Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

Martin Lindstrom, a modern day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the facility of “small information” in his quest to find the following vast thing

Hired by means of the world's best manufacturers to determine what makes their shoppers tick, Martin Lindstrom spends three hundred nights a 12 months in strangers’ houses, rigorously watching each aspect so that it will discover their hidden wants, and, eventually, the clues to a multi-million buck product.

Lindstrom connects the dots during this globetrotting narrative that would enthrall enterprising retailers, in addition to somebody with a interest in regards to the unending adaptations of human habit. You’ll learn…

• How a noise relief headset at 35,000 ft resulted in the production of Pepsi’s new trademarked signature sound.
• How a worn down sneaker came across in the house of an 11-year-old German boy ended in LEGO’s marvelous turnaround.
• How a magnet stumbled on on a refrigerator in Siberia ended in a U.S. grocery store revolution.
• How a toy crammed endure in a girl’s bed room helped revolutionize a way retailer’s 1,000 shops in 20 diverse countries.
• How a regular bracelet helped Jenny Craig elevate shopper loyalty by way of 159% in below a year.
• How the ergonomic format of a vehicle dashboard ended in the redecorate of the Roomba vacuum.

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