Dylan Evans

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Dylan Evans is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Emotion: The Science of Sentiment and Placebo: The Belief Effect. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics and is a lecturer in behavioral science at University College Cork School of Medicine in Ireland. He writes regularly for the Guardian and has appeared regularly on BBC radio.

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“With an arsenal of studies and statistics, Evans covers fascinating topics, including battlefield strategies, overconfidence, lies, and the tendency to follow the crowd…a valuable manual” (Publishers Weekly) introducing the recently discovered type of intelligence. “Risk Intelligence is really a great contribution for dealing with the biggest challenge we have in an interconnected world: complexity, velocity, and uncertainty” (Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive...

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To succeed more often, double your failure rate

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Tacos

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. The teenage Adolf Hitler: "Don't give up painting."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Writing frivolous articles for the media

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Football coach

Author Voices

April 20, 2011

I’m tired of commentators blaming rising prices – or falling prices – on uncertainty. To take just two recent examples, AsiaOne News blamed a recent 0.15% fall in the Nikkei 225 index on “uncertainty over Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis,” while BP and Caltex increased petrol prices, citing uncertainty about supplies from Libya and... see more

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