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Do Chimpanzees Dream of Retirement: An Encounter Between Psychology, Evolution and Business

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Jacob Burak's perceptive, lucid, witty, best-selling meditation on the place of money in society, the challenges of decision making, the role of humility in success, and our limitations vis-a-vis our large appetites for success, money and happiness. Using anecdotes, stories, research and interviews, this seriously entertaining guide to the true good life should be read by ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published September 24th 2010 by Createspace (first published 2007)
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Siv30
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
עוד ספר מצויין מבית מדרשו של יעקב בורק. כמו בספרים הקודמים שלו, גם בספר הזה הוא מרכז שלל מחקרים בפסיכולוגיה אבולוציונית ובפסיכולוגיה חברתית ומעניק לקורא תמונת מראה באשר למניעים המובילים את החברה ואת האדם כפרט לקבל החלטות בעלות משמעות כלכלית ועסקית.

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הפרק שעוסק בשחיקה הדוניסטית - דברים חומריים ובמיוחד כסף, לא תורמים לאושר בר קיימא ומתמשך אצל בני אדם. מכאן שלא משנה כמה כסף יהיה לנו או כמה כסף נרוויח, אחרי תקופה אנחנו מסתגלים לרמת החיים הגבוהה יותר והחידוש והאושר הרגעי מתפ
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Dierregi
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
The title of this book was intriguing enough to push me to purchase it. Sadly it turns out as an attempt to fit the results of several psychological tests into business life. Most of the tests mentioned in this book were already known to me, so I missed completely the "surprise" revelation factor.

Also, the overall message I got out of the book was that it is relatively easy to make a lot of money, if you know yourself and can manipulate others. Hardly a ground-breaking conclusion. In fact, the s
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Jacob Burak is a Tel Aviv-based writer who draws from psychology, science and art to examine life and human nature. Since retiring from his business career in 2005, Burak has authored four bestsellers: Do Chimpanzees Dream of Retirement (2007), Noise (2009), Why Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets (2011) and How to Find a Black Cat in a Dark Room (2013). Burak holds a BSc in Engineering and Management fr ...more