Protecting Sight #321: Designing books is no laughing matter. Cataract surgery fixation & non-paretic diplopia. Grit, human behavior, & character development.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. “Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book — and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In this deeply felt (and deeply hilarious) talk, he shares the art and the philosophy behind his cover designs. (This talk is from The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)” (

Insightful talk. I loved learning of the creative process used to design a book cover.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1089: Try the CataractCoach Challenge. Excellent challenge!

3. Andrew Lee MD – Non paretic diplopia.

Dr. Lee’s 450+ neuro-ophthalmology reviews are perfect for lifelong learning.

4. Episode 109: Angela Duckworth: Grit and Human Behavior  — “Angela Duckworth is the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She’s also the author of Grit, a New York Times bestseller that examines why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Angela and Shane discuss whether human behavior is constant or circumstantial, the mindsets that help us succeed in life, developing our passion, and personal rules for success.”

As I mentioned in ProtectingSight #203, my claim to fame is that Angela Lee Duckworth and I were in the same high school French class. I’ve watched her Ted talk numerous times and have also listened to her podcast, “No Stupid Questions.”

This talk was filled with insights and suggested readings.

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