carrots and sticks and nobel prizes

Addendum: it seems stickk.com was actually registered several months
before we registered our original name of kibotzer.com. Not that it
matters!

From: Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 03:43
Subject: Re: carrots and sticks and nobel prizes

Talk by Ian Ayres at Quantified Self:

http://vimeo.com/groups/17842/videos/17694646 (part 1)
http://vimeo.com/groups/17842/videos/17694034 (part 2)
http://vimeo.com/groups/17842/videos/17696178 (Q&A, where he nominates
himself for a nobel prize again)

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 04:38, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

I’m reading “Carrots and Sticks”, a new book by one of the founders of
stickk.com, Ian Ayres.
The final paragraph is kind of funny – he practically says “this
could be so huge! I should totally get a Nobel Prize for this shit”.
But it is in fact kind of inspiring, thinking about the lives that
could be saved if it became easy and normal for everyone who decides
to quit smoking or lose weight to be able to sign a contract that just
forces their reckless, impulsive, future self into submission.

Btw, there’s very little in this book that we haven’t already figured
out, doing commitment contracts informally. (And note that
kibotzer.com predates stickk.com!)

Could you all take a look at this article before I publish it:
messymatters.com/akrasia


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