Mental Design at PopTech 2017

How can we use findings from social science to improve health, financial decision-making and overall quality of life? I gave a talk on the power of designing for the mental world at PopTech 2017. Watch the video below and learn more about PopTech…

Getting people to agree: A TED experiment

In April Mariano Sigman and I (mostly Mariano) carried out an experiment at TED on how to get people to make better decisions and to agree!  Here is the video and the writeup describing this and other experiments on the topic of…

Applications now open: Common Cents Lab Partnerships

We are looking for our next cohort of credit unions, tech companies, banks, non-profits, and government organizations to partner with, to find and test interventions that help Americans improve their financial well-being. Our open call is online now, taking applications until November…

First review of DOLLARS AND SENSE

This is a review from Kirkus and they are not easy to please…   DOLLARS AND SENSE How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter Author: Dan Ariely Author: Jeff Kreisler Illustrator: Matt Trower Review Issue Date: September 15, 2017 Online…

Beginning at the End

Part of the CAH Startup Lab Experimenting in Business Series By Rachael Meleney and Aline Holzwarth Missteps in business are costly—they drain time, energy, and money. Of course, business leaders never start a project with the intention to fail—whether it’s implementing a new…

Last post about the INT

With great sadness I am writing my last post about my adventures in the INT!   Linking Ithaka and the INT, using this poem from Cavafy   As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of…

Ooops, emails sent by mistake

Earlier today, a number of my blog subscribers received several automated messages for “new” blog posts, which were actually previously-published posts from the Center of Advanced Hindsight (my research lab). This was an accident that came about as I was trying to integrate the two sites. (I…