ian ayres of stickk.com

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

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)

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 04:38, Daniel Reeves dree...@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!)


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