Can You Name the 10 Inventions that Shaped the Workplace? + more industry news

Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web

Illustration courtesy of and Peter Oumanski.
  • This week our team enjoyed an office challenge of guessing the 10 inventions that had lasting impacts on work life. How many can you get? You’ll find the answers at’s list here.
  • Inc. asks what kind of genius might you be? Your desk might hold the answer. They look at 7 famous geniuses and their 7 very different workspaces.
  • caught our attention with this story about the wall of 100 lava lamps at Cloudflare’s San Francisco office. They’re not just for kitsch effect – the lamps are quietly encrypting useful information.
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