TED Speaker Dan Ariely On Why Human Behavior Is Utterly Irrational


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Today on the Blinkist podcast, Ben speaks with esteemed behavioral economist, bestselling author, TED speaker extraordinaire, and all around cool guy Dan Ariely. Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and (just published) Payoff among other books. His TED talks have been viewed like 8 million times. No big deal. In the interview, Ben and Ariely go into some of the nuts and bolts of behavioral economics, like, why it’s different from standard economics, and what Ariely’s time away from his wife and children teaches us about short-term vs. long-term motivation. (Also: a story about a t-shirt with Ariely's name on it.) Aaaand that’s it for interviews for 2016! Thanks so much for following us this year, it’s been a blast. There are a few more really fun podcasts in the hopper for the turn into 2017, and then we’ll be back at it. Hit us up at podcast@blinkist.com if you want to share some feedback or if you’re itching to hear something in particular. Linkage: - Hop on over to iTunes to subscribe to the podcast or give us a review: http://blnk.st/28JBVIY - That excellent intro and outro music you heard is by Nico Guiang. You can find more of it on SoundCloud [@niceaux] and Facebook [www.facebook.com/niceaux].

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