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Posted: 25 June 2008 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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When business people need a crystal ball, they turn to consultant Laura Day, the ‘intuitionist.’

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I was shocked to learn that major corporations are paying for this woman. I really have to brush up on my cold reading skills, as I am clearly in the wrong industry.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would definitely not admit to that.

“Oh, what do you do?”
“I make shit up to dupe people out of 10,000 bucks.”

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Posted: 25 June 2008 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Really sad. Not sure which is worse, to sell that nonsense or to buy it.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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dougsmith - 25 June 2008 02:22 PM

Really sad. Not sure which is worse, to sell that nonsense or to buy it.

you forgot to add…..“or thinking it was a story that should be reported as a serious subject, thus giving it credence”. blank stare

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Posted: 25 June 2008 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ll never buy another Seagate hard drive.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oh - I made a mistake! I could have sworn the article said per DAY but I it said per MONTH. I will change that in the thread header now. I guess when I saw the the amount of money she charges I was so mad I couldn’t think clearly about what I was typing!

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Posted: 25 June 2008 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’d say that it is not the only stupid thing done by a large company, esp. in good economic context.

I don’t see a big diference between this woman and the consultant who write the economic situation report for the company I work for (those consultant are a very good known consultancy firm). They don’t show a great success rate in their predictions, and sometimes, they are even worst: at the begining of this sub prime loans storm they issued a comunication saying the market is sending contradictory signals, we will be comunicating the news to our clients as we receive them.  As I see it, if they are only to forward news, we could buy the newspaper and save a lot of money.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Question ... is it possible that this Day is simply exceptionally intuitive and sees things from a different angle so that the changes she presumably suggests change a company’s MO for the better? Of course putting my seriously cynical hat on it wouldn’t be too hard to persuade companies to change because they all seem to love to mix things up so as to give an illusion of progress.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 01:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Kyuuketsuki UK - 26 June 2008 12:48 AM

Question ... is it possible that this Day is simply exceptionally intuitive and sees things from a different angle so that the changes she presumably suggests change a company’s MO for the better? Of course putting my seriously cynical hat on it wouldn’t be too hard to persuade companies to change because they all seem to love to mix things up so as to give an illusion of progress. Kyu

Hmmmm…......then I don’t know why I spent all of MY time in college taking courses to LEARN something. I could have saved my money and as a psychic to guide me into a money making career, or better yet, I could have promoted myself as a psychic to the corporations and made sooo much more money!

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Posted: 26 June 2008 01:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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She declines to identify most of her clients, and almost all who spoke to NEWSWEEK also requested anonymity out of concern for their reputations.

I certainly wouldn’t do business with a lawyer who picked my jury, and interviewed witnesses on the basis of what a psychic thought. Can you imagine your physician consulting with a psychic to help him treat you with your illness?

Rebranded as “intuitionists” or “mentalists”—terms more palatable to mainstream America—psychic advisers in recent years have been crossing over into the world of legitimate business, where they are used by decision makers in law, finance and entertainment looking for an edge in a down economy. “I specialize in nonbelievers,” says Day, referring to her roster of “red-meat-eating, Barneys-shopping, Type A personalities.

A duck is a duck, no matter how you paint it, and a quack is still a quack!


Though she admits her teenager can be psychically distracting as well: “I don’t want to see what he did with that girl until 2 a.m.,” she says. “But I can.

Yeah…...right! That doesn’t take much imagination!

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Posted: 09 July 2008 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Funny enough, I was reading cnn.com this morning and there was a new article about her:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/07/09/celeb.psychic/index.html

Wish I made as much money as her.

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Posted: 09 July 2008 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Jules - 09 July 2008 05:27 AM

Funny enough, I was reading cnn.com this morning and there was a new article about her:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/07/09/celeb.psychic/index.html
Wish I made as much money as her.


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Posted: 09 July 2008 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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asanta - 09 July 2008 11:32 AM

Think up an original scam and you too can be rich beyond your wildest dreams!

But these damn ethics… they keep getting in my way!

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Posted: 09 July 2008 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Jules - 09 July 2008 11:35 AM
asanta - 09 July 2008 11:32 AM

Think up an original scam and you too can be rich beyond your wildest dreams!

But these damn ethics… they keep getting in my way!

One could only hope that someday they get in hers…....but for some reason (and I’d bet her Prada shoes) they won’t.

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Posted: 09 July 2008 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Kyuuketsuki UK - 26 June 2008 12:48 AM

Question ... is it possible that this Day is simply exceptionally intuitive and sees things from a different angle so that the changes she presumably suggests change a company’s MO for the better? Of course putting my seriously cynical hat on it wouldn’t be too hard to persuade companies to change because they all seem to love to mix things up so as to give an illusion of progress.

Kyu

I believe that I combine a degree of lateral thinking with an openness to leaps of logic and a technique I sometimes use of viewing the problem backwards. I also always try to combine two problems instead of merely solving one. Perhaps she does something similar. To other people it would look like intuition.

OTOH, some companies are susceptible to bullsh_t.

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Posted: 09 July 2008 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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asanta - 09 July 2008 11:32 AM

Think up an original scam and you too can be rich beyond your wildest dreams!

The best one ever was the guy who sold a sex selection kit for babies. He offered a 100% money back guarantee. What a racket!

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