The Stevie Awards are, according to their website, “the world’s premier business awards … created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.” I learned about them through a LinkedIn post about their storytelling webinar, which bills itself as:
Every business has a story, but effective business storytelling is a lot harder than it seems. Corporate storytelling has become the go-to approach for every marketer to get their brand noticed, and moreover, valued by current and potential customers.
Of course I am curious, but I also wonder where the boundary for an interest in narrative lies? There’s a good research project, perhaps a dissertation, lying there for someone to pursue: all the ways the business world uses stories, storytelling, and narrative. I once did a survey of how culture is used in the business literature, but that was a while ago.
Fateen Alam has compiled a terrific Notion page that provides overviews of version control, setting up and using
git, and then using GitHub: Git and GitHub. (Notion is one of many new entrants into the note-taking app/system/omnibus category.)
Your Bias Is compresses 24 cognitive biases into a very small user interface. The definitions are very brief, but it may be useful as a way to introduce people to the notion of cognitive bias. A PDF and a poster of the biases are also available as well as other materials.
Fascinating idea: there is an informational bandwidth cap with which any form of human language must contend: Different Tongue, Same Information: 17-language Study Reveals How We Communicate Information at a Similar Rate.
Nicolas Rougier made a graphical MPL cheatsheet available as a GitHub repo.
Explorable explanations is a brilliant idea. How could we do this in the humanities?
This post on Reddit has a great list of mathematical conjectures that will probably occupy your time better than anything on social media, he notes realizing that Reddit is a form of social media.
Tiny meteorites are everywhere — here’s how to find them – The Verge: powerful magnets and your roof, apparently.
The David Rumsey Map Collection is a pretty impressive accomplishment. According to the site, the collections “contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.”