The 2019 Drunk Shopping Census (Yes, There Is Such a Survey)

Another club that I'm not part of. But this time, I'm actually happy to be excluded. Tech and business newsletter The Hustle surveyed more than 2,000 alcohol-drinking adults about their online shopping behavior and found that on average, shoppers spent more than $400 per year on items bought while intoxicated. Based on that response, The Hustle … Continue reading The 2019 Drunk Shopping Census (Yes, There Is Such a Survey)

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Thank heaven it was a Dan Ariely day in the Wall Street Journal. I'm not feeling so great, and I didn't want to spend a lot of time thinking about and writing my blog. Fortunately Da's column usually provides something for me to write about, and today was no exception. Here's one of the letters he received, … Continue reading This Is a Low Quality Post

The Power, and Peril, of Personalization

I never thought twice about it. Of course it's awesome that Amazon tells you what else you may want to purchase based on what you've just added to your cart. Or that Netflix will recommend a movie based on your past viewing experiences. Or that grocery stores print out coupons that are related to the … Continue reading The Power, and Peril, of Personalization