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Life lessons from an ad man: Rory Sutherland on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:39)

Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/40

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