Narrators performance was terrible. Perhaps could have been better with a narrator with depth and no accent.
Interesting topic and good examples, but the droning narrator kept me begging for the end.
Accent, tone and depth was terrible.
I love the author's humor and style of writing, but more than anything I love how the instant I had a question or doubt about an experiment often the very next line would address that doubt.
This story turns the economic theory of the rational actor on its head and exposes human beings for what we truely are.
This book literally changed my life and illuminated a part of humanity I had trouble grasping which is namely "Why do people do what they do?". Some of the revelations are so insightful and beautiful I nearly shed a tear discovering them.
I'm sure everyone else has said everything there is to say about this book. So I would like to point out a few things that might not have been mentioned.
There were a few points in the book where I could not help but cringe because I felt Ariely was being very subjective and too opinionated. I was tempted to stop listening and you might have the same reaction. I am glad I stuck with it until the end, overall his opinions are kept to a minimum and this book really gives a refreshing, different perspective.
Ditto on all the other good comments.
The scientific study exposed as how irrational we are all while making everyday decisions
Relativity theory - it's absolutely true
Explanations and intensity of voice modulations
New Relativity Theory
Avid listener of business and technology books.. a.k.a. C0ffeeD00d
I was blow away by the subject. I now feel I have no control of my own decisions... ;-)
Honestly, this is a huge example for me more of why people do not decide to do things. If is both hard and important, doing nothing seems to be the safer decision. That alone was huge to me.
Sometimes the author takes to long to make his point, but his point is very valuable. I finally learned to foucs on my main tasks by listening to ths audiobook.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
One of my favorite books. The author , Dan Ariely, has always an eye opener to say. It is not very "scientifically deep" which matches my taste, if you are a professional psychologist you might find it shallow though :)
My sight does not allow printed book reading. Audio books can be enjoyed while driving or where it is impractical to read. Well read, they really come to life.
A non fiction book so does not apply.
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Laugh a number of times. How we/people react and the explanations we give or use to particular events or circumstances.
Well worth reading if you want to understand yourself and others better.
This book details the authors research into human behavior with special regards to marketing and investing. Studies ellucidating the predicatability of human irrationality are reviewed. Just the results are listed and scientific rigor is not detailed, but presumably this is for wider appeal. The populations described are usually college students and not generally applicable to other populations. But the insights are interesting and would be benificial to anyone in marketing, business, or for personal insight into their own behavior. It is worth the time.
The counterintuitive, illogical behavior of us.
Ease of assimilation of this information, this book is written perfectly for an audio book.