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  • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way much of what we do can be defined as being motivators. From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we've assumed.

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  • Look up the TED talk instead

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-12-16

Look up the TED talk instead

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Reviewed: 26-12-16

This is a rather lazy padding out of a TED talk that really isn't worth downloading. The argument and flow are both quite muddled, and examples are cited in excessive detail, presumably to build on the original text and make it feel more substantial. There are occasional hints that it could have been good, and the author can be an engaging storyteller - but in what is becoming a crowded field of books on behavioural insight, this isn't worthy of your time. The narration is rather odd too - the posh English narrator doesn't sound like an authentic take on the author, and having subsequently looked up some TED talks by Ariely indeed he isn't.

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