(credit: Sarah Ross/CC)

What do we want? Control!

Control and freedom of choice are important to us, and we are prepared to pay real money for it. But things are not always that simple…

‘A la carte’ — a posh French phrase that implies something that is bespoke, something that is tailored to our specific preferences. It means that we can choose. The term stems from the pleasant…

--

--

--

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The utility of the open mind

A Harvard study that took 25 years shows that it is not the origin that determines a person’s fate

Life is Just One Thing After Another.

Pnl: Calibration and Supersense to become a mind detective.

Granularity

How to Get What You Want!

Vanity and Skins

The Pansophical Psyche

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Koen Smets

Koen Smets

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius

More from Medium

Kant and Bentham in politics and beyond

A montage of the British House of Commons with portraits of philosophers Immanuel Kant and Jeremy Bentham

Learn From The Pros: The Magic of Learning Communities

8 questions with FODI Festival Director, Danielle Harvey

Acoustics is not just a trade or business — It’s a revolution!