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Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our decisions? - YouTube
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June 25 2012

March 27 2011

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This is Dale Carnegie's summary of his book, from 1936

June 12 2010

January 26 2010

October 23 2009

Irrational Decisions - Anchoring and Arbitrary Coherence

Professor Ariely describes some experiments which demonstrated something he calls “arbitrary coherence”. Basically it means that once you contemplate a decision or actually make a decision, it will heavily influence your subsequent decisions. That’s the coherence part. Your brain will try to keep your decisions consistent with previous decisions you have made. I’ve read about that many times before, but what was surprising in this book was the the “arbitrary” part. The initial anchoring factor can be totally arbitrary, but it will still heavily influence your subsequent decisions.
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