Critique: “Things I wish I learned in Engineering School”

A friend of mine recently pointed me to an interesting article by Rick Cattell, distinguished engineer at Sun microsystems. I had never heard of Rick but he sounds knowledgeable and had good insights to share in a couple of different…

by Kunal Punjabi
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How to Amplify Social Proof to increase your persuasiveness

This is part of the ‘Lessons in Persuasion’ series. Each post is a concise blurb on how you can be more persuasive in your interactions with people. If you have any thoughts to share, please leave a comment or response below…

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How to use Social Proof to increase your persuasiveness

This is part of the ‘Lessons in Persuasion’ series. Each post is a concise blurb on how you can be more persuasive in your interactions with people. If you have any thoughts to share, please leave a comment or response below –…

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Inconvenience your target to increase your persuasiveness

This is part of the ‘Persuasion’ series. Each post is a concise blurb on how you can be more persuasive in your interactions with people, and it’s taken from stuff I’ve learned + read. If you have any thoughts to share, please…

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The ‘Lessons in Persuasion’ Series

I decided a while back that I wanted to teach myself how to become more persuasive. The benefits don’t need to be stated – being more persuasive can help you at work and in your personal life. Need to convince your…

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The 10000 hour rule

This is part 2 of a series of posts on persistence being a key factor to success. In my previous post we went over the Matthew Effect and how you can make use of it to win an edge over your competition…

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What is the “Matthew Effect” and why it matters

The term Matthew Effect was first coined by Robert K. Merton, a Genius sociologist of Columbia, and it takes it’s name from the Biblical gospel of Matthew: For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will…

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Applying the economics of Comparative Advantage to Business and Product Decisions

Unless you’re an economics major or studied it in college, there’s a good chance that you haven’t heard of the law of Comparative Advantage. Even if you have, this post may still either serve as a good refresher if it’s…

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On leadership.

Derek Sivers gave an interesting TED talk on leadership. Great video that really breaks down the process of starting a movement. My notes: A leader needs the guts to stand out and look ridiculous (most of us know this already). But what really…

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Using Psychology to make Product Decisions

In order to build successful products (products people use, products that are profitable, products that change the world), a product owner needs to think like the end-user or customer that would end up using that product. Products that fail to…

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