Power of choice

June 16, 2016

Compatibility test for $199

On 26 May 2016 Meghan Nesmith in theguardian.com reported about a startup in the online dating service sector, Instant Chemistry, a company built on the premise that your DNA could help you to figure out whom to love. Instant Chemistry works like so: you and your partner sign up to receive a “relationship kit” containing […]

July 30, 2015

Name of the waltz

According to nexos. com: During the 1833 Carnival in Vienna the composer Johann Strauss thought up something new to attract the interest of the public for his benefit ball at the Sperl in Leopoldstadt. He had written a new waltz and invited visitors to the ball to find a title for the work. The idea […]

July 16, 2015

No more rotten apples!

According to news in theguardian.com on February 14, 2015, US regulators have approved what would be the first commercialized biotech apples, whereby the flesh of the fruit will retain a fresh appearance long after it is sliced. I don’t know much about such issues but The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) in US says the genetic […]

April 23, 2015

“Looking for my love!”

I really don’t put forward any conditions (…) Well, I’m not asking for a head turner… but should be someone somewhat attractive. (…) Age? Not important at all. Maturity is what’s important (…) Yes, you’re right. We have to have a spacious house in a good neighborhood. We should travel quite often (…) Some expensive […]

October 23, 2014

Stupid or gutless?

“Are they stupid?” asked my client. He had received a less-than-satisfactory offer from the company he was certain would buy his business. “I’d rather liquidate my company than sell it for that!” After reminding him that he had already received far better offers from other companies, I said: “They are not stupid, but they are […]

August 28, 2014

You have the key

I got a brand new pair of roller skates, You got a brand new key. I think that we should get together and try them out, to see… These are lyrics from Melanie’s song Brand New Key, a hit in 1971. The roller skates in question would have been children’s quad skates, which were clamped […]

August 8, 2013

Questioning first appearances

There were the two proposals on the table. “Could these people be communicating with each other?” asked me the businessman sitting across from me. “I don’t think so,” I said. “They are two companies, which have no relationship with each other, in different sectors and in different countries.” He continued: “How is it possible that […]

August 1, 2013

Dance with a lover

Whitney Houston, whom we have recently lost, says in the chorus part in one of her songs: Oh, wanna dance with somebody / I wanna feel the heat with somebody /Yeah wanna dance with somebody / With somebody who loves me Seeking an partner for your company necessitates a similar desire. You are looking for […]

July 11, 2013

Psychology of Persuasion

In his book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Dr. Robert B. Cialdini discusses the below given 6 key principles of influence. Reciprocity / Commitment and Consistency / Social Proof / Liking / Authority / Scarcity As to the Liking principle: People are easily persuaded by those that they like and the probability of them buying […]

June 20, 2013

“You put your arms around me”

I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart / But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start / You put your arms around me / And I believe that it’s easier for you to let me go / You put your arms around me […]