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Open source and behavioral economics

by Lydia Leong  |  January 9, 2009

People occasionally ask me why busy, highly-skilled, highly-compensated programmers freely donate their time to open-source projects. In the past, I've nattered about the satisfaction of sharing with the community, the...

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Predictably Irrational

by Lydia Leong  |  January 8, 2009

If you deal with pricing, or for that matter, marketing or sales in general, and you're going to read one related book this year, read Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces...

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Peer influence and the use of Magic Quadrants

by Lydia Leong  |  December 29, 2008

The New Scientist has an interesting article commenting that the long tail may be less potent than previously postulated -- and that peer pressure creates a winner-take-all situation. I was...

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