A behavioural science April Fool with The Center For Advanced Hindsight – and knowing where to put the chalk cross

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The excellent behavioural scientists, Ingrid M. Paulin (@iwmelvaer) and Aline Holzwarth (@alineholzwarth), from The Center For Advanced Hindsight (@advncdhindsight) pulled off what looked like a trick, but was really an opportunity to present a serious behavioural science message. April Fools As part of a consortium of behavioral businesses and people, The Hunting Dynasty supported and […]

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‘Dispense With A Horse’ – the problems with a high cost-of-thought

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The inestimable Maria Popova (@brainpicker) drew my attention to the very first car advert in a weekly publication, first printed in 1898, through a tweet, posted last week. It was […]

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The Guardian Sustainable Business blog: Food for thought

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I was asked to write a blog by The Guardian Sustainable Business section for World Food Day. I assumed many World Food Day blogs would focus on production, business, aid, farming, and global…

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Death and taxes: Why your decisions kill you and cost you money

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Make hay while the sun shines; Eat, drink, and be merry; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: Our language is peppered with injunctions to live in the here and now. And why not? The future…

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Talks | TED Partner Series | Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

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Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not…

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