Dan Ariely Book Summary by Jon Haverly

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The topic of behavioral economics has seen some excellent books reach the popular press in recent years and no question one of the best authors in this bunch is Dan Ariely.  I’ve seen Dan present a few times during my time up in Boston and he truly captivating.  His first book, Predictably Irrational is one of my Top 10 recommendations.

Professor Ariely’s third book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves, was recently released and Jon Haverly has a detailed review on his blog (click here).

Enjoy!

 

Best

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

3-D printing & the MakerBot Movement

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I’m a big fan of the new, odd, weird and different out there on the cutting edge so it’s not surprising that TED and its excellent talks have been featured here on DigNuggetville. Does this grab your attention?

“In the 20th century, getting your child a toy car meant a trip to a shopping mall. In the 21st century, it can mean going to your computer, downloading a file and creating the toy on your 3-D printer.”

The latest at TED’s Global Conference features Massimo Banzio who highlights the open-source movement and what it means for people who like to build things (e.g., via an at home 3D printer – click here for video).  In addition, CNN.com does a nice overview (click here) of Massimo as well as the other interesting presenters from the June Global Conference.

Something interesting to check out today…

 

Best

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

 

The 100 Most Influential Digital Disruptors

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On an interesting note, this is milestone post #150 on DigNuggetville.  So far, is been a solid year on the blog…

Speaking of influential individuals in the digital realm, this week’s Newsweek magazine features a cover story on the 100 Most Powerful Digital Disruptors (click here).  Many of the usual suspects are there but so are many other influential individual who were new to me.  The list is divided up into categories such as Visionaries, Innovators, Evangelists, Angels, Personalities, Revolutionaries, Builders, Opinionists, Navigators, and Virologists.

Something interesting to check out today…

Best

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

 

Creativity, Creativity and More Creativity

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I like to read and it seems if “creativity” is a very hot topic at the moment.  While going though my link reading, I came across three solid articles on creativity so I thought I would share.

The first one is from NPR and discusses 5 ways to spark your creativity (click here).   The second one is from Amex’s OpenForum and recommends 3 excellent books on the topic (including Johah Lehrer’s “Imagine” which is my next summertime read – click here).   The third story I picked up from one of my former mentors via Twitter and it serves up 3 excellent creativity lesions from Johah Lehrer’s “Imagine” – including videos (click here).

Enjoy!

Best

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

The Next Battle: Google’s Play vs. Apple’s iTunes

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As you know, one of my most recommended Apple blogs is Philip Elmer-DeWitt’s Apple 2.0 blog on CNNmoney.com.  In one of his recent posts, Philip forecasts a new war brewing between Google and Apple of online marketplaces (click here).

It’s a must read but here a few interesting tidbits:

“But there was one announcement that should give Apple pause: The rebranding of the Android Marketplace into Google play. It’s no secret that the Android platform — despite its dominance in terms of smartphones sold — has been struggling to hold its own against Apple’s iTunes. Although Android has nearly caught up to Apple in the sheer number of available apps (650,000 vs. 600,000), in almost every other respect it trails far behind. iTunes users listen to more music, buy more apps, keep them longer, look at more ads, purchase more products and generate far more revenue ($1.9 billion in fiscal Q2 alone).”

Check it out when you get the chance.

Best regards

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University