Engagement through Human Habits

A lecturer in marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business writes about the cognitive science of creating consumer behaviour in the 'habit zone', where an action occurs with enough frequency and perceived utility for it to be considered the default behaviour:

Getting Your Product Into the Habit Zone | TechCrunch

Negotiating with the Taliban

In the current conflict in Afghanistan, the Taliban has the upper hand and President Karzai knows it well. The Taliban has little incentive to consider peace talks with conditions like laying down weapons and abiding by the Afghan constitution. Read more about this at Khalid Mafton's article on Foreign Policy Magazine. An important perspective from an Afghan analyst and writer.

The folly of reconciliation in Afghanistan - by Khalid Mafton | The AfPak Channel