Persuasion Articles of the Week

Image by Jonathan Petit, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Image by Jonathan Petit, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

Making money as an Influencer, an unofficial clothing model, can earn you money. You just need a lot of hustle, some cash to buy those clothes, and #authenticlife hashtags to promote your fake lifestyle.


The Perils of Empathy

Facts don’t matter in our decisions as much as we think they should. Whatever we think about at increases in importance within our minds. When we’re empathetic, we think about other people’s problems. This can cloud our judgement and change our bias.


Silicon Valley has an Empathy Vacuum

Data rules decisions in Silicon Valley. That doesn’t always lead to improved lives, however.


Texting is forcing us to confront some uncomfortable truths about our weird personalities

We’re all predictable. “Predictive text reminds us that we are often predictable, that we say the same things over and over.” We’re all predictable.


A persuasion expert’s 4 best tips for being productive when you don’t feel like it

Cialdini offers some tips to stay productive.


Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art

This dissects the visual imagery of Time Magazine’s recent Person of the Year cover story, featuring Donald Trump.