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The Psychology of Risk and Reward

October 06, 2015

An excerpt from The Aspirational Investor: Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life’s Goals that I think you’d enjoy. Most of us have a healthy understanding of risk in the short term. When crossing the street, for example, you would no doubt speed up to avoid an oncoming car that suddenly rounds the corner. Humans […]

Books Everyone Should Read on Psychology and Behavioral Economics

July 28, 2015

Earlier this year, a prominent friend of mine was tasked with coming up with a list of behavioral economics book recommendations for the military leaders of a G7 country and I was on the limited email list asking for input. Yikes. While I read a lot and I’ve offered up books to sports teams and […]

The Psychology of We

January 27, 2015

Two categories of people that can be hard to have a conversation with are good friends and people who have worked together for a long time. Sometimes it’s like they are speaking their own language — and they are. But these connections can transcend conversation and touch on life. In Powers of Two: Finding the […]

The Psychology of Persuasion

April 15, 2014

I get a lot of emails from people asking me about the psychology of persuasion. Learning about the ways people (honestly and dishonestly) influence you is one of the best things to learn early in life. But it’s never too late. The go to book on the psychology of persuasion is Robert Cialdini’s Influence. Cialdini […]

Decision Making Psychology with Rory Sutherland

March 29, 2013

Below are three excerpts from a great interview with Rory Sutherland on decision making psychology. Understanding Human Behavior That attempt to model economic behaviour as though it were Newtonian physics was responsible for many past mistakes. This is closer to weather forecasting than to conventional physics as a science. But it is still a science […]

The Psychology Of The To-Do List

February 12, 2013

Ten years after David Allen’s bestselling productivity book Getting Things Done, scientific research caught up. We now know why the system is so popular and so effective. We now know why the popular system is so effective. The key behind GTD is writing everything down and sorting it effectively. This act of planning reduces the […]