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October 1, 2015

Few things catch our attention more than discounts. The notion of getting a “good deal” drives a large fraction of consumer purchasing, and as a result, the world’s economy. Just the perception of getting a great price can in fact entice even the most discriminating shopper into buying things for which they have absolutely no need nor real interest. That’s powerful.

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The most remarkable startups are acutely aware of the importance of culture, and go to great lengths to create and protect a culture that supports their definition of success as a company. Re-shaping culture and organizational habits in the context of preset teams and fixed settings requires added creativity and effort, but given the potential, it is time and energy well spent.

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We like to believe that most of what we do is intentional, based on free will, and the product of a fact-based and rational decision-making process. But, as it turns out, our actions are mostly a function of habit. Observing highly productive innovators shows a specific set of habits – simplicity, mobility, interactivity, and more – drive their effectiveness. Once formed, habits are highly durable…so how can we build new habits, and supplant old ones, to make the most of the information at our disposal?

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