MEMO

Issue #257

How to help your kids be responsible digital citizens, from a tech exec (and mom)

When you give a child their first smartphone, don’t send them into the digital world unprepared. Here’s a look at the three-page agreement that technology executive Jennifer Zhu Scott asked her kids to sign when they got their phones, complete with some advice that adults should consider following, too.

Let your bookmarks organize themself

Let lxi.ai use machine learning to organize your bookmarks. Never have a bookmark graveyard again.

Monday is about to become the most exciting day of the week in the office. Here’s why

In the perfect future of work, we want to create a work culture where people are excited to be there and choose how to manage their time and that includes managing Mondays.

5 Behavioral biases that trip up remote managers

Most managers weren’t prepared to lead remote teams, and they’re expected to adapt to the changing situational demands and to provide guidance and stability. Managers should take behavioural science into account to ensure the most effective team management in situations of increased uncertainty. The authors present a checklist of five biases that leaders should watch out for when managing remotely, as well as some scientifically proven tactics to counteract them.

The secret of happiness: Bronson Alcott on gardening and genius

“Every plant one tends he falls in love with… Only persons of perennial genius attract or recreate as the plants, and of books, we may say the same, as of the magic of solitude.”


Bonus

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Go deeper on Better Human.

Self-reflection

A short overview of my prefered self-reflection framework.

Strategies that helped me to procrastinate less

If you struggle with procrastination, I might help you improve your current situation.

How to keep your digital self safe

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online.

Fear setting

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace.

Mindfulness

Another idea if meditation does not work for you.


Ask me anything

I would love to write about topics you all are interested in. If there is a topic you would love to see covered, you can add it to the thread on Better Human.