• Michael Gallant

#23 - Dan Ariely Maintaining Equilibrium, Engaging in Meaningful Conversations & Living a Brave Life




All good things must come to an end and this week’s episode is the bittersweet end to our mini series with Dan Ariely. If you missed our previous episodes be sure to check them out here. I have learned so much during my time with Dan and hope you have learned something, however big or small as well.

Regret is a powerful force - in the short term view, we might regret what we’ve done. But in the long term view, we will surely regret what we haven’t done." -Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely (@danariely) is the modern definition of a renaissance man. He is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight that aims to empower people with the wisdom of behavioral economics. His focus on the reality of how people act in the marketplace vs. how they should or would if only they were more rational, sets him apart from many behavioral scientists of his time.


Dan’s bestselling books include Irrationally Yours, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Dollars and Sense and Amazing Decisions. Dan’s writing is driven by the motivation to make research and science more ‘user friendly’ so that people can experience for themselves the thrill of behavioral economics and discover ways this knowledge can benefit their lives.


In his “Ask Ariely” column in the Wall Street Journal, Dan tackles everything from how to manage the uncertainty brought on by the current pandemic to more personal questions of how to establish rituals to get through the painful reality of a break up. His ability to create a safe space for discussing science based arguments as well as more emotionally driven matters of the heart make him a fascinating person to interview.


All good things must come to an end and this week’s episode is the bittersweet end to our mini series with Dan Ariely. If you missed our previous episodes be sure to check them out here. I have learned so much during my time with Dan and hope you have learned something, however big or small as well.


In our final sit down in this series we speak about:


  • Finding hidden pockets of time to pursue personal dreams

  • Clever ways to add depth to our relationships

  • How showing up gets harder the more time you wait

  • Concentrating on the process, not the outcome

  • The powerful hold regret can have over our lives



Happy listening!

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This is the fourth and final episode of our 4 episode mini-series. If you haven't checked out the first, second and third episodes, you're very welcome to do so!


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