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Flash post: How would you sell this rubber chicken?

Kit, co-owner of the Boulder cafe Atlas Purveyors (@atlaspurveyors), is helping me run an experiment. We want to sell this rubber chicken: How would you do it? Tell us: ____ Lower the price (e.g., only $.50) ____ Raise the price (e.g., only $5) ____ Make it scarce (e.g., last one!)

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Flash Post – Ignite Boulder 13

I am headed to Ignite Boulder 13 tonight. Ignite Boulder is a night of presentations with a twist. Presenting on a subject of their choice, speakers have exactly 5 minutes to teach something, enlighten us, or simply inspire — backed by 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. In the past

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Flash post: What the airlines don’t want you to know.

In a recent post, I discussed how airlines have lengthened the amount of time they say your flight will take. As a result, our flight appears to be on time (or not terribly late) even though the actual flight time remains the same. After we discussed the practice in class,

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How can you tell if you have ESP?

The  subject of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) came up in my class recently. According to a 2001 Gallup Poll, about 50% of the U.S. population believe in ESP. Few of my students were willing to admit publicly that they believe they can predict the future. Nonetheless, we had a spirited

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The best day to blog

Q: What is the best day to launch a blog post? A: Well, as is usually the case,  it depends on who you ask. I Googled it, and check out what showed up back-to-back: Hmmh. I am going to split the difference and make focal posts on Wednesdays. I will

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Podcast - I'm Not Joking

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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