Nudging, you’re doing it wrong

Despite my blog title, I don’t think this motivational trainer in China was actually trying to nudge his clients.  Even so, the idea that this trainer was trying to provide “motivation” is pretty funny.  Here are some of the details:

“A motivational trainer in China beat eight rural bank employees with a stick, shaved the heads of the men and cut the hair of the women after they performed poorly on a training weekend.”  

Employees around the world who have bitterly complained about having to go through training weekends are rejoicing that they didn’t get this fool as their “motivator.”

What does Jiang Yang, the fool in question, have to say for himself: “‘Spanking was a training model I have been exploring for many years.’”   Dude, you are really not helping your case!