How Not To Creep Out Customers
Erika Morphy tells retailers how now to be evil when selling and suggests other resolutions for navigating a tricky economy and cautious consumers.
Erika Morphy tells retailers how not to be evil and suggests other resolutions for navigating a tricky economy and cautious consumers. "Don’t be evil as you sell. The Washington Post recently highlighted a practice with which e-tailers have been increasingly experimenting — dynamic pricing. Essentially that means adjusting prices in real time to whatever the retailer thinks the customer will pay. ...Consumers hate this practice and related ones. ...It is perceived as grossly unfair and unsportsmanlike." Her tips include that discounts still rule and that use of behavioral targeting or other online monitoring should be responsible.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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