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Anchoring, ask strings, and the psychology of first impressions

One of the most talked about cognitive biases, for online donations especially, is anchoring. Anchoring means we rely on the first piece(s) of information we get about something more than the last. 664 more words


Indy Ebook Progress & Advice.

This is a post where I have broken the main concerns into numbered points. I’ll explain why at the end, if you haven’t lost patience before then! 1,004 more words

Messages To Readers & Blog Maintenance

Influence in direct marketing: social proof at work

Observational comedy sometimes gets a bad rap as people complaining about airline food and never ending string of “what is the deal with X?”.  For my money, however, someone like a George Carlin or Jerry Seinfeld get to greater truths about the absurd reasons and non-reasons why we do what we do. 857 more words


I felt like shit... Am I so weak ?

3 years ago, my life sucked. I had a job I hated, a boss I hated in a company that was treating me like shit. Or at least, that was my resentment at that time. 531 more words

The Social Proof Shortcut to Creating Social Change

This summer I attended a poorly organized concert. Outside the venue, people were wandering in the hot sun trying to find the entrance, or the line to the entrance, or at least something that indicated where to go next. 593 more words

The Psychology of Social Proof in Email Marketing | The Startup Magazine

Social proof may be a popular marketing buzzword nowadays, but the concept extends way back in our evolutionary past. The ancestors of all primates existing today learned important survival skills by emulating and imitating each other, using mirror neurones. 120 more words

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The wisdom of crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds: How the Many are Smarter than the Few

Author: James Surowiecki


This is a comprehensive review of group decision-making… 919 more words