #1 TMA. The message is in the headlines but so much of meaning is lost between the lines.
I plan to send a TMA twice a month to bring out references that are important to us or to the people around us, in definite ways. The issue includes readings in:
01 Tech Tech
03 Trust Activity
04 Open Browner Tabs
01. Tech Tech
Founders’ Emotional Fitness Framework
Founders are often walking a thin tightrope between self-belief and self-doubt—the steadfast optimism in their vision to change an industry, and the fear that they don’t have the chops to pull it off.
In an exclusive post on First Round Review, Dr. Emily Anhalt of COA talks about the founders’ emotional fitness framework and why they need to invest in self-care. Read the First Round Review post on Founders’ emotional fitness.
Hiten Shah asks product managers: - “What is the #1 question you want to ask other product managers?”
I have attended many events by The House of Beautiful Business, and most of the discussions are just amazing and worth revisiting. Have a look at their upcoming Living Room Sessions that are free.
So much so that when I discussed one of my recent experiences with my friends at Profit Well, they were happy to feature THoBB and to quote me, in their newsletter.
One of their recent sessions triggered an intelligent discussion around “How we can trust AI”. I tweeted a few gems from the discussion.
This is Circa Solar, a timeliness way to see and understand time.
The project has four bold and URGENT aims:
To realign Homo Sapiens with the fundamental 'Nature of Time' evolved from our essential relationship to the Sun.
To boost our individual and collective understanding/practice of Circadian Health embodied in the 'Nature of Being'.
To recognize and mitigate the inherent 'Toxic Delusions' embedded within systemic time.
To introduce and embody a new philosophy of understanding/living in sustained 'Radical Coexistence' with 99.99% of non-human biomass.
Check out Circa Solar
When Tech is Super Cool
A website with a slider that can visually scrub through every git commit of the site since they started building it. See the brilliance.
The Design PS: If any of you is planning to work on a design system, this Twitter discussion should throw some welcome light.
02. Closer in Life
Visual: Largest Collection of original writings and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci
This is such a beautiful and logical visual representation of data points, by The Visual Agency. The project gives you a chance to experience Leonardo’s work visually and you can see how the master evolved in their thoughts. Play with the visual options and make sense of this wonderful piece of work.
Talk about user-centered and human-centered, and we see so many events and talks around the future of cities, the future of retail, of transport, or of work.
SPACE10 brings an open-source design project inviting you to create a beautiful home for bees."Bee Home explores how an open-source approach can improve the way we design, fabricate, and distribute physical products." (See the Bee Homes project details.)
Restaurant in Japan uses cute stuffed animals for social distancing
Izu Shaboten Zoo in Shizuoka is filling its forest animal restaurant with stuffed versions of wild animals, including the capybara
Among the stuffed animals that will join customers are red pandas and giraffes. It also assured customers that tables, chairs, and stuffed animals are disinfected. (Read the Japanese restaurant story.)
Related: Al Fresco Dining Is the Restaurant Industry’s Best Hope (Read the story, by CityLab)
Mental Models, and Exponential Growth
A mental model is simply a representation of how something works. Thinking of the pandemic, improving our ability to think exponentially helps us understand how more testing can lead to both an exponential decrease in testing prices and an exponential increase in the production of those tests.
It also makes clear just how far-reaching the impact of our actions can be if we don’t take precautions with the assumption that we could be infected. (Read the story, by Farnam Street Media Inc.)
03. Trust Activity
People no longer trust each other. Why? And how can we fix it?
Here is an interactive guide to the game theory of trust. Try it.
04. Open Tabs
A few select readings from around the world:
Product: Keychain Touch Tool – open doors & press buttons without touching them (PEEL)
Advice from the best Graduation Speakers (Huckberry)
A vision statement (Moby Diction)
I hope you enjoy this issue. Any feedback or comments, please write to me anytime.