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:

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth.

Intel Has a Big Problem. It Needs to Act Like It

Meltdown and Spectre have opened up new hacking threats, sparked class actions, and enraged longtime partners.

Top 10 Elon Musk Productivity Secrets for Insane Success

“Elon Musk is smarter than (the) average individual with an enormous ambition and drive. But I think that us–mere mortals–can incorporate some of his productivity secrets into our daily lives.”

How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody

A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity.

So the Government Shuts Down. Now What?

A semi-detailed list of everything we know (and we still have plenty of questions) about possible public land closures starting tomorrow if the lights go out for the feds.

Some go to production hell. I went to production heaven.

How Volvo came to China is another platitude-defying story.

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