August 15, 2018    < 1 min read

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Emotional intelligence is crucial for success

Even if you have all the right knowledge to succeed in your job, lacking EQ can hamper your efforts to truly succeed in the workplace. Think EQ isn’t important? There are a slew of advantages that come with employees having high EQ, including greater employee retention, increased productivity, and overall increased business profits.

Retail is transforming – just take a look at the mattress industry

Despite the news articles that mourn the death of retail stores, digital-first companies are making headlines by opening locations of their own; retail isn’t dying, it’s just undergoing a shift. The latest sector to illustrate this is the mattress industry. Casper, an online mattress retailer, is planning to open retail outlets, while incumbent Mattress Firm looks to file for bankruptcy.

When should you send thank you notes?

Research shows that we routinely underestimate the value of expressing gratitude. Not only that, but we may also misjudge when to send them. When is the best time to send a meaningful thank you note?

Get ready for the next industrial revolution

Smartphones are everywhere and they’re getting smarter all the time – imagine being able to diagnose your medical problems based on AI in the cloud. This fantasy might become our reality in the near-future. Sophisticated technology might terrorise people with dystopian visions but Japan and the World Economic Forum firmly believe that will not happen.

On the cusp of 5G disruption

5G will be faster, more stable, and more versatile than existing 4G technology. As 5G emerges over the next few years, here are 5 areas where 5G will become the major driver of change.

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