Category: Power Plays™

Seeking admiration as a source of power: “Not many people know what I know and do what I do.”™

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The Markup Economy

For a few years now, something has been happening in the collectible and even gaming world that has given rise to a new secondary market for mainstream consumers: product scalping. There are people who...

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Why “Gangnam Style” matters.

You may only know about it as “the horse riding dance”, but despite the fact that things have been lost(and found) in translation of the song as well as people simply seeing it as crazy and forwarding to their friends, it’s all leading up to a potential K-Pop (or even South Korean pop culture) emergence in mainstream America.

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What is exclusive these days?

What I’m starting to think about is how technology and convenience are truly watering down what “exclusivity” looks like. Comic-Con is an amazing thing to experience in person, don’t get me wrong; but at the same time with everything being uploaded and available for purchase on eBay doesn’t the exclusivity get watered down a bit?