If you have trouble believing what we wrote about how poorly people make decisions, don’t take our word for it. Instead, explore the following resources:
- DanAriely.com, where Duke Professor Dan Ariely irreverently and brilliantly holds forth on all things predictably irrational.
- Tor Norretrander’s The User Illusion, which provides a step by step analysis of how humans create their perceptions of self and consciousness.
- The homepage of Jonathan Haidt, who wrote the bestselling The Righteous Mind, about how emotions undergird decisions.
- The Flaw of Averages, in which Sam Savage discusses how people make statistical mistakes and how simple reframing can aid decisionmaking.
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness, which destroy much of what we believe about the predictability of events. Taleb’s homepage is also interesting.
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