Posts Tagged "Human Behavior"

Change your Habits, Change your Life!

The title of this post seems like one from a cheap flyer or a spam email promising you instant success and riches by doing the simplest, absurdest of things! Don’t you think? Well guess what. This is the real deal. Remember what Seth Godin once said, ‘small is the new

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Unlocking the hidden potential in children

Just finished reading another amazing book by Daniel Pink – Drive. It’s a nice amalgamation of thoughts and learning from some of the greatest psychologists and behavioral economists of our time and Dan Pink wonderfully builds on their thinking to give us a nice operating system for the 21st century

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There is a sailor in all of us!

It is amazing how the human brain works. Some of the findings from behavioral economics on our decision making abilities are both shocking and fascinating, to say the least. It’s like looking at an engine from the inside and seeing how everything works. As a planner understanding human behavior is

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Why is it an insult to tip waiters in Iceland?

I bumped across a tweet by Chris Voss on the subject and it intrigued me quite a bit. This is highly unusual considering the fact that in Saudi Arabia at Applebees there is a note on the bill that reminds you to please tip the server despite the service charge!

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Predictably Irrational – Understanding the Human Mind

What can I say about Dan Ariely! This book is simply awesome! It’s a goldmine of insights. A must-read for planners looking to understand human behavior. This whole idea of behavioral economics is very intriguing (I did a post earlier on the same subject). Through a series of experiments Dan

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