The internationally renowned author Dan Ariely is known for his incisive investigations into the messy business of decision-making. Now, in Amazing Decisions, his unique perspective—informed by behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology—comes alive in the graphic form. The illustrator Matt R. Trower’s playful and expressive artwork captures the lessons of Ariely’s groundbreaking research as they explore the essential question: How can we make better decisions?
Amazing Decisions follows the narrator, Adam, as he faces the daily barrage of choices and deliberations. He juggles two overlapping—and often contradictory—sets of norms: social norms and market norms. These norms inform our thinking in ways we often don’t notice, just as Adam is shadowed by the “market fairy” and the “social fairy,” each compelling him to act in certain ways. Good decision-making, Ariely argues, requires us to identify and evaluate the forces at play under different circumstances, leading to an optimal outcome. Amazing Decisions is a fascinating and entertaining guide to developing skills that will prove invaluable in personal and professional life.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Matt R. Trower is a comics artist and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and a concentration in gender, sexuality, and race. Trower works at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University.
Table of Contents
1 Two Different Worlds 3
2 Getting Personal 41
3 The Gift That Gives 53
4 Putting Ideas to Work 75
5 Willingness to Work and Marketplace Motivation 83
6 Going to the Market and Back Again 117
7 Feeling Complete 135
8 Big Deals 167
9 Running with It 191