As a relatively well-read person within the field of Behavioral Finance (BF) literature I have already heard/read about a lot of the parts of the studies this book is based upon. It therefore didn't bring me a lot of new stuff. However, it is Ariely who is the first hand source of it and the book is full of good stories and interesting research. It is a great book for someone that is in the beginning of their BF journey.
Ariely ties up the book beautifully by his ending main lessons, which are indeed the main takeaways from this book.
If you are in any human service occupation you need to get this book. The chapter on medicine was particularly poignant for me in my role as a medical school professor. Well narrated and clear it gives the listener a lot to think about.
The research done by Dan Arial and his colleagues are fascinating to say the least. If you liked "Thinking fast and slow" by Daniel Kahneman you will find this book interesting as well.
Also, Simon Jones makes an extraordinary performance. The only minor (and I do mean minor) flaw is the production/mixing, as the cuts between takes are sometimes a bit too obvious. Regardless, this is a must-listen!
You are what you feed your mind...so, feed it the good stuff!!!
The testing, analysts and suppositions in this book are truly amazing. Well done! Well researched! Well written! Worth the investment in time and money!!!
Full of experiments and their meaning, but all the same most people will be able to see their own behaviour in the book. Good book and we'll read.
This has changed the way I look at free things and a lot of the choices I make. I'm an engineer and thought I was very rational about my decisions but after listening to this book I found that not to be the case. The accent of the narrator is great too
The ideas in this aren't unique, and the way they're presented implies that you can't possibly learn not to be irrational in these ways. Except you can. By presenting it this way, the author makes the world look rather bleak. There are other, better books on similar subjects.