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Six Pixels of Separation Podcast


Oct 8, 2023

Welcome to episode #900 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #900.  Where would I be without Dan Ariely? You will have to listen in to find out. Beyond that, Dan is renowned for his insightful research in behavioral economics, which he simplifies for the everyday reader. His journey into understanding human irrationality began in a profoundly personal way: Recovering from severe burns caused by an explosion. The challenges of his treatments, particularly the agonizing daily baths, led him to question the patterns of irrational behaviors. Post recovery, Dan delved deep into the world of decision-making, keen to figure out how the knowledge from behavioral economics could enhance various facets of life— be it finance, health, habits, or personal relationships. As Dan expanded his understanding, he grew passionate about sharing these insights. His goal? To help people harness this knowledge to elevate their everyday lives. Dan's extensive work, including his great books, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty (and more), along with the film Dishonesty and The Irrational Game, seeks to make behavioral economics more accessible and relatable. Beyond his writings, Dan holds the esteemed title of James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is also a key figure at the Center for Advanced Hindsight (tongue in cheek, of course). His latest book is called, Misbelief - What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things, which is part freaky memoire (based on a very strange online trope created about him) and part exploration into why we (and our loved ones) might fall into a rabbithole of lies, and how to get out of it. Enjoy the conversation...