What Did You See Differently?

Friday, 11 September 2020 … A long, long time ago two shoe-salesmen went to Africa. (I’m from Africa. I cannot resist repeating this story. Often.) Soon one wrote to his boss, “Coming home. People don’t wear shoes.” The other telegraphed his office, “Urgent. Send shoes. Huge untapped market.” Both were looking at the same market,…

Were you prejudiced this week?

Friday, 7 August 2020 … You are a cognitive miser. So am I. We all are. A cognitive miser is mentally lazy. We do the minimum amount of mental work we think necessary. To deal with the information overload, we use mental short-cuts and simple decision-making rules to rapidly make deductions and draw conclusions. The…

What had you hot and bothered?

Friday, 10 July 2020 … It’s hot. And getting hotter. So they say. But there’s no agreement on why it’s getting hotter. Here’s what we all know and agree on. If you don’t do what you committed to do, you will feel hot and bothered. And the longer it bothers you, the hotter you will…