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Pac-man was conceived in a pizza shop. Interchangeable game console cartridges were created by a black man. These facts and more I discovered after spending a good part of my 8-hour sleep requirement watching Netflix’s game documentary, High Score. A limited six episode series of ~40 minutes each. From the second the Netflix documentary starts, it is almost a race to the end. Fast paced. Thrilling. Leaving you wanting more. Just like a well developed game would. A beautifully narrated story is woven in each story with insanely fluid art direction and animation revealing the lives and times of some of the most famous game creators and the roles they have played in the now bustling, cult-like gaming culture of the world. From the legendary arcade game, Pac-Man’s random conception by Toru Iwatani- in a pizza shop- to dispelling preconceptions of violent games being a millennial phenomenon, the documentary is Mario on Nat Geo Wild in a Tesla. Read more
Brain coach Jim Kwik says billionaire Elon Musk hired him after they bonded over science fiction books like “Lord of the Rings” and Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Series.” “I think leaders are readers,” Kwik tells CNBC Make It. Read more
In the age of social media, it’s out with long reads and in with easy-to-understand snippets; we’re all finding new ways to absorb information. Read more
The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. Read more
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