Winning with Nuclear Fusion, a New Metaphor

Winning with Nuclear Fusion Thursday evening I ended up in a conversation about nuclear fusion, not a subject I know much about, but I have a vague understanding . . . that got me thinking about what it takes to launch a business, or learn a new skill since both of those activities require an …

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Nonverbal Cues in Sports: Soccer Penalty Kick

The pink locker room has been a popular story . . . and fortunately, Martin was reminded of another sneaky, brilliant tactic used by Chelsea in the opposing team locker room Have the boot locker low down, close to floor level, so that the away team player player has to bend down (and hopefully strain …

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Nonverbal Cues – Locker Rooms

Earlier this week we covered nonverbal influence in hockey also known as the fighting penalty. That post brought some wonderful comments about other ways we communicate a message nonverbally in sports. Locker Rooms Go to the home team’s locker room and you will find it pleasantly fragranced (a fancy way of saying it smells good) …

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Nonverbal Influence in Hockey – Sports Stat for September 21

This week’s sports stat is back to hockey. I do my best to mix in the sports, but . . . I guess I have a first love. Growing up it was football – Joe Montana – no competition, but for business, it’s been hockey. Every game is like watching the life cycle of a …

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Nonverbal Cues in Casinos

A place heavy with nonverbal cues is a casino. Some of the best nonverbal environmental research is done for them. If you have ever entered a casino you may have noticed the carpet . . . specifically, how busy and probably hideous the carpet is. For the uninitiated, the crazy patterns serve two main purposes. …

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