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Spam Index, Shopping Catalog & Co. – An Introduction to Anti-Social Rationality

Do you want to be the #1 top result on Google? No, thank you. To many people this reaction might seem odd. Let me backtrack a little. Yesterday I alerted yet another person of the fact that I can see … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rewarding Life May Be Counter-Productive When Rewards Undermine Habits

A new friend of mine recently asked “how do you translate ‘rewarding’ into German?” I found it was fascinating that this was difficult to answer. We had been talking (and continue to talk) about how language and culture are closely … Continue reading Continue reading

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People don’t listen, they just wait for their turn to talk

I read this line, and it was attributed to someone named Chuck Palahniuk. I could not find any information actually connecting this quote to Chuck Palahniuk — besides many other people basically doing a “copy” and “paste” of this same … Continue reading Continue reading

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People as Content: Virtual Content vs. “In Real Life” (IRL) Content

Whenever we look through a kaleidoscope and make even the smallest of adjustments, the new picture that results can become very different from the one we were just looking at a moment ago (this is a favorite metaphor my mother … Continue reading Continue reading

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Topics as Locations: Physical Location vs. Virtual Location

There are many people who get very excited about local search… — and so do I; but only a very few think about location in a way that could be described as even just remotely similar to the way I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Loving Heartstrings: The Search for Meaning is a Quest for Love

Over the holidays, I have been mildly entertained by people discussing what are the best bang-for-your-buck opportunities for consumption… — this or that party, celebration, offer, whatever. I do not claim to be entirely innocent of the “quest for deals” … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Future of Advertising is Extinction

I know many people in the advertising industry often debate about whether brand advertising or direct response advertising will prevail. I have a very different opinion: Advertising will fail altogether. Note that I am not saying that there will no … Continue reading Continue reading

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Some Quick + Dirty, Sloppy Notes About the Economics of Advertising + Information Markets: Then, Now + In the Future

Over the years, I have written several articles related to the economics of advertising and information markets, but over the past week or two I have come up with a rather simple way to not only think about advertising, but … Continue reading
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Life Mashups: Business + Love

Yesterday’s acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook (and the subsequent reporting about the 19 billion dollar deal) has underscored something I have been thinking about a lot lately. Most people have 2 distinctly separated compartments in which they live out their … Continue reading
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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Listening to some Dire Straits, I figure I might as well go down to the water line… This year has been tremendous! This year has been stupendous!! This year has been a blast and a half!!! I won’t recount everything, … Continue reading
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