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The Gamblers’ Fallacy at the Queue
February 1, 2017

The Gamblers’ Fallacy at the Queue

The Gamblers’ Fallacy is when gamblers notice that a slot machine programmed to be random has not produced a winner …Read the Rest

Competition vs. Cooperation
January 18, 2017

Competition vs. Cooperation

The very divisive election in the US really came down to whether folks saw their goal in life was to …Read the Rest

Sports and Loss of Spontaneity
January 3, 2017

Sports and Loss of Spontaneity

Ratings seriously are off for NFL games this year and there are lots of theories why.  The tumultuous US election …Read the Rest

The Undoing Project
December 29, 2016

The Undoing Project

It is hard not to like one of Michael Lewis‘ books.  The Undoing Project is no exception. It is …Read the Rest

The Husbands’ Chair
December 8, 2016

The Husbands’ Chair

One incredible service that retailers could provide would be a “husbands’ chair” for the partners of their female shoppers.  And …Read the Rest

Things You Definitely Should Not Do, According to Your Lawyer
October 1, 2016

Things You Definitely Should Not Do, According to Your Lawyer

That would be virtually everything you are already doing.
This includes: banking, using your phones, renting or driving a car, accessing …Read the Rest

Can You Solve My Problem?  Well, I Can Do My Job.
September 13, 2016

Can You Solve My Problem? Well, I Can Do My Job.

How many times have you asked someone if they can help solve a problem you have?  Instead they fixate on …Read the Rest

Overnight Sensation Takes the Cup
July 27, 2016

Overnight Sensation Takes the Cup

We were pleased a few years ago when our media folks advised us that they had negotiated a free promotional …Read the Rest

Advertising: a Prime Candidate for Dunning–Kruger
June 25, 2016

Advertising: a Prime Candidate for Dunning–Kruger

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a psychological term for a blind spot about your abilities.  If you are unskilled at something, …Read the Rest

Failing the Marshmallow Test
June 11, 2016

Failing the Marshmallow Test

We wrote a blog about the Marshmallow Test some years ago. That’s when kids are given one marshmallow and are …Read the Rest

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