What TNW is reading (week 20)

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Ah, welcome welcome.

I see you enjoyed last week’s edition and are back for more. Well we won’t disappoint. For the uninitiated (go back and start at post one, please) the team at TNW has made a New Year’s Resolution to read a bit more.

So every week, a select number of our team will share with you what’s currently living on their nightstand, or saved in Pocket, or is sitting in that browser tab begging to be read.

This week we have topics from the life transforming side of prosthesis, the opposite of Absolute Zero, and … Happy reading!

A Perfect Limb: Transforming Prosthetic Design – Tim Chester

I came across Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s work for the first time in a fashion magazine.

One of the most stunning fashion model I’ve ever seen, Viktoria Modesta, didn’t have half of one leg and the editorial picture was so amazing because the leg had been replaced with a work of art. De Oliveira Barata’s art.

Through Barata’s clients’ stories, it explains how her prosthetic design changes their perspective in life, their perception of themselves and of their bodies and how it is much more than a new limb – is an expression of their personalities.

Composed with artistic pictures of her studio, some of her work and samples of skin colors, the article walks you through her amazing project Alternative Limb Project and gives a light and bright tone to a subject we would normally avoid.

Eliz D’Agostin, Brand Ambassador

What Is the Hottest Temperature Possible? – Melissa Blevins

We may have already heard the term “Absolute Zero“, the lowest temperature (0K, -273.15° C or -459.67° F) at which point molecular motion no longer produces heat but still has zero-point energy.

But how about “Absolute Hot”? In contrast to its cousin, we can define it as the point where molecular motion couldn’t produce any more heat, no matter what the circumstances are.

According to the Standard Model of the universe, the hottest temperature ever occurred was 1032 K and only lasted for a fraction of a second (10-43) after the Big Bang. As a reference, our Sun is only 1.571 x 107 K at its center and the highest temperature ever reached by man is 5.5 x 1012 K.

Until today, no one knows what happens at temperatures above that or if that is even possible.

Dhika Democrat, Content Marketer TNW Deals

If You’re Boring, You Won’t Make It On Shark Tank (Or in Business) – Robert Herjavec

Subscribed to LinkedIn Pulse newsletter, you always receive educational business essays. This one was written by Robert Herjavec, one of the fierce sharks at ABC’s Shark Tank, as a promotional article for his new book: “You Dont’ Have To Be A Shark, Creating Your Own Succes”.

In his essay, the author wrote about the show itself and how much work was put into it to make it a successful and entertaining business reality program. The main focus here is the budding entrepreneurs pitching their ideas.

He stated that not only at this show but with everything in Sales and Business, being boring is a big disadvantage which has little or no value and can lead to a failure in making a business deal.

That’s why the first 30 seconds of a pitch are the most important. The way you’re walking in with confidence can already trigger people’s interest in you. This reminds me of a concept I learned about last week: being  ‘inclusive’, which means you have a natural captivating vibe that makes people wanting to talk to you and easily connect with you.

Because of this essay, I am eager to read his new book, which came out on the 17th of May 2016.

Iris van der Looij, Design & Illustration Intern

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