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.
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