Praising Competitors, Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe, Rock Paper Scissors History

Learn about praising competitors; star stuff and gravity assists with the hosts of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe; and the strange history rock paper scissors.

March 04, 2022

Praising a competitor can lead to greater sales for brands by Steffie Drucker

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The Strange History of Rock Paper Scissors by Cody Gough

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