Skyscrapers are long buildings that touch the skies. These monstrous products of beautiful engineering touch the clouds and shine with the rising sun. When you think about these buildings, they are very comparable to mountains.
However, there is one skyscraper in Wichita, Texas, that stands 40 feet (12 meters) tall. It is the Newby-McMahon building. It is popularly known as “the world’s littlest skyscraper.” This “skyscraper,” smaller than a lot of houses, was meant to be very tall.
Instead, a simple mistake changed its fate completely. In 1918, a petroleum reserve was discovered in Texas. This caused a massive oil…
The timeline of the Internet is astonishing. The way things have progressed in the past two decades has brought humanity to a new and exciting place. This is the age of the Internet, and it all starts in 1999.
In 1999, the dot com bubble was reaching its peak. Everyone was busy making startups. Companies like Google were started at around the same time. The Internet was starting to take over the world. But competing with other companies with the same goal was hard work, and startups were not for everyone.
Sal Khan, a student at MIT, as suggested by…
I often find myself wishing to learn something great. I fantasize about it and how my life would change for good. But then, I forget about it, and that thought occasionally crosses my mind just to make me suffer in my fantasies. It is a vicious cycle that repeats itself day in, day out. I never learn that skill.
If that sounds familiar, maybe “WOOP” is what you’re looking for. WOOP stands for Wish, Outcome, Objective, and Plan. WOOP is also known as Mental Contrasting with Implementational Intentions (MCII). This technique was created by the social psychologist Gabrielle Oettingen.
Nicolas Bourbaki made exceptional contributions to mathematics — except he never existed.
In the 1930s, the world of mathematics was shattered due to the deaths of so many mathematicians in the First World War. Many mathematicians had died in that time, and it was hard for one mathematician to even find another mathematician who worked in the same field as them.
On December 10, 1934, in France, Nicolas Bourbaki was born who would later go on to become one of the greatest in the field, a Russian genius who wouldn’t appear publicly. But there is a slight problem. …
In 2007, Radiohead’s contract with their record label, Capitol EMI, had expired. They were releasing an album, In Rainbows, independently, without a record label. But that was not the unique part about that album.
They put their entire album on their website and gave people the option to pay whatever amount they liked, even $0. You could pay anything you like, and you’d get the album.
People had varying opinions about it. Some people hailed it as a great way to sell albums, and some called it flat-out dumb. Fortune magazine listed this experiment in "101 Dumbest Moments in Business."
United Airlines is not the best when it comes to customer service and public relations. It is remarkable how they seem to not care about their customers. It seems that they’re fond of breaking things. Sometimes, passengers and sometimes… guitars.
In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian musician was flying on a United Airlines flight. From the window, he saw some baggage handlers throwing guitars. He asked the flight attendants about it, but they told him that there was nothing that could be done.
After he got off the flight, he saw that the guitar was broken. It took him $1,200…
We’ve all seen how most products have a price ending with a 99. It has been going for over a century now. This tactic is frequently used in advertisements everywhere around the world. Let’s dive a little bit deeper into the world of psychological pricing.
This tactic is based on the fact that, as we read things from left to right, the first number we see has a greater impact on us. So if something has a price of $19.99, instead of $20, you might be influenced by the “1” at the beginning, and pay for it as it’s lesser…
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