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Should we expect promises to be broken?

Should we hold politicians to their campaign promises?   In his Globe and Mail column this morning, Toronto City Hall reporter Marcus Gee addresses this question. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/mayor-torys-reversal-of-ttc-fare-freeze-promise-sows-seeds-of-doubt/article22530423/). Gee reports on Toronto Mayor John Tory’s reversal of promise regarding the increase of TTC fares. He acknowledges that promising no fare hike was foolish. He questions whether […]

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Do our expectations affect the results? The surprising research findings.

The question sounds absurd: Can people’s expectations alter what we can do physically? Specifically, can people’s expectations change whether a blind person can see? On a recent edition of the podcast “This American Life”, Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller, hosts of the new program “Invisibilia”, revealed the results of their research into the subject and […]

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Target Canada closing – the result of mismanaged expectations.

Target Canada announced early this morning they were closing all 133 Canadian locations and pulling out – lock, stock and barrel. After less than two years! What seemed a sure thing has quickly crumbled to the point of being what is target1described as “an epic failure.” It is sure to be one that will be studied in marketing and merchandising courses for years to come. And it is a lesson in mismanaged expectations.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

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