While it might look all glamorous on the outside, there are numerous challenges faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, one of them being lack of funding and connections with the right sources. This issue is one of many reasons that have prevented some inventors from pursuing their great ideas.
Correlation isn't causation, and I don't believe wearing a leopard print three days in a row will solve your life's problems. But making deliberate choices about what we wear is one way to explore our inner selves and desires.
Do you have a child who hates to read? I have two. As a heedless, promiscuous lover of words, I find it hard not to see my children's resistance to reading as anything but the ultimate karmic bitch-slap.
Since Kickstarter launched in 2009, crowdfunding has become an obsession, and very cool stuff has hit the market as a result. While countless projects fail, some have captured the imagination of investors to far surpass funding goals.
Certainly it's far from unknown for companies to use sales as a metric in test-and-learn initiatives. Consumer-product companies, for example, regularly use A/B marketing tests to see whether they are on the right track with a new product.