When are You most susceptible to conversion? Where habits and market strategy intersect

Originally published by The Soulful MBA Blog for the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Net Impact Chapter Last week, an article published by the New York Times Weekend Magazine, Psst You in Aisle 5 by Charles Duhigg terrified consumersacross the nation. Surveillance technology has rapidly evolved and the developments are never lost on marketing researchers.…

SOPA: Get over it old man, I’m not paying for cable

Next week Congress will vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The bill will force websites large and small to stop advertising with or taking paid advertisements from sites that aggregate pirated content in addition to having a regulatory committee to seek out Internet piracy and remove violators from the web. I get it;…

Privacy vs. Techonology 2.0

Originally posted at Lorry I Lokey Net Impact Chapter I recently got a new cell phone, which came pre-loaded with an application many are already familiar with as Google Latitude. I like to refer to it as “Google Stalker,” because when the user grants permission, their friends can literally track them wherever they are. If…

LAPD Crashes the Party: How Police Legally Robbed a Popular Dispensary by Gunpoint on 420

Appearing in the July/August issue of West Coast Cannabis. Look for it at your favorite dispensaries or head shops! “There’s nothing you can do when you have all those guns pointed in your face,” says Sean Kush, Director of Hashbar.tv and the Medical Kush Beach Dispensary, a full bar-style hash lounge, a dispensary and dual entertainment…