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Revealed: The Best Way to Personalize

What tiny change to a text message appointment reminder cut no-shows by 57%? All it took was adding the recipient's first name. This remarkable result hasn't been formally published, but is recounted in The Small BIG, the latest effort from…

Names Change Behavior

A new study by David Just and Brian Wansink of the Cornell Food & Brand Lab found that calling the same portion of spaghetti "double-size" instead of regular caused diners to eat less. In fact, the double-size group left 10 times as…

The Power of Positive Names

Most of us don't give much thought to what we call our product, at least in terms of category. Toothpaste is toothpaste. Cars are cars. Perhaps it's time that other businesses learn what many restaurants already know: what you call a…

What’s in a Name? Lots!

Dale Carnegie once said, "Remember that a man’s name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in the English language." It's a good bet that even Carnegie would be surprised at how true that statement is, even at the unconscious…

Weird News: Names Affect Outcomes

This seems too odd to be true, but researchers at Yale and UCSD have found statistically significant differences in outcomes for individuals with names that start with different letters. Students whose names start with A or B earn higher…

Names Disrupt The Brain

"Remember that a man's name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language." So said Dale Carnegie, famed author of How to Win Friends and Influence People. As it turns out, Carnegie may have been onto something long before…