Consumer Psych

Pick a Fight: How Controversy Earn Fans for Your Brand

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen offended some people with his lime-green mankini-wearing character Borat, but he was too busy listening to the people he made

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Working Remotely or Not, Operate Like an Improv Team

Working Remotely or Not, Operate Like an Improv Team The following is adapted from Shtick to Business. With the pandemic in play, millions of workers all over the world have been suddenly ousted from their normal workplaces. When a team that usually works face to face is forced to rapidly

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Shtick to Business is available for pre-order on Amazon

I am pleased to announce that (unlike toilet paper) my new book -Shtick to Business –  is available for pre-order on the Amazon. What do comedians know about killing it in business? Just ask a behavioral economist (i.e., me) who teaches MBAs by day and decodes comedy by night. Dr.

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Beyond advertising: Marketing research on humor and consumer goals

The Journal of Consumer Research is publishing a paper that I wrote with Caleb Warren (University of Arizona) and Adam Barsky (University of Melbourne). We look beyond advertising research at ways humor has important effects on people’s lives. The abstract: Humor, Comedy, and Consumer Behavior Consumers regularly experience humor while

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Leeds Business Insights comes to Denver (11/7)

Quick post: Last chance to RSVP for Leeds Business Insights event down in Denver tomorrow night (11/17/2017). Innovative research for real-world impact Leeds Business Insights is a series of speaking and networking engagements featuring today’s groundbreaking research that shapes tomorrow’s workplace. Come engage with your fellow alumni and our world-renowned faculty

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Curtain Call

  Welcome to the final episode of I’M NOT JOKING. Comedian JD Lopez returns from Episode 1 to debrief and reflect on Peter’s experience building

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