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The battle between your present and future self

A TED Talk by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein studied decision-making for a long time and is considered an expert in this field. He's a Principal Research Scientist at Microsoft Research and he writes an interesting blog about the way we make decisions. Goldstein focuses on the same subject as the Think Forward Initiative does: how do humans make economic and social decisions over the course of their lives? In this popular TED talk Goldstein starts with the myth of Odysseus and ends with virtual reality, in order to help us making better decisions about our financial selves — both now and in the future.

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The battle between your present and future self

Learn more about Daniel Goldstein and his work on his website. For more inspiring perspectives on how we make decisions, visit Goldstein’s blog.