Tag Archives: manipulations

How it all began…

Retail Manipulations through divisions

So I thought I would share with you all the incident that got me started thinking about consumer manipulation, many years ago… I will change some details, but I will keep the core of the story intact. At the time, … Continue reading

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This post is censored, part 1

Intriguing Manipulations

Censorship is an interesting topic. Done well, it can be a very good tool for government manipulations – it’s hard to object to something that you don’t know about, after all. It’s a blunt instrument, to be sure, but it … Continue reading

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Can I change your mind about that?

failed manipulation is like delicious sour grapes

Ok, let’s take a break from corporate manipulation for a second and go back to first principles… One question I get a fair bit of email about is why manipulation works in the first place. Not corporate manipulations, mind you, … Continue reading

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Games of luck… and manipulation

manipulation in casinos

A few years ago, I did some work for casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere. Yes, just like this one Casinos are interesting businesses. Essentially, they provide a strange value proposition – give them your money and they’ll give you … Continue reading

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