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kleinbl00  ·  978 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: February 15th: What are you reading this week?

Ariely. Tellin' ya. It's Kahnemann with jokes and charming personal anecdotes. He basically rolls right into Predictably Irrational with "is it better to rip off the bandage or pull it off slowly? I suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 80% of my body when a flare blew me up while training with the IDF, so bandages consumed a fair amount of my thinking. Then I tested on myself and rolled it into an undergrad thesis and now I study behavioral economics at MIT. By the way, I look just like a burn victim so personal attractiveness and other markers for relationships have also weighed heavily on my mind, so I spent several years studying relationships to figure out how I tricked my wife into falling in love with me."




Cumol  ·  977 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks for the review!

I will check Ariely first and then give the book another try.

I am surprised that this book was standing in the "general english reading" area of a german bookstore if it actually doesn't make sense without a background in behavioral economics.