Ian Ayres. · Rating details · ratings · 58 reviews. Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done by Ian Ayres. Bantam Dell Pub. In Carrot and Sticks, Ian Ayres, the New York Times bestselling author of Super Crunchers, applies the lessons learned from behavioral economics—the. tives, revise appropriately, and hope the new trajectory proves. more efficacious than the last. Ian Ayres’ Carrots and Sticks. provides a thoughtful and humorous.

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Striking a harmony between acceptably big sticks can help you achieve your goals in the short term and abstain from backsliding later. As co-founder of the website stickK. The Laws of Human Nature. I guess the above indicates that I feel this book is a bit of a sales-pitch, which is distasteful.

B You can disable choice by making the option of not following the commitment too bad to accept or conversely reward for following it too good to refuse. Log in to Blinkist. You can set up a referee and also inform other people of your commitment. Lists with This Book. The author promises at the beginning that the book isn’t a commercial for his motivation-bet website, stickK, but it does seem to turn into that in the last quarter.

Carrots and Sticks is the bible of behavior, incentives and self-control. The research that supposedly supports his work is very random and tenuously connected at best. Refresh and try again. The thing is, you feel terrible when you give in. How can we give ourselves that extra little kick to make sure we get things done?


Jun 02, David Wygant rated it liked it. You can encounter commitment contracts in unexpected places.

Carrots and Sticks

Jun 17, John McIntosh rated it really liked it. However, the principles behind the strategies were discussed and used to describe why commitment contracts are the best solution in certain instances. Leading in Times of Crisis Summary. From giving up cigarettes to increasing carrot productivity at work, you may simply have neglected to give yourself the proper incentives.

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B is bigger than A. Design Your Next Chapter. Your stick must be sufficiently significant to beat your aytes slant toward hyperbolic discounting. The author doesn’t have a clear answer for that, except to say that commitment contracts should be chosen carefully. Finally got finished with this book I won from Good Reads. B Foggs at Stanford. Make your long-term goals a reality with commitment contracts.

Will we be more likely to follow through if we will be rewarded sticke we succeed, or if we will lose something if we fail? Written by a Yale law professor and ayree, this is a very interesting book on using the power of incentives and commitment contracts to accomplish your goals. I didn’t have the time to give to this book when it arrived.

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It was an interesting read. May 19, Dustan Woodhouse rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Are you one of the people that want to turn around their life? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. varrots

Carrots and Sticks by Ian Ayres

Aug 25, Greg Allan Holcomb rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of the answers to these questions are a little surprising. As such, nearly all of the interesting parts of the book based on behavioral economics research have been covered in many other books.


Sep 08, LuAnn rated it liked it. Dec 14, Brady rated it liked it. The commitments that would be the most effective are often not the ones we would want to commit to in the first place. Jan 31, Jordan Lombard rated it really liked it Shelves: You don’t have an account? Sure, this extrinsically motivational web-based approach has aures for many the author does not hold back on sharing the details about ayred companybut it’s not an approach that promotes deeper psychological growth.

The liberal leaning of the book was apparent much to be expected from a Yale professorbut it wasn’t overwhelming. Jan 02, Butterfly92 rated it really liked it.

In this context, however, we will consider carrots as rewards and sticks as punishments, or in other words, see the term as a code for commitment devices. I heard of this book because of Tim Ferriss mention of http: Additionally, carrots are effective mechanisms for removing the alternative to cheat or back down.

I use StickK daily to help me maintain my weight and stickx my exercise program, so in that sense perhaps some of my disenchantment with the book is that I’m already sold on the premise.

We are slaves to now and often forgo long-term benefits to indulge in immediate rewards.