Month: March 2017

When All We Have Is Each Other

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society

In the modern world, with the breakdown of community and the eclipse of religion as a large part of life, all we have left is the society we make. If the society is unfair, then resentments have no outlets. I have said before – people will put up with a lot if they know that we are all in the same boat. But when some people have it all and are riding rough-shod over the […]

Persuasion

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Originally published here 15th September 2013 This is a quick rundown of the main points of The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini Reciprocity – We are more likely to be persuaded to do something when it involves repaying an obligation – a waiter/waitress in a restaurant will elicit more tips if he/she gives a mint to customers, especially if it appears to be a spontaneous act of generosity Scarcity – Point out the benefits […]