The Monday List 14.17 | What We’re Reading This Week


Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Each Monday, we’ll link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you. Be sure to check in each Monday morning for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons
The company has undertaken an extraordinary experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice an independent workforce to maximize its growth.


I Asked Tony Hawk If He Would Teach Me How To Ollie And He Said Yes
A writer travels 2,824 miles to learn a small skill.


The Future Agency
Inside the big business of imagining the future.


This Startup Is Building Tiny Amusement Parks for Grown-Ups
“We are not your most typical nerds. We’re not pencil pads and lab coats, but games and lasers.”


Funny or Die at 10, an Oral History
“The spirit of it was, ‘Let’s just screw around,’”


ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It
As more fans cut the cord and go mobile, the network is busy protecting its cable-TV money machine.


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