In the papers today

Posted by on Feb 13, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The_sun_gotchapic c/o Mr M’s nice gang at the Super Soaraway Sun…God bless

Am a big fan of newspapers on- but particularly offline. Something romantic – in a nice way – about the whole newsroom schtick…something special about newsprint on your fingers and a cuppa in your hand.

Anyway on the wires today are a number of interesting pieces around Herd and related insights into human behaviour:

1. How deliberate mimicry is important to salespeople in their attempts to loosen our wallets… (Benedict Carey – NYT)

2. How to harness our Herd nature for good (rather than legislation…) (Daniel Finkelstein – Times) hat-tip Matt D’A

Must be copying each other….