Dr. Jim RobertsDr. Roberts is a leading researcher on consumer behavior and the Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. His new book SHINY OBJECTS will be available November 8, 2011 from HarperOne
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Tag Archives: Materialism
It’s seldom that you can find much that’s funny about our preoccupation with Shiny Objects, but I think I just might have. I have tried this joke out on several live audiences to a chorus of snickers and even a … Continue reading
Last weekend my wife and I went to the movies – a rare occasion for us. We were both coming of age in 1979 when the Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy and held their U.S. hostages for 444 days. … Continue reading
The incredibly popular, over 220 million You Tube views, Gangnam style video from Korean hip-hop artist Psy is actually a pointed social commentary on spreading materialism in Korea. Gangnam is the Beverly Hills 90210 of Seoul Korea. Many of … Continue reading
Hello All, It’s been awhile since we last talked. I hope everybody had a great Chrsitmas and that your New Year is off to a good start. Please find below an interview I just did (with a panel of three … Continue reading
Hello Everybody, Yesterday (December 19th) the Yahoo! Finace page ran one segment of an interview I taped while in NYC two weeks ago. Here’s the link to the interview: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/think-buying-holiday-season-material-possessions-won-t-140216925.html Merry Christmas to all!
Hello All, I wanted to share with you the clip from my appearance on the CBS Early Show on December 5th: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7390635n&tag=contentMain;contentBody Please consider Shiny Objects as a gift for somone you love this Christmas season. The feedback I have … Continue reading