The High Cost of Free

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The most foolish things I’ve done in my life have been for neither love nor money, but simply for free ice cream. One spring, when I was about ten years old, in return for an ice cream cone, I swam out to the ice in Lake Champlain, only about 25 feet, but in water cold […]

How Not to Get Shot (Mind Control Secret Revealed)

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I’m listening to a writer for Law and Order, who used to be a crime reporter. He was saying that if you ask any homicide detective, they’ll all tell you that often the killer says “Well he told me to shoot.” Don’t Shoot! (©26kot via fotolia). The most common scenario is where genius #1 pulls […]

Are you my friend? Social norms versus market norms

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We are motivated to do good, even great, things for friendship (social norms) and we expect to pay for commercial goods (market norms), but when we mix these, bad things happen in our social lives and for companies that get this wrong.

The Magic Word to Get What You Want

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We all know one “magic word”. Please works well, but there’s another word that you must know if you want to get your way and must recognize if you want to be less susceptible to manipulation.