Dan Ariely. Technologies of Making Consumers Happy
On September 27th at the Digital October Center, Dan Ariely gave a lecture, “Technologies of Making Consumers Happy.” The lecture became the first, opening event of the new educational project Knowledge Stream, which begins this fall at the Digital October Center.
Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, and the author of the bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. Dan has traveled the world giving lectures and on September 27th he made his first appearance in Russia.
The presentation took place via teleconference, in English with simultaneous translation. Afterward, a round table was held in the conference hall with participants Anton Suvorov and Ozgur Evren, professors at the New Economic School, and other leading Russian experts in behavioral economics, decision theory, and marketing.
Professor Ariely’s lecture focused on unconventional economic approaches and tools that take marketing to the next level. Dan shared the results of his recent research in the field of behavioral economics and described not only how to sell a product or service, but how to ensure that the buyer has nothing but positive feelings about their decision.
The lecture was attended by marketing specialists, economists, researchers in the decision theory field, psychologists, entrepreneurs looking for new ideas, and numerous admirers of Dan's books.
For those who were not able to attend, a video of the event is posted on the Knowledge Stream and Digital October websites.
We suggest you also have a look at the following materials:
- Dan Ariely’s blog on behavioral economics;
- Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational ;
- Dan Ariely’s book, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home;
- Ned Welch’s article, “A Marketer’s Guide to Behavioral Economics”, in the McKinsey Quarterly, Feb. 2010.