10×10 Weekly Digest

Welcome to Crystal’s 10×10 Weekly Digest. Inspired by a close friend to spread knowledge and to spark conversations, 10×10 is a weekly email I send out containing 10 articles for 10 friends (the number of friends being more of a guideline than a steadfast rule). My hope is that more of you will start creating your own 10x10s and we can all be a part of this wonderful information-sharing force and make the world a more educated, multi-perspective place. Happy reading!

(Note: The 10x10s I post on my blog are from the previous week’s email to maintain a certain degree of “special-ness” to those I email the digest to directly.)

1) The New York Times: Americans Are Bad at Math, but It’s Not Too Late To Fix by Carl Richards

When I lived in Las Vegas, there were billboards everywhere advertising different casinos. One of the most common was the type that promised “98 percent payouts.” I remember thinking how amazing that was. After all, 98 is a lot of percents! It seemed like a really good deal — until I thought about it for a minute.

2) Psychology Today: Developing Your Personal Slogan by Marty Nemko

Creating a personal one-liner can be a low-risk way to improve your life.

3) Cato Institute: Life in Britain on the Eve of the First World War by Marian L. Tupy

The Telegraph has an interesting series of short articles about life in Britain at the start of WWI. While all of the articles are worth reading, here are the best parts for those who like to compare standard of living then and now.

We live in an era in which increasingly, leaders who are authentic, and who translate this into shared value for their people, whether shareholders or stakeholders, employees, customers or constituents, are the ones who have true and lasting impact – ultimately making the world a better place to live in.

5) LinkedIn: Different Perspectives Benefit the Bottom-line by Laura Cox Kaplan

As I climbed a telephone pole to a high wire some 50 feet off the ground, I struggled to suppress my fear of heights. Perched precariously, I held the arm of one of our newly-admitted PwC partners while balancing and inching my feet along the wire to reach for a rope about eight feet beyond my grasp. Below, my fellow partners cheered us on: “Only a few more feet! “Don’t look down.” “Work together!” “You can do this!”

6) Harvard Business Review: If You Want to Lead, Read These 10 Books by Whitney Johnson

Last week, John Coleman posted a list of recommended books, 11 Books Every Young Leader Should Read.

7) Pew Research Center: The Next America by Paul Taylor

Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.

8) Thought Catalog: 11 Awesome Things About Getting Older by Magda Pisarz

1. You are calmer.

9) BuzzFeed: 5 Thoughts That Will Make You Rethink Your Entire Existence by Dave Stopera and Lauren Yapalater

1. When you say the word “crisp” it moves from the back of your mouth to the front as you say it.

10) Politico Magazine: The Callow President by Rich Lowry

“Stop just hatin’ all the time.” If you haven’t been following the news, you might not know whether this bon mot was uttered by a character on the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars” or by the president of the United States.


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