Predictably Irrational

Spoken Word (stand-up, seminar)

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Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2for1 meal discount but fail to save for a pension? Most of the time we think we’re making rational decisions. But are we really? Don't miss this entertaining mix of stand-up and neuroscience, as five-star author Bernard Ross challenges assumptions about just how smart we are. Buying wine to losing weight, food shopping to dating, we overpay, underestimate and procrastinate. Laugh – and stop being predictably irrational! More information: irrational.me.uk

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Sean Davis 56 days ago

Predictably Irrational (***)
A fellow demonstrates how the commercial world can manipulate our thoughts. Using research into everything from beer glass shapes to Starbuck’s use of three sizes to presenting a wrong number, he provided fascinating insight. I was a bit bothered that he drew unsupported causes from some studies.

This was the 63rd most enjoyable of the 113 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Tony 58 days ago

A fun way to find out more about behavioural economics and how to out-think Starbucks! Highly recommended


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FringeReview 69 days ago

Bernard Ross is on a mission to improve our decision making, concerned as he is over the bewildering number of choices faced by the average Fringe attendee every day.  And he’s not just referring to the 4,275 shows we could go and see. He’s also looking to help us find...

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