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Are We Creating a Marshmallow Society?
October 11, 2011

Are We Creating a Marshmallow Society?

In a famous psychology experiment in the 60s, Walter Mischel tested children on their ability to defer gratification.   The kids …Read the Rest

An Ugly Tie Can Look Good
October 6, 2011

An Ugly Tie Can Look Good

I was in Vancouver recently and was asked, on the spur of the moment, to create a commercial for a …Read the Rest

In the Clash Between Technology and Psychology: The Winner Is…
September 30, 2011

In the Clash Between Technology and Psychology: The Winner Is…

Our technology is evolving fast.  Moore’s Law says that processor speed will double every eighteen months.  That’s incredible!
On the other …Read the Rest

The Age of Needy Software
September 15, 2011

The Age of Needy Software

You may have not noticed it yet, but we are in an age of needy software.
Seems like every time I …Read the Rest

Is Golf a Barometer of a Changing World?
August 8, 2011

Is Golf a Barometer of a Changing World?

While Tiger Wood’s story seems to dominate reporting about the golf world, it may have distracted us from a bigger …Read the Rest

What if We Advertised Products Like Politicians Advertise?
July 27, 2011

What if We Advertised Products Like Politicians Advertise?

The advertising community has long been accused of packaging politicians as if they were soap.
But Politicians have discovered negative advertising …Read the Rest

Is the United States Too Big To Fail?
July 16, 2011

Is the United States Too Big To Fail?

You may have heard the line “too big to fail” when talking about banks, industrial companies, insurance companies, even recently …Read the Rest

Canadians: The Inside Outsiders
July 1, 2011

Canadians: The Inside Outsiders

On Canada Day, it is time to think of our national character.  So here is a sideways look.
I have often …Read the Rest

Happy Grandfather’s Day
June 15, 2011

Happy Grandfather’s Day

Fathers’ day provides appreciation to fathers; but how about a word of appreciation for Grandfathers.  I had two that had …Read the Rest

I Used To Be My Own Google
May 25, 2011

I Used To Be My Own Google

Humans used to take pride in knowing all kinds of things, in being able recall information about things, in spelling …Read the Rest

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