Keynote Speaker Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely

Best-Selling Author, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational and Professor, Duke University

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About Speaker Dan Ariely…

Best-Selling Author, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational and Professor, Duke University

Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we’ve worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, is dedicated to answering these questions and others in order to help people live more sensible—if not rational—lives. His interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.

In addition to appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine at Duke University, Ariely is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of the New York Times best sellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. In 2013,Bloomberg recognized Ariely as one of “Top 50 Most Influential Thinkers”. He also has a bi-weekly advice column in The Wall Street Journal called “Ask Ariely.”

Testimonials 3

  • A delightfully brilliant guide to our irrationality and how to overcome it in the marketplace and everyplace.

    Geoffrey Moore

    Author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin

  • Predictably Irrational is wildly original. It shows whymuch more often than we usually care to admithumans make foolish, and sometimes disastrous, mistakes. Ariely not only gives us a great read; he also makes us much wiser.

    George Akerlof

    Nobel Laureate in Economics 2001 and Professor of Economics University of California

  • If you want to know why you always buy a bigger television than you intended, or why you think it’s perfectly fine to spend a few dollars on a cup of coffee at Starbucks, or why people feel better after taking a 50-cent aspirin but continue to complain of a throbbing skull when they’re told the pill they took just cost one penny, Ariely has the answer.

     

    Daniel Gross

    Newsweek

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