Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually...more
I was hesitant to read this book, as I was pretty sure it would be boring. I assumed it would be one of those “How to Make a Budget” type of books.
Okay, I was completely wrong—it’s nothing of the kind. I enjoyed reading this book. DOLLARS AND SENSE by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explains how we think about money, with special emphasis on the frequent ways we think WRONGLY about money. It’s not that we are stupid about money; rather, we don’t think objectively ...more
الكتاب يُعالج موضوع “الاقتصاد السلوكي” والذي يُعتبر كاتبه دان آريلي أحد أشهر الباحثين والناشرين فيه. الكتاب مُفيد بشكل عام، إلّا أنني أحسست بنوع من التكرار فيه، ربما لأنه ليس الكتاب الأول الذي أقرأه لنفس الكاتب أو في هذا المجال. رغم ذلك فهو تذكير جيّد بمُختلف المفاهيم والأفكار التي سبق وأن صادفتها خلال قراء ...more
One of the good ways this book differ from others in the same genre is how it won't tell you to get rid of the irrationality of human brain but rather how to embrace it ...more
Again, If you are familiar with Dan Ariely`s previous work then you will revisit many of those ideas again in this book,but the book is still insightful,witful,contains alot of useful tips and I like the comic approach by his co-author,which made the book more interesting and hard to put it down.
I highly recommend this,if you on quest of trying to understand how psychology ...more
I think that it could only be useful for people who don't often read self-help.
It doesn't just show us the flaws that exist in our programming, it gives strategies to deal with them. But we first have to admit to ourselves tha ...more
1. Among two offerings, a merchant can reliably make us pick the one he prefers by sliding a “decoy” bad choice that is more similar to the choice he wants to steer us to
2. The first price we see for anything is the one we remember forever. Get that high “anchor” in and you can sell anything at a high price (and vice versa)
3. We are suckers ...more
I noticed at the grocery store after reading the book that I was thinking about my purchases more. I reasoned through the sales and gimmicks and actually saved $10 on what I normally spend. Did I also second guess those second gue ...more
It’s not only an important book. It’s a funny book. Very well written.
Dan Ariely is a psychologist and writer, and I loved his book, Predictably Irrational. This one covers much of the same ground, ...more
Most importa ...more
Ignore if something is on sale, realizing that anchoring is screwing with your mind, don't jude things on price alone...and compare items based on opportunity cost.
The best trick I got out of this - make a deal with your future self, mine is M ...more
A must read for young folks who are beginning to deal with disposable income. Esp. the ones that are susceptible to impulsive and emotional spending like me!
Heb ik voor jullie toch een mooie aanbieding. Een prachtig informatief boek waar je zeker iets van gaat leren. En niet voor € 30,- of zelfs € 25,-. Nee, voor het luttele bedrag van € 19,- kan het al van jou zijn. Een koopje. Dus wees er snel bij voordat ze allemaal uitverkocht zijn. Geschreven door een heuse hoogleraar psychologie en gedragseconomie. En als dat nog niet genoeg is doen we er ook nog een komediant bij die voor Comedy Central schreef. Geweldig toch? Top niveau. Wat wil je nog meer....more
You know, the Buddhist and his followers shoul ...more
Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He also holds an appointment at the MIT Media Lab where he is the head of the eRationality research group. He was formerly the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Behavioral Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dan Ariely grew up in Israel after birth in New York. He served in the Israeli army and ...more