Category Archives: Behavioral economics

Autonomy: Kitchen Cabinet Installers vs. Office Workers

I’m listening to the kitchen cabinet installers upstairs working on my new kitchen and it dawned on me that they have more autonomy than a typical cube- or open-plan dweller in an office. As Dan Pink points out, it’s mastery, … Continue reading

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What happens when everyone is a part-timer?

I’ve tried to live my business life following the adage “If my neighbor doesn’t have a job, sooner or later I won’t either.” I believe that strong communities exist when there is mutual respect, free exchange of ideas (good and … Continue reading

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Tweeter (TWTRQ) Isn’t Twitter and the (Ir)rational Market

We’re smart, we’re rational, we do our research, we can’t be fooled. So we tell ourselves. But when it gets to be time to make a quick buck, everything goes out the window. Today, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Inc.’s, the … Continue reading

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Irrationality and Flight Change Decisions

As I write this, I’m relaxing while sitting in a nice NASCAR-themed restaurant in the Charlotte airport having a beer, catching up on email and listening to “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones. Fifteen minutes ago the outcome could have … Continue reading

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