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Daniel Kahneman

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Book Review: The Organized Mind

Phil Simon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I just finished Daniel Levitin's The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Disclaimer: I received a review copy grat...

It's Becoming

Francis Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

What the mathematician John Allen Paulos (Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences) doesn't take into consideration in his recent Scie...

Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new a...

3 Simple Steps to Getting 'Unstuck' and Becoming Your Better Self

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Melinda Blau

If you practice telling yourself the truth on a regular basis and in everyday interactions, it will strengthen your better self, and it will become easier to make conscious choices that feed the relationship, even when things get out of hand.

5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Cognitive biases can be characterized as the tendency to make decisions and take action based on limited acquisition and/or processing of information or on self-interest, overconfidence, or attachment to past experience.

How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, there is no way we can completely resist all the genetic, neurological, psychological, emotional and social forces that influence our decision making. But a few simple steps can prevent us from making truly appalling decisions.

Two Newborns Reveal Our Ancient Power of Judgment

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Adam Hanft

Two stories stunned our weekend reading and generated acres of press attention. Although they were completely unrelated thematically, to me they are completely related conceptually.

Attract Smarter Support Sooner

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Create situations in which everyone gets to use best talents, working on projects that reflect a strong sweet spot of shared interest. In so doing you may play a different character role in the story that unfolds and make the storyline more adventuresome and satisfying.

Thinking Fast and Slow and Poorly and Well

David K. Levine | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
David K. Levine

The world is full of strange behavior. It is natural to theorize this is due to irrational biases. But often apparently strange behavior is the right solution to a complex problem.

Book Review: Dan Ariely's The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

Michael Roth | Posted 10.12.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Dan Ariely's latest book applies his experimental approach to how we "lie to everyone -- especially ourselves." He asks us to remember our fallibility and irrationality, so that we might protect ourselves against our tendency to fool ourselves.

Laura Rowley

8 Things That Make Or Break Your Happiness: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty

If you want to be happy, focus on health, relationships, simple pleasures and achieving a sense of control of your well-being, according to a survey o...

Our Two Selves: Experiencing and Remembering

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of new ways to look at how we humans make decisions.

May the Best Man Win

David Crisanti | Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports
David Crisanti

Did you watch any of the NCAA Division I conference wrestling championships on TV or in person last weekend? Probably not -- it seems only wrestlers watch wrestling.

Entrepreneurs: If Your Idea Is Mocked and Misunderstood by Most Everyone, Maybe It's Just a Bad Idea

Steven Strauss | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Steven Strauss

Any start-up mocked and misunderstood by nearly everyone, yet ultimately successful, was likely the exception -- not the rule.

Balancing Money & Happiness: A Discussion With Daniel Kahneman (VIDEO)

Laura Rowley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Daniel Kahneman is one of the most important thinkers on human decision making. The Princeton psychologist won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 fo...

The Folie De Grandeur of Rogue Traders

Robert Lenzner | Posted 02.04.2012 | Books
Robert Lenzner

Listen up! I have just finished reading the brilliant, fast-paced How To Be A Rogue Trader in global finance by the prize-winning Associate Editor of the Financial Times, John Gapper and hereby recommend it as required reading, ASAP.

Car Buyers Seem to Be Rational to a Fault

Gernot Wagner | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Gernot Wagner

Here's the classic economic view of your car-purchasing behavior: You walk into a dealership, choose a car based on brand, color, cylinders, looks and general feel and then start comparing prices among different options.

.XXX versus .com? W.W.D.A.D. (What Would Dan Ariely Do)?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

The adult industry has been a long time proponent of our right to Free Speech, and from the days of Naked Lunch, to the more recent battle over required condom use, Americans have been trying to define what is pornographically acceptable for years.

$75,000 Buys Happiness, Twice as Much Buys More

Gernot Wagner | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Gernot Wagner

"Money doesn't buy happiness." Ask anyone who had been slaving away on his desk late last night. Happiness seems to stop going up at $75,000. Make m...

The Price Of Happiness: $75,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Pop culture might want us to believe that the best things in life are free, but two Princeton economists beg to differ. Inc.com has more on what Nob...

Money Does Buy Happiness -- If You Make Under $75K A Year: Study

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say money doesn't buy happiness. Except, according to a new study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, it sort of does -- up to a...

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize Winner: Happiness Can Be Bought For About $60,000 Per Year (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Money can't buy happiness -- but lack of it can certainly make you progressively miserable, says one Nobel Prize-winning economist. Daniel Kahneman,...