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Snow Job

I heard a great story by Jeff Brady on NPR while on the way home yesterday.  It was about the work of two researchers from Dartmouth who found it odd that ski resorts seemed to report more snowfall than surrounding areas and and steeper increases in snow amounts on weekends.  They also found that resorts […]

The Physics of Marketing – Bragg’s law

Born in 1890, William Lawrence Bragg was the son of a  Sir William Henry Bragg, a professor of science and mathematics.  So in his work, William Lawrence Bragg was simply carrying on the family business.  In 1915 the two father and son  shared a Nobel Prize for their work which involved using X-rays to analyze […]

The Physics of Marketing – Ideal Gas Law

If you have ever climbed up a mountain, you know that it is much colder at the top than at the bottom. Have you ever wondered why? Well it is because the atmospheric pressure is much lower than if you were at sea level. There is simply less atmosphere above you. This relationship between pressure, […]

Seth Riffs on Proximity

A few weeks back I was discussing Newton’s Law of Gravitation and the importance of proximity in Marketing. This discussion revolved around the idea of getting close to the customer, and how that can yield huge dividends. Seth Godin has furthered the discussion with this great riff on proximity. Seth looks at the implications of […]

The Physics of Marketing – Newton’s Law of Gravitation

Sir Isaac Newton makes his second appearance in this series with his Law of Gravitation. Perhaps one of the most widely known principles of science is gravity. I say this knowing that while most people could probably not explain gravity very well, just about everyone understands the idea. This was Newton’s blockbuster idea. It explained […]