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Smart Passive Income #252 & #253 – RSS & Mobs

Another of Pat’s secrets is that he involves his readers. This time he asks them whether he should include the complete post in his RSS feed or only a summary …

… the answer:

Pat’s readers want the complete post included in the RSS feed …

… Pat calls this Social Proof – that if everybody likes it, it must be right! It might be correct, that “groups of people have influence“. But does that mean they have to be right?  What about mobs? What about

The IQ of a mob is the IQ of its most stupid member divided by the number of mobsters. (Terry Pratchett)

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Smart Passive Income #227 & #228 – Podcast & Unfinished Business

Pat is starting a podcast (which is still alive in 2014) and to involve his future listeners, he asks for help, … to fill out a short survey …

… and embedded in yet another personal story, the secret of calling people to take action … it seems we – the people – cannot stand that something is unfinished … Pat uses this insight e.g. by

  • asking for name and email address in return for freebies like ebooks, …
  • providing free content, and keeping part of it for the paid version, …

I get the concept, but especially the review example seems really far fetched (note that I left this one out above, and now you have to go to Pat’s post to see what I meant, you have no chance, you cannot resist, … unfortunately no affiliate link).

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Smart Passive Income #165 – Involvement by Asking & Give Avays

Pat asks his readers to name his new eBook. To increase the involvement of his readers, he promises ten copies of The 4-Hour Workweek for people who subscribe to his blog. … because we are about three years in the future, we know already the outcome. It’s a combination of the responses from his readers … Does that mean he does not really trust his readers?

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