The art of small talk can make or break a working man. If you want to make friends and influence people, it’s important to be good at it. So once you and the gang get through the state of the market and yesterday’s scoreboard, pass on the weather and hit ‘em with a story they’ll forward to everyone they know. To assist: Icebreakers, seven under-the-radar talking points the most interesting man in the room will be talking about this week.
New Study: Compliments Equal Productivity
The key to better problem solving? Asking people to remind you about that time you were awesome — at least according to a new study out of Harvard’s Decision Science Laboratory. Read on.
Do Robots Dream of Receiving a Paycheck?
One of the most provocative takeaways of author Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots: whether intelligence algorithms will result in robots that want and need what you have. Read on.
These Blind Students Are Creating Fantastic Furniture
One professor believes that the visually impaired community can both deftly grasp and execute beautiful design. He is correct. Each piece in the Invisible Design Project is not only gorgeous, but also inspired by something much deeper than what meets the eye. Read on.
The Flying Fijian Prince
This story of real life royalty profiles a man who took to the wrestling ring in the ‘80s…and hasn’t left since. While the stardom may have simmered, he is still out there bodyslamming today. Read on.
Recognizing the Unsung Heroes
This Thursday, October 8th, Anderson Cooper will announce the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2015, celebrating everyday people who make the world a better place. Read on.
Point of Interest: An 1808 Duel in the Sky
Space History: There’s a Flickr for That
Project Apollo, created in 1999, is a labor of love that has compiled more than 8,400 pictures shot by astronauts on NASA moon missions. They’re far out. Read on.