Interesting, well articulated, worth a read
Black Swan, things are not what they seem
Who could ever think that it is possible to turn economics into such an interesting story! The writer has found a way to explain behavioural economics through the various experiments he has conducted. It is very interesting, insightful, useful and memorable.
Simon is an excellent reader. He read the part about the writer's childhood pain with such insight, it felt as if he was the writer.
#1 of the ~15 I have bought.
Sibject is fascinating and narration is excellent.
I just bought his 2nd book with my last credit.
I like to think of myself as a rational person and consumer who makes informed decisions. This book highlighted to me how easily I am swayed by factors I was not even aware of. I've found ways to incorporate the information in this book into both my life and my business. I enjoyed the book and recommend it.
I like the way how the theory and the research are intertwined and how revealing and surprising the results were.
You are not who you think you are
I have listened to this book multiple times. It is so full of great information.
Dan Ariely ties his personal experiences with his research to create a fascinating and compelling listen.
Simon Jones has a voice that is easy to listen to, but it is missing Dan Ariely's personality that comes across in his podcast and TED talks.
No, the ideas are simple, but many are not intuitive. That is why the book is a good read, but I would not re-read it.
Research and the set up of an experiment makes this book very compelling.
It is a great book: it gives us an understanding of a human psyche letting us to judge the experiment, hypothesis, and conclusions. The knowledge the author brings to our attention is engaging and eye-opening because in many cases it is counterintuitive, but it has practical implications we can use in our personal and professional lives.
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.