Friday Funny: Humans Are Mathematically Incompetent

Wired reports that Humans Are Mathematically Incompetent:

A recent study from Cornell University suggests that because we tend to use precise numbers for small amounts and round off very large numbers (lots of zeros), sellers can actually con consumers into thinking a price is smaller than it is by replacing those zeros with other digits.

Read the article. It's fascinating.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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