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How IKEA gets you to impulsively buy more

Source:  VOX IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers to deviate from their shopping lists. One of the...

Experience infinity at the world’s largest wholesale mall

Source:  The Atlantic Upon entering China’s Yiwu Market, Jessica Kingdon experienced a sensory overload. She had intended to capture the cinematic experience of the world’s largest wholesale mall, but she couldn’t decide what to film. “I kept getting distracted...

“General Magic” is full of life lessons for inventors

Source:  Forbes Former Apple CEO John Scully calls General Magic "the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of." An eponymous new documentary about the company, five years in the making, "General Magic" premiered yesterday at...

Five Bitcoin documentaries you need to watch ASAP

Source:  Programming Insider Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It - This hour-long documentary, co-directed by Torsten Hoffmann, explores how and why Bitcoin could affect the traditional economic system and was released in December 2014, when Bitcoin was first...

What the heck is Bitcoin? Let this documentary on Netflix explain

Source:  GQ Unless you’ve been completely avoiding the news, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. You probably also have no idea what Bitcoin or the blockchain actually are. Then again, no one really seems to know. Bitcoin may revolutionize the world or be the biggest...

Robert Reich’s “Saving Capitalism” arrives on Netflix

Source:  The New York Times Asked to pick a spot for lunch to discuss Robert Reich's new Netflix documentary, “Saving Capitalism,” a representative for the former labor secretary proposed Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. It...