I recently watched a TED Talk entitled “The counterintuitive way to be more persuasive” – the talk was about the Dilution Effect. In this talk, organizational psychologist Niro Sivanathan discusses this cognitive quirk that weakens our strongest cases, and he reveals why brevity is the true expressway to persuasion.
What is the cost of an item? The price tag is a matter of fact, but how often do people really think about the true cost of an item when weighing it against the benefits of ownership?
We summarise the defining traits of the Homo Economicus, and contrast these traits with the watch collector
If we can concede that ‘hype’ is unpredictable, and that watch prices have no underlying rationale such as defined supply/demand constraints, then we must agree that buying watches for potential financial gain is simply speculation.
Musings on creativity, and the future of the market for independent watchmakers
I recently read an article on aBlogtoWatch (ABTW) on this topic, and it was thoroughly detailed and interesting enough for me to want to write this. The post was inspired by a Morgan Stanley publication entitled “DTC and the Bullwhip Effect” which you can read in full here. It is a broker report, covering Richemont and…
I recently had a chat with a good friend of mine, Hassan; we talked about the refreshed blog, and my plans for it… he was pretty supportive and loved the idea. He also suggested that the name “WatchProductivity” was quite literal, but not particularly memorable or catchy. I didn’t think it mattered but he urged…