The Humor Code has a new website. Do you love it? Do you hate? We are looking for feedback to make it better. About the book: Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist detail their epic quest to discover the secret behind what makes things funny. Dr. Peter McGraw, […]
Month: November 2013
Repost: Are Hollywood actors shorter than average?
Reposted from last year’s popular post. How have you had friends or family meet a Hollywood actor and marvel at how short he is in real life? (This phenomenon seems to happen more often with males than females, so I will limit the discussion to male actors.) My friend, @markferne, had this experience recently: Now, […]
How to check your hotel room for bed bugs
The next time you check into a hotel, I suggest you check for bed bugs. What do you do if you find evidence of bed bugs? A) Grab your bag. B) Go to the front desk. C) Tell an associate that your room has bed bugs. D) Enjoy an upgraded room.
The Innovator’s Dilemma: A Tablet of Key Messages for Entrepreneurs and Managers
Guest post today. I assigned the Innovator’s Dilemma to my undergraduate Consumer Behavior class. I also gave them an assignment: Write a blog post that describes the important takeaway messages from the Innovator’s Dilemma for A) managers and B) entrepreneurs. (Hint: those conclusions are different.) Motivate your message with an example of a disruptive technology […]