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Death of the Sales Funnel, Bad Body Language, and More – Roger’s Picks

Essential reading for the weekend…

They say money can’t buy happiness, but can science get you to a happier state? Lots of researchers are working on that, so the answer may be “yes.” Dr. Jeremy Dean (@PsyBlog) shares some of the latest work in Happiness: 10 Fascinating New Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know.

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Young People Are Driving Less and Buying Fewer Cars a Trend That Will Continue

A while back I spent an afternoon talking with a team of future watchers from Toyota. They were touring the globe talking to people about the changing nature of the world and its impact on the types and volumes of cars that will be purchased.

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Design Is Eating The World

Henry Ford famously said that his customers could a car painted in any color so long as it was black. Many people misunderstand that quote. It wasn’t that he didn’t care about his customers needs, but that manufacturing efficiency trumped style.

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Serious Games for Medical Assisting Instructors and Students

Practice, the line of 3D, multiplayer Serious Games developed by Muzzy Lane Software for McGraw-Hill Education, which already includes Practice OperationsPractice Marketing, Government in Action, and Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, is about to get a new addition: Practice Medical Assisting.

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Manipulation vs. Customer Focus, Dilbert-style

One of the post-speech questions I’m often asked is whether employing my neuromarketing strategies is “manipulative” and/or unethical. This weekend’s Dilbert strip by Scott Adams highlights the divide between manipulation and customer focus:

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The Magnum Opus on US Housing for Older People - Lessons for Europe

Want to know how older people are shaping the US housing market? It is your lucky day. Go no further than this link and you have enough reading a viewing to take up the rest of your weekend.

That said, when I delved into the report to see what it had to say about adapting housing to the cognitive, sensory and physical issues of ageing I found it a tad on the thin side.

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Trust Isn't About Keeping Score

How is low trust impacting your organization? Your business results? 

I've written about trust at least a dozen times in the past. In response to my recent post, A Culture of Distrust, Richard Fagerlin reached out to me about his book Trustology: The Art and Science of Leading High-Trust Teams. He wanted to get my thoughts on his stance on trust.

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Brand Experience Brief: Pzza Cucinova

The company behind Sbarro has created a new fast casual pizza concept, Pizza Cucinova. It’s a higher end customer experience than most brands aspiring to become the “Chipotle of pizza.” Check out this video audit and analysis of the brand experience:

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Vital To Make Workplaces Age Friendly

There is an article in the FT about the need for workers in Germany to remain in the workforce for longer and how companies are responding to make this possible. If you have a FT subscription you can read the article here. 

Just so you understand the magnitude of the challenge, Daimler expects that in 10 years half of its staff will be over the age of 50.

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The Perfect Daily Routine, Landing Page Secrets, More – Roger’s Picks

We usually avoid brain diagrams here at Neuromarketing, but Neil Patel (@neilpatel) not only gives you a brain map but tells you how to target each major area with different kinds of content. Get the scoop in How Your Landing Page Can Connect With Every Area Of The Human Brain.

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