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In the first of this three-post series I offered a sound file of Dan talking about the limits of rationality when devising and regulating public services.
Last week I set the foundation for today's installment, complete with a sound file of bestselling author Dan Ariely's talk to our Business School Alliance in Charlotte. This post will make the most sense to those who read that first.
Bestselling author Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke, made a special appearance in Charlotte for our Business School Alliance last week. Ariely's book, Predictably Irrational, just went into a second edition and -- holy cow-- is still in hardcover. I'll write about his visit in this and two other posts this week. Here's what's in the new edition:Read More »
English teachers the world over must've loved the way Jon Stewart taught us the gerund.
Yesterday I asked a question about attitudes toward individuals filing for bankruptcy protection.
My dear friend is going through end-of-life issues with her parents. Below I've pasted a missive she sent to me from her childhood home, where she's been helping out after her father collapsed.
I want to read (but haven't yet) these four books: The Myth of the Rational Market, The Ascent of Money, Guts: Combat, Hellraising, Cancer, Business Startups and Undying Love, and Habit. Please write a review or give me a thumbs up/down on these four if you read them already.Read More »
Papal encyclicals don't normally hit my radar. But this summer, when the Vatican released what some called a papal white paper on economic globalization and ethics, I took note because of the subject and the fact that so many people ask me "What's a white paper?" Since so few white papers garner any publicity, I'm commenting on this one, released prior to the G8 meeting in Italy.Read More »
I'm a book lush. My reading aspirations, however, always outstrip my productivity. Here are a couple of books that have my attention. First, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Second, To Serve God and Wal-Mart. I'd love to hear from anyone who's read them.Read More »