Nerd Nuggets: What is the IKEA Effect?

July 23, 2018 Bob Sullivan 0

When you put your own blood, sweat, and tears into something, you value it more.  You probably know that, but you probably don’t know this tendency has a name — the IKEA Effect — and it has many applications in the workplace and on America’s store shelves. I’ve mentioned this […]

VIDEO: In a divided America, will moving trucks unite us?

July 12, 2018 Bob Sullivan 2

It’s hard to argue there are deep divisions between Red and Blue states in America, but one thing seems to be bringing the country together: sky-high real estate prices. Americans are fleeing expensive coastal cities, which tend to vote for Democrats, and migrating to cheaper, smaller places in the middle […]

VIDEO: Why high housing costs could unify America

July 9, 2018 Bob Sullivan 1

I appeared on CBS network this weekend — from Oklahoma City, a place that’s often mentioned in the list of cool, new cities — to talk about how internal migration might change America’s political map.  Here’s an excerpt of the story referenced in the piece.  Or, just watch the video. […]

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