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Wed Aug 20
Willpower and Success

"The common feature possessed by all those whom I admire is… a willingness to be confident outside the tribe.

Willpower and Success

"The common feature possessed by all those whom I admire is… a willingness to be confident outside the tribe.

Fri Aug 15
It is your duty to improve!

"You can’t admire and say ‘bravo’ to someone who is first in the world by doing easy things or doing things for fun, or because of genes and nature.

It is your duty to improve!

"You can’t admire and say ‘bravo’ to someone who is first in the world by doing easy things or doing things for fun, or because of genes and nature.

Mon Aug 11
If you don’t risk failure….

"If you don’t risk failure, you will never succeed" Anne Summers

If you don’t risk failure….

"If you don’t risk failure, you will never succeed" Anne Summers

Tue Aug 5
Small opportunities are often…

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises" Demosthenes 384-322 BC

Small opportunities are often…

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises" Demosthenes 384-322 BC

Wed Jul 30

How to Fire Up Your Creative Team for Greater Work

How to Fire Up Your Creative Team for Greater Work

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Chairs provide great support during long meetings, but they may also be holding us back, according to a finding by Andrew Knight of the Olin Business School at Washington University. In fact, standing during meetings boosts the excitement around creative group processes and reduces people’s tendency to defend their turf.

“Organizations should design office spaces that facilitate non-sedentary…

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Fri Jul 25

Of Movies and Social Marketing

Of Movies and Social Marketing

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One of the most traditional forms of marketing, which is word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing is a powerful driver in the ambit of movies; from long-tail sales to blockbusters, whether one is talking about the latest fishy ice cream flavor or a Hollywood romantic comedy.

Especially so in the age of social media and online networking sites, the potential for spreading the word could mean the difference…

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Sun Jul 20

Does the 10,000 hour rule apply to creativity?

Does the 10,000 hour rule apply to creativity?

Greater Brain Integration = Greater Creativity?

Greater Brain Integration = Greater Creativity?

“While there’s a common notion that 10,000 hours of practice is necessary for high achievement, some people put in long hours and do not excel,” says Dr. Travis,  “In fact, brain integration may be the inner factor that leads to outer success.”

Published in Creativity Research Journal(26:2, 239-243), the work of Maharishi University brain researcher…

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Sustainable Profitability

“Increasingly, we are recognising that the fundamental measure of success in design and business is whether we are early creating value for someone out there. Is someone’s life better (along some dimension of their choosing) because of our efforts? Without that, sustainable profitability is a mirage.” Tim Ogilve, 2011

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Fri Jul 18
Tue Jul 15

Online Shopping: too many photos confuse consumers?

Online Shopping: too many photos confuse consumers?

Online shopping and images - the more images, the more confusing?

Online shopping and images – the more images, the more confusing?

When shopping online, we often have the option of clicking on additional product photos taken from different angles or showing additional features. However, according to new research, looking at more photos when making product comparisons can inhibit us from noticing what differentiates them in the first place.

Authors Jayson Shi…

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Thu Jul 10

The “Cuteness” Factor - does it make consumers overspend?

The “Cuteness” Factor – does it make consumers overspend?

Cuteness factor leads to overspending

Cuteness factor leads to overspending

Babies are cute. Kittens are cute. But for some people, products that emphasize baby features like chubby cheeks and large eyes cause them to be more careful and restrained. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, products that are cute in a playful and whimsical way can bring out more indulgent behavior.

“We were not convinced that…

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Sat Jul 5

Buying a BMW: How do social expectations influence your purchases?

Buying a BMW: How do social expectations influence your purchases?

Social Expectations influence buying behaviour

Social Expectations influence buying behaviour

People who drive BMWs and wear expensive suits must surely occupy roles of power and authority. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when we can separate societal expectations of power from how power makes us feel, we have better control over what it means to be powerful.

“When a person is placed into a powerless or powerful…

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Mon Jun 30

It’s All About Packaging!

It’s All About Packaging!

Shape matters… Yes, when it comes to packaging, shape matters!

Yes, when it comes to packaging, shape matters!

Which look bigger, packages of complicated shape or packages of simple shape? Some prior research shows that complex packages appear larger than simple packages of equal volume, while other research has shown the opposite – that simple packages look bigger than the more complex. US researchers, writing in the International Journal of…

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Thu Jun 26

Will Facebook Thrive?

Will Facebook Thrive or Falter?

Will Facebook Thrive or Falter?

A friend recently approached me on my thoughts on Facebook and these were my comments on the social media giant.

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Facebook is not leveraging enough on its network to draw revenue streams. For e.g., can it work with other platforms that meet the daily needs of people? Supermarkets for e.g., to give milk orders, bread, food.,etc. There is so much to be…

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Wed Jun 25
Does Satisfaction Affect Brand Loyalty?

"Satisfied customers are likely to show brand loyalty. In addition, satisfaction strength was found to play a critical role in behavior related to loyalty." Lee and Lee, 2013

Does Satisfaction Affect Brand Loyalty?

"Satisfied customers are likely to show brand loyalty. In addition, satisfaction strength was found to play a critical role in behavior related to loyalty." Lee and Lee, 2013