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    • Super Crunchers

    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new audiobook, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book on

    • By Jon on 01-31-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Carrots and Sticks

    • Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done
    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Could you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? Would you finally set up your billing software if it meant that your favorite charity would earn a new contribution? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal was too difficult or that you lacked the discipline to succeed. From giving up cigarettes to increasing your productivity at work, you may simply have neglected to give yourself the proper incentives.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Matt on 02-29-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Super Crunchers

    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new audiobook, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good, but missing a lot of stuff

    • By Fkrauss on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Meet Callisto, the Tinder-Like Platform That Aims to Fight Sexual Assault

    • By: The Washington Post, Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Meet Callisto, the Tinder-Like Platform That Aims to Fight Sexual Assault" is from the October 11, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ian Ayres and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Lifecycle Investing

    • A New, Safe, and Audacious Way to Improve the Performance of Your Retirement Portfolio
    • By: Ian Ayres, Barry Nalebuff
    • Narrated by: Gerry Gartenberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In finance, as in life, there's no such thing as a free lunch - unless you're well diversified. The push toward diversification inspires many investors to buy index funds, which is a smart move. But most people have missed the chance to diversify over their investing lifecycle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pay Attention to Ideas, not Details

    • By David on 08-23-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Super Crunchers

    • How Anything Can be Predicted
    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Beginning with examples of the mathematician who out-predicted wine buffs in determining the best vintages, and the sports scouts who now use statistics rather than intuition to pick winners, Super Crunchers exposes the world of data-miners, introducing the people and the techniques. It illuminates the hidden patterns all around us.

    Regular price: $16.63