Web Miscellany: Compilation #21

Hello loves–

I hope your week has been filled with small moments of intense joy and pleasure, and I hope your carry that happiness into this weekend. Any fun or exciting plans? Any exciting shifts in the weather to indicate that fall is on her way?

At time of posting, I’m strapped onto a table as a huge machine spins around me and radioactive liquid flows through my veins. Woohoo! I keep developing new lumps and lesions despite my clean diet, excessive sleep, and high-dose medication, so I’m crossing my fingers that this time next week my doctor’s will have a better idea of what’s going on inside this lovely body of mine. 🤞

Here are some interesting links from around the web. Feel free to add anything you’ve recently enjoyed in the comments!

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  1. Check out these fun visual mashups created by French creative agency Les Créatonautes.
  2. The candidate says what he thinks will get him hired. The hiring manager isn’t really listening, but instead looking for clues about what this person is like. Toward the honest job interview by Seth Godin.
  3. “In fact, there was no evidence that introverts enjoyed solitude more than extroverts. Rather, the most important trait related to liking one’s own company was having strong “dispositional autonomy.” Link here.
  4. “Wanting to combat the cultural taboos against criticizing management, Toyota’s leaders painted a big red square on the assembly line floor. New employees had to stand in it at the end of their first week, and they were not allowed to leave until they had criticized at least three things on the line. The continual improvement this practice spawned was part of Toyota’s success. I asked my team what they thought: did we need a red box?” – Kim Scott, from Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
  5. A staycation romance. Made my laugh out loud!
  6. What I’m listening to: On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter.

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