Seth's Blog: Is a famous thinker better than a great one? | CelebritizeYou | Scoop.it

Does a bestselling author have more to say than someone who has written a brilliant book that didn't sell? Does a tenured professor at Yale deserve more credence than someone doing breakthrough work at a local state school? ...For physical goods, a trusted brand name certainly increases the likelihood of purchase, because the risk is lower. We figure that Nabisco is less likely to sell us an unflavorful dust cookie than some unknown brand at the health food store. For a new flavor, the brand makes it an easier choice. An idea is different, though, because the only apparent cost is the time it takes to hear it. (That's not really true, of course)....


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