Here is the cover of my new book. Look for it June 1, 2010!
looking forward to reading it!
Where can we – your dedicated followers – win it? ;)
pre-ordered in amazon! :)
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Congratulations!! see you include, somehow (aggregate, experiments included), my sugestion in the title!! Please don´t put a “novel” tittle for the spanish version as the past one.
This is exactly the book I’ve been wishing someone would write. Or so it seems from the title.
Looking forward to June!
I liked how your Predictably Irrational went beyond the “Isn’t that funny how we behave?” observations and offered practical suggestions for how to take advantage of (or avoid being tricked by) each irrationality. Looks like the new book will offer even more. Thanks!
I’m really looking forward to it. Do you know when it might be available in audio version?
Great! looking forward to seeing it in the book shelves!
Exciting! How about a little preview? I’m very interested in the topic of priming and self-deception for success. Hope it will be covered.
Really looking forward to it.
Please make the audiobook available at the same time.
I must admit that this is sort of a letdown… I’m still waiting for that cookbook that you tantalized us with. ;)
where is the cookbook :)
The countdown has started!
How cool! I’m looking forward to it!
I look forward to reading the new book.
There is a web site called Just Answer where consumers can post a question concerning a malfunction of any type of home appliance, air conditioning, washer, oven ,etc. Whats interesting is that they allow the customer to decide how much they want to pay for the answer. The consumer is given 3 choices, one very high, one cheap ($5) and one in the $15-20 range. I suspect that these choices are designed around some of the concepts identified in the first book. Two of the choices are decoys setting up a reference point. Its interesting none the less. Thanx
Yay Dan! Now how about a book entitled: “Hey, Policy Idiots! Here’s why this policy won’t work!” Then there could be a bunch of boneheaded policies under consideration, the behavioural economics reasons to anticipate their failure, the historical precendents for relative failure and success in attaining those policy objectives in various domains, and what a better-designed policy might look like. Of course you could hedge all the boldness away by only evaluating policy statements taken at face value, since there might always be detail you don’t know about. It would be a shooting gallery for straw men, but still very useful as a way of rehearsing for people a behavioural economy mindset – so that they could get used to the idea of holding policy makers accountable to realities of human economic psychology.
Can’t wait :) will be pre-ordering
Well, this explains some correspondence I had with Boston Globe columnist Drake Bennett regarding his profile on Ellen Langer in the Boston Sunday Globe. (“Mind Power”, February 21, 2010). In the article, Mr. Bennett wrote:
“Researches like Daniel Gilbert, Antonio Damasio, and Dan Ariely saw mindless behavior as a trove of clues, and in many cases, psychologists discovered that there could be a value to “mindlessness” – our seemingly irrational instincts were not only quicker, but often more accurate than our more considered ruminations.”
I had just finished reading Predictably Irrational a few weeks prior, and the book did not convince me that there was a value to mindlessness. So I wrote to Mr. Bennett asking if I misinterpreted his association of Dan Ariely with those who thought there could be a value to mindlessness. I indeed did read the sentence not as the writer intended, but Mr. Bennett also suggested the Dan Ariely would argue that irrational tendencies do work pretty well as cognitive shortcuts.
And thus, with the announcement of this new book, now I know why Mr. Bennett suggested such a thing.
looking forward to it…i’ve made it a kind of ‘text’ for my Marketing classes :)
Great!!!..Looking forward to it..
Can’t wait to read it
I hope that could be translate soon in Portuguese. I assure the seels in PsicoSoma BookStores.
I hope that you could came to Portugal to launch it… in 14 and 15 May we have a congress in Viseu, Portugal. If you have disponibility the invitation is made.
I have a question for the author or other readers: I see the field of behavioral economics as fixing the rationality of traditional economics. Traditional deterrence theory (such as nuclear deterrence MAD) relies on rational cost/benefit analysis. Is there any research on behavioral deterrence?
Looking forward to reading it June 1st. How about a preview?
When will it be available in India?
I agree with you but you can’t fix it. You can’t keep on trying to ‘fix’ the economy or the financial market.
This just shows that people are humans, not machines.
Can´t wait to read it! I hope you can make it some day to Lima, Peru..
Will you be in the UK sometime in the Fall to promote the book? if so we would love to host you for an evening with some passionate and interested students in London!
Hi Dan, has your book been renamed to “Perfectly Irrational”?
Because the Bookdepository (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?searchTerm=dan+ariely&availability=2) has a book by that name due in June 2010 and you’re the author.
Looking forward to it!
Yessss!! I’ve tried other behavioral econ books, but yours by far surpassed many…looking forward to this one (no pressure ; )
By chance, do you ever present any of your research at SIOP? I know you publish in Org Behavior Journals and was hoping you were maybe attending the upcoming conference.
dan our family is overly impressed with your many accomplishments.saw your father in longboat key recently and shared many happy thoughts about our families and their long histories.hope you can get to cleveland ohio in the future or we would love to visit in raleigh durham fondest regards jim weingart
Not really big on this type of thing, but thought this book deserved a mention. Just read it. “You Have A College Degree, Now What?” http://www.amazon.com/You-Have-College-Degree-What/dp/0578044048/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271386546&sr=1-1
I checked out your book, “Predictably Irrational” from the library and sent for the 4 attachments for your expanded edition. Since I didn’t pay for the book, how much would you like me to pay for the 4 attachments? I could send you a check. :)
HI. i loved the last one .. and this new book I want be the first reader in brazil. I hope that this book arrive soon in my country..
Hi, I’m Dan Ariely. I do research in behavioral economics and try to describe it in plain language. These findings have enriched my life, and my hope is that they will do the same for you.
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