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 book SHINY OBJECTS is available on Amazon.
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Tag Archives: spending
Shiny Objects Found on Mars!
You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that the SHINY OBJECTS found on Mars was not a copy of my new book, Shiny Objects: Why we spend money we don’t have in search of happiness we can’t buy. In … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Curiosity Rover, happiness, Mars, NASA, Shiny Objects, spending 3 Comments
Halloween Spending 2012: Talk About Scary!
If you’ve read my book, Shiny Objects, you know I can’t resist a good story on how much Americans spend on their pets – talk about scary. Halloween is just around the corner and it looks like spending on All … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 2012, Halloween, pet costumes, Pets, pumpkin, Shiny Objects, spending, spooky, Top 10 pet costumes 20 Comments
This may all be just a bunch of monkey business, but Saturday’s Wall Street Journal (4-1-2012, C11) had a great article about the consumer behavior of monkeys (Capuchins to be more precise).1 Laurie Santos, a young scientist at Yale University, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Capuchin Monkeys, consumer behavior, humans, Laurie Santos, saving, spending, Yale 21 Comments
Food For Thought
Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, BK, Schlotzsky’s, Red Lobster, Chili’s, Panda Express, Olive Garden, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, KFC, and even Long John Silver’s, are all like members of the family to many of us. As Americans, we love to eat out. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Dining out, fast food, future value calculator, savings, spending 18 Comments
The Real St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Do you feel, like the graphic poster above suggests, that you must spend your hard-earned money on Valentine’s Day to show others how much you care? Apparently, many of us do. The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts that Americans … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 2012, candy, jewelry, massacre, Pets, spending, Valentine's Day 22 Comments
Yahoo!’s “The Daily Ticker” Interview
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!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged happiness, Materialism, Shiny Objects, spending, Yahoo! Finace Leave a comment
Consumers Gone Wild
There is a particular section of my upcoming book, Shiny Objects, which exposes the crazy things we do as consumers. I refer to the short vignettes that appear throughout the book as “Consumers Gone Wild” (CGW). The opening CGW … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged billions, Consumers Gone Wild, Halloween, pet costumes, Pets, spending 12 Comments