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Buyer Behaviour and Analysis | CurtinX on edX

Buyer Behaviour and Analysis | CurtinX on edX

ISAAC CHEAH: Consumer and buyer behavior is changing dramatically. And I believe this change has come in a response to the media consumer environment. Technology, for example. Being mobile is a huge thing now these days that has actually completely changed the way consumers buy, sell, dispose products, the way we interact with people. Consumers […]

Social Media’s Dark Side: How Facebook and Snapchat Try to Steal Our Self-Worth | Tristan Harris

Social Media’s Dark Side: How Facebook and Snapchat Try to Steal Our Self-Worth | Tristan Harris

Well, there’s a really common misconception that technology is neutral and it’s up to us to just choose how to use it. And so we’re sitting there and we’re scrolling and we find ourselves in this kind of wormhole and then we say, “Oh man, like, I should really have more self-control.” And that’s partially […]

Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques | Po-Shen Loh

Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques | Po-Shen Loh

I think that everyone in the world could be a math person if they wanted to. The keyword though, I want to say, is if they wanted to. That said, I do think that everyone in America could benefit from having that mathematical background in reasoning just to help everyone make very good decisions. And […]

Michio Kaku: Let’s not advertise our existence to aliens | Big Think Top Ten 2018

Michio Kaku: Let’s not advertise our existence to aliens | Big Think Top Ten 2018

We have this mental image that a flying saucer will circle the White House lawn, land on the White House lawn and give us a bounty of all sorts of technological goodies to initiate an age of Aquarius on the planet earth. Personally, I don’t think that’s going to happen. For example, if you’re in […]

Tips for Job Seekers: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter | James Citrin

Tips for Job Seekers: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter | James Citrin

So let’s talk about the tactics of searching for a job today. Some of the tactics are quite different, but some of the principles are absolutely timeless. Some of the tactics that are different: LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an essential resource for potential employees and employers. It is the de facto global standard for 400 million […]

Facebook and Google got rich. Users paid the price. | Douglas Rushkoff

Facebook and Google got rich. Users paid the price. | Douglas Rushkoff

The reason why Facebook and Google are so easy to hack is because their business models are so easy to hack. Both Facebook and Google, when they started out, said that what will make them superior to the things they’re replacing is that they’re going to be ad free. Because they knew, from square one, […]

Bill Nye: Will Robots Take Everyone’s Job?

Bill Nye: Will Robots Take Everyone’s Job?

Hey Bill. My name’s Ian and I’m a computer science student. So the fields of machine learning and robotics have been making technological advances and replacing human labor at a blinding speed. And at this point it seems almost inevitable that virtually all jobs are going to be automated in the future. So my question […]

Has Apple Lost Steve Jobs’ Vision of Simplicity? | Ken Segall

Has Apple Lost Steve Jobs’ Vision of Simplicity? | Ken Segall

How does one define simplicity? Very good question. To me it is just a distilled thought; something that registers quickly; doesn’t require a lot of explanations; seems intuitively obvious that kind of a thing. And I think a lot of businesses out of there tend to put things in terms that require more thought study […]

How Online Advertising Is Tricking Your Thoughts, Attitudes, and Beliefs | Tristan Harris

How Online Advertising Is Tricking Your Thoughts, Attitudes, and Beliefs | Tristan Harris

So we always had an attention economy, whether it was on radio or television there’s always been a race for our attention and it’s a zero sum game. If one TV station gets more of your attention the other TV station gets less. But now because we’re spending more and more time on screens and […]