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Dan Ariely:
What makes us feel good about our work?

TEDxRiodelaPlata · 20:26 · Filmed Oct 2012
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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
20:26 · Filmed October 2012 at TEDxRiodelaPlata · Subtitles available in 33 languages

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)

Behavioral economist
It's become increasingly obvious that the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. In "Predictably Irrational," Dan Ariely tells us why. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxRiodelaPlata, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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