social change


Littering and Following the Crowd

Recommended by: Robert Cialdini
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Why it's so tempting to throw trash on the ground, and how environmentalists are using psychology to change thatMoreVivian WagnerLoretta Brown walked along Bishop’s Beach near Homer, Alaska, looking for plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, beer cans, cigarette butts, and old fishing nets.“You tend to find things among the driftwood, since the same tide that washes up th

What's your job?

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Not your job title, but your job. What do you do when you're doing your work? What's difficult and important about what you do, what change do you make, what do you do that's hard to live without and

The Art Of The Pivot: 6 Ways To Make A Big Change

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Sometimes in life, it becomes clear that you’re on the entirely wrong path.Whether it’s a business that’s floundering or a career that is increasingly intolerable, your gut is telling you that something has to change--drastically.But how do you reinvent yourself if you’re making a dramatic career ch

Battling The "Who’s Next?" Mentality: 3 Ways To Handle Scary Personnel Changes

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Staffing changes can be difficult for all involved--at the very least it will take some getting used to. Here's how to make the transition go a little more smoothly.While having to make changes to your staff is inevitable, how you deal with it can really make you stand out as a leader.In my work, I’

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

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The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here . One-Liner Pitch : Acorns aims to let users invest with just their spare change. Why It's Taking Off : The app, which i

Doing what gets rewarded

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If you're not happy with how institutions or people act, take a look at what they get rewarded for. Until we change the rewards, we're not going to change the behavior, because people always have a reason. Even if

Can advertising affect social change?

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Social change comes with cultural change: Mohit HiraIN THIS seemingly simple question, there are two - if not three - things to focus on: ' advertising ', 'social change' and, perhaps, 'vehicle'. I say 'perhaps' because the vehicles or media that advertising depends on have changed dramatically in t

Business Feedback: To Listen or Not to Listen?

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I’m sure you get feedback about your business all the time. People are always telling you what you should do or change. But which business feedback should you listen to? When is it valuable and worth acting on? And when is it just a distraction, keeping you busy for no good reason? Watch th