🔗 The Secret Power Behind Why We Pick Crowded Restaurants Over Empty Ones | Fast Company | Business Innovation

The Secret Power Behind Why We Pick Crowded Restaurants Over Empty Ones | Fast Company | Business Innovation I called my cousin that evening and offered him $50 a day to come down with his mates and play with the helicopters. This was a 14-year-old kid’s dream, and he enthusiastically accepted my offer. My cousin and his mates came down every lunchtime and spent their entire weekends at the stall. I ended up selling all the helicopters by December 10....

January 10, 2014 · 1 min · 98 words

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(via 6 Proven Ways to Boost the Conversion Rates of Your Call-to-Action Buttons ) So let’s cut the excuses and start using techniques we know will work, like the six data-backed methods for improving conversions explained below. Entertain the lizard brain Focus visitors on simple calls to action Make buttons look like buttons Write button copy in the first person Boost your buttons with “click triggers” When visitors are ready, unleash the awesome

November 26, 2013 · 1 min · 73 words

📺 Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

(via Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions? | Video on TED.com) Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions. See also images from this talk in 6 Proven Ways to Boost the Conversion Rates of Your Call-to-Action Buttons

November 26, 2013 · 1 min · 70 words

🔗 The Game-Based CAPTCHA Alternative | Are You a Human

Update 2023-07-31: Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (2013-04-02) The Game-Based CAPTCHA Alternative | Are You a Human Awesome way to replace the dreaded “Captchas”…

April 5, 2013 · 1 min · 23 words