Links: Wednesday, 4/26/17

A face-to-face request is 34x more successful than a request through email. (Harvard Business Review)

The new status symbol is no longer conspicuous consumption (how much you spend) but conspicuous production (how much you work). (The Guardian)

Good summary of how to apply Hanlon’s Razor (‘Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by neglect.’) as a mental model. (Farnam Street)

Links: Tuesday, 4/25/17

Couple of preview pieces for this week’s NFL Draft: Full-time college football writers rank the draft prospects they think NFL evaluators are underrating heading into tonight’s draft (SB Nation), and the 14 prospects that can come in and start on Day 1. (The Ringer)

Cool inside look at how Intel makes a chip. (Bloomberg)

Nigerian man is creating a way for wasted food to be brought from grocery chains to the hungry. (Time)